Movies like Spooky Town

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Spooky Town (1999)
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Spooky Town (1999)
Original name: Phantom Town
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: Canada, USA, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a sixteen year-old boy and his two young siblings set off on a quest to find their missing parents, their search leads them to a ghost town in the middle of the desert. They soon discover that this is no ordinary tourist spot. In fact, according to the maps, it doesn't exist at all! Finding their way into this mysterious place, the kids must confront the sinister force that dwells beneath it in order to rescue their parents - and save themselves.
Plot: desert, family relations, ghost town, teenage boy, slime, doppelganger

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Most similar movies to Spooky Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychotronic and realistic films with plots about desert, old west, family relations, danger, deadly, ghost and native american mostly in Horror, Western and Action genres. Some movies like Spooky Town: Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999), Black Noon (1971), The Quest (1976), Haunted (1977), Enter the Devil (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: Canada, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a UFO crash lands nearby, it's up to a couple of kids to save the aliens from the local townspeople.
Plot: ghost town, vacation, family vacation, ufo, time travel, outer space, video camera, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, rebellious daughter, alien, old west
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 251
Black Noon (1971)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A traveling minister and his wife are quietly menaced by a devil cult in the Old West. By the time the Good Reverend figures out what's going on it may be too late to stop the evil
Style: psychotronic
Plot: witchcraft, preacher, cult, small western town, gunslinger, occult, religious cult, arizona territory, arizona desert, man in black, desert, small town
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.1
 223
The Quest (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eight years ago, Cheyenne Indians attacked the Baudine Family wagon and captured Morgan (Kurt Russell), whom they renamed Two Persons. Now Two Persons, raised in the ways of the Indians, has been reunited with his brother Quentin (Tim Matheson), a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: culture clash, adventure, missing person, friendship, escapades, fish out of water, kidnapping, family relations, rescue, siblings relations, society, americana ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 3.6
 162
Haunted (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Arizona during the Civil War, a woman is accused of witchcraft, tied to a horse and left to die in the desert. One hundred years later, the descendants of the woman's accusers start being killed off, and the townspeople suspect the woman has ...
Plot: witchcraft, possession, bound and gagged, ghost, priest, actor, topless woman, tied to a chair, left to die, ghost town, occult, terror ...
Time: 1860s, 70s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Enter the Devil (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Enter the Devil is a great American-made B horror movie. People are disappearing in the wastelands. An occult researcher discovers that a devil-worshipping cult is responsible. Her inquiries lead her into great danger. Who can she trust? Very well ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: desert, small town, investigation, satanist, professor, rattlesnake, secret, crucifix, human sacrifice, cult, blood, cave
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 2.1
 875
Seed 2 (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone - serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, desert, slasher, trailer, rivalry, danger, crimes, profanity, strong violent content, gory, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Happy Hunting (2017)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.
Plot: revenge, sniper, drug use, bear trap, hillbilly, hunted, alcoholic, secret, campfire, dark secret, hunting rifle, air raid siren ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Werewolf Reborn! (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Crane goes to visit her uncle Peter in a remote Eastern European village, and receives an unexpectedly cold welcome from the villagers, who are plagued by a deadly curse - and from her uncle, who hides a deadly secret of ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: werewolf, uncle, train station, gothic horror, teenage girl, village, forest, cousin cousin relationship, wolfman, cursed, curse
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Mexican outlaw known as "The Stranger" is part of a band of thieves that steal a cargo of gold from a stagecoach. However, the Americans in the band betray him, and shoot all the Mexicans. The Stranger is not completely dead though, and ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, bleak, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, old west, small town, desert, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, gang, rivalry, gays and lesbians, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 1K
Ghost Town (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deputy Langley tracks a kidnapped girl to an abandoned ghost town. However, the town is not abandoned, but haunted by the spirits of an outlaw, Devlin, and his gang, who hold the equally deceased townspeople hostage until the outlaws can be killed ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost town, ghost, violence, curse, supernatural, vengeance, mystery, deadly, danger, mysterious character, crimes, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Patagonia Treasure Trail (2016)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A present day Western set in the environmentally delicate and politically volatile territory of southern Arizona. A young professional musician, Birdie, returns home to rest and contemplate her future, but finds she must negotiate old family ...
Plot: arizona desert, environment, family relations, mother daughter relationship
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Silent Tongue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Roe awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't bury her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with Roe.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: native american, grief, vengeance, murder, old west, redemption, family relations, crimes, deadly, wife, kidnapping, sister ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 679
Strays (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Family moves into new home and is attacked by stray cats.
Plot: new house, murder, family relations, dog, cat, house
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 257
Los Locos (1997)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the Wild West of the 1800s, a gunman is hired to take a group of emotionally-challenged people across the desert.
Plot: old west, desert, blonde, gang of outlaws, nun, left for dead, revolver, long blonde hair, outlaw, violence, cowboy boots, cowboy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Shadow of Chikara (1977)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, supernatural, battles, military, danger, ghost, adventure, dishonesty, hotshot hero, escapades, rivalry, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 360
Blood Frenzy (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.
Style: dark humor
Plot: therapy, camping, desert, slasher, psychiatrist, killer, revenge, impalement, gore, fight, violence, blood splatter ...
Place: mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn! (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: uncle niece relationship, lycanthropy, frankenstein, full moon, gypsy, american abroad, werewolf, teenage girl, scientific experiment, locked in a room, multiple murder, frankenstein's monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Velvet Vampire (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that Diane is in reality a ...
Style: scary, gothic, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, sex in bed, femme fatale, desert, female vampire, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, imaginary, danger, strong female presence, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.2
 556
Stitch (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stitch follows the story of grieving parents as they cope with the loss of their young daughter. At the height of their desperation, they turn to their best friends for healing advice, who lead them into the deep desert for a weekend ritual meant to ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: desert, ghost, family in danger, danger, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, death, violence, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, disfigurement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gunfight at Yuma (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seven Years after his wife's murder and the events that changed his life, Caleb Williams has become a gunfighter known as The Tailor.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, couple relations, deadly, old west, clergy, death row, crimes, small town life, social relations, small town, yuma territorial prison, arizona desert ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Carnage: The Legend of Quiltface (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four students set out for the barren Nevada desert on a class photography assignment. They are soon confronted by a machete-wielding maniac known as Quiltface.
Plot: multiple murder, maniac, massacre, desert, college student, machete, legend, cannibalism, photographer, slasher, geek, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 12K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: settler, family relations, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, isolation, escapades, danger, husband wife relationship, thirst ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The House of Usher (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, UK, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and ...
Style: gothic, psychotronic
Plot: gothic horror, mansion, survivor, insanity, woman in danger, family relations, kidnapping, obsession, aristocrat
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gold Of The Seven Saints (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fur-trapping partners Clint Walker and Roger Moore stumble across a cache of gold, but their discovery quickly attracts every greedy villain in the territory. Directed by Gordon Douglas, this 1961 western also stars Chill Wills, Robert Middleton, ...
Plot: desert, gold, thirst, torture, dust, waterhole, homosexual subtext, doctor, heat, stabbed in the stomach, hands tied, sweat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nothing Left to Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendy, her husband Dan and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter is being ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic, serious
Plot: small town, family in danger, supernatural, family relations, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, evil, mystery, siblings relations, small town life, social relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 118
Ceremony (1994)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An angel was cast out of heaven and dispatched to Earth 1400 years ago. The angel was made a slave of the devil and was sent forth to terrorize mankind. To rid the world of this evil threat a "device" was erected to imprison the angel. Now ...
Plot: fallen angel, hell, desert, demon, dog, faith, candle, cross, exploding head, clock, wheelchair, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fear of the Dark (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger, feeding off his fear. His older brother Dale, suspects ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: darkness, dark and stormy night, supernatural, deadly, danger, family relations, brother brother relationship, ghost, supernatural ability, siblings relations, slasher, generator ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.0
 762
Alive or Dead (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While traveling down a desolate road, Maria comes upon an apparently abandoned school bus. A girl has written “Help Me” in one of the windows, and Maria quickly discovers the messy secrets that lie in the back of the bus. Maria soon finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious
Plot: woman in danger, phone sex, desert, deadly, gory, danger, crimes, slasher, female protagonist, teenager, bus, out of the way ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two travelers meet on the open prairie, and pass their time together by trading stories with each other. Their tales become a sort of competition, each attempting to relate something which might disturb the other.
Style: anthology, psychotronic, twist ending
Plot: suitcase, bounty hunter, campfire, ghost, female nudity, sex, campfire story, deathtrap, storyteller, nudity (full frontal - brief), old west, throat cut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 751
Eyes of Fire (1983)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A preacher is accused of adultery and he and his followers are chased out of town and become stranded in an isolated forest which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, emotional, bleak, tense ...
Plot: wilderness, ghost, native american, forest, tree, witchcraft, folklore, pursuit, on the run, supernatural, chase, chases and races ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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