Movies and TV shows like Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows (1966)
 8.0
 4K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, dark, scary, serious
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, imaginary, estate, ghost, gothic horror, good versus evil, seductive behavior, time travel, mansion, witch, witchcraft, manipulative behavior, witches, manipulation, pretending to be someone else, moral ambiguity, zombie, parallel world, cult, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century, 70s, 1790s, 1960s, georgian era
Place: maine, usa, new england

Most similar movies to Dark Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, imaginary, supernatural power, vampire, murder and deadly mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: Penny Dreadful (2014), Dante's Cove (2004), Salem (2014), Tales from the Darkside (1983), Sleepy Hollow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 109K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, haunted by the past, witch, dark fantasy, imaginary, psychotherapy, fear, mysterious character, werewolf, supernatural ability, monster ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Dante's Cove (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: scary, sexy, suspenseful, gothic, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, gay, ghost, danger, couple relations, strong sexual content, mystery, survival, haunted by the past, couples, starting over ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, evil force, society, religions or cults, danger, punishment, supernatural, supernatural ability, devil, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, family relations, betrayal, investigation, supernatural, lost love, cure, costume party, gothic horror, music box, reincarnation, blood ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: anthology, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, imaginary, the underworld, freak, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: 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, scary, stylized, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: reincarnation, ghost, supernatural, vampire, estate, gothic horror, mansion, a vision, painting, hanging, haunted house, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, investigator, shooting, escapades, characters in danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, wish come true, fear, nightmare, obsession, good versus evil, desire, neighbor, mysterious character, danger, dream come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: anthology, surreal, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, imaginary, danger, back from the dead, museum, human nature, vampire, painting, art gallery, witchcraft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 20K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, adultery, supernatural, missing person, mysterious character, mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, curse, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.4
 378K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, trapped, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 10K
Salem's Lot (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, good versus evil, small town, murder, priest, danger, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, israel, usa, middle east, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, investigation, family secret, crimes, danger, small town, sex with brother, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, vampire, obsession, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural, gory, imaginary, danger, witchcraft, rivalry, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 24K
Being Human (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: semi serious, scary, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, roommate, twentysomething life, transformation, everyday life, friends, lifestyle, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 8K
Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, curse, murder, drowning, haunted house, writer's life, mystery, custody, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: occult, paranormal activity, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, mysterious character, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, good versus evil, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, boarding school life, supernatural, schoolgirl, friends, mysterious character, social relations, youth, danger, obsession, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 323K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, small town, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 6K
Blood Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff; the show was created by Peter Mohan. It is set in Toronto, Canada and has a similar premise to an earlier series also set in Toronto, Forever Knight, in which a ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, love and romance, love triangle, private detective, danger, romancing partners, investigation, immortality, supernatural, imaginary, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 113K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 2K
Dark Shadows (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, time travel, coffin, love, duel, murder, boy, children, witchcraft, little boy, girl ...
Time: 1990s, 1790s, 90s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, dangerous animal, mummy, who done it, ordinary person, imaginary, uncover truth, workplace intrigue, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, nevada, las vegas, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 418
Dracula (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself,
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, mercy killing, couples, palaces castles and temples, wedding, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, romania, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, human nature, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 807
The Hunger (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Talk-Show, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
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: atmospheric, bleak, gothic, scary, serious ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, sexual relations, fall in love, danger, crimes, supernatural, sex, lust, crimes of passion, murder, seduction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 549
Dead Still (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths.
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, gore, missing person, gory, imaginary, supernatural romance, wedding, photograph
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, youth, family relations, family in danger, imaginary, lifestyle, suburban life, danger, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%