Movies and TV shows like American Gothic

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American Gothic (1995)
 8.1
 4K
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, scary, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, suspense, christian horror
Plot: small town, ghost, small town sheriff, devil, supernatural, vampire, teenage life, crimes, angel, vengeance, investigation, supernatural ability, parents and children, god or devil, fall in love, sheriff, workplace intrigue, suburbs, murder, small town life, fighting crime, network, suburban life, deadly, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa

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Most similar movies to American Gothic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, murder, deadly, crimes, small town, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like American Gothic: Hemlock Grove (2013), South of Hell (2015), It (1990), A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013), Storm of the Century (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
50%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, danger, siblings relations, small town, family relations, track down, fall in love, family secret, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.8
 112K
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, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, giant spider, clown, friendship, supernatural, small town, childhood, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, rough, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, ritual, cult, harvest, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, village, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, twins, teenage life, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, murder, friendship, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: village, storm, island, suicide, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, stranger, demon, jail, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
77%
 8.2
 95K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, mother son relationship, family problems, murder, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.9
 7K
Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: antichrist, evil, devil, religion, destiny, supernatural, catholicism, deadly, bible prophecy, based on movie, 666, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Shallow Ground (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, vengeance, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, gory, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.0
 10K
Millennium (1996)
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, investigation, conspiracy, cult, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
75%
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, corn, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, curses spells and rituals, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
72%
 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 ⇓
72%
 7.5
 48K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, angel, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, supernatural power, good versus evil, demonic possession, exorcism, anti heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
71%
 6.3
 7K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, friendship, haunted by the past, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Freddy's Nightmares (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger. This format is ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, supernatural, crimes, deadly, slasher, tv show, murder, fear, high school, serial murder, strong violent content ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, mind game, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 40K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural romance, small town, immortality, supernatural, dangerous attraction, imaginary, mother daughter relationship, family secret, parents and children, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 10K
Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They ...
Style: scary, psychological, gothic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, devil, reincarnation, chosen one, serial killer, satanism, devil worship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, teenage life, gory, deadly, slasher, small town, female serial killer, parents and children, crimes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.6
 23K
Moonlight (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mick St. John is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living.
Style: witty, suspenseful, light, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, investigation, reporter, supernatural ability, supernatural, fall in love, impossible love, immortality, supernatural romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, missing person, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, missing daughter, insanity, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 564
Haunted (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: private detective, ghost, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, investigation, afterlife, psychic power, ex law enforcer, seeing dead people, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.5
 371
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, murder, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, parents and children, small town, small town life, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, memory loss, dark heroine, human nature, mystery, danger, supernatural ability, betrayal, small town life, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, paranormal activity, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%