Movies like The Frightening

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The Frightening (2002)
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The Frightening (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The eighteen years old Corey Peterson moves with his mother to a small town due a trauma in the past. On his first day at Hallows End High School, he is approached by the student also new arrival in town Mason that tells him about a death of a friend of him in the school and advises Corey to stay away from the wrestler Perry and his gang. When two other students vanish, Corey decides to talk to Principal Rizcheck, who does not give any attention to him. Together with Mason, they investigate the secret about the school and disclose the dark truth about Hallows End and the missing students.
Style: serious, suspenseful, slasher, enigmatic, captivating, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, crimes, youth, supernatural, haunted by the past, buddies, social misfits, deadly, rivalry, misfit, small town, supernatural power, murder, delusion, poltergeist, high school life, gory, social relations, ghost, teacher, hell, death, punk, wrestler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Frightening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and slasher films with plots about deadly, supernatural, danger, youth, crimes, murder and teenage life mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Frightening: My Soul to Take (2010), Plasterhead (2006), Innocence (2013), Detention (2010), Voodoo Academy (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: slasher, psycho film, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, urban legend, haunted by the past, small town, danger, nightmare comes true, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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95%
The Brotherhood III: Young Demons (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of devil-may-care teenagers discover they've mistakenly called upon the Prince of Darkness in this flashy horror story.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, homoerotic ...
Plot: high school, supernatural, imaginary, wizards and magicians, rivalry, supernatural ability, escapades, crimes, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, crimes, supernatural, danger, vengeance, survival, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.6
 1K
Innocence (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Beckett Warner realizes that her troubles may be far worse—her school is run by a coven of beautiful women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, uncover truth, danger, adventure, heroes, social relations, good versus evil, imaginary, supernatural, virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 3.1
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Detention (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, school, danger, confined, high school, youth, deadly, prank, teenage life, isolation, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 676
Voodoo Academy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some exploring and discovers that Mrs. Bouvier and the Reverend ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating, offbeat
Plot: black magic, college, curses spells and rituals, youth, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, clergy, rivalry, wizards and magicians, demon, voodoo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, gory, small town life, game, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, summer camp, danger, violence spree, who done it, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hallows Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trapped in an abandoned schoolhouse with an evil they helped create, but cannot defeat, the students are ill prepared for their last lesson...in terror!
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, supernatural ability, youth, danger, prank, crimes, psychopath, gory, isolation, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, youth, twins, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 7K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, vengeance, supernatural, mystery, social misfits, danger, deadly, society, youth, social relations, afterlife, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.9
 729
The Source (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, social misfits, teenage love, vengeance, rivalry, youth, danger, prank, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 2K
Wishcraft (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life is about to change for Brett Bumpers, Martin Van Buren High School's resident brain. Socially inept and head over heels in love with Samantha the school beauty. Brett receives a mysterious package, a talisman, and the power to make three ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, dead teenager, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, wish come true, fall in love, youth, deadly, gory, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
KM 31: Kilometer 31 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Her twin sister Catalina telepathically feels the pain of Agata and ...
Style: scary, serious, enigmatic, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, teenage life, haunted by the past, twins, supernatural, deadly, danger, vengeance, isolation, estrangement, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Under the Salt (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A series of murders leads Commander Trujillo to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets Victor Zepeda - a lonely teenager who works in his father's funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenage life, uncover truth, police investigation, mortician, social misfits, mystery, youth, crimes, deadly, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Bloody Homecoming (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three years after a tragic accident leaves a student dead at the annual Homecoming dance, a group of senior friends anxious about the return of Homecoming Night to their sleepy Southern town find themselves visited by a deadly presence from their ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, homecoming, high school, rivalry, vengeance, ghost, friends, stalking, teachers and students, deadly, prank, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 3K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, danger, gory, deadly, supernatural, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, college, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Graduation Day (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, serial killer, high school sports, runner, gory, psychopath, mentally unstable, youth, rivalry, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 5K
Playback (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, danger, deadly, youth, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, urban legend, evil, teenager, small town, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prison of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kristof, an eccentric rich kid, tricks his high school friends into getting back together for a reunion of sorts, under the pretense of a funeral. The group of twenty-somethings is forced to spend the night in an old abandoned witches' prison. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prank, supernatural, ghost, danger, survival, curses spells and rituals, seance, deadly, buddies, supernatural power, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 5K
Devour (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends become increasingly addicted to a video game that has an evil agenda.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, occult, gory, teenage life, high school, obsession, supernatural ability, youth, deadly, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 502
Trespassers (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tyler is a surfer who constantly searches for good surfing spots. When he's traveling through Mexico, he finds one of the best places he has ever seen. He invites his brother Colin to join him and his friends in surfing the wild Mexican waves. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher
Plot: survival, ghost, supernatural, buddies, leadership, curses spells and rituals, isolation, wilderness, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, vengeance, legends and myths, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Fingerprints (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, murder, uncover truth, missing child, haunted by the past, small town life, school, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: sexy, scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, serial killer, youth, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, crimes, danger, beauty, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, halloween, confined, ghost, survival, teenage life, deadly, crimes, danger, supernatural power, half sister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.3
 631
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, deadly, crimes, survival, reincarnation, violence, imaginary, occult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, curse, ghost, urban legend, secret mission, haunted by the past, uncover truth, supernatural, investigation, teenage life, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, social relations, teenage life ...
Time: year 1976, year 1946, year 2013
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 841
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%