Movies like The Telling

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The Telling
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, college, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, sorority, undead, poison, 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 House on Sorority Row
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
91 min.
 6.1
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
Horror, Mystery
USA
105 min.
 6.6
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Most similar movies to The Telling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and surprise ending films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, crimes, mystery and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Telling: Happy Hell Night (1992), Dead & Rotting (2002), The Initiation (1984), Reeker (2005), Hellraiser: Deader (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Happy Hell Night
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, serial killer, gory, college life, mental institution, crimes, mystery, deadly, youth, clergy, halloween ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
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Dead & Rotting
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Initiation
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, college life, gory, college, student life, store, crimes, danger, deadly, slasher, prank ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
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System:   89%
    User:   79%
 
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Reeker
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, rave, serial killer, gory, slasher, mystery, supernatural ability, survival, student life, psychopath, bad smell, blood splatter ...
Time: contemporary
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Hellraiser: Deader
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 ...
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Julian is perfectly happy in his relationship with the pretty blond Clare. That is, until he meets Anna, a dark-haired, bikini-clad beauty who he encounters while he is house-sitting. Passion reigns in their relationship, and soon Julian learns that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, youth, couples, femme fatale, mysterious character, supernatural ability, stalking, supernatural, teenage life, crimes, danger ...
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From Within
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
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Audience: teens
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    User:   70%
 
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Ghost Lake
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, resort, zombie, lake or river, mystery, small town, dealing with death, family in danger, danger, deadly, isolation, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   77%
 
Hangman's Curse
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ghost, mystery, serial killer, school, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game, curses spells and rituals, secret mission, urban legend, bullying ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   67%
 
The House on Sorority Row
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, prank, gory, school, mind game, sorority, stalking, mystery, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
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Autopsy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, dark humor, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, on the road, hospital, gory, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, college, zombie, dealing with death, violence spree, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
Bad Blood... the Hunger
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For several college students embarked on a summer of sun and fun find that their adventure turns eerily macabre when dark and ancient forces propel them into a sinister enclave peopled by human, night-stalking, ravenous flesh-eaters whose wit and ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, macabre, sinister ...
Plot: danger, gory, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, isolation, religions or cults, forbidden love, flesh eating, young love, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
Do You Wanna Know a Secret?
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Salvage
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Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
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Time: contemporary
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Long Time Dead
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, british horror
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, college, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, vengeance, murder, afterlife, ouija, spirit, curses spells and rituals, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
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The Locker
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: babies and infants, urban legend, ghost, urban, student life, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural, locker, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
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The Ring Two
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, mental institution, ghost, haunted by the past, danger, ghosts, deadly, lame, catastrophe, police investigation, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
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Witchboard
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, gory, obsession, blood, serial killer, ghost, slasher, college, splatter, demons, supernatural ability, ouija board ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
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One Missed Call 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, gory, restaurant, supernatural ability, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, japan, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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Plasterhead
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: slasher, gory, danger, deadly, farm, small town, survival, vengeance, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gory, summer camp, serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, murder, violence spree, forest, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
The Initiation of Sarah
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: college, supernatural ability, school, curses spells and rituals, danger, mystery, rivalry, supernatural, mentally unstable, prank, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 70s
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
Mirror Mirror
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, punk, college, college life, gory, high school, teenage life, crimes, deadly, insanity, hallucination, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
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Eternal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina. Under Elizabeth's fascinating looks and ...
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, serial killer, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, manipulations, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 3.1
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Incubus
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: college, gory, deadly creature, slasher, serial killer, factory, laboratory, mystery, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
 3.5
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The Seamstress
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Seamstress was brought into being by the desperate curse of an innocent woman being tortured to death by a vigilante mob. Voracious for blood, the hideously-mutilated specter hunts a small group of friends who become trapped on the island where ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, gory, ghost, slasher, supernatural ability, mystery, vengeance, afterlife, supernatural, blood, murder, seamstress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
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The Toybox
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: It all began so innocently for two children growing up in the deepest countryside, their imaginations set ablaze by a book on local myths and legends. Berenice convinces her younger brother Brian that she is the reincarnation of a witch with the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: slasher, countryside, supernatural ability, siblings relations, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, reincarnation, reunion, danger, deadly, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Pray for Morning
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, suspense
Plot: hotel, gory, crimes, resort, danger, mystery, deadly, buddies, ghost, supernatural ability, survival, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   46%
    User:   55%
 

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