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Diary of a Madman (1963)
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Diary of a Madman (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Simon Cordier, a French magistrate and amateur sculptor comes into contact with a malevolent entity. The invisible - yet corporeal - being, called a "horla" is capable of limited psychokinesis and complete mind control.
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, sculptor, crimes, danger, curses spells and rituals, self defense, deadly, uncontrollable, psychokinesis, killer, model, suicide, mirror, insanity, judge, adultery, evil spirit, fire, eye, painting, cook, butler, bankruptcy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and bleak films with plots about deadly, supernatural, danger, murder, ghost, crimes and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror and Biography genres. Some movies like Diary of a Madman: The Oblong Box (1969), Blood Descendants (2007), The Bell Witch Haunting (2013), The Dead Want Women (2012), Hell Asylum (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Oblong Box (1969)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, danger, obsession, buried alive, supernatural, crimes, murder, brother brother relationship, disfigurement, monster, curse, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1865, 1860s
Place: africa
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95%
Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, crimes, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, deadly creature, obsessive quest, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
Genre: Biography, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on true events. The Robertson County Sheriff's Department has released footage found on the bodies of the Sawyer family's cell phones and video cameras. What was first thought to be a murder-suicide is now believed to be the return ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, supernatural, danger, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals, ghost, video camera, corpse, party, blood, gore ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Dead Want Women (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Beginning at a stylish mansion in the roaring 1920's, a socialite, flappers, and the men who love them come to their ultimate demise. These ghosts continue to haunt the mansion throughout the decade. Now they've come back to haunt and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, danger, violence spree, murder, hallucination, mansion, best friends, friends ...
Time: 1920s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Hell Asylum (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A desperate producer faced with unemployment has the ultimate reality television program ready to roll.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: haunted house, ghost, deadly, supernatural, woman in danger, gory, danger, crimes, supernatural power, death, murder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an inbred monster in this new inmate, however. Instead, he sees him ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, non-linear, psychological
Plot: obsession, supernatural, crimes, danger, murder, mental institution, ancient mystery, deadly, mental disorder, doctor, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Scar (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While hiking in a remote forest, college student Zack disappears, leaving nothing but a bloody trail for his traumatized friend Tom. Now a year later and plagued by nightmares, Tom returns to the woods with Zack's girlfriend Jenny in a last ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, deadly, gory, danger, crimes, amateur detective, mystery, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Evil Spirits (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dark comedy thriller that manages to skillfully blend humor and mystery into one incredible film from its thrilling beginning to the shocking climax! The superb all-star cast is a unique collection of characters who find themselves with one very ...
Style: psychological, humorous, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, ghost, investigation, deadly, mentally unstable, alcohol abuse, curses spells and rituals, voyeurism, hotel, crime, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Witchouse II: Blood Coven (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When an old house in a small town is razed to make way for a shopping mall, the crew unearths four unmarked graves. A professor from a nearby university is asked to find out who the bodies are, but when she and her students arrive in town and begin ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, murder, small town, demon, danger, deadly, crimes, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The legend of Jack The Ripper comes to real when one of his descendants revive him.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, slasher, forest, decapitation, blood, murder, danger, imaginary, serial killer, crimes, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Crypt (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Six young criminals break into hidden catacombs underneath their town and attempt to steal jewelry buried from the "Great Depression" only to find inhabitants guarding the precious belongings. After being trapped in this dark maze of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, confined, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades, supernatural, catacomb, crypt, cemetery, break in, struggle for survival ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Anna's Eve (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the dedicated social worker Anna Liu finds the boy Michael Duncan dreadfully murdered in the kitchen of his house and his mother Eve Duncan missing, she has a nervous breakdown. Eight months later, she is still recovering using pills and living ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: ghost, murder, family in danger, supernatural, custody, afterlife, missing child, family problems, danger, deadly, domestic disturbance, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.4
 574
A Dead Calling (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young television reporter (or "investigative journalist") is attacked in her home, leading to her boyfriend being murdered. Six months later she returns to work in a smaller town, and stumbles across a house full of ghosts trying to call ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, crimes, supernatural, deadly, danger, murder, family problems, media, slasher, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.1
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7 Below (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, ghost, murder, danger, supernatural, confined, isolation, time warp, killer child, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, ghost, prank, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, seance, deadly, buddies, supernatural power, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, curse, slasher, ghost, danger, mine, ghost town, curses spells and rituals, gold, undead, adventure, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, danger, crimes, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, religions or cults, hotel, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Primitive (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother's passing. He returns home for the funeral, and before long, people start dropping dead. The victims - brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, crimes, supernatural, deadly, estrangement, creature, human host, demon, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Evil One (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chicago's Englewood is a neighborhood where death is an everyday reality, but a serial killer on the loose has raised the terror quotient tenfold with the brutality of his crimes. When a newspaper photographer uncovers evidence linking the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, graphic violence, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
1313: Cougar Cult (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Rufus, Darwin, and Coopersmith are three nerdy, but hunky young college students who score themselves a dream summer job working at a swanky mansion owned by wealthy and sexy middle-aged babes Clara, Victoria, and Edwina. However, the gals turn out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy, homoerotic
Plot: supernatural, wizards and magicians, rivalry, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, estate, witch, college student, murder, good versus evil, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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 97
Death's Door (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a television psychic begins to get real results, the cast and crew of the show find themselves trapped by vengeful spirits.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal, rivalry, crimes, deadly, paranormal phenomena, medium, good versus evil, supernatural power, psychic, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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3 A.M. (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thailand's latest horror omnibus is made up of three chilling stories. Two sisters who own a wig shop are haunted by a female ghost whose hair were made into one of the wigs on sale. A funeral home employee falls in love with a female corpse ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, danger, office, deadly, store, murder, violence, survival, multiple storylines, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blood Stained Shoes (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This film is set in the 1930s, and starts with a strange murder in a beautiful Jiangnan river delta. At the scene, all that is left is an exquisite pair of embroidered shoes. An innocent seamstress is suspected and put to death, but the bloody ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary
Plot: murder, false accusation, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, supernatural, social relations, village, village life, ghost, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blood Shack (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A woman inherits an abandoned ranch whose estate is said to be haunted by "the Chooper," the sword-wielding ghost of a vengeance-seeking Indian, in this Ray Dennis Steckler shocker.
Style: offbeat, rough, scary, serious
Plot: murder, ghost story, shack, supernatural, danger, farm, gory, crimes, zombie, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, ghost ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fear Runs Silent (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high school science teacher, Mr.Hill, convinces his student, Kerry Johnson, and a group of her friends to go on an overnight field trip, they find themselves face to face with the darkest side of terror. Not even their worst nightmares will ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, deadly creature, supernatural, wilderness, teenage life, danger, youth, deadly, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, murder, nightmare ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Headless Horseman (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven college kids take a shortcut on their way to a party and unfortunately end up in Wormwood – a "lost" town in the middle of nowhere. They find something strange and sinister happening there – bones and weird decorations line Main ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, survival, supernatural, danger, crimes, vengeance, serial killer, woman in danger, deadly, legends and myths, gory, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Life Blood (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Forty years ago a supernatural force vanquished Brooke and Rhea, a sexy lipstick lesbian couple, after they committed an inconceivable murder. Now, on New Year's Eve, they'll rise from the dead. Still hot and still a couple, they're ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, deadly, clergy, supernatural, crimes, vampire, imaginary, danger, small town, tv show, television show, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
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