Movies and TV shows like Tales from the Crypt

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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the four other EC Comics of the time. The show was produced by HBO with uncredited association by The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television. The series is not to be confused with the 1972 film by the same name or Tales from the Darkside, another similarly themed horror anthology series. Because it was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, it was one of the few anthology series to be allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and practices as a result, HBO allowed the series to contain graphic violence as well as other content that had not appeared in most television series up to that time, such as profanity, gore, nudity and sexual situations, which could give the series a TV-MA rating for today's standards. The show is subsequently edited for such content when broadcast in syndication or on basic cable. While the series began production in the United States, in the final season filming moved to Britain, resulting in episodes which revolved around British characters.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, gothic horror, witty, dark fantasy, scary, anthology, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, monster, nightmare, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability, danger, amateur detective, deadly, hidden identity, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, vampire, crypt, crimes, crime, gory, woman in danger, verbal byplay, master villain, supernatural power, puppet, running, graphic violence, drifter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Tales from the Crypt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, monster, murder and blood mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tales from the Crypt: Masters of Horror (2005), Creepshow (1982), The Twilight Zone (2002), Constantine (2014), Creepshow (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it was released in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, and Lee Martin's The Midnight ...
Style: anthology, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, nightmare comes true, supernatural ability, danger, nobody believes, paranormal activity, mysterious character, imaginary, dark humor, the underworld, freak, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, nightmare, murder, ghost, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, danger, deadly, mysterious place, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, bloody, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, dark humor, buried alive, violence, comics, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 19th century, 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: trapped, adventure, supernatural, investigation, surrealism, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, mystery, paranormal phenomena, superior, german ...
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100%
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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chosen one, supernatural, demon, save the world, danger, good versus evil, on the run, mysterious character, rivalry, master villain, track down, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1917, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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67%
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Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, rescue, demonic possession, danger, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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Creepshow (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A young boy's horror comic book comes to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales.
Style: bleak, entertaining, semi serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: stephen king, monster, supernatural horror, monsters, killings, halloween, ghost, transformation, blood, ghoul
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy ...
Style: scary, humorous, sexy, twist ending, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark humor, brothel, private detective, prostitute, femme fatale, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, rivalry, supernatural, danger, afterlife ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.
Style: scary, anthology, suspenseful, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, psychopath, dog, desire, gory, vengeance, dark humor, santa claus, christmas, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 3.8
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Ooga Booga (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Revenge is served on a spear when dirty cops brutally murder DEVIN, an innocent African-American med student. Devin’s soul is magically transferred into the body of an action figure named OOGA BOOGA. Armed only with his tribal weapon and the help ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, scary, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: trailer park, crimes, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, dark humor, danger, deadly, supernatural, gory, strong violent content, racism, spear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing them to justice, the devout family caught in the ...
Style: scary, rough, stylized, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, hostages, hostage, criminal heroes, deadly creature, crimes, bar fight, female vampire, on the run, runaway ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, danger, stalking, misfit, crimes, deadly, violence, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ghoulies (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, witch, zombie, puppets, puppet, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, battles, religions or cults, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Still in the thrall of the evil vampire Radu, Michelle yearns to be taught the skills of the vampire. Meanwhile, her sister Becky tries to free her from his evil clutches, and this time, she's brought some help.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: vampire, monster, castle, silver bullet, heroes, danger, supernatural, deadly, mummy, imaginary, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Freddy's Nightmares (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger. This format is ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, supernatural, crimes, deadly, tv show, murder, fear, high school, serial murder, strong violent content, killing off one by one ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Death Valley (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California's San Fernando Valley. The Undead Task Force (UTF) was created to combat the emergence of monsters.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, vampire, plague, supernatural, werewolf, partners, law enforcement, dark humor, chaos, encounter, danger, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Night of Horror Volume 1 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Whether you’re a fan of Sydney's iconic genre film festival A Night of Horror, or just a fan of the best and bloodiest in new horror cinema, you can’t afford to miss this fright-filled anthology. Zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, ...
Style: anthology, weird, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural power, supernatural, demon, violence, cruelty, revenge, ghost, back from the dead, nightmare, malice, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 3K
The Convent (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, harsh, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, convent, murder, nun, supernatural, gory, survival, haunted by the past, danger, youth, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, adultery, supernatural, curse, mysterious character, missing person, danger, mystery, curses spells and rituals, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 5K
976-EVIL (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, satanic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, dark humor, obsession, satanism, high school, misfit, vengeance, social misfits, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, deal with the devil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 66K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: scary, dark fantasy, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, christmas, legends and myths, demon, dark humor, danger, beast, monster, child in peril, creature, blizzard, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, normandy, florida, alaska, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.1
 330
Late Fee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young couple’s quest to rent the scariest movie on DVD on Halloween eve results in a real life horror show they may live to regret!
Style: slasher, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, anthology ...
Plot: supernatural, isolation, murder, terrorism, gory, deadly, danger, crimes, youth, stalking, halloween, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.0
 2K
Skinned Deep (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The horror film Skinned Deep begins when a family suffers a flat tire on a barren stretch of road with only a diner dotting the landscape. They meet Granny, the seemingly nice old woman who runs the establishment, but they soon find that she is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, dark humor, deformity, psychopath, mutant, woman in danger, murder, crimes, deadly, gang, serial killer, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hansel and Gretel Get Baked (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An intense new marijuana strain named “Black Forest” is taking Los Angeles by storm, and Gretel’s stoner boyfriend can’t get enough. But when the old woman growing the popular drug (Lara Flynn Boyle) turns out to be an evil witch, cooking ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, scary ...
Plot: stoners, danger, witch, supernatural ability, missing person, marijuana, supernatural, deadly, dark humor, youth, drug abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, rivalry, crimes, gory, premonition, children's book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
TV show
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: storm, village, suicide, island, stranger, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, demon, jail, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, mummy, dangerous animal, danger, who done it, ordinary person, imaginary, uncover truth, workplace intrigue, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, nevada, las vegas, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The gingerdead man travels back in time to 1976 and carries out an epic disco killing spree.
Style: not serious, scary, humorous, rough, parody ...
Plot: supernatural, time travel, danger, deadly creature, imaginary, deadly, crimes, time traveler, time machine, serial killer, woman in danger, nightclub ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dead Moon Rising (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious disease overtakes the world, and the infected develop a hankering for human flesh. Jim and his fellow Cheapskate Car Rental clerks are oblivious to the changes going on right outside their door, until it literally gets right in their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, deadly, danger, deadly creature, gory, plague, chases and races, chaos, graphic violence, disgruntled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 93K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: cult film, humorous, surreal, mad, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, dark humor, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%