Movies like Sanatorium

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Sanatorium (2013)
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Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they may just get their answer the hard way when members of the team mysteriously disappear, leaving behind unnerving evidence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, rough
Plot: afterlife, ghost, mentally unstable, crimes, mental institution, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, deadly, danger, violence, murder, hospital, gory, sanitarium
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about deadly, danger, supernatural, ghost, crimes, murder and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Sanatorium: Kill Katie Malone (2010), Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014), 5 Souls (2013), Closed for the Season (2010), Lizzie (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kill Katie Malone (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle "Dixie" Canning, pool their cash to buy a "ghost" in an online auction. The three think it's all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeful ghost, college, deadly, danger, supernatural, buddies, ghost, best friend, murder, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, deadly, prison, supernatural, captivity, frame up, amateur detective, golden years, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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92%
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5 Souls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, murder, vigilantism, moral dilemma, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, afterlife, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Closed for the Season (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, supernatural, theme park, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, amusement park, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Hazard (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, murder, prank, crazy, survival, danger, manhunt, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Crying Dead (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, ghost, deadly, mental institution, danger, supernatural power, disappearance, reality tv, hospital, reality
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.5
 153
Primitive (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother's passing. He returns home for the funeral, and before long, people start dropping dead. The victims - brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, estrangement, creature, demon, human host, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Legend of the Bog (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the dead start to mysteriously re-animate from an ancient bog an eccentric hunter, embarks on a crusade to hunt down the forsaken beasts. But when a ferocious Bog Man emerges from the murk, a powerful and ancient evil is released and the Hunter ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense
Plot: murder, mummy, supernatural, survival, danger, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, battles, deadly, escapades, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.3
 515
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, isolation, deadly, danger, law enforcement, ghost, woman in danger, graphic violence, mountain, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.5
 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, scary, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, danger, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, violence, death, child in peril, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.3
 543
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, slasher, crimes, deadly, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ryan has been plagued with nightmares since the night his sister Amy went missing 8 years earlier after playing the game "Bloody Mary." Amy had stumbled onto a website on the Internet (www.marked4mary.com) about a witch called Bloody Mary ...
Style: scary, serious, suspense
Plot: college, ghost, witch, monster, priest, supernatural, mentally unstable, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, gory, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, deadly, hotel, psychopath, crimes, slasher, danger, violence, best friends, person on fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.9
 225
Blood Relic (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, museum, obsession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, survival, mental institution, crimes, mentally unstable, deadly, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Slip (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Slip" is the story of Sarah, a young woman who witnessed her mother's murder as a child. Now grown, Sarah is haunted by her mother's memory, her restless soul, opening a gateway for the spirits of the recently departed. Sarah is ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, scary ...
Plot: ghost, vengeance, danger, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, crimes, a vision, clairvoyant, death, investigation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, danger, mystery, prison, murder, confined, deadly, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, possession, prison, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, human host, urban legend, youth, deadly, electric chair, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, strong violent content, deadly, serial killer, masked killer, danger, murder, violence, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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58%
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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, suspense, tense ...
Plot: hospital, psychopath, ghost, crimes, deadly, college, violence, danger, city life, urban, blood, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bloody Mary (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary -- a supposed urban myth -- the slaughter begins. The legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: urban legend, missing person, ghost, gory, mental institution, hospital, violence, revenge, doctors and patients, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, supernatural, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, couples, murder, crimes, isolation, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Seance: The Summoning (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, danger, deadly, friendship, seance, demonic possession, morgue, death, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ghostmaker (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of college friends discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, death, curses spells and rituals, deathtrap, buddies, supernatural, deadly, coffin, college, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, alter ego, murder, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, arrest, businessman, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.4
 292
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, danger, deadly, violence, gory, woman in danger, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.7
 512
Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: danger, ghost, deadly, supernatural, riddles and clues, psychopath, gory, slasher, hospital, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I'll Bury You Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Is there love after death? The small rural community of Port Oram can answer that. When deranged young Dolores Finley (Zoë Daelman Chlanda) appears out of nowhere to begin work at the Beech's Funeral Home, the local mortuary soon becomes more ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, deadly, mentally unstable, slasher, mystery, crimes, gory, countryside, graphic violence, funeral home, necrophilia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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