Movies like The Telling

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The Telling (2009)
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, poison, sorority, college, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, college life, crimes, supernatural, youth, party, female nudity, suicide, camp, wine, jealousy, midget, nightmare, actress, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to The Telling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, deadly, danger, supernatural, crimes, gory and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Telling: Needle (2010), My Soul to Take (2010), Dead & Rotting (2002), The Initiation (1984), Happy Hell Night (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: gory, murder, danger, mystery, college, deadly, supernatural, voodoo, youth, slasher, curses spells and rituals, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, suspenseful, 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, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 528
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: zombie, murder, vengeance, gory, mystery, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, supernatural, buddies, supernatural ability, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, escaped mental patient, sorority, serial killer, nightmare, ritual, maniac, psycho killer, fraternity, violence, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, sex tape, fraternity, halloween, mausoleum, murder, serial killer, gory, mental institution, college life, sex ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, small town, isolation, resort, mystery, lake or river, dealing with death, family in danger, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, knife, maniac, violence, sex, slasher, crimes, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, mystery killer, psychopath, murder, valentine's day, danger, gory, violence against women, school, success ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, demon, found footage, curses spells and rituals, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, urban ghetto, ghost, investigation, haunted house, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, artist, female protagonist, revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, fear, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, stabbing, murder investigation, journalism, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, good versus evil, supernatural ability, gory, afterlife, snuff, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, religions or cults, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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
Plot: slasher, gory, danger, deadly, youth, stalking, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, throat slitting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 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, gory, slasher, danger, deadly, farm, survival, vengeance, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 5K
The Damned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After suffering the recent loss of his wife, David Reynolds decides to take his family on a cathartic trip to her home village in Columbia. While en route, they get into a car accident and seek refuge in a secluded inn. While there they find a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: confined, mystery, danger, supernatural, parents and children, female nudity, murder, possession, trip, punishment, witch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 5.8
 900
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, gory, mental institution, mystery, haunted by the past, memory loss, crimes, danger, deadly, social misfits, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 9K
Reeker (2005)
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: rave, desert, slasher, blood splatter, bad smell, gory, serial killer, mystery, supernatural ability, survival, student life, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
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: summer camp, forest, murder, gory, juvenile delinquency, serial killer, slasher, mind game, mystery, violence spree, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.6
 97
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, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, race against time, police investigation, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, mental institution, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, mystery, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.7
 7K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, suicide, afterlife, small town life, mass suicide, teenage life, mystery, deadly, supernatural, clergy, social misfits, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, babies and infants, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: gothic, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, investigation, vengeance, martial arts, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, blood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending
Plot: suicide, machete, coma, murder, mischievous children, supernatural ability, crimes, deadly, supernatural, leadership, adoption, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 1K
Crush (2009)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, supernatural, dangerous attraction, youth, couples, femme fatale, mysterious character, supernatural ability, stalking, teenage life, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: murder, possession, problem child, explosion, screaming, parents and children, evil doll, danger, family relations, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 (Zoë Daelman Chlanda) appears out of nowhere to begin work at the Beech's Funeral Home, the local mortuary soon becomes more ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, afterlife, gory, countryside, crimes, deadly, mystery, mentally unstable, slasher, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%