Movies like Lights Out

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Lights Out
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.
Style: light, dark, psychological, frightening, suspense, intense, suspenseful, scary, tense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, supernatural, depression, imaginary friend, ghosts, demons, psychology, family drama, monster, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, family, haunted house, plot twist, insanity, monsters, adaptation, darkness, suicide, ghost, basement, survival, chase, witches ...
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The Haunting
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UK, USA
112 min.
 7.6
The Innocents
Horror
UK
100 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Lights Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, demons, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lights Out: The Quiet Ones (2014), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), We Are Still Here (2015), Salem's Lot (1979), The Hallow (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Quiet Ones
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A university student and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman. Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche ...
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, experiment gone awry, poltergeist, experiment, danger, demons, ghosts, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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System:   95%
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Paranormal Activity 3
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, witch, imaginary friend, ghost, cult, ghosts, demons, curses spells and rituals, danger, witches, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   83%
    User:   76%
 
We Are Still Here
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After the death of their college age son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti relocate to the snowswept New England hamlet of Aylesbury, a sleepy village where all is most certainly not as it seems. When strange sounds and eerie feelings convince Anne that her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, splatter, ghosts, gory, family, death, mentor, demons, sacrifice, blood, small town ...
Time: 80s
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System:   83%
    User:   93%
 
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 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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System:   83%
    User:   93%
 
 5.7
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The Hallow
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, scary, fairy tale, light, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, irish, survival, transformation, family in danger, danger, demons, monsters, family, monster, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   82%
    User:   93%
 
The Amityville Horror
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, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, island, supernatural, murder, blood, imaginary friend, ghost, police investigation, demons, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, long island
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System:   75%
    User:   73%
 
Paranormal Activity 2
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, dog, couple relations, demons, death, curses spells and rituals, surveillance, ghosts, danger, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   73%
    User:   81%
 
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The Legend of Hell House
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, gory, supernatural, mystery, investigation, survival, blood, isolation, ghost, ghosts, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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System:   70%
    User:   57%
 
 6.3
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Sauna
Genre: Horror
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: redemption, supernatural, russian, finnish, guilt, haunted by the past, brothers, danger, violent, psychology, period piece, violence ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, finland
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System:   69%
    User:   77%
 
 6.5
 49K
Session 9
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, supernatural, murder, mental institution, haunted house, ghost, insanity, mentally unstable, lobotomy, demons, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   70%
 
 5.4
 18K
Darkness
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, family, vengeance, ghost, psychopath, solar eclipse, ghosts, insanity, betrayal, mentally unstable ...
Place: spain, europe
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System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, devil, ghost, blood, violence, demons, haunted house, supernatural ability, ghosts, catholicism, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
 6.5
 5K
Asylum
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: psychiatrist, serial killer, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, insanity, mental institution, mentally unstable, blindness, doctors, imaginary friend, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   74%
 
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Paranormal Activity 4
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, ghost, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, danger, demons, family, parents and children, natural disaster, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2011
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
The House of the Devil
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, gory, cult, supernatural, sacrifice, devil, blood, ghost, splatter, gore, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
 3.5
 898
The Fear
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, psychology, danger, gory, theme park, halloween, deadly, demons, deadly creature, lame, stalking ...
Time: 90s
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System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
Tales from the Crypt
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, vengeance, supernatural, murder, revenge, blood, verbal byplay, ghost, death, splatter, blindness, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
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System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
Amityville II: The Possession
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, dysfunctional family, supernatural, murder, incest, vengeance, blood, gory, ghost, demons, losing-it hero, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
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Grave Encounters
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, insanity, ghosts, blood, reality tv, danger, witches, afterlife, goth, demons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
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The Changeling
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mystery, murder, solitude, death, ghost, investigation, chase, revenge, ghosts, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century
Place: seattle, usa, new york, new york state, seattle washington
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System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, murder, vengeance, serial killer, supernatural, violence, ghost, urban legend, blood, afterlife, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 5.8
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It's Alive
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Plot: gory, hospital, slasher, murder, isolation, monster, parenthood, supernatural, blood, deadly creature, splatter, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, seattle washington, santa monica california
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System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 30K
The Haunting
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, obsession, ghost, ghosts, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character, demons, alcohol, disappearance, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
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Ju-on: The Grudge
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, vengeance, ghost, death, ghosts, blood, murder, hospital, investigation, missing child, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
Two Evil Eyes
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, gothic ...
Plot: gory, vengeance, zombie, murder, violence, supernatural, greed, death, revenge, gore, blood, hypnosis ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
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System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
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Inside
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gory, gore, murder, french, violence, brutality, blood, death, hospital, splatter, mysterious character, violent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
The Masque of the Red Death
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, mystery, revenge, good versus evil, village, supernatural, death, plague, blood, tragic hero, life & death, adaptation ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, italy, dungeon
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Night of the Living Dead
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, splatter, gore, blood, apocalypse, end of the world, wilderness, death, danger, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
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System:   49%
    User:   55%
 

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, monster, ghost, ghosts, dysfunctional family, transformation, death, supernatural ability, magic, family, rescue ...
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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Mama
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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