Movies and TV shows like Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows (1966)
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Dark Shadows
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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, gothic, scary, stylized
Plot: vampire, supernatural, cult, deadly creature, werewolf, estate, zombie, mystery, danger, deadly, imaginary, mansion, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, curse, haunted, mausoleum, gothic horror, ghost, train ride, time travel, magic, good versus evil, surrealism, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
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Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
51 min.
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Night Gallery
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
50 min.
 8.0
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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, deadly, imaginary, murder, mystery and supernatural ability mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: It (1990), Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), Puppetmaster (1989), Monster of Terror (1965), Blacula (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Dark Shadows
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.
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Night of Dark Shadows
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, stylized, serious, scary, twist ending
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It
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
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Count Yorga, Vampire
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count Yorga at a Los Angeles séance, the Count having latterly been involved with Erica's just-dead mother. After taking the Count home, Paul and Erica are ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: vampire, amateur detective, ghost, palaces castles and temples, mysterious character, stalking, dangerous attraction, hypnotism, castle, harem, mansion, cat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Puppetmaster
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
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Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim ...
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Blacula
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his ...
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Duration: 97 min.
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Taste the Blood of Dracula
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three elderly distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring borgoueis lives and gets in contact with one of count Dracula's servants. In a nightly ceremony they restore the count back to life. The three men killed ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, gothic, stylized, scary ...
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Dante's Cove
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: gothic, serious, sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
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Time: 1800s, 19th century
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Night Gallery
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, surreal, gloomy ...
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Cast a Deadly Spell
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, stylized, atmospheric ...
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Salem's Lot
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Country: Spain, USA
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The Other
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
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Attack of the Mushroom People
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
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666 Park Avenue
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, surreal, serious, atmospheric, gothic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
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Salem's Lot
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
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Kolchak: The Night Stalker
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, serious, scary, mind bending, gothic
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Millennium
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
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Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Frankenstein is a 2004 U.S. television miniseries (edited into a film) based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It follows the original book more closely than other adaptions. The story is of a scientist who brings life to a creature ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
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Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, deadly, wilderness, escapades, supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, zombie, professor, swamp, monster, creature feature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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The Legend of Boggy Creek
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentary-style drama based on true accounts of the Fouke Monster in Arkansas. It focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while detailing certain sightings of the monster. This title was a drive-in B movie favorite for ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, reflective ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa
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Gallery of Horror
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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: offbeat, serious, scary
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Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: england, new england, london
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Pit and the Pendulum
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, vengeance, death, torture, murder, adultery, cult, adaptation, palaces castles and temples, haunted by the past, visceral ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
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