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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.0
 266K
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense, offbeat, anthology, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, witch, danger, insanity, nun, couple relations, creature, haunted by the past, mental institution, evil force, hallucination, evil, nightmare, manipulations, family in danger, family relations, estate, youth, fear, doctors and patients, school, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011, year 1952, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, massachusetts, usa, florida, north carolina

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Most similar movies to American Horror Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, blood, deadly, death and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Penny Dreadful (2014), Scream Queens (2015), The Conjuring (2013), The Orphanage (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, sibling relationship, family in danger, mysterious past, supernatural ability, uncover truth, imaginary friend, old dark house, family relations, storytelling ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 107K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, witch, dark fantasy, imaginary, mysterious character, fear, monster, haunted by the past, werewolf, secret, scientist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 33K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: realistic, semi serious, absurd, suspenseful, slang ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, college, sorority, rich girl, blood, investigation, crimes, danger, woman in danger, maniac, popular girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 424K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.4
 143K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, serious, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, death, ghosts, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, ghost, tragic event, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 184K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, woman in danger, deal with the devil, devil, demonic possession, supernatural, mystery, dreams, housewife ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 93K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, family problems, serial killer, mother son relationship, murder, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, insanity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 215K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, murder, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, god or devil, supernatural, wish come true, fear, nightmare, good versus evil, desire, neighbor, dream come true, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 39K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, confined, danger, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 374K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, characters in danger, angel, paranormal, vampire, killings, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1983, year 1978 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, confined, haunted house, isolation, woman in danger, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, manipulations, supernatural, haunted by the past, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: atmospheric, dark, disturbing, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, black magic, devil worship, half breed, adventure, dedication, couple relations, school, teenage love, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 62K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 22K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, nightmare, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 210K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, supernatural, walking dead, fear, death, future dystopia, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 23K
The Pact (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, ghost, childhood home, death of mother, female protagonist, supernatural, hidden room, mystery, mourning, pursuit, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 381
Purgatorio (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, isolation, danger, reincarnation, woman in danger, supernatural, loneliness, neighbor, haunted house, evil force, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, ghost, murder, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, gory, danger, mysterious place, self destructing, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 1K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, ghost, family in danger, rescue, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, supernatural, desert, murder, family relations, uncover truth, dark secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, mentally unstable, estate, deadly, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, haunted house, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 8K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, anthology
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, death of brother, television, childhood, teeth, loss of son
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, family relations, supernatural, parents and children, deadly, haunted house, ghost, black cat, death, evil spirit, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 2K
Dante's Cove (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: scary, sexy, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, ghost, gay, danger, couple relations, strong sexual content, haunted by the past, survival, mystery, starting over, couples ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: serious, scary, tense, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, attic, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, estate, haunted house, isolation, deadly, danger, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, countryside, ghost, death threat, child murder, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family relations, couples, family problems, danger, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 165K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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