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Be Afraid (2017)
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Be Afraid (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. They are entities which exist in the darkest shadows of the night and can only be seen out of the corner of one's eye. These encounters begin to haunt John, transforming to complete terror as he discovers the entities' sole purpose... the abduction of his seven year old son. In the end, John will uncover the town's horrific secret, a portal on his land, and make one last attempt to save his son before the shadow people permanently take him away to their world.
Style: macabre, dark, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: son, abduction, murder, father, loss of son, paranormal activity, evil force, supernatural, family, chase, fear, desperation, nightmare, trapped, nightmare comes true, supernatural horror, suicide, danger, train tunnel, pursuit
Place: pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and tense films with plots about danger, fear, supernatural, murder, violence, deadly and supernatural power mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Be Afraid: The Dark and the Wicked (2020), Dark Light (2019), Dark Skies (2013), Cucuy: The Boogeyman (2018), Insidious (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Dark Light (2019)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman returns to her family home and discovers it to be inhabited by monsters.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak
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Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
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Cucuy: The Boogeyman (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: psychological, suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
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Duration: 78 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A graduate student, who is trying to finish the last of her research on a book project that she hopes will help her down-on-her-luck mother, brings friends to a house with a dark past, where they soon unwittingly summon an evil entity who makes the ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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