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The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
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The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Ben and Kate Powell (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea, their son Steve (Barry Gordon) gets blamed for the destruction caused by three unruly ghosts. Another of 'exploitation king' William Castle's supernatural films, this one is studded with familiar character actors including Harvey Lembeck, Mary Wickes, John McGiver, Doodles Weaver, Jesse White and John ("Gomez Addams") Astin.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, teenager, teenage life, supernatural, family relations, missing child, fall in love, danger, family problems, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, master and servant, domestic disturbance, maid, supernatural power, meat cleaver
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, humorous, suspenseful and psychotronic films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, deadly and murder mostly in Horror, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Spirit Is Willing: Dead on Appraisal (2014), Where Got Ghost? (2009), Amityville Dollhouse (1996), The Slaughter (2006), Playhouse (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead on Appraisal (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Real estate agent John Dante has a problem. He's stuck with a house he can't sell. Despite his best efforts, he can't seem to overcome the house's past and the macabre tales that precede it in this haunting anthology. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, ghost, haunted house, danger, gore, realtor, survival, real estate, gory, splatter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Where Got Ghost? (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Singapore
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Where Got Ghost?" is a Horror-Comedy Chinese Movie. 3-in-1 Horror tales told in a good old comedy fashion.
Style: not serious, scary, humorous, bleak
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, danger, silly humor, death by strangulation, imaginary, strangulation, dead soldier
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, family problems, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Slaughter (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A turn of the century ritual to raise the feminine evil goes horribly awry and leaves a she demon dormant on the ceremonial grounds. Sixty years later a young couple moves into a house built on the ancient grounds and their daughter's murder ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, gory, supernatural ability, ghost, danger, friendship, supernatural, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, human sacrifice, machete, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Playhouse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After years hiding in the shadows, the ancient ghosts of an old Pittsburgh theater make their presence known once again.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, crimes, deadly, goofy hero, disorder, haunted house, gory, theater, zombie, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ghost Team One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two roommates deathly afraid of ghosts both fall in love with a girl who believes their home is haunted.
Style: not serious, humorous, scary, horror spoof
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, buddies, parody, deadly, danger, exorcism, rivalry, strong violent content, profanity, haunted house, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Scream Team (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small-town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns there from Boston with his own kids, bright Ian and bratty ...
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, imaginary, rescue, youth, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, family, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, uncover truth, writer's life, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, fear, deadly, violence, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: date night
Plot: seance, ghost, bikini, curses spells and rituals, rock, couples, righting the wronged, rivalry, supernatural, danger, silly humor, afterlife ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Paranormal Movie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man, long haunted by the paranormal, captures on camera the horror and hilarity he and his beautiful girlfriend encounter after moving into a new home.
Style: humorous, not serious, horror spoof, psychotronic, toilet humor
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, disorder, danger, supernatural, ghost, goofy hero, couples, silly humor, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, gory, deadly, supernatural ability, parents and children, murder, danger, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Amityville 3-D (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, burned alive, supernatural, island, domestic disturbance, rivalry, strong violent content, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dark Circles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, countryside, couples, danger, isolation, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House of the Damned (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A woman uses witchcraft to try to steal her daughter's youth.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, crimes, deadly, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, race against time, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, filmmaking, haunted house, ghost, zombie, estate, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, supernatural power, film within a film, actor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: It's the 1980's and a group of typical horror movie high school kids are getting together to hold a séance in a haunted house. Naturally, people start dying preposterously bloody deaths, girls are getting naked for no apparent reason and ...
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, brutal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, zombie, parody, danger, deadly, youth, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, teenage life, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ghost of Goodnight Lane (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the staff inside a renovated film studio finds a co-worker dead one morning, the pieces of a forty year puzzle add up to an angry ghost who has let the last person step inside her house. But will they ever get out alive?
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, survival, deadly, danger, murder, haunted by the past, investigation, graphic violence, paranormal activity, puzzle, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 9K
Hell Baby (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After she and her husband move into a haunted house, a woman gives birth to a demonic infant that wreaks havoc.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, scary, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, parody, haunted house, good versus evil, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, danger, demons, demon, clergy, family, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, danger, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, supernatural, deadly, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, fear, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ghost Game (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: 7 Friends go out to cabin for a weekend of relaxing and find a game that should not be opened!
Style: offbeat, humorous, scary, semi serious
Plot: wizards and magicians, ghost, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, hummer, male friendship, board game, canoe, humvee, friendship between men, teenage witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 3K
Okul (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film revolves around a young group of spoiled teenagers and their struggle to prepare for the standardized test required to get into university. All of a sudden a ghost enters their lives, scares and incites them to misbehave.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, teenage life, deadly, slasher, school, love, youth, school principal, mirror, schoolgirl uniform, female teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, danger, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, legends and myths, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 891
Another Evil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After encountering a ghost in his family's vacation home, Dan and his wife Mary hire an "industrial-grade exorcist" named Os to get rid of the beings.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, artist, ghost hunter, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, supernatural, old dark house, pursuit, stripper, beer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: not serious, humorous, ridiculous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, couple relations, supernatural, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary, stupidity, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Supernatural Activity (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The world's most beloved illusionist, armed with his team of oxymoron’s, embark on the freakiest, most adventurous paranormal investigation of all time. Terrorized at every turn by an unexplainable irregular patterns of mysterious ...
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, horror spoof, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, ghost, investigation, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals, broken nose
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 2K
Dead Scared (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Evil Dead meets Scream as an evil professor, through an ancient staff and a book of incantation, possesses the bodies of a group of fraterity and sorority pledges during a night of "hazing" activities in an abandoned mansion. When the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, supernatural, supernatural ability, murder, gory, survival, slasher, curses spells and rituals, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 4K
Ghoulies II (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an attempt to kill them, so the creatures go on a rampage ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, heroes, ghost, supernatural, deadly creature, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, vampire, mad scientist, deadly, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 31K
Housebound (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, house arrest, plot twist, parents and children, supernatural, danger, mystery, family relations, bloody violence, female protagonist, exploding head, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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