Movies and TV shows like Dead of Summer

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Dead of Summer (2016)
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Dead of Summer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.
Style: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, lake, paranormal, trapped, murder, camp counselor, demon, party, investigation, survivor, deputy, ghost, self sacrifice, freak accident, plot twist, exorcism, female killer, camp, forest, a vision, demonic possession, flashback
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Dead of Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and twists and turns films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, investigation, murder, supernatural power, mystery and crimes mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dead of Summer: Haven (2010), Castle Rock (2018), Slasher (2016), Nancy Drew (2019), Sleepy Hollow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 34K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, female protagonist, fbi, small town life, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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100%
 7.6
 35K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 10K
Slasher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, betrayal, survival, crimes, investigation, husband wife relationship, jealousy, artist, blood, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, non-linear, bleak
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, danger, paranormal, secrets, murder, love and romance, friendship, based on a novel, interracial, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, investigation, time travel, witchcraft, determination, investigator, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 6K
Chambers (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: death, violence, heart transplant, murder, youth, family relations, self sacrifice, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly, father daughter relationship, supernatural ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, supernatural ability, trapped, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.4
 374K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, characters in danger, angel, paranormal, vampire, killings, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1983, year 1978 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.2
 5K
Demon House (2019)
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As mass hysteria breaks-out over an alleged demonic possession in an Indiana home, referred to as a “Portal to Hell,” Ghost Adventures host and paranormal investigator Zak Bagans buys the house, sight unseen, over the phone. He and his crew then ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: spirit, possession, ghost, haunted, demon, investigation, supernatural, murder, danger, characters killed one by one, trapped, documentary filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 4K
Cult (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, investigation, danger, riddles and clues, media, amateur detective, crimes, youth, young heroes, investigative journalism, mind control, missing brother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 47K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural power, anti heroes, demonic possession, exorcism, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 24K
The Exorcist (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follow the lives of two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, scary
Plot: demonic possession, priest, possessed woman, exorcism, supernatural, danger, demon, supernatural power, ghost, burned to death, demon hunter, gay interest ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 10K
The Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, bleak
Plot: youth, danger, save the world, evil alien, little girl, manipulation, investigation, race against time, naivete, deception, murder, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it was released in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, and Lee Martin's The Midnight ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, scary, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, nightmare comes true, danger, supernatural ability, imaginary, mysterious character, paranormal activity, nobody believes, the underworld, freak, monster, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, investigation, family secret, danger, crimes, small town, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, anthology, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nobody believes, nightmare comes true, human nature, investigation, mysterious character, buried truth, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 12K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, police detective, father daughter relationship, danger, destiny, ham radio, murder, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: year 1996, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tour guide, murder, possession, haunted house, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, legends and myths, seance, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger, slasher, forest, who done it, crimes, siblings relations, violence spree, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: psychotronic, dark, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, exorcism, supernatural, evil, characters in danger, supernatural power, evil force, ghost, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Plot: village, island, suicide, storm, murder, supernatural, secret, stranger, demon, jail, haunted by the past, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, small town life, small town, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, imaginary, investigation, ghost, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, youth, danger, murder, high school, teenage life, massacre, who done it, mystery, small town, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 18K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, uncover truth, supernatural, chaos, investigation, haunted by the past, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, clergy, danger, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, scientist, murder, spiritualism, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 2K
Brimstone (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brimstone is a short-lived Fox television series, featuring a dead police detective whose mission is to return to Hell 113 spirits who have escaped to Earth. The series ran for only one partial season. Since cancellation, Brimstone reruns have ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: devil, haunted by the past, redemption, police detective, afterlife, law enforcement, rivalry, ex law enforcer, reincarnation, supernatural, rapist, ghost ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 561
Haunted (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak
Plot: private detective, ghost, uncover truth, afterlife, investigation, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, psychic power, ex law enforcer, supernatural power, seeing dead people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
October Faction (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 39 min.
Story: Monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen tangle with evil ... and family drama with their teenage twins. From the comics by Steve Niles and Damien Worm.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, disturbing, bleak
Plot: monster, curses spells and rituals, deadly, evil, investigation, exorcism, superhero, danger, dark hero, mystery, salvation, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.8
 166K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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