Movies like Dark Night of the Scarecrow

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
 6.9
 4K
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot by four vigilante men. After they are acquitted due to lack of evidence, the men find themselves being stalked by a mysterious scarecrow.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious
Plot: scarecrow, vengeance, murder, small town, farmer, lynch mob, mystery, false accusation, injustice, legal action, righting the wronged, mentally challenged, girl, halloween party, friend, lie, postman, dog, execution, revenge, pitchfork, grave, mother son relationship, halloween, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Dark Night of the Scarecrow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, supernatural, crimes, ghost and vengeance mostly in Horror genres. Some movies like Dark Night of the Scarecrow: Deadly Blessing (1981), Haunts (1976), Forever Evil (1987), Night Shadow (1989), The Fog (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror
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, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, voyeur, tractor, occult, sheriff, widow, farm, psychopath, friendship, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 457
Haunts (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman haunted by psychosexual nightmares begins to believe her father is responsible for a series of scissor-murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: murder, slasher, small town, village, farm, supernatural, serial killer, zombie, mental illness, repression, gory, nightmare ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.2
 253
Forever Evil (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they're up against nothing less than an ancient god!
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: zombie, gory, college, ghost, mystery, vengeance, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.6
 244
Night Shadow (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex, an up-and-coming TV journalist, returns to her hometown of Danford as local police attempt to cope with a series of brutal murders. The small town plunges into a state of panic and the murders--clearly the work of a monster, more beast than ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: small town, murder, werewolf, gory, crime, crimes, hitchhiker, journalist, deadly, mystery, dangerous animal, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 32K
The Fog (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, ghost, vengeance, fog, leprosy, lighthouse, mystery, prophecy, haunted by the past, danger, ship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, murder, haunted, supernatural, indian burial ground, mystery, paranormal, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character, house, return, hometown, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, slasher, electric chair, ghost, gory, master criminal, supernatural ability, zombie, vengeance, violence spree, supernatural romance, afterlife ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, bleak, scary
Plot: deadly creature, college, ghost, small town, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Devonsville Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: witch hunt, revenge, curse, witch, small town, feminism, reincarnation, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 59K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 2K
Death Spa (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Michael's health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. Michael's wife killed herself a while before and her brother holds Michael responsible. Michael needs to stop the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, spa, gory, ghost, farm, afterlife, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 567
Offerings (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten years after he was pushed down a well, a young man kills off the neighborhood bullies who tormented him and leaves their body parts as presents for the one girl who was kind to him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: slasher, pizza, revenge, mental institution, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, rivalry, mute or deaf, prodigy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Emiri, a timid high school girl, is bullied mercilessly by her classmates, but when her friend, Asuka, stands up for her, Asuka becomes the target of the bullying instead. Emiri, not wanting to be bullied again, avoids Asuka. Worn down, Asuka ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mobile phone, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural ability, high school, crimes, danger, teenage life, scare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, evil, nightmare, fear, murder, danger, gory, knife murder, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Moon of the Wolf (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: small town, werewolf, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, social relations, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly creature, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
 550
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, small town, domestic disturbance, obsession, revenge, murder, danger, deadly, slasher, supernatural ability, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 11K
Blood Creek (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, occult, rifle, revenge, zombie, halloween, gory, afterlife, ship, isolation, supernatural, confined ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 3.3
 294
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, murder, gory, crimes, college, small town, deadly, in the woods, mystery, amateur detective, best friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terror at London Bridge (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: London Bridge, London, England, 1888: Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985: the last original stone used to rebuild London Bridge is laid and all the city is happy...but then some strange murders start ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, slasher, jack the ripper, supernatural, ghost, time travel, knife murder, supernatural romance, crime, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 1K
976-Evil II (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being bestowed with demonic powers following a phone call to Hell, a psychotic teacher begins a rampage of death and destruction in a small town, forcing a teen and her boyfriend to fight him off so that they can get away.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, telephone call, zombie, chase, obsession, murder, ghost, gory, college, afterlife, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.2
 1K
Hellgate (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her ...
Style: scary, serious
Plot: small town, zombie, supernatural, ghost, slasher, motorcycle gang, murder, gory, college, serial killer, laser, undead ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, anthology, murder, santa claus, christmas, afterlife, psychopath, gory, vengeance, verbal byplay, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 730
Knock Knock (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Knock Knock is a horror film that combines fear with revenge, hate with justice and responsibility with sacrifice. The bible says an "Eye for an Eye." Rico was just a big fun loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, gory, small town, vengeance, violence spree, who done it, danger, deadly, youth, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: small town, murder, curses spells and rituals, college, danger, demon, deadly, university, haunted house, supernatural, shopping mall, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Harsh Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After witnessing his wife's brutal murder, Daniel Shergold makes the ultimate sacrifice and accepts the help of a dark and mysterious stranger in order to reap vengeance on those responsible.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gory, vengeance, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, rivalry, death of wife, vampire, revenge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 672
The Child (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A newly-hired housekeeper in a remote area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old daughter is using her supernatural powers to take revenge on the people she holds responsible for her mother's death, with the aid of her ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, farm, countryside, anti heroes, gory, deadly creature, ghost, slasher, supernatural ability, rescue, survival, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.9
 971
Jack-O (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long long time ago a wizard was put to death, but he swore vengeance on the townsfolk that did him in, particularly Arthur Kelly's family. Arthur had done the final graces on him when he came back to life as Mr. Jack the Pumpkin Man. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: slasher, halloween, gore, gory, deadly creature, ghost, small town, serial killer, suburbs, supernatural ability, zombie, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vampire, ghost, anthology, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, destiny, danger, strangulation, supernatural, mysterious character, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 192
Grave Secrets (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman tormented by ghostly apparitions and a professor of psychic phenomena investigate other-worldly disturbances and unlock the secret of a malevolent force reaching out for vengeance from beyond the grave.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, psychic, seance, supernatural ability, vengeance, danger, supernatural, afterlife, life is a bitch, father daughter incest, death of wife, axe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%