Movies like Lights Out

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Lights Out (2016)
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, darkness, suicide, ghost, basement, sibling relationship, parenthood, supernatural, depression, mother daughter estrangement, paranormal, young woman, bedroom, male objectification, brother sister relationship, light bulb, half brother half sister relationship, shot in the head, supernatural power, old dark house, hair pulling, supernatural horror, neon light, popcorn, gun held to head ...

Most similar movies to Lights Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, deadly, death and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lights Out: Beyond the Door II (1977), Darkness (2002), Apartment 1303 (2007), Seance (2006), The Amityville Curse (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, suicide, gory, mentally unstable, mysterious character, serial killer, supernatural ability, parents and children, haunted by the past, mental illness, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 18K
Darkness (2002)
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, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, good versus evil, mental illness, family, supernatural, mystery, mentally unstable, mysterious character, vengeance ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: suicide, ghost, uncover truth, woman in danger, apartment, vengeful ghost, mystery, haunted house, danger, deadly, losing-it hero, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.7
 766
Seance (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over Thanksgiving weekend, all but five students in an old Manhattan building that's now a college dormitory leave for home: staying on one floor are roommates Lauren, Melina, and Alison, plus her boyfriend Diego and Grant, a loner in a room ...
Style: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, college, seance, thanksgiving, gory, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, college life, curses spells and rituals, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Amityville Curse (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, fireplace, tarantula, suicide, supernatural, gory, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.8
 88
Death's Door (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a television psychic begins to get real results, the cast and crew of the show find themselves trapped by vengeful spirits.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, offbeat
Plot: ghost, supernatural, psychic, paranormal, crimes, deadly, rivalry, television show, reverend, crew, evil spirit, good versus evil
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, indian burial ground, family in danger, island, axe, supernatural, newspaper article, mystery, curses spells and rituals, exorcist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, found footage, demon, christmas, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, terror, danger, family in danger, couples, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Grave Halloween (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After inadvertently unleashing an ancient curse, a documentary crew of American exchange students is haunted by angry spirits in Japan's infamous Suicide Forest.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, suicide, forest, gory, vengeance, in the woods, evil spirit, college, danger, rivalry, supernatural, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
We Are Still Here (2015)
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, ghost, secret, countryside, spirit, terror, baseball glove, pool of blood, electrician, flashlight, shot in the head, stabbed in the eye ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, panic, missing child, social worker, attic, investigation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, found footage, haunted house, invisibility, paranormal activity, ghost, curses spells and rituals, sibling relationship, danger, couple relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.1
 553
Dominique (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, last will and testament, suicide, vengeance, gaslight, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability, intrigue, mind game, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.5
 898
The Fear (1995)
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mannequin, slasher, gory, danger, theme park, deadly, deadly creature, stalking, haunted by the past, mental illness, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.6
 853
The Nesting (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.
Style: scary, serious, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, agoraphobia, supernatural, prostitute, gory, isolation, estate, danger, deadly, writer's life, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Grave Encounters (2011)
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, demonic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly, found footage, paranormal investigation, paranormal, tv show, escapades, anchor, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, writer's life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, danger, fear
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
 397
Nightwish (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A professor and four graduate students journey to a crumbling mansion to investigate paranormal activity and must battle ghosts, aliens and satanic entities.
Style: serious, scary, offbeat, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, professor, abandoned mine, gory, hallucination, student, danger, estate, space and aliens, chained ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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 ⇓
80%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, missing child, dollhouse, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, afterlife, zombie, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tortured by the ghosts of the demonized insane asylum that killed the crew of GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, film students fight to escape death as their own paranormal investigation goes terribly wrong in this horrifying sequel.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, found footage, dormitory, ouija board, paranormal investigation, spirit, murder, halloween, insanity, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
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, ghost, poltergeist, rescue, afterlife, good versus evil, clergy, kidnapping, monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, gory, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, vengeance, supernatural ability, estate, domestic disturbance, suburbs, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 30K
The Haunting (1963)
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, old dark house, ghost, disappearance, alcohol, orphan, obsession, lesbian, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.0
 119
Pink Eye (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and twisted ways and those who survive are becoming raging, homicidal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, gory, mentally unstable, prison, danger, small town, deadly, stalking, survival, vengeance, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Devil Times Five (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, evil child, escaped mental patient, nun, children, killer child, winter, death, escape, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, haunted house, mad scientist, gore, slasher, serial killer, ghost, supernatural, gory, psychopath, axe, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.5
 42K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, ouija board, ouija, swimming pool, spiritualism, teenager, danger, imaginary, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel (1977)
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, hell, model, demon, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, found footage, haunted house, blood splatter, danger, domestic disturbance, family in danger, deadly, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, looking at the camera, talking to the camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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