Movies like An American Ghost Story

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An American Ghost Story (2012)
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An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, haunted house, writer's life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, fear, violence, artists and showbiz, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, haunted house, curses spells and rituals and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like An American Ghost Story: Apartment 1303 (2007), The Amityville Asylum (2013), Dark Circles (2013), Blackwood (2014), The Amityville Haunting (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted house, losing-it hero, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, grudge, urban legend, supernatural horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Amityville Asylum (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, woman in danger, graphic violence, haunted house, hiding place, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Dark Circles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, couples, isolation, countryside, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, fear, death, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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91%
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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 ⇓
90%
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The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, violence, husband wife relationship, paranormal activity, fear, mysterious death, murder, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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 ⇓
89%
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7 Below (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, confined, isolation, murder, supernatural, time warp, killer child, sexual content, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, investigation, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, crimes, filmmaking, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, family problems, paranormal phenomena, afterlife, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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84%
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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, suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghost, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, desert, rivalry, death, violence, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, disfigurement, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 ⇓
82%
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, filmmaking, haunted house, ghost, zombie, estate, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, actor, living dead, house, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Darker Than Night (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.
Style: serious, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful
Plot: haunted house, estate, cat, ghost, best friends, supernatural, woman in danger, supernatural horror, broken promise, characters killed one by one, family secret, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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80%
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, woman in danger, family relations, nightmare, mother daughter relationship, suicide, investigator, landlord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Portal (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Investigators pursuing a bizarre hemorrhagic illness are lead to a strange black painting that they discover is a portal to another dimension.
Style: tense, serious, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, parallel world, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, supernatural, portal, violence, murder, suicide, hospital, ghost child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Dead Want Women (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Beginning at a stylish mansion in the roaring 1920's, a socialite, flappers, and the men who love them come to their ultimate demise. These ghosts continue to haunt the mansion throughout the decade. Now they've come back to haunt and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, woman in danger, violence spree, murder, mansion, hallucination, friends, zombie, best friends, hollywood ...
Time: 1920s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
An Amityville Poltergeist (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The terrifying tale of Amityville is back. When a young man encounters a weekend of horrors after taking a house sitting job from a spooky old woman.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, poltergeist, supernatural power, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, vengeance, fear, chase, paranormal investigation, supernatural, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, isolation, fear, psychotherapy, murder, graphic violence, child killer, actor, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Exorcist Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Across the world, demonic possessions are on the increase. Two specialists are brought in and uncover a dark and terrifying worldwide plot.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing
Plot: haunted house, ghost, religions or cults, supernatural, human host, world spanning, beast, exorcist, possession, murder, demon, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Before Someone Gets Hurt (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tim and his team are the rising stars of the ghost hunting game. One thing they all like better than a good haunt is a great prank. When the team arrives at a new investigation, they cannot figure if the occurrences are part of some elaborate master ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: investigation, haunted house, ghost, mystery, paranormal activity, supernatural, transformation, death, murder, insanity, brutality, prank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, inheritance, supernatural ability, demon, curses spells and rituals, creature, dark past, locked room, deadly creature, supernatural, evil wins ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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73%
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Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tv show, haunted house, survival, supernatural, graphic violence, media, danger, deadly, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Greystone Park (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, mental institution, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted house, mental illness, ghost story, life is a bitch, found footage, doll, hospital, abandoned hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A horror anthology of shorts themed around the five senses.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, fear, brutality, death, violence, pianist, perfume, cruelty, patient, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Hospital (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, ghost, psychopath, crimes, college, violence, city life, caucasian, supernatural horror, rapist, rape and revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fun filled weekend turns deadly when a group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped inside, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board. They must confront their most terrifying fears and destroy the spirit before it ...
Style: serious, scary
Plot: ghost, supernatural, dealing with death, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, ouija board, fear, afterlife, chase, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Ouija Experiment (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on true events, five friends who fall prey to the evil entities of the Ouija board. As they set about filming their experimental session, what starts out as bit of fun, soon escalates into a terrifying series of events as paranoia and personal ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ouija board, ghost, found footage, supernatural, friendship, curse, group of friends, dishonesty, terrorism, perfume, videotaping, interracial friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, curses spells and rituals, satanic ritual, cult, violence, religions or cults, graphic violence, hotel, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
House of Bones (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Heather Burton and a team of TV ghost hunters travel to investigate a haunted house surrounded by rumors of paranormal activity.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, tv show, supernatural, confined, curses spells and rituals, survival, escapades, media, isolation, no survivors, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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72%