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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
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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 unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. These often involved the supernatural or even science fiction, including fantastic creatures. The series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. The series only lasted a single season, it remains popular in syndication; it is often cited as the inspiration for the popular series The X-Files. Following the success of The X-Files, the franchise was resurrected in 2005 in a second television series with a new cast and characters, as well as subsequent in novels and comic books. The entire series is available in syndication and is occasionally rerun on the Sci-Fi Channel under an expanded title, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. In 2008, it was aired on Chiller. It is also available on DVD and streaming from Netflix.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, newspaper, cover up, ghost, news reporter, vampire, domestic disturbance, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly, mummy, dangerous animal, zombie, journalism, stalking, uncover truth, media satire, who done it, imaginary, media, rivalry, columnist, werewolf ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, mystery, supernatural ability, murder and ghost mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Night Strangler (1973), Night Stalker (2005), Supernatural (2005), Hemlock Grove (2013), Salem's Lot (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Night Stalker (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: vampire, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, murder, stalking, amateur detective, mystery, race against time, who done it, psychopath, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Night Strangler (1973)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After being run out of Las Vegas, Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper. It's not long before he is on the trail of another string of bizarre murders. It seems that every 21 years, for the past century, a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, slasher, vampire, crime, mind game, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, murder investigation, journalism, legends and myths, crimes, danger, deadly, media, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.5
 336K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, vampire, obsessive quest, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.2
 33K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
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: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, investigation, small town, protagonist as suspect, crimes, family secret, danger, parents and children, love triangle, small town life, murder, gypsy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 9K
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, priest, good versus evil, small town, ghost, mysterious character, supernatural ability, mystery, murder, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, israel, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: small town, harvest, ritual, cult, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, mystery, village, supernatural ability, small town life, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
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: serious, clever, gloomy, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, mystery, ghost, supernatural ability, destiny, danger, escapades, imaginary, figment, fictional reality, belief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 98K
It (1990)
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, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, clown, giant spider, murder, nerd, suicide, villain, library, flashback, bicycle, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 24K
The Langoliers (1995)
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 ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, time travel, airport, airplane, survival, deadly creature, apocalypse, airplane trip, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Norliss Tapes (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: vampire, reporter, investigation, zombie, ghost, mystery, newspaper, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, danger, deadly, adventure, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, totalitarianism, superior, nazism, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 54K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, supernatural, time travel, mystery, good versus evil, witchcraft, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 20K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
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Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 1K
Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Disappearance (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A family driving through Nevada decides to take some snapshots at an out-of-the-way ghost town named Weaver, and horrible things start happening.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: ghost, survival, isolation, danger, stalking, confined, escapades, supernatural, desert, mystery, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.2
 755
FreakyLinks (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FreakyLinks is an American television show that combined elements of horror, mystery, and comedy. It aired on the Fox Network from October 2000 until June 2001, for a total run of 13 episodes. The feel of the show closely modeled that of The X-Files ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Point Pleasant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, betrayal, dark heroine, small town, human nature, curses spells and rituals, mystery, memory loss, mysterious character, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Satan will no longer be beast... but beauty!" That declaration comes early in The Eighteenth Angel, signaling the kind of horror movie we're in for: thick and cheesy. When that line (and others like it) is uttered by mad monk ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary, bleak
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Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 44K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, angel, good versus evil, supernatural, demonic possession, investigation, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 662
Dead of Night (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Gothic (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Gothic is an American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive produced by Sam Raimi. The show first aired on CBS on September 22, 1995, and was canceled after a single season on July 11, 1996.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, small town sheriff, ghost, supernatural ability, fighting crime, serial killer, evil, rapist, palaces castles and temples, investigation, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, christmas, burned alive, slasher, small town, psychopath, murder, gory, ghost, holiday, factory, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 436
Dark Tower (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a window-washer falls to his death from the side of a Barcelona high-rise office building (also killing a unsuspecting pedestrian), security consultant Dennis Randall is called in to investigate. Although he first believes the deaths to be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: skyscraper, ghost, afterlife, high rise, danger, deadly, supernatural, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, zombie, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 3K
Room 6 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The school teacher Amy has been proposed by her boyfriend Nick early in the morning and she promises her answer later in the afternoon...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: hospital, ghost, zombie, amateur detective, afterlife, doctors and patients, supernatural ability, mysterious character, slasher, crimes, hallucination, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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