Movies like The Dark Area

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The Dark Area (2000)
 2.4
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The Dark Area (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Five friends get lost in the woods. Soon one by one gets killed by a mysterious person...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, slasher
Plot: found footage, forest, murder, teenager, night, lost in the woods, mass hysteria, screaming, camera, handheld camera, in the woods, video camera

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Most similar movies to The Dark Area

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, slasher and scary films with plots about found footage, forest, murder, camera, blood, danger and violence mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Dark Area: Trhauma (1980), Tape_13 (2014), Blair Witch (2016), The Ghost from Hovrino (2012), Atrocious (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
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Trhauma (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A couple invites some friends to spend a weekend together in an isolated cabin surrounded by woods and fields. But... there's a killer lurking around.... And... someone is monitoring him.
Style: slasher
Plot: erotica, forest, serial killer, murder, house, female nudity, killing an animal, lego, abrupt ending, necrophilia, murder mystery, female full frontal nudity ...
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100%
 3.3
 276
Tape_13 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Young lovers Ann and Gero are travelling through Europe when their car breaks down in the Eifel mountains. Vinzent and Franz invite them to spend a carefree weekend partying in a remote holiday cabin. But after a playful ‘séance’ their initial ...
Style: slasher
Plot: found footage, forest, ouija board, paranormal phenomena, night, travel, multiculturalism, lost, young lovers, filmmaker, home movie, handheld camera ...
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76%
 5.0
 46K
Blair Witch (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, forest, lost in the woods, witch, death, time loop, chase, missing person, friendship, runaway, tunnel ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Ghost from Hovrino (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: November 11, 2011 -- four men with a video camera went to Hovrino's forest to make a movie about a ghost. Kirill Alex -- 1981 year of birth. Roman Mirniy -- 1981 year of birth. Anton Vaganov -- 1981 year of birth. Artem Varanov -- 1990 year ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: found footage, supernatural, on the road, disappearance, no survivors, friendship between men, forest, lost in the woods, backwoods, myth, mysticism, excavation ...
Time: year 2011
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, family vacation, country house, investigation, ghost, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 874
The Widow (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on real events. In a densely forested area north of St. Petersburg people have been going missing for three decades. The few corpses ever found were naked. On October 14, 2017 a team of volunteers went out into the woods in search of a missing ...
Style: suspense, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: search party, supernatural, forest, swamp, found footage, panic, loss, missing person, cave, death, survival horror, fear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
 2K
Evil Things (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, stalking, murder, violence, group of friends, missing person, trap, fear, survival, isolation, travel, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 592
June 9 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What happened on june 9? On a search for some harmless fun at the end of the school year, 17 year-old Derek boggman led his friends on a mischievous journey of caught-on-camera pranks. But on their quest to find even bigger thrills, something else ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, depressing
Plot: found footage, rebellious youth, stalker, terror, fear, prank, urban legend, ritual, high school, murder, gypsy, dinner ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Secret of Slenderman (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 64 min.
Story: After their bus broke down two friends, Sergey and Oksana, go into the woods, where they plan to reside in the cabin of Sergey's friend. Suddenly a monster starts to haunt them. A monster, which goes by the name of Slender Man...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, experimental ...
Plot: found footage, monster, missing person, ghost, forest, road trip, mystery, uncover truth, lost in the woods, garbage, urban legend, russian ...
Time: year 2013
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 4K
Lake Bodom (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, New Zealand, Estonia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire ...
Style: slasher, suspense, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: lake, teenager, camping, murder, tourist, forest, mass murder, violence, serial killer, murderer, murder mystery, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: slasher, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, uncover truth, murder, violence, redneck, masked killer, graphic violence, serial murder, danger, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 390
Bodom (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 65 min.
Story: For the 50th anniversary of the Lake Bodom murders, two media students obsessed with the case launch a journalistic investigation. The footage they have left behind only raises new questions.
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, stalking, friends, forest, unsolved mystery, abandoned house, lake, danger, deadly, handheld camera, tied feet
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 12K
Willow Creek (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young couple ventures into the woods to capture footage of the elusive Bigfoot.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, sasquatch, forest, lost in the woods, bigfoot, creature feature, camping, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cryptozoology, monster, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Secret of Slenderman 3 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 64 min.
Story: As the protagonist is haunted by nightmares caused by the events of first two movies, he decides to kill Slender Man to end the nightmare once and for all.
Style: experimental, amateur film, underground film
Plot: found footage, amateur, russian, forest, garbage, urban legend, home movie
Time: year 2016
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
 21K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, high school, dead teenager, supernatural, murder, youth, teenager, violence, revenge, ghost, tragedy, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 2010s, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 37
Raakavedos (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 51 min.
Story: A film maker travels to explore an abandoned secluded youth home "Pohjola Manor" located in Northern Finland surrounded by ghost stories.
Style: psychotronic, dark, suspense, bleak
Plot: found footage, investigation, dark secret, secret, mystery killer, mysterious man, revelation, abandoned building, evil, fear, basement, night ...
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55%
 4.6
 1K
Apocalyptic (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A local news crew become horribly involved with a doomsday cult.
Style: dark, suspense, scary, suspenseful
Plot: found footage, fear, evil, violence, cult, murder, forest, death, panic, investigation, fright, mercilessness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.3
 306
Heebie Jeebies (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman gathers her friends together in a cabin to try and protect them from a killer after she dreams each of their deaths. This, however, just puts them all in one spot making for easy pickings for the slasher.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: death, forest, stalking, confined, isolation, destiny, strong violent content, murder, psychic, nightmare, foreknowledge, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sean Reynolds, a highly acclaimed investigative journalist (who strongly believed in paranormal phenomena), destroyed his career when the most watched episode of his reality show, based on paranormal phenomena, turned out to be a hoax. Sean saw a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, monster, bigfoot, forest, evil, survival, supernatural, deadly creature, legends and myths, cons and scams, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
S.I.C.K. Serial Insane Clown Killer (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple of friends are chased by a killer clown in the woods during a weekend.
Style: slasher
Plot: killer clown, evil clown, murder, serial killer, amusement park, sex, clown, female nudity, forest, tree, boss, prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Burningmoore Incident (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The cameras filming a TV pilot capture the brutal killings of a home renovation crew.
Style: dark, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, murder, house, investigation, police detective, sadism, brutality, cruelty, basement, serial killer, obscurity, surprise ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.2
 562
Cannibal Diner (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A group of models find themselves trapped in a factory inhabited by a cannibalistic degenerated family.
Style: bleak, slasher, sexy, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: monster, forest, backwoods, youth, best friends, confined, lost in the woods, cannibalism, cannibal, factory, serial killer, fashion model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 131K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, kids in trouble, siblings relations, elderly, found footage, family relations, farm, basement, parents and children, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sibling relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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To All a Goodnight (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples ...
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, christmas horror
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, teenager, revenge, murder, santa claus, maniac, police detective, murder mystery, school, serial killer, holiday, female villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: ​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to ...
Style: suspense, scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, hacking, facebook, characters killed one by one, sign language, murder, threat, cyberspace, teenager, secrets, lesbian relationship, characters murdered one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 46
Unaired (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: S.P.I is entering its third season as the most watched Paranormal Hunting program with its Halloween premiere. The team is investigating a haunted garage/basement on secluded property and prepping to create some soaring ratings with scary content. ...
Style: dark, psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: found footage, paranormal phenomena, evil being, paranormal, group of friends, fear, investigation, violence, night, darkness, killings, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Eyes in the Dark (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Secret video files just discovered on an FBI server prove that the government has been hiding unexplained disappearances and a dangerous presence in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: found footage, curse, legend, college student, forest, evil, survival, mystery, murder, group of friends, death, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Are Not Alone (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "An idyllic summer day turns into a living nightmare ... With school finally over, college graduate Natalie Wilner returns to her hometown to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. But beneath the flags and fireworks lurks a dark, malevolent ...
Style: slasher, tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, found footage, murder, chase, sociopath, getting home, college graduate, survival, slice of life, killer, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 28
Shockwave (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Just as Wes thought his summer couldn't get any worse it got terrifying when he wakes up one morning to find a bloody mess with a letter to add the cherry on top to a confusing puzzle that leads to a gruesome trail of shock and horror.
Style: slasher, suspense, surprise ending, scary, bleak ...
Plot: murder, fear, murderer, violence, terror, psycho killer, psycho, chase, serial murder, darkness, ghost, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 1K
Occult (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, slasher ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, parallel world, mystery, murder, alternate dimension, investigation, suspicion, paranormal phenomena, mass murder, portal, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%