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The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a has-been actress and her run in with a film crew of the undead and, finally, a hunt-and-kill fright-fest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, sorority, undead, poison, college, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, college life, crimes, supernatural, youth, killer doll, absinthe, burnt hand, mace, repairman, cookie, camp, stabbed with scissors, stabbed in the shoulder, fireplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and surprise ending films with plots about deadly, murder, danger, crimes, supernatural, mystery and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Telling: Needle (2010), The Initiation (1984), Dead & Rotting (2002), My Soul to Take (2010), Valentine (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.0
 2K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gory, danger, mystery, college, deadly, supernatural, voodoo, youth, slasher, curses spells and rituals, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, campus
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95%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, nightmare, ritual, serial killer, fraternity, maniac, psycho killer, escaped mental patient, sorority, violence, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 521
Dead & Rotting (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an aged witch, Abigail, when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Scheming in anger, the witch seduces the three friends and then uses the men's own ill-born spawn to destroy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: zombie, murder, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural, buddies, supernatural ability, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.8
 22K
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, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, murder, valentine's day, gory, school, college, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 11K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stalker, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, wound, crimes, danger, deadly, amateur detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, sorority, attic, gory, school, stalker, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Happy Hell Night (1992)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 25 years ago at Winfield College, psycho-priest Zachary Malius murdered seven frat boys and was put away in the local asylum. Now, however, the same fraternity stages a prank from which Malius is inadvertently set free and returns to the house to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, halloween, mausoleum, fraternity, sex tape, serial killer, gory, college life, mental institution, sex ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.8
 189K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 4K
Playback (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, supernatural, danger, youth, police corruption, journalism, stabbing, murder investigation, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 29K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, fear, witch doctor, grave, forest, catholicism, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, punk, high school, hallucination, insanity, college life, gory, college, snow white, teenage life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 1K
Witchboard 2 (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman starts receiving messages through a ouija board, claiming to be from the former occupant of her apartment. The former tenant claims she's been murdered, but there's no record of a murder or even her death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, murder, crimes, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, apartment, evil spirit, possession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 90
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, race against time, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, university, serial killer, murder, maniac, knife, violence, sex, slasher, knife murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Finders Keepers (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A haunted doll teaches one little girl why children shouldn't play with undead things.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: problem child, murder, explosion, possession, screaming, parents and children, evil doll, danger, family relations, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 5.7
 886
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, gory, haunted by the past, mystery, mental institution, memory loss, crimes, danger, deadly, social misfits, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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I'll Bury You Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Is there love after death? The small rural community of Port Oram can answer that. When deranged young Dolores Finley (Zoƫ Daelman Chlanda) appears out of nowhere to begin work at the Beech's Funeral Home, the local mortuary soon becomes more ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, countryside, gory, afterlife, crimes, deadly, mystery, mentally unstable, slasher, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A girl called Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible. When she gets there she wakes up Isaac from a coma he has been in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, surprise ending
Plot: suicide, coma, machete, murder, mischievous children, supernatural ability, crimes, deadly, supernatural, leadership, adoption, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, babies and infants, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, small town, isolation, resort, lake or river, mystery, dealing with death, family in danger, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
House of Shadows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Audrey investigates a murder that occured 23 years ago in a dark mansion. She searches for the dead body, the killer, and the truth.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Plot: murder, supernatural, old mansion, haunted house, investigation, crimes, estate, deadly, mystery, orphan, terrorism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.6
 407
Night Visitor (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager (Derek Rydall) insists he saw a satanist (Allen Garfield) kill the call girl next door, and tries to prove it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: high school, murder, satanism, prostitute, curses spells and rituals, school, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, youth, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, Amy Klein watches a bizarre videotape where an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies. Amy finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, good versus evil, gory, supernatural ability, afterlife, snuff, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, religions or cults, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, haunted house, survival, haunted by the past, isolation, confined, crimes, danger, supernatural, ghost, killing off one by one, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, gothic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, investigation, vengeance, martial arts, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, blood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 2K
Psych:9 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young woman with a troubled past takes a job at recently closed down hospital. Working the night shift alone she begins to experience a series of unsettling events that lead her to believe that the hospital may be connected to a number of recent ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, hospital, mystery, danger, deadly, mentally unstable, terror
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 505
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, farm, survival, vengeance, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: murder, crimes, voyeurism, amateur detective, serial killer, mystery, investigation, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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