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Penumbra (2011)
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Penumbra (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman hesitantly rents an apartment to an eerie man who she soon realizes has a part in the solar eclipse that is taking place.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: solar eclipse, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, suspicion, confined, mysterious stranger, once in a lifetime opportunity, snobbism, danger, imaginary, tied feet
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and tense films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, ghost, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Penumbra: Cold Sweat (2010), The Squad (2011), Visible Scars (2012), The Presence (2010), Respire (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cold Sweat (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man searching for his missing girlfriend. An unconditional friend willing to do anything to uncover the truth. An investigation that culminates in an old house. Inside await two brutal murderers, armed with twenty-five boxes of explosives ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, torture, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, maniac, murder, psychopath, held captive, uncover truth, save the day, two killers, argentine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The Squad (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The air is thick with tension as a military squad proceeds to the foot of a mountain base, where they're ordered to wait for backup and hold their position. The mountain is shrouded in fog and the men are exhausted. They've been fighting ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, isolation, soldier, military, confined, survival, swat team, murder, violence, mountain, graphic violence, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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93%
 3.3
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Visible Scars (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, Mike kills a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife's desire for kids. 10 years later Stacy flees to her uncle's old secluded cabin in those ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, crimes, isolation, law enforcement, woman in danger, ghost, mountain, graphic violence, supernatural, haunted house, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, confined, haunted house, isolation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, supernatural, dishonesty, haunted by the past, human host, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.3
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Respire (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Ancient Romans believed that the soul escaped one's body with the last breath. It was believed that last breath held the power to cure disease and prolong life. In 1930's, Dr. Robert Kaminsky devoted his life to finding out how to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: terminal illness, legends and myths, supernatural, store, cure, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, power, disease, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 413
Purgatory (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, isolation, reincarnation, supernatural, woman in danger, loneliness, neighbor, paranormal activity, family in danger, evil force, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
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Stalker (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When novelist Paula Martin retreats to the seclusion of her family home Crows Hall she hopes to clear her mind and focus on her new book. The arrival of an assistant, Linda, should take the pressure off... but as the bodies pile up, Paula finds ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, confined, isolation, mentally unstable, murder, paranoia, country house, woman in danger, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, writer's life, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.6
 704
Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, confined, parents and children, family problems, violence, murder, domestic disturbance, family relations, evil, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
 2K
The Chosen (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, death, violence, child in peril, girl, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, small town, curse, showdown, evil, murder, religions or cults, graphic violence, possession, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.2
 814
After... (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Urban Exploration. The practice of investigating areas not designed for public use. But strange things can happen in the dark, closed-off areas of history beneath the streets of Moscow, and what started as a way for Nate to escape his grief quickly ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: haunted by the past, survival, escapades, confined, isolation, adventurer, tunnel, woman in danger, graphic violence, extreme sports, computer, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Dunwich Horror (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Louisiana, in the wicked Whateley House, Lavina delivers two babies whose fate is written. Ten years later, three scholars of the occult discover that one page of the “Necronomicon,” the unspeakable book, is missing and the Black Brotherhood ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: parallel world, ancient mystery, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, destiny, mutant, escapades, legends and myths, save the day, evil alien, portal, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Seance: The Summoning (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a loudmouth college punk singer accuses an amateur medium of being a fake, four college students break into the city morgue and video themselves holding a seance. When the kids summon a demon by mistake, they have to find a way to drive the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, human host, friendship, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, seance, morgue, death, graphic violence, ouija board, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
 637
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, survival, reincarnation, violence, occult, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
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Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violence, death, life is a bitch, college, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
 614
I Am ZoZo (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, paranormal, halloween, spirit, ouija board, curses spells and rituals, buddies, island, murder, violence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 1K
Dark Mirror (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story about a photographer who moves her family into a home filled with mirrors which seem to reflect a different reality.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, ghost, stalking, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, family problems, zombie, supernatural, supernatural ability, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, prison, rivalry, captivity, frame up, contests and competitions, amateur detective, golden years, crimes, game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.3
 2K
Rogue River (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a young woman takes a trip down Rogue River, her car mysteriously disappears. Lost without transport or communication, she accepts the hospitality of a stranger who offers her shelter for the night at his cabin. With no other options available, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister incest, survival, strong violent content, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, kidnapping, police officer killed, sexual content, captivity, forced sex, woman urinating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 1K
Warhouse (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Royal Marine A.J Budd awakes in a mysterious house and is forced to fight for his life everyday against grotesque inhuman opponents. Trapped alone in an unchanging prison of unbreakable routines, he must kill every day or die himself. As days ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, mystical, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: survival, confined, captivity, supernatural, soldier, strong violent content, locked in, supernatural horror, survival horror, struggle for survival, death, trapped in a building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, violence, woman, deadly, danger, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 364
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, murder, alter ego, split personality, rivalry, violence, neighbor, businessman, uncontrollable, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.8
 475
The 13th Unit (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped in an underground storage facility, struggling to survive while being hunted by a supernatural beast that resides inside the mysterious 13th unit.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, survival, curses spells and rituals, dangerous animal, supernatural, storage unit, deathtrap, monster, group of strangers, rivalry, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hold Your Breath (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There is an old wives' tale that you should hold your breath when passing by a cemetery lest an evil spirit rejected by both heaven and hell gets inside of you when you inhale. Someone in a carload of college kids on holiday doesn't hold ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.6
 577
666: The Beast (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Donald Lawson, the devil child from "666: The Child", is now an adult and is determined to fulfill his destiny as the Antichrist.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious
Plot: destiny, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, devil, messiah, disorder, graphic violence, 666, evil man, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 297
The Unleashed (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8 year absence following her mothers death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with the haunting memories of a childhood best forgotten. ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, ouija board, possession, flashback, house, forest, suicide by hanging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
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Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, obsession, adopted son, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, teenage girl, murder, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
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Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, mysterious character, serial killer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sexual content, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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31%
Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: After placing his ailing wife Alice in a care home elderly academic James Parkin goes to stay at a wintry out-of-season hotel which they used to visit together. Walking on a deserted beach he finds a ring with a Latin inscription,which translates as ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: beach, hotel, ghost, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, golden years, aging, academy, astronomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%