Movies like Dark Shadows 2012

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Dark Shadows (2012)
 6.2
 227K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, absurd, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, psychedelic, vampire comedy, dark ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, curse, vengeance, lost love, werewolf, eccentric family, supernatural, magic, curses spells and rituals, dark hero, adaptation, betrayal, ghost, imprisonment, angry mob, chains, old house, hidden room, small town, imaginary, reincarnation ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 19th century, 1770s
Place: maine, new england, usa, england

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Most similar movies to Dark Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, humorous, gothic and melancholic films with plots about adaptation, dialogue, supernatural, transformation, mentor, brutality and vengeance mostly in Horror, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: Mockingbird Lane (2012), Beetlejuice (1988), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Hocus Pocus (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mockingbird Lane (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: vampire, werewolf, parents and children, supernatural, eccentric family, estate, freak, family relations, suburbs, mind control, dragon, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, slavery, secret identity, head of state, immortality, vampire hunter, hunt down, blood, revenge, brutality, president ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 228K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, dark humor, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl, surrealism, giant snake, minister, skeleton, child bride, possession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When her great aunt dies famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town to Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house a witches cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream ...
Style: humorous, gothic, sexy, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, demons, hostess, fish out of water, goofy hero, nothing goes right, witch, small town, supernatural ability, witchcraft, female protagonist, inheritance ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 303K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, murder, curses spells and rituals, investigation, uncover truth, small town, legends and myths, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 79K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: halloween, witch, wizards and magicians, supernatural, magic, resurrection, teenage life, vengeance, immortality, danger, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1700s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, werewolf, blood, social misfits, buddies, immortality, supernatural, roommate, reality tv, stylish, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: love triangle, afterlife, immortality, rivalry, vengeance, zombie, couple relations, death, jealousy, supernatural, obsession, magic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2020s, future
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, supernatural ability, halloween, parents and children, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family relations, family, accountant, mischievous children, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, sexy, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, immortality, supernatural, fatal attraction, rock star, danger, loneliness, goth, music, blood, supernatural ability ...
Time: 2000s, 1780s, 18th century
Place: california, england, africa, egypt, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, devil, small town, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, supernatural ability, cherry, voodoo doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 9K
The Raven (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: sorcerer, parody, supernatural ability, castle, magician, duel, raven, good versus evil, haunted by the past, presumed dead, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.
Style: humorous, gothic, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, parody, farce, vampire, goofy hero, palaces castles and temples, master villain, deadly creature, supernatural, heroic mission, hypnosis, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, transylvania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, gothic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, destiny, good versus evil, dangerous attraction, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood, parody, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 12K
Once Bitten (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark wants to lose his virginity, but his girlfriend wants to wait. Unfortunately for both of them, a 400-year-old vampire Countess needs to turn a virgin into a vampire before Halloween in order to preserve her own youthful appearance, and when she ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, femme fatale, stalking, gory, supernatural ability, supernatural, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, teenage love, coming of age, imaginary, virginity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, supernatural, reincarnation, family vacation, family, family relations, disorder, estate, workaholic, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, supernatural, legends and myths, immortality, gory, love triangle, chase, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, transylvania, london, europe, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 4K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, chase, murder, strip club, fraternity, college, violence, dangerous animal, supernatural, gang, nightclub, bar ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, high school, chosen one, cheerleader, heroic mission, youth, mysterious character, good versus evil, teenage life, supernatural, mentor, double life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventurer, house, ghost, haunted house, dinosaur, zombie, mad scientist, deadly creature, supernatural, mischievous children, chase, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Addams Family Values (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nanny, eccentric family, baby, uncle, femme fatale, farce, halloween, parody, family life, sibling relationship, danger, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 94K
Fright Night (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, sunrise, suspicion, gory, danger, supernatural, youth, deadly, imaginary, blood, loss of friend, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Monster Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, adventure, friendship, sea monster, young heroes, werewolf, world domination, good versus evil, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Vampire's Kiss (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, mental illness, insanity, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural, delusion, hallucination, therapist, bite, psychosis, womanizer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, monster as victim, dangerous friend ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: sincere, fairy tale, humorous, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, small town, magic, sisters, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, curse, love, romance, death ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, offbeat, gothic ...
Plot: vampire, professor, countryside, parody, goofy hero, palaces castles and temples, nothing goes right, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, transylvania, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a dying Voodoo queen chooses an adopted apprentice as her successor, her true heir is outraged. Seeking revenge, he buys the bones of Blacula the vampire off of a dealer, and uses voodoo to bring the vampire back to do his bidding. In turn, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, deadly, rivalry, voodoo, supernatural, reincarnation, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, sexy, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, femme fatale, brothel, televangelist, private detective, gory, prostitute, strong sexual content, deadly creature, born again christian, private investigator, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 110K
The Lost Boys (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires ...
Style: humorous, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, goth, amusement park, boardwalk, teenage life, gory, rock, supernatural, dangerous attraction, parent child relationship, single ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%