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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
 5.7
 11K
Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: ghost, high school, bully, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, family in danger, tunnel, train, serial killer, school, psychopath, investigation, youth, crimes, stalking, supernatural ability, teenage life, vengeance, rivalry, death in the family, childhood, teenager, revenge, police officer ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and rough films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, deadly, murder, crimes and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Sometimes They Come Back: Half Light (2006), A Resurrection (2013), Bloody Murder (2000), Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), Child's Play 3 (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, death of child, uncover truth, mentally unstable, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, afterlife, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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100%
A Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, investigation, fear, death of brother, psychiatrist, high school, cemetery, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, serial killer, confined, vengeance, teenage life, survival, rivalry, mind game, crimes, isolation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, murder, spirit, haunted by the past, legends and myths, vengeance, buddies, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 60s, year 1969
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.1
 41K
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, killer doll, ghost, afterlife, evil doll, murder, vengeance, supernatural power, psychopath, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sheriff, preacher, murder, serial killer, supernatural, family in danger, woman in danger, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, ghost, good versus evil, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Prom Night II (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, ghost, prom, cemetery, prank, serial killer, afterlife, infidelity, supernatural, prom queen, possession ...
Time: 80s, 50s, year 1987, year 1957
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, small town, supernatural, murder, investigation, psychopath, religions or cults, journalism, golden years, deadly creature, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.0
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Detention (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, confined, school, supernatural, high school, isolation, teenage life, high school life, youth, prank, afterlife, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, psychopath, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, youth, psychological torture, twins, serial killer, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, friendship, murder, justice, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 69K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark hero, supernatural ability, coma, supernatural, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, psychology, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, small town life, dark and stormy night, game, sexual murder, sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Whispering Corridors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies and Mrs. Park is attacked and killed by a ghost. On the next ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, high school, who done it, supernatural ability, paranormal, bullying, dark past, afterlife, revenge, school, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.1
 31K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, hometown, mentally unstable, destiny, parents and children, teenage life, youth, death ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Forget Me Not (2009)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, high school, small town, vengeance, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, memory loss, electrocution, high school hunk, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
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Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, psychological, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, guilt, father son relationship, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 1K
The Chair (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Psychology student Danielle inadvertently wakes a evil spirit while renting a century old Victorian house. In setting out to prove his existence, Danielle inadvertently frees and becomes a puppet of the spirit of serial killer Edgar Crowe. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, psychopath, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, haunted by the past, woman in danger, amateur detective, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, curse, ghost, bully, urban legend, secret mission, haunted by the past, uncover truth, supernatural, investigation, who done it, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, murder, supernatural, supernatural horror, investigation, crimes, serial killer, hospital, haunted house, ghost story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, asia, usa ...
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57%
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The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, curses spells and rituals, curse, vengeance, religions or cults, boarding school, haunted by the past, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, supernatural, rivalry, psychopath, confined, survival, serial killer, ancient mystery, escapades, cons and scams, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.1
 395
Hellblock 13 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a haunted death row cellblock, a deranged female serial killer reads a trio of twisted tales to her executioner.
Style: scary, slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, prison, figment, electric chair, dark humor, psychopath, zombie, serial killer, crimes, confined, supernatural, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, summer camp, violence spree, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, supernatural, cons and scams, forest, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sheriff and his son who are tracking down a group of bank robbers on their way to Mexico, only to discover that they are being stalked by a far more deadly enemy — The Reeker.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, death, serial killer, psychopath, murder, supernatural, burned alive, ghost, supernatural ability, survival, good versus evil, sheriff ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carrying on the Prom Night tradition, this film begins back at Hamilton High School on Prom Night in 1957. As a young couple are enjoying a romantic moment together in the back seat of a car, they are interrupted by Father Jonas, a priest who ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, teenage life, captivity, psychopath, youth, crimes, stalking, casual sex, monk, priest, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 2.7
 570
The Cry (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son ...
Style: serious, bleak, scary, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mentally unstable, investigation, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, missing child, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, crimes, terrorism, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 3K
The Incubus (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: demon, murder, small town, mysterious character, curse, amateur detective, mind game, supernatural ability, teenage life, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 3K
Fingerprints (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, murder, uncover truth, missing child, haunted by the past, small town life, school, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, high school, punk, nightmare, death, hallucination, insanity, reflection, ghost ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%