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Sideshow (2000)
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Sideshow (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: carnival, supernatural, youth, kidnapping, kids in trouble, curses spells and rituals, exploitation, freakshow, dwarf, fortune teller, freak show, monster, killer clown, amusement park, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sheriff, sideshow, danger, deadly, gory, profanity, breasts, wheelchair, little person
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, gory, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, crimes and murder mostly in Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sideshow: Fear Runs Silent (2000), Stitches (2001), Scream of the Banshee (2011), Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006), Witchouse (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: slasher, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, deadly creature, supernatural, youth, teenage life, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, murder, nightmare, monster, ghost, high school ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 4.0
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Stitches (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Combining the body parts and skin from her victims, a wicked sorceress stitches together her subjects.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, semi serious
Plot: hidden identity, mystery, crimes, witch, murder, kidnapping, abduction, hotel, demon, death, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Scream of the Banshee (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: sex scene, deadly creature, ancient mystery, youth, race against time, professor, curses spells and rituals, mother daughter relationship, sexual content, campus, college, mannequin ...
Time: 12th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, dark, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, isolation, living dead, mortician, zombie attack, virus, empire, farm, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 3.7
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Witchouse (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 72 min.
Story: On Mayday 1998 in the town of Dunwich, Massachusetts, Elizabeth gathers together a group of specially selected friends for a rather odd party. It turns out that she is the descendent of a malevolent witch named Lilith who was burned at the stake ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Plot: witch, possessed woman, evil witch, resurrection, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, youth, demonic possession, seance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Legend of the Chupacabra (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Is the legend of Chupacabran (roughly translated to getsugare) true? Or is it just folklore? Or a madman in latex suit? When Maria Esperanza's uncle and his goats are assaulted and killed, she collects together a team of crypto zoology student ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: creature feature, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly creature, found footage, legend, monster, crimes, escapades, urban legend, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, stalking, alien encounter, hallucination, surrealism, dream, alternate reality, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 589
Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty one year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill, for the sake of her ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, supernatural ability, ghost, pregnancy, woman in danger, brutality, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, demon, babies and infants, possessed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: curse, supernatural, ghost, mine, gold, curses spells and rituals, undead, serial killer, adventure, ghost town, empire, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
 575
Deathbed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Karen and her significant other move to a new apartment, they discover an old antique bed. Karen absolutely loves it and she soon allows it to inspire her artwork. However, a series of disturbing dreams begin to haunt Karen. Eventually she ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, couple relations, woman in danger, technology gone awry, curses spells and rituals, showbiz, mentally unstable, changing the past or future, couples, chaos, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
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Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, survival, youth, serial killer, violence, violence spree, kids in trouble, forest, police officer, maniac, supernatural being ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 452
Savage Harvest (1994)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The agony and death of the Trail of Tears. A Cherokee elder, desperate to aid his people. Demons bursting into our world to destroy the entire tribe. And a great flood that washes the evil up into our modern world. The demons await the smell of the ...
Style: serious, slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, forces of nature, small town life, vengeance, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, buddies, mentally unstable, ghost, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.4
 510
Dead Clowns (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The residents of Port Emmett prepare for a hurricane that will churn up a 50-year-old secret, awakening an army of zombie clowns. Left to die after a circus train accident, the clowns rise from their muddy graves to get revenge. The guilty can run, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: killer clown, zombie, vengeance, supernatural, small town, circus, crimes, evil clown, brutality, amusement park, small town life, left to die ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 599
Dead & Rotting (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an aged witch, Abigail, when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Scheming in anger, the witch seduces the three friends and then uses the men's own ill-born spawn to destroy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: witchcraft, murder, evil witch, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, youth, prank, buddies, curses spells and rituals, zombie, pumpkin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 1K
Sweatshop (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends break into an abandoned factory in order to throw a impromptu party; unaware that it is not as empty as they originally believed.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, teenage life, strong violent content, confined, youth, isolation, extreme violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), oral sex, rave, castration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.7
 175
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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, supernatural, crimes, estrangement, bigfoot, creature, demon, rivalry, violence, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hansel vs. Gretel (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Gretel falls under a dark spell and organizes a coven of witches, Hansel must find the courage to fight his twin sister and the sinister forces controlling her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, siblings relations, family relations, escapades, graphic violence, witch, cannibalism, magic, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, cannibal, decapitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 1K
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, sole survivor, haunted by the past, crimes, escapades, survival, woman in danger, evil child, supernatural, child killer, childhood friend ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Death by Dialogue (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, forest, family relations, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, crimes, buddies, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ghosts of Goldfield (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two couples and another friend from college decide to visit the Goldfield Hotel in Nevada to make a documentary about ghosts – then their nightmares begin!
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: ghost, hotel, supernatural, stalking, uncover truth, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, master and servant, legends and myths, family in danger, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.2
 848
In the Woods (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two hunters who have journeyed deep into the woods stumble across a burial site. They decide to dig it up. It is only after they uncover a strange horned skull amongst the artifacts that they become aware of the evil they have unleashed. Getting out ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, splatter
Plot: monster, forest, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, buddies, deadly creature, escapades, ancient mystery, strong violent content, small town, fbi, demon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there's bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, deadly creature, survival, supernatural, chaos, rescue, zombie attack, empire, post apocalypse, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: scary, sexy, serious, suspenseful, homoerotic
Plot: supernatural, rivalry, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, estate, curses spells and rituals, witch, college student, murder, gay, gay interest, homoeroticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, disappearance, murder, road trip, supernatural, revenge, family in danger, demon, flashback, child murder, transformation, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.3
 621
Death Factory (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A woman working at a biological research facility becomes ill when she contracts a deadly, new virus. Sometime after, she becomes a half-monster beast and kills her old co-workers. Some time later, a group of teens go into the old research facility ...
Style: experimental, scary, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: violence, strong violent content, zombie, supernatural, mutant, experiment gone awry, survival, escapades, sexual content, monster, death, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sharon's Baby (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange deaths, the one common factor being the presence of a baby in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: babies and infants, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, parents and children, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, curse, demon, stripper, evil child, pregnancy and birth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Zombie Nation (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A psycho cop with a weakness for killing his female arrests gets what's coming to him when a pack of zombie women rise from their graves in order to get proper revenge.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, afterlife, serial killer, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural ability, rivalry, supernatural, law enforcement, psychopath, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.7
 516
The Damned (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A clan of vampires has just moved into the neighborhood, and college student Tom accidentally discovers his new neighbors' secret. When the vampires find out that Tom knows, he must do whatever he can to survive. His two roommates, a horror fan ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, police investigation, crimes, supernatural, zombie, investigation, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, heroes, religions or cults, college, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.3
 1K
Grim (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A team of spelunkers, when investigating a system of caves beneath a small town, come across a hideous creature that can move through walls.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: monster, cave, supernatural, mutant, deadly creature, suburbs, ouija board, creature, chaos and mayhem, suburban life, chaos, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.4
 740
Live Animals (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of college kids must decide what price they will pay to gain their freedom after being kidnapped by a ruthless White Slave trader.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, prison life, tough heroes, psychopath, prison, confined, serial killer, bad guy wins, bondage, animal life, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%