Movies like Stranger in Our House

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Stranger in Our House (1978)
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Stranger in Our House (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no good. This TV horror movie had the title "Stranger in Our House" when it was originally released by NBC on Halloween night in 1978. When released on VHS in the late 1980s, the title was changed to "Summer of Fear", which is the title of the Lois Duncan book on which it is based.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, suspense, cult film
Plot: family relations, witch, horse, demon, obsession, witchcraft, summer, occult, voodoo, housekeeper, car accident, possession, small community, teenage life, ghost, youth, supernatural, psychopath, afterlife, supernatural ability, mystery, good versus evil, intrigue, family in danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Stranger in Our House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and slasher films with plots about danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, deadly, ghost, demon and supernatural ability mostly in Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stranger in Our House: I've Been Waiting for You (1998), The Doorway (2000), Little Witches (1996), Blood Relic (2005), To the Devil a Daughter (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, teen angst, witch, revenge, curse, reincarnation, teenage life, city life, curses spells and rituals, student life, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new england, usa
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 3.9
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The Doorway (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young college students agree to fix up an abandoned home for rent, only to discover the demons within and an open doorway... to Hell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural ability, heroic mission, demon, uncover truth, ghost, good versus evil, obsessive quest, supernatural, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, europe, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: possession, priest, small town, supernatural, murder, investigation, journalism, golden years, deadly creature, serial killer, supernatural ability, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Little Witches (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six misfit schoolgirls at an all-girl Catholic high school, left alone at the school for Easter week, get mixed up with the occult and witchcraft after an old Satanic temple is found underneath the church where they attend as well as an old book of ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, occult, girls' boarding school, nun, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, youth, witchcraft, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sheriff, preacher, murder, serial killer, supernatural, ghost, good versus evil, stalking, escapades, rivalry, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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61%
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Blood Relic (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, enigmatic ...
Plot: ghost, museum, obsession, supernatural, survival, race against time, mental institution, mentally unstable, idealism, supernatural ability, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, afterlife, ritual, demon, cult, curses spells and rituals, satanist, deal with the devil, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, game, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, youth, serial killer, genie, murder, supernatural, seance, vengeance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Evil Takes Root (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A paranormal investigator arrives in a sleepy Midwest town to investigate the mysterious loss of his old lover and reconcile sins of the past. He discovers she fell victim to the Batibat, an ancient evil that followed her home from the Philippines.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: witchcraft, occult, possession, coven, evil, cult, demon, family in danger, exorcism, ghost, supernatural power, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: voyeur, murder, supernatural, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, mind game, tractor, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.0
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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, confined, school, supernatural, high school, isolation, teenage life, high school life, youth, prank, afterlife, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Grace (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A unique horror film told from the first-person perspective of Grace - a naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing roommate as an evil entity takes over her body and unleashes chaos.
Style: psychological, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, demon, college, exorcism, supernatural, youth, curses spells and rituals, possession, teenage girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Poltergeist III (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, demon, good versus evil, skyscraper, poltergeist, supernatural, extrasensory perception, vengeance, supernatural ability, mystery, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, wizards and magicians, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, religions or cults, crimes, rivalry, good versus evil, youth, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Butcher (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tragic car accident in the middle of nowhere finds six stranded college students fighting for their lives after making a horrifying discovery in a remote farmhouse in director Edward Gorsuch's rural frightener. With no place to run and no ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, rivalry, stalking, farmhouse, forest, chase, killer, car accident, high society, redneck, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, killer doll, afterlife, ghost, evil doll, murder, vengeance, supernatural power, voodoo, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Midnight Game (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After playing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears.
Style: scary, rough, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, escapades, teenage life, haunted house, demon, devil, hallucination, dream, ritual, skeleton ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Demon Island (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: island, rivalry, supernatural, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, survival, escapades, village, demon, monster, vampire, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: survival, supernatural, ghost, teenage life, isolation, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, escapades, rivalry, youth, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Morgue (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Trapped between the physical world and the afterlife, between dusk and dawn, six strangers, brought together through a series of unusual events, are an enigma to themselves and go mysteriously unnoticed by others. In their futile attempt for ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: morgue, afterlife, ghost, survival, mystery, supernatural, confined, deadly creature, isolation, memory loss, dealing with death, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dog that is a minion of Satan terrorizes a suburban family.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dog, family relations, german shepherd, supernatural, reincarnation, dangerous animal, curses spells and rituals, hell, demon, creature feature, boy dog relationship, suburbs ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blackwater Valley Exorcism (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disturbed Isabelle is locked in a fierce battle with a vicious demon that's hell-bent on owning her soul
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Plot: possessed girl, afterlife, reincarnation, ghost, battles, supernatural ability, supernatural, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, race against time, clergy, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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London Voodoo (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When ambitious analyst Lincoln Mathers (played by Doug Cockle) relocates his family from New York to London, his wife Sarah (Sara Stewart) discovers a new disturbing power and becomes hostage to an ancient spirit. As Mathers notices that the family ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, nanny, voodoo, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, ghost, mysterious character, family relations, couples, parents and children, clergy, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, haunted house, family relations, child in peril, chaos and mayhem, chaos, family in danger, good versus evil, human host, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, obsession, adopted son, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
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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: possessed woman, evil witch, resurrection, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, youth, witch, demonic possession, seance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, rivalry, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, prank, mystery, supernatural, youth, teenage life, college life, friendship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
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Isabelle (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young couple's dream of starting a family shatters as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil presence that wants nothing more than their very own lives.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, evil spirit, nightmare, supernatural, demon, family in danger, parents and children, fear, paranormal activity, evil force, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Left in Darkness (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Celia (Monica Keena, Freddy vs. Jason) has had a rough life, with a mother who died in childbirth and a father who disappeared. Unfortunately for Celia, death is not any easier than life. When she is drugged and raped at a frat party, Celia dies ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: heaven, ghost, darkness, guardian angel, supernatural, family problems, afterlife, dealing with death, good versus evil, death in the family, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 2K
The Incubus (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: demon, murder, small town, mysterious character, curse, teenage life, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, mind game, supernatural ability, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%