Movies like Sometimes They Come Back

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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
 5.8
 9K
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, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: ghost, high school, stephen king, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, family in danger, train, bully, tunnel, teenage life, school, crimes, serial killer, vengeance, youth, investigation, psychopath, supernatural ability, stalking, slasher, danger, death in the family, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Sometimes They Come Back

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, ghost, murder, crimes and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Sometimes They Come Back: Half Light (2006), Bloody Murder (2000), Massacre at Central High (1976), Prom Night II (1987), Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 13K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, death in the family, uncover truth, mentally unstable, woman in danger, female protagonist, death of child, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, mind game, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, psychopath, gang, slasher, prank, pursuit, revenge, dead teenager, deadly, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, barn, preacher, sheriff, corn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cemetery, murder, prom, ghost, slasher, prank, school principal, infidelity, supernatural, teenager, dressing room ...
Time: 80s, 50s, year 1987, 1950s, year 1957
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, afterlife, slasher, haunted by the past, danger, supernatural, profanity, prom, family relations, murder, bong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 61K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, coma, destiny, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 35K
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, murder, vengeance, gory, supernatural ability, crimes, youth, investigation, best friends, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Resurrection (2013)
Genre: 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: danger, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, psychiatrist, investigation, fear, death of brother, youth, high school, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.0
 895
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: slasher, ghost, confined, school, danger, supernatural, high school, high school life, isolation, youth, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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
Plot: ghost, twins, teenage life, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, murder, friendship, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 5K
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, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 29K
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, hometown, danger, mentally unstable, ghost, gory, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 8K
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, friendship, haunted by the past, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, revenge, school, serial killer, sadism ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, good versus evil, crimes, danger, serial killer, supernatural ability, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, high school, youth, danger, crimes, psychopath, teenage life, captivity, stalking, priest, casual sex ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, corn, possession, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, religions or cults, psychopath, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, isolation, gory, supernatural, mind game, social misfits, youth, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, urban legend, secret mission, haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, teenage life, who done it, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 330
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: prison, ghost, danger, psychopath, electric chair, figment, gory, death row, who done it, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 1.4
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, crimes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, woman in danger, destiny, survival, gory, cons and scams, ancient mystery, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.5
 2K
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, mysterious character, slasher, dangerous attraction, teenage life, mind game, supernatural ability, amateur detective, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 3K
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, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, violence, ritual murder, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, religions or cults, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, british horror
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, youth, seance, genie, murder, supernatural, danger, deadly, serial killer, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough
Plot: ghost, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, small town, youth, teenage life, high school, electrocution, memory loss, high school life, high school hunk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, family in danger, gory, slasher, small town life, who done it, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: psycho film, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, gory, nightmare comes true, danger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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