Movies like Dark Was the Night

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Dark Was the Night (2014)
 5.6
 10K
Dark Was the Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An evil is unleashed in a small town when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods. Isolated and threatened, a mysterious force hidden within the trees outside the small town of Maiden Woods, strikes fear in the townspeople as Sheriff Paul Shields attempts to overcome the demons of his past while protecting those that he loves.
Style: suspense, scary, bleak, captivating
Plot: creature feature, police investigation, small town sheriff, supernatural, undercover, uncover truth, danger, loss of son, horse ranch, marital separation, post traumatic stress disorder, animal death, forest, hunter, church, hallucination, animal attack, creature, death of son, small town, guilt, flashlight, severed arm, walkie talkie, police officer ...

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Most similar movies to Dark Was the Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, deadly, uncover truth, murder and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark Was the Night: Entity (2013), The Dawn (2019), Legend of the Chupacabra (2000), Deadline (2009), Lizzie (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.4
 135
Entity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eugene, a man dealing with the tragedy of his family's death by living at the vacation cabin that they last stayed, discovers he's completely snowbound. During Eugene's desperate attempts to dig himself out, he discovers he's not ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, danger, in the woods, forest, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, catholic priest, fear
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 7K
The Dawn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the murder of her family at the hands of her father in the wake of World War I, a young woman is sent to live in a convent. However, the demons that plagued her father follow, reawakening the nightmares of her past.
Style: scary, bleak, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: family, devil, church, nightmare, violence, supernatural, demon, evil, fear, paranormal activity, a vision, loneliness ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, deadly, creature feature, legend, escapades, crimes, gory, urban legend
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, isolation, haunted by the past, estate, mentally unstable, deadly, danger, uncover truth, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 2.5
 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 ⇓
70%
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, danger, dangerous animal, curses spells and rituals, hell, creature feature, demon, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.6
 8K
Rattlesnake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a mysterious woman saves her daughter from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must repay the debt by killing a stranger before sundown.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: deal with the devil, snake bite, good versus evil, supernatural, witch, transformation, secrets, curses spells and rituals, race against time, sunset, single mother, ghost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Infection: The Invasion Begins (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mystery surrounds a small town that was attacked on September 9, 2009. Now sixty years later, the last survivor, Sarah, sends a high profile reporter a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, danger, deadly, social relations, dishonesty, infection, love triangle, creature, government coverup, survival, uncover truth, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.9
 1K
Dead Within (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set six months after a deadly outbreak has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now they don’t have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: infection, isolation, zombie, survival, danger, plague, couple relations, supernatural, apocalypse, deadly, domestic disturbance, outburst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
They're Watching Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Norberto Lopez Amado's They're Watching Us is about a cop who becomes obsessed with a case. Juan (Carmelo Gomez) is ordered to head up an investigation concerning a businessman who has been missing for almost three years. The officer who ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, family relations, uncover truth, supernatural, police detective, mental institution, crimes, law enforcement, ghost, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 4K
We Go On (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that ...
Style: bleak, suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural power, murder, ghost, pursuit, fear of death, medium, supernatural, chase, life after death, skeptic, airport, overdose
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 8K
Grace (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the wake of a horrific car accident that kills her husband, Michael, expectant mother Madeline Matheson discovers that her daughter, Grace, has died in the womb. Ignoring her doctor's warnings that the fetus must be removed from her body, a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, confined, supernatural, curse, evil child, murder, baby, doctor, breast feeding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 2K
Devoured (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An Intense, troubling film boasting a spectacular lead performance from Marta Milans. Greg Olliver's psychological thriller records with cold, clinical precision a young woman's gradual descent into madness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, ghost, supernatural, woman in danger, workplace, restaurant, hallucination, violence, murder, death, uncover truth, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Viral Demon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Viral Demon recording is a wakeup call to understand the truth of what’s happening to our world ever since the Viral Demon was accidentally released from its prison. Spread across the country, former college friends Kendra, AJ, Mar and Dwayne ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: demon, supernatural power, paranormal, supernatural, possessed, paranormal phenomena, murder mystery, viral video, witchcraft, found footage, possession, technology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, autism, tiger, wild animal, woman in danger, animal attack, danger, trapped, killer animal, survival, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 991
Discarnate (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.
Style: suspenseful, scary, sad, ambiguous ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug, supernatural, monster, experiment, fear, afterlife, mystery, danger, uncover truth, medical experiment, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: ghost, missing person, uncover truth, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, insanity, missing daughter, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 8K
Wake Wood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual, pagan, grief, haunted by the past, danger, mystery, spouse in danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, village, dealing with death ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Along Came the Devil (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a troubled childhood, Ashley searches for a connection, and unknowingly invites in a demonic force, which leaves her loved ones fighting for her soul.
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: exorcism, demon, supernatural, possession, obsession, priest, supernatural power, life is a bitch, danger, death of sister, getting home, seance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 2K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, desert, murder, family in danger, family relations, dark secret, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a group of college kids stumble upon a small abandoned town of Sunset Valley, they must fight a band of Zombies led by a Confederate soldier seeking retribution for his grisly execution.
Style: scary, serious
Plot: zombie, supernatural, deadly, ghost, danger, vengeance, gory, curses spells and rituals, gore, rivalry, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 66
Backroad (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man with a dark past hitches a ride that turns into a road trip to hell and leads him to the revelation of a family secret of biblical proportions.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, bleak, cult film ...
Plot: death of father, murder, supernatural, redemption, hitchhiker, supernatural power, highway, guilt, muscle car, preacher, gun, evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
It's in the Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: ghost, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, wilderness, supernatural, stalking, deadly, escapades, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, demons, courtroom, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, evil force, religion, halloween, teenage girl, mental illness, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 521
Feng shui (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Joy and her family have just moved into a new home, in a sparsely populated village. For them, it’s time for new beginnings- a new chance and a new hope. But what for fortune awaits them.. and woe the tragedies to follow. On what should be the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, supernatural, danger, superstition, siblings relations, family relations, getting home, friend, horoscope, buddha ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 2K
Entity (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. After subsequent investigations, no official explanation by the Russian authorities was ever offered about the circumstances of the deaths.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense
Plot: forest, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, isolation, confined, danger, in the woods, tv show, supernatural, survival, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hunting the Legend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, in the woods, legends and myths, murder, creature, uncover truth, violence, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 2K
The Shed (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Stan, an orphaned teenager stuck living with his abusive grandfather and tasked with routinely protecting his best friend from high school bullies. When Stan discovers a murderous creature has taken refuge inside the tool shed in his ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary
Plot: death, traumatic childhood, school, danger, monster, fear, vengeance, violence, demon hunter, demon, bullying, mockery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural horror, child in peril, danger, countryside, world war two, death of child, cemetery, evacuation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 24K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%