Movies like Rootwood

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Rootwood (2018)
 3.2
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Rootwood (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the screenplay by Mario Von Czapiewski (Cannibal Diner), Rootwood follows two students who host "The Spooky Hour," a podcast about paranormal phenomena and urban legends. When they are hired by Hollywood film producer Laura Benott to shoot a horror documentary about the curse of The Wooden Devil, they smell their chance to become famous. Together, with their friend Erin, they enter Rootwood Forest and investigate the area to find out the truth about The Wooden Devil and his victims. Elissa Dowling (Tales of Halloween), Tyler Gallant (Alpha Wolf), Sarah French (Ouija House), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Brandon Rhea (Ultimate Justice) and Tiffani Fest (Serena Waits) star in a film that combines the aesthetics of ghost films and the intensity of monster movies to create a unique horror experience with surprising twists and turns.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: monster, forest, friendship, murder, blonde, hollywood, tree, trailer, darkness, legends and myths, backwoods, supernatural, violence, obsession, psychopath, brutality, filmmaking, nothing goes right, alcohol, creature, urban legend, drone, love, girl, famous ...
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Rootwood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and tense films with plots about danger, murder, violence, deadly, brutality, death and forest mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Rootwood: Blind (2019), Hunting the Legend (2014), Blair Witch (2016), Cannibal Diner (2012), The Rake (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blind (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Faye, a former actress that lost her vision due to botched laser eye surgery, struggles to put her life back together while living alone in her dream house in the Hollywood Hills. Supported by her friend Sophia, she starts opening up to Luke, a ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, sad
Plot: killer, blindness, serial killer, darkness, house, mask, woman in danger, psychopath, deadly, heroine, disguise, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hunting the Legend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, in the woods, legends and myths, murder, creature, uncover truth, violence, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
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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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lost in the woods, supernatural, forest, found footage, death, fear, missing person, friendship, tree, chase, violence, hostage ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.3
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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, suspense, rough, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: factory, forest, monster, gory, danger, youth, deadly, confined, best friends, backwoods, in the woods, lost in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Rake (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ben and Ashley come together 20 years after the murder of their parents to determine the cause of their parents' death. Ashley is troubled by the idea that the thing that took her parents' lives may not be finished with her family.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, parents, siblings, myth, home invasion, monster, creature, basement, hallucination, uncover truth, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Devil Below (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: creature, deadly creature, monster, characters in danger, violence, peril, death, friends, fear, evil, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Exorcist House of Evil (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE, a young woman returns to her old family home, the site of an infamous exorcism and discovers the devil never left. This film was shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE and during filming captured both ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, family secret, old dark house, exorcism, spirit, devil, house, brother sister relationship, priest, obsession, dark past, dark secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, filmmaking, danger, deadly, violence, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, scary, serious, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, found footage, evil, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, legends and myths, danger, imaginary, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators sojourned to the Chicago walk-up where deranged drifter Richard Speck systematically slew eight student nurses back in ’66, looking for restless spirits. Their unfortunate success gets shockingly documented in ...
Style: dark, scary, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, violence, investigation, murder, haunted house, darkness, evil, research, death, fear, blood, corpse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Boy Behind the Door (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Bobby and his best friend Kevin are kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere, Bobby manages to escape. But as he starts to make a break for it, he hears Kevin’s screams for help and realizes he can’t leave his friend ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: friends, danger, friendship, kidnapping, pursuit, youth, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, violent, deadly, maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.2
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Slender Man (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Style: suspense, macabre, gothic, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil spirit, forest, urban legend, teenage protagonist, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, kidnapping, violence, monster, survival, demon, panic attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
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Hollow (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old monastery in a small, remote village in Suffolk, England has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. Left in ruin and shrouded by the mystery of a dark spirit that wills young couples to suicide, the place has been avoided for years, ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, legends and myths, friendship, monastery, deadly, village, mystery, brutality, couples, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An enraged farmer called Lark discovers a mask in his grandfather’s house and dons it when murdering his unfaithful wife and her lover. This sparks a killing spree with Lark killing off cheating partners in the small town. Can Detective Evans stop ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychotronic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: student, darkness, teenager, resurrection, murder, college, violence, urban legend, serial murder, masked killer, maniac, serial killer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Don't Go to the Reunion (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Scott Rantzen (Brady Simenson) is a horror movie loving misfit who is teased by the popular students in school. When a date with the very popular and very beautiful Erica Carpenter (Stephanie Leigh Rose) backfires, he feels as though his life is ...
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: respect, crazy, chase, revenge, vengeance, obsession, maniac, murder, blood, serial murder, threat, violence ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, crimes, supernatural, danger, vengeance, survival, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
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35%
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, danger, deadly, in the woods, murder, violence, profanity, graphic violence, girl in panties, white panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.6
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Blood Widow (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A modern telling of an ancient genre. A serial killer is terrorizing Arizona with the police in hot pursuit. What the police don't know is that a mysterious group are also pursuing the same killer to stop the killer from unleashing an evil like ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, vampire, supernatural, cult, murder, brutality, secret organization, strong violent content, psychopath, investigation, supernatural power
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Finding Randy (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an old friend's return home is disrupted by his sudden disappearance, what starts as a welcome home film becomes an unsettling search.
Style: psychotronic, tense, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, found footage, revenge, maniac, danger, psychopath, murder, brutality, serial killer, violence, serial murder, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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BreadCrumbs (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Once upon a time ... Angie, an aging star reluctantly goes on one last shoot for a seedy Producer, on location, in an enchanting old cabin deep in the shadowy forest. While on the shoot the cast and crew encounter Henry, and his little sweet sister ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, forest, evil child, boy, blood, killer, cabin in the woods, chase, filmmaking, mystery, vengeance, homicidal maniac ...
Place: usa
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34%
Amityville: Mt Misery Road (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charlie and Buzi are ghosts' enthusiasts fascinated by the legend of the scariest road in America, Mt. Misery Road. The couple continues their adventure to the woods until they realize they got into the whirlpool of paranormal activities.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted, evil, lost in the woods, road trip, ghost story, deathtrap, survival, deadly, danger, violence, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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33%
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: He’s one of the hardest working filmmakers in the genre business.......So what’s HATCHET man Adam Green been up to this past year apart from working on his sit-com ‘Holliston’, writing KILLER PIZZA and prepping EXORCISM ON CROOKED LAKE? The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: monster, creature, nightmare, amateur detective, mysterious character, supernatural, filmmaking, art, found footage, mystery, human versus monster, underground tunnel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Sadist (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A combat veteran, with serious psychological damage, stalks campers and hunters in the woods.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, war veteran, serial killer, murder, forest, brutality, mystery killer, violence, sadism, psychological torture, strong violent content, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Gogol. Viy (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the ...
Style: dark fantasy, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, imaginary, deadly creature, folklore, uncover truth, investigation, demon, evil witch, church, murder, superstition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
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Evil Deeds (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Thief encounters a strange old Hermit who tells him tales of Evil Deeds - including a Detective's search for a escaped mental patient, a tale of young lady and her new beau who arrange to have her abusive father killed and the body disposed ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: revenge, zombie, serial killer, mental patient, alien technology, woman in danger, murder, brutality, danger, psychopath, violence, peril ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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31%
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Left for Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Five frat boys are stalked by a machete wielding maniac, after they are involved in a horrifying Devil's Night accident.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, danger, maniac, in the woods, stalking, deadly, forest, serial killer, masked killer, murder, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monsters in the Woods (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A micro-budget movie crew treks into the wilderness to shoot horror scenes for their unsellable indie-drama. They soon find themselves in the midst of their own real horror movie, as they are hunted by a large group of creatures.
Style: slasher, weird, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: monster, satire, forest, psychopath, filmmaker, danger, violence, chase, death, crimes, serial killer, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ten: Murder Island (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of kids travel to an abandoned island for a party only to discover that they are being stalked and hunted down by a dangerous predator.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, diary, island, revenge, serial killer, multiple murder, teenager, suicide, death, murder, mental illness, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Talbot County (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: werewolf, forest, urban legend, creature feature, wolf, student, chase, murder, monster, killings, fear, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 106
Captured (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A weekend getaway to shoot a music video turns into a nightmare for a rock'n roll band when they become the crazed obsession of an escaped convict that is purposely targeting the female lead of the band.
Style: psychotronic, tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, threat, violence, masked killer, characters killed one by one, friendship, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, killing spree, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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