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Tales from the Darkside
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 Hour, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.
Style: dark humor, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, surreal, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability, imaginary, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, freak, paranormal activity, the underworld, anthology, monster
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Tales from the Crypt
Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
USA
25 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, dialogue, mentor, monster, transformation and adaptation mostly in Horror, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Tales from the Darkside: Evil Dead II (1987), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Critters 2 (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Cast a Deadly Spell (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
Plot: gory, zombie, cult, violence, supernatural, splatter, gore, wilderness, blood, monster, chase, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 14th century, year 1987, 1990s
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   95%
 
The Witches of Eastwick
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, captivating, twists and turns ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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    User:   100%
 
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Critters 2
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, violence, mad scientist, small town, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, deadly creature, gory, evil alien, countryside, easter, egg ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, serial killer, dreams, teenager, murder, blood, death, violence, revenge, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   91%
 
Tales from the Crypt
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark humor, witty, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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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 ...
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System:   72%
    User:   62%
 
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Motel Hell
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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    User:   63%
 
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, gory, serial killer, murder, supernatural, death, disfigurement, splatter, violence, dreams, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   69%
 
Bride of Re-Animator
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, macabre, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   59%
 
 5.9
 4K
Vamp
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, college, supernatural, chase, violence, splatter, dangerous animal, camp, blood, gang, nightclub, demons ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   80%
 
House II: The Second Story
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, chase, adventurer, deadly creature, halloween, splatter, ghost, alternate universe, adventure ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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System:   68%
    User:   79%
 
 5.1
 4K
976-EVIL
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.
Style: scary, serious, dark humor, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, supernatural, high school, vengeance, splatter, slasher, gore, revenge, supernatural ability, demons, murder, spiders ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   68%
 
 5.9
 11K
Vampire's Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, sexy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: vampire, insanity, mental illness, supernatural, murder, losing-it hero, rape, womanizer, splatter, loneliness, psychiatry, dangerous attraction ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
Deadtime Stories
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: scary, fairy tale, suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   61%
 
Being John Malkovich
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, talky, clever, psychological, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, identity, surrealism, sexuality, postmodernism, metaphysics, sexual identity, twists & turns, urban, puppeteer, insanity, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
 6.8
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Phantasm
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: atmospheric, scary, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, gory, small town, zombie, good versus evil, splatter, alien, crimes, supernatural, deadly, blood, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
 6.4
 56K
Arachnophobia
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, spiders, survival, jungle, death, dangerous animal, culture clash, deadly creature, danger, doctors, chase, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, south america, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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 7.5
 218K
Beetlejuice
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, gothic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, surrealism, ghost, cult, goth, dysfunctional family, ghosts, death, life & death, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, parody, alien, mad scientist, monster, alien invasion, punk, evil alien, aliens, blood, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 6.2
 93K
The Visit
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, murder, siblings relations, plot twist, family relations, supernatural, farm, golden years, hide and seek, diaper, oven, farmhouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
 7.3
 106K
The Lost Boys
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires ...
Style: humorous, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, gory, supernatural, teenager, motorcycle, blood, goth, chase, immortality, death, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
 6.8
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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.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
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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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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 7.7
 110K
Teen Wolf
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, werewolf, supernatural ability, school, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, life turned upside down, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, california, mexico, france
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 2.8
 27K
Troll 2
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young child is terrified to discover that a planned family trip is to be haunted by vile plant-eating monsters out of his worst nightmare...
Style: scary, serious, awful, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Plot: small town, witch, cult, destiny, stupidity, deadly creature, seance, camp, save the day, death, goblin, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
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Evilspeak
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bullied by classmates, a pudgy military-school student fights back by computer with the devil.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, gory, supernatural ability, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, computers and web, deadly, nerd, pig, orphan, computer, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, skyscraper, save the day, friendship, experiment gone awry, danger, genetics, monsters, escapades, chaos, spiders ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 

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Head of the Family
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The "head" of the family is literally that--a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: dungeon
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    User:   39%
 
Wicked Stepmother
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, estate, switching roles, parents and children, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, chain smoking, fictional game show, hair, allergy, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   42%
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