Movies like The Gallows

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The Gallows (2015)
 4.2
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The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, dark, surprise ending, twist ending, awful, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, murder, tragedy, hanging, found footage, gallows, youth, dead teenager, slasher killer, teenage life, crimes, deadly, social relations, supernatural, revenge, violence, school, death, high school life, ghost, football player, girlfriend, running, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, 2010s, 20th century
Place: usa, nebraska

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Most similar movies to The Gallows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, blood, deadly, violence, death, supernatural and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Gallows: Final Destination (2000), Unfriended (2014), Dark Ride (2006), My Soul to Take (2010), Evil Things (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, death, danger, characters killed one by one, air disaster, psychic, youth, survival, group of friends, supernatural, life & death, airplane accident ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, ghost, internet, violence, teenager, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, slasher, road trip, carnival, deadly, crimes, mental institution, youth, on the road, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, murder, supernatural, psychopath, urban legend, haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, small town, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.3
 1K
Evil Things (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, danger, found footage, deadly, off the road, confined, isolation, slasher, survival, bedroom, van, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 196K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Frightening (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The eighteen years old Corey Peterson moves with his mother to a small town due a trauma in the past. On his first day at Hallows End High School, he is approached by the student also new arrival in town Mason that tells him about a death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, gory, buddies, teenage life, haunted by the past, rivalry, deadly, crimes, small town, supernatural, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 25K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, nobody believes, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, survival, serial killer, crimes, mind game, psychopath, danger, woman in danger, stalking, prank, high school, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, school, college, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, vengeance, mystery, stalking, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, murder, prom, ghost, prank, exorcism, teenager, cemetery, infidelity, possession, school principal ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 2K
Inner Demons (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: INNER DEMONS follows an 'Intervention'-style reality show crew that films an episode about a sixteen-year old girl, a former A-student, who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: demonic possession, found footage, heroin addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, hopes, kids in trouble, addiction, rehabilitation, custody, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 104K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory, cult ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 11K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, slasher, virgin, high school, teenager, sex, revenge, murder, dead teenager, urban legend ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Graduation Day (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, high school, serial killer, school, rivalry, gory, teenage life, deadly, track down, high school life, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, secret, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath, who done it, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 389K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, danger, paranormal activity, exorcism, witch, seance, riddles and clues, investigation, fear, evil force ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, dark
Plot: serial killer, ghost, investigation, danger, found footage, supernatural, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly, suburbs, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, deadly, danger, supernatural, social relations, family relations, high school life, siblings relations, rivalry, vengeance, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: based on supposedly true story, rough, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, demonic possession, deadly, suburbs, woman in danger, danger, mystery, writing, attic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, psychic, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, demonic possession, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, maniac, psychopath, mental institution, vengeance, college, rivalry, crimes, computers and web, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 23K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, violence against women, valentine's day, gory, revenge, woman in danger, school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, dark
Plot: supernatural, danger, murder, found footage, country house, blood, family vacation, family problems, gory, deadly, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark
Plot: internet video, dark secret, haunted house, investigation, darkness, hanging, found footage, house, night, chaos, clown, talking to the camera ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 107K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, traffic jam, slasher, deadly, ghost town, wax museum, group of friends, violence, small town, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mental institution, teenager, knife murder, gory, rivalry, escapades, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, serial killer, college, murder, teenage life, who done it, gory, masked killer, psychopath, rivalry, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, tense, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ghost, urban legend, secret mission, bullying, spider, curse, working undercover, high school life, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 12K
The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hacking, murder, danger, cyberspace, woman in danger, video chat, brutality, fear, witnessing a crime, talking to the camera, violence, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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