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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USA
44 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, blood, imaginary and zombie mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: Salem's Lot (1979), It (1990), Monster of Terror (1965), Blacula (1972), Puppetmaster (1989). 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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Plot: vampire, mysterious character, gory, romance, investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, family in danger, supernatural, gothic horror, music box, cure ...
Place: england, europe, maine
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Salem's Lot
Genre: Fantasy, 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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Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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It
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, 1960s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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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
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, vampire, estate, haunted by the past, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural ability, gothic horror, mansion, hanging, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maine, usa
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Monster of Terror
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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic, offbeat ...
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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 ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, deadly creature, splatter, hidden identity, supernatural ability, camp, monster, demons, urban, blood, obsessive quest ...
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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 ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, gothic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Phantasm II
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
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    User:   48%
 
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, stylized, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, german, loneliness, deadly creature, existentialism, small town, death, goth, surrealism, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, romania, transylvania, bulgaria, seaport ...
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
Black Sabbath
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, murder, vengeance, ghost, death, stylish, ghosts, mysterious character, mystery, slasher, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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    User:   44%
 
Cast a Deadly Spell
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.
Style: humorous, semi serious, futuristic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, good versus evil, supernatural ability, zombie, mystery, nightclub, investigation, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, supernatural, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Salem's Lot
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, ghost, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, small town, murder, priest, danger, deadly ...
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Tales of Terror
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious ...
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Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when Jessica moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may ...
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Hemlock Grove
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, gothic, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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    User:   39%
 
The Haunted Palace
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, burned alive, master villain, village, supernatural ability, necronomicon, gothic horror, mansion, palaces castles and temples, ancient mystery, dealing with death, afterlife ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: new england, dungeon, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: vampire, amateur detective, ghost, palaces castles and temples, mysterious character, stalking, dangerous attraction, hypnotism, mansion, harem, castle, cat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.0
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The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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 ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
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Martin
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, blood, supernatural, radio show, psychopath, gore, small town, splatter, deadly, goth, visceral, dark fantasy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, light, witty ...
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Plot: vampire, high school, chosen one, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, danger, best friends, teenage love, save the world, teenager, double life, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: california, usa, campus
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 7.8
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Evil Dead II
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 14th century, year 1987, 1990s
Place: 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: serious, offbeat, scary
Plot: deadly creature, vampire, palaces castles and temples, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, mystery, murder, college, woman in danger, good versus evil, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: england, new england, london
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 6.1
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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 ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, supernatural, hotel, mysterious character, imaginary, ghost, mystery, gender, starting over, survival, couple relations ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: usa
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Twice-Told Tales
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: ghost, gory, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural ability, zombie, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, mad doctor, anthology, family curse, experiment ...
Time: 60s
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System:   32%
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The Devil Rides Out
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, serial killer, zombie, devil, blood, spiders, demons, goth, death, mystery, chase ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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 5.4
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Jessabelle
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, melancholic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, voodoo, ghost, ghosts, woman in danger, danger, estate, pornography, uncover truth, nudity (topless - notable), curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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    User:   37%
 
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Style: humorous, scary, gothic, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, parody, goofy hero, immortality, palaces castles and temples, countryside, experiment gone awry, mentor, nothing goes right, crimes, adaptation, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, poland, transylvania
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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, suspenseful, serious, offbeat, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, monster, deadly, monsters, deadly creature, in the woods, legends and myths, small town life, mystery, americana, danger, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa
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