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Pay the Ghost (2015)
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Pay the Ghost (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.
Style: melancholic, bad ending, road movie, scary, intense, harsh, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, police, ghost, revenge, children, burned alive, car accident, costume, death of child, police officer, child murder, falling to death, money, woman, missing person poster, united states of america, blind man, taxi, bus, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, professor, reciting poetry, pirate costume, pumpkin ...
Place: usa, new orleans, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, death, revenge, haunted house and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pay the Ghost: Mama (2013), The Coffin Footage (2016), 100 Feet (2008), The Echo (2008), Lady in White (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.2
 154K
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, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2009 mezzo-mezzo supernatural horror purporting to be based on a true story in which a cancer-afflicted teen starts seeing things in the new Victorian house he and his family moved into.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, danger, police, barking dog, mother daughter relationship, beer, hallucination ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Coffin Footage (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A young man slowly realizes that he has become the chosen target of an ominous supernatural presence. As he scrambles to stop it, he realizes there is more to this haunting than meets the eye.
Plot: mask, coffin, halloween, ghost, killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 11K
100 Feet (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, house arrest, murder, gory, isolation, vengeful ghost, woman in danger, confined, supernatural, vengeance, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 5K
The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, gory, domestic disturbance, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, parents and children, riddles and clues, danger, family problems, supernatural, grudge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, boy, investigation, mystery, serial killer, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 27K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, water, child custody, drowning, supernatural, mystery, single parent, nightmare, family, parent child relationship, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 30K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: honeymoon, ghost, supernatural, death, revenge, photographer, suicide, nightmare, hit by a car, road accident, fashion model, magazine editor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 58K
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, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, high school life, youth, internet, vengeance, violence, teenager, death, skype, one night, bullying, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, uncover truth, countryside, wartime life, danger, youth, death, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Children of the Mist (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father experiences strange apparitions after his daughter is killed in a car accident.
Plot: car accident, death of daughter, ghost, dead children, workaholic, old dark house, death of child, forest, owl, blindness, children, able to see the dead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 6K
Solstice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, twins, gory, high school, supernatural, investigation, high school life, teenage life, danger, deadly, youth, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 36K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: asian horror, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, revenge, nightmare, strobe light, polaroid, suicide, secret lover, photographer, car accident, gory, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 55K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, water, apartment, teacher, supernatural, elevator, job seeking, drowning, haunted by the past, estrangement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, child murder, kitchen, little boy, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: ghost, haunted house, losing-it hero, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, afterlife, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 46K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, revenge, twins, ghosts, death, brutality, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: ghost, murder, crimes, deadly, psychic power, fugitives, mystery, danger, flashback, sex, train
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 29K
Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Plot: cult leader, cabin in the woods, revenge, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle, religious cult, lumberjack, male nudity, bound and gagged, chainsaw, male underwear ...
Time: year 1983
Place: usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, ghost, attic, suspicion, supernatural, occult, paralysis, nurse, mysterious character, patient, nursing, workplace ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 28K
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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, hometown, supernatural, ghost, gory, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, danger, parents and children, destiny, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 58K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, small town, missing child, religions or cults, island, isolation, secret place, bee, airplane, allergy, limousine, based on movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 68K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: hypnosis, ghost, psychic, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, hearing voices, clairvoyance, disappearance, repressed memory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, college, hallucination, ghost, death, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, college life, gory, sole survivor, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, couple relations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, missing girl, supernatural, infidelity, murder, scientist, murder by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed painter and his wife move into his family's ancestral home and find themselves plagued by spirits of past residents.
Style: gothic, serious, stylized, scary, twist ending
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, vampire, painting, gothic horror, mansion, hanging, haunted house, estate, supernatural, housekeeper, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 2K
The Hearse (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, small town, woman in danger, possession, occult, gory, mystery, danger, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 369K
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: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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