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Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in Richmond, British Columbia and in Montreal, Quebec including their suburbs. The episode "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" was aired as a pilot on the evening of October 31, 1991 in the USA and in October 1990 in Canada. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was aired from August 15, 1992 to April 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon's SNICK. The series also aired on the Canadian television network YTV from October 30, 1990 until June 11, 2000. A revived series with new directors, writers, and cast was produced by Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000 and also aired on SNICK. The sole member from the original lineup to return for the sixth and seventh seasons was Tucker, although Ross Hull returned for the concluding miniseries, which notably broke from the show's established format by blurring the line between story and "reality".
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, in the woods, alien encounter, mystery, riddles and clues, teenage life, supernatural, danger, ghost, mysterious character, family life, escapades, heroes, youth, halloween, family, secret, campfire story, scare, anthology, paranormal, child in peril, horror for children, courage, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
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Family, Fantasy, Mystery
UK, USA
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, semi serious, scary and humorous films and TV series with plots about danger, youth, family, supernatural, escapades, heroes and imaginary mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Goosebumps (1995), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), Phantom of the Megaplex (2000), The Monster Squad (1987), Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goosebumps
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Goosebumps is a Canadian-American children's horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the 1990s.
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: deadly creature, family, cult, danger, supernatural, escapades, ghost, youth, survival, deadly, heroes, swamp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 23 min.
Story: R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: kids, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   37%
 
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Phantom of the Megaplex
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man working at a cinema on a special premiere night, finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
The Monster Squad
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, 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: scary, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, mummy, small town, werewolf, monster, monsters, young heroes, transformation, school, childhood, friendship, bullying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
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Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter. The only problem is they're both ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, disorder, ghost, mischievous children, single parent, siblings relations, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must go into the underworld ruled by the Goblin King in order to stop a mortal named The Amazing Krudsky who wants power and is a threat to their pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting
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Ghostwriter
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: suspenseful
Audience: family outing
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   28%
 
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So Weird
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: So Weird is an American television series that aired on the Disney Channel as a midseason replacement from January 18, 1999 to September 28, 2001. The series was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. In season one and season two, the series centered ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
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Can of Worms
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, outer space, spacecraft, evil alien, family, save the world, adventure, alien encounter, space travel, danger, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
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Relative Fear
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Scooby and the gang experience outdoor fun as they go back to Fred's old summer camp.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: camp, amateur detective, crimes, family, escapades, adventure, friends, mystery, buddies, ghost, pets, young heroes ...
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System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A new case for the cult detectives! Not by coincidence, a mysterious videotape falls into the hands of Jupiter Jones (CHANCELLOR MILLER), Pete Crenshaw (NICK PRICE) and Bob Andrews (CAMERON MONAGHAN) during Jupiter's birthday party in Rocky ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, amateur detective, mystery, buddies, haunted house, young heroes, adventure, palaces castles and temples, investigation, riddles and clues, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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    User:   24%
 
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Lake Mungo
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, tense ...
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    User:   26%
 
The Dinosaur Hunter
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, family, farm, race against time, chases and races, small town, escapades, young heroes, treasure hunt, paleontologist, dinosaur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
Up, Up, and Away!
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy is the only family member without superpowers in this Disney Film. The world depends on him saving his family from computerized brainwashers. Will he realize that it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero in time to help them defeat the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, family, school, daring rescue, eccentric family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Frankenstein and Me
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, family life, youth, supernatural, vampire, zombie, obsession, teenage life, danger, deadly, imaginary, family relations ...
Place: new mexico
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, destiny, danger, escapades, imaginary, figment, fictional reality, belief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
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Under the Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, suspenseful, scary
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, twins, young heroes, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, volcano, alien race, alien, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
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The Witches
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, gothic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: witches, good versus evil, hotel, adventure, young heroes, mouse, magic, chocolate, children, coven, heroic mission, supernatural ...
Place: england, europe, norway
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System:   25%
    User:   20%
 
The Tommyknockers
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover the secret of the Tommyknocker
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric
Plot: small town, anti heroes, ufo, in the woods, deadly creature, evil alien, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, alien encounter, alien, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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    User:   24%
 
White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A two-week trek through the Cascade Mountains tries the survival instincts of five adventurous teenagers. At first, it's all a good time. Shooting the rapids, exploring caves and making new friends. But when an accident occurs, Mother Nature ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, survival, wilderness, family, treasure hunt, friendship, forces of nature, teenage life, wolf, cave, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, oregon
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
Unnatural History
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Teenager Henry Griffin acquired many skills through years of travelling the world with his anthropologist parents. Sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC, and with the help of his cousin Jasper and friend Maggie, he must now use ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: high school, adventure, amateur detective, young heroes, family, escapades, mystery, heroes, youth, friendship, teenager, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
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Sole Survivor
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A reporter loses his wife and daughter to a plane crash, but when the sole survivor appears, the reporter realizes that it wasn't a mere accident, but a conspiracy involving children with mysterious.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, rough
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, death in the family, crimes, deadly, on the run, ghost, murder, journalism, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
A Wrinkle in Time
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, daring rescue, family, race against time, experiment gone awry, space travel, heroic mission, time travel, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil ...
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System:   22%
    User:   23%
 
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, amnesia, memory, vengeance, murder, death, violence, youth, blood, gory ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
Ernest Scared Stupid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, halloween, stupidity, goofy hero, monster, magic, mischievous children, chase, witch, parody, transformation, dumb ...
Time: 20th century
Place: missouri
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System:   22%
    User:   19%
 
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Monster House
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, clever, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: haunted house, children, family, coming of age, childhood, halloween, supernatural, buddies, neighbor, suburbs, kids and family, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   22%
    User:   24%
 

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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, ...
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Critters 3
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
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