Movies and TV shows like American Gothic

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American Gothic (1995)
 8.2
 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, suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, christian horror, suspense
Plot: small town, small town sheriff, ghost, supernatural ability, fighting crime, rapist, serial killer, evil, palaces castles and temples, investigation, murder, suburbs, crimes, vampire, vengeance, parents and children, small town life, suburban life, teenage life, workplace intrigue, fall in love, deadly, supernatural, angel, network ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa

Most similar movies to American Gothic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about deadly, supernatural, murder, danger, death, small town and crimes mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like American Gothic: It (1990), Salem's Lot (2004), Bates Motel (2013), Hemlock Grove (2013), South of Hell (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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 ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
75%
 8.2
 81K
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, overbearing mother, obsession, motel, serial killer, murder, crimes, family problems, teenage life, mad, incestuous desire ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
71%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, danger, religions or cults, small town, siblings relations, track down, family relations, save the world, family secret, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
68%
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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: murder, island, storm, suicide, village, small town, supernatural, god or devil, winter, voting, demon, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: ghost, high school, train, murder, serial killer, school, childhood, car, tunnel, bully, slasher, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. Composer/lyricist ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, dark humor, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stage, murder, revenge, vengeance, cannibalism, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, rivalry, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
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, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, corn, slasher, gory, small town, murder, curses spells and rituals, harvest, supernatural, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, uncover truth, countryside, wartime life, danger, youth, death, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: supernatural, devil, destiny, deadly, based on movie, antichrist, evil, religion, catholicism, bible prophecy, investigation, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
 4.8
 2K
The Hearse (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, small town, woman in danger, possession, occult, gory, mystery, danger, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, captivating, scary, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 37K
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, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural romance, deadly creature, immortality, small town, dangerous attraction, small town life, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 14K
The Shining (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
Story: John Torrance is a writer & recovering alcoholic, who ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, tense
Plot: hotel, supernatural ability, ghost, isolation, domestic violence, supernatural, family, haunted, winter, writer's life, resort, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 190
Wilderness (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In the light of the moon, seduction and pleasure are never what they seem. And neither is Alice White (Amanda Ooms), a beautiful and obsessed woman with a painfully sinister secret: once a month when the moon is full, she locks herself away and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, gothic, scary, offbeat
Plot: human becomes animal, werewolf, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, dangerous animal, redemption, animal life, danger, librarian, female werewolf, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, ghost story, secret, small town, supernatural, vengeance, haunted by the past, elderly, friends, buddies, golden years, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, twins, youth, small town, teenage life, orphan, danger, wrongful conviction, justice, deadly, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 304
The Matrimony (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural ability, love triangle, supernatural romance, true love, afterlife, reincarnation, danger, deadly, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 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, little boy, small town, coffin, doctor, blood, little girl, death, brother brother relationship, love, boy, girl ...
Time: 1790s, 1990s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 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: offbeat, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, small town, crime, small town life, mysterious death, missing person, who done it, mystery, crimes, social relations, uncover truth, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: small town, church, possession, dog, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 978
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, small town, investigation, gory, teenage life, crimes, deadly, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 9K
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, cult, surrealism, murder investigation, fbi, investigation, murder, good versus evil, profiler, prophecy, crime, special agents ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, haunted by the past, sheriff, friends, killing off one by one, loss of family member, threat, suspicion, fear ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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