Movies and TV shows like Dark Shadows 1966

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Dark Shadows (1966)
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Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, scary, dark, serious
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, ghost, mystery, good versus evil, seductive behavior, time travel, witch, witchcraft, curse, manipulation, moral ambiguity, pretending to be someone else, estate, monster, occult, mansion, wealthy family, manipulative behavior, mausoleum, haunted, seductive woman, zombie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century, 70s, georgian era, 1790s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa, new england

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Most similar movies to Dark Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, atmospheric and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural power, vampire, imaginary, ghost and deadly mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: Penny Dreadful (2014), Salem (2014), Dante's Cove (2004), Night Gallery (1969), Tales from the Darkside (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, dark fantasy, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, deadly creature, werewolf, vampire, victorian england, psychotherapy, black magic, supernatural ability, frankenstein's monster, mysterious character, fear ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, london
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, evil force, supernatural ability, society, religions or cults, devil, love affair, punishment, witch hunt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed painter and his wife move into his family's ancestral home and find themselves plagued by spirits of past residents.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, serious, scary, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, witch, occult, mansion, hanging, haunted house, painting, wedding, female villain, estate, vampire, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, maine, plymouth
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100%
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Dante's Cove (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: scary, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, gothic ...
Plot: gay, mysterious character, gay erotica, ghost, supernatural, curse, mystery, survival, haunted by the past, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night ...
Style: psychological, scary, surreal, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, witchcraft, occult, museum, back from the dead, human nature, supernatural ability, art gallery, painting, vampire, supernatural power, h.p. lovecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: slasher, mind bending, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: small town, occult, cult, ritual, harvest, autumn, religion, paranormal, folklore, ghost, supernatural, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of vampire Barnabas Collins, the possible cure offered him by Dr. Julia Hoffman, and his search for love amidst the horror.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, female vampire, old mansion, vampire human love, curse, doctor, lost love, reincarnation, cure, costume party, female villain, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: maine, europe, england
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56%
Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it was released in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, and Lee Martin's The Midnight ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, nightmare comes true, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, zombie, halloween, dark humor, freak, the underworld, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
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, dark fantasy, gothic horror, melancholic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vampire, witch, eccentric family, immortality, dark humor, old mansion, supernatural, curse, estate, vampire human love, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: 18th century, year 1972, 70s, 20th century, 1770s ...
Place: maine, new england, usa, england, liverpool
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100%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, obsession, wish come true, fear, nightmare, desire, good versus evil, temptation, dream come true, mysterious character, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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46%
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Dark Shadows (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is a primetime television series which aired on NBC from January to March 1991. A re-imagining of the 1966–1971 ABC daytime gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, the revival was developed by Dan Curtis, creator of the original series.
Style: gothic, scary
Plot: vampire, supernatural, curse, tv show, family relations, witchcraft, small town, little boy, death, magic, mansion, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 1790s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 61K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, ghost, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, time travel, investigation, investigator, victim, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, small town, murder, curse, adultery, mysterious character, missing person, mystery, curses spells and rituals, writers, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, texas, maine, new jersey, england ...
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44%
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Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, small town, supernatural, sex with brother, small town life, crimes, social relations, family secret, protagonist as suspect, investigation, brother sister sex, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, trapped, adventure, investigation, paranormal phenomena, mystery, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, german, nazism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, rescue, werewolf, laboratory, vampire, mutant, monster, research, transformation, experiment, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gallery of Horror (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: John Carradine narrates five horror tales, each with a comically predictable surprise ending. In the first, "The Witches Clock", The Farrells have purchased an old mansion in Salem Massachusetts, and are warned by the town doctor of the ...
Style: scary, serious, psychotronic, twist ending, anthology ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, witch, wizards and magicians, supernatural, escapades, dangerous animal, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, rivalry, terrorism, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: new england, england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.4
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Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, paranormal, killings, paranormal phenomena, peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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42%
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Superstition (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Mosley family keeps the secrets and dark history of a town located on the outskirts of New Orleans that is also a landing patch for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by a mysterious malefactor named The ...
Style: stylized, psychological, gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, mysterious character, supernatural power, stereotypes, creature, research, rivalry, african american protagonist, black magic, african american, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 10K
Salem's Lot (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, hospital, good versus evil, priest, murder, small town, mysterious character, mystery, rivalry, journalism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, israel, middle east, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing ...
Style: scary, gothic horror, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: occult, paranormal activity, afterlife, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, mysterious character, supernatural ability, deadly creature, escapades, curses spells and rituals, ghost, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, stylized, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vampire, boarding school, supernatural, mysterious character, friends, obsession, youth, social relations, boarding school life, haunted by the past, newcomer, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Dead Matter (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tells the story of a vampire relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman who will do anything to contact her dead brother.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, obsession, vampire, mythical creature, witchcraft, rivalry, reanimation, relic, amulet, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Hunger (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Hunger is a British/Canadian television horror anthology series, co-produced by Scott Free Productions, Telescene Film Group Productions and the Canadian pay-TV channel The Movie Network. Though it shares a title with the feature film The Hunger ...
Style: erotic, gothic, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, female vampire, power, erotica, obsession, crimes, fall in love, sexual relations, lust, murder, seduction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rosemary's Baby (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Modern 3 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse's suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.
Style: psychological, surreal, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: antichrist, supernatural, witchcraft, pregnancy, couples, losing-it hero, manipulation, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, deal with the devil, mind game, satanic cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, witch, death, insanity, mental institution, evil force, coven, vampire, nun, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2013, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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39%
 5.7
 9K
Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: tense, stylized, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, paranormal activity, custody, murder, writer's life, drowning, mystery, haunted by the past, writers, novelist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 13K
Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, sitcom ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, youth, teenager, fright, good versus evil, surrealism, child in peril, ghost, survival, deadly creature, heroes, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 26K
Being Human (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Three paranormal roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
Style: scary, semi serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, ghost, supernatural ability, friendship, roommate, lifestyle, everyday life, friends, transformation, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kindred: The Embraced (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kindred: The Embraced is an American television series produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. Loosely based on the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, the series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996, and ran for eight ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, supernatural, vampirism, supernatural ability, goth, vampire human love, romance, rivalry, stalking, femme fatale, journalism, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%