Movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
 6.2
 49K
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah's spooky home.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspense, bleak, anthology
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, small town, zombie, legends and myths, supernatural, investigation, group of friends, teenager, murder, racism, deserter, storytelling, ghost, urban legend, virgin, family secret, aspiring writer, high school friends, family secrets, spider, friendship, writers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968

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Most similar movies to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, suspenseful and serious films with plots about supernatural, haunted house, danger, murder, death, ghost and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Mama (2013), Dead Silence (2007), Slender Man (2018), The Messengers (2007), House on Haunted Hill (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 165K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 82K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 24K
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, scary, bad ending, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, forest, kidnapping, panic attack, evil spirit, internet, teenage protagonist, small town, fear, missing person, curses spells and rituals, supernatural being ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, countryside, ghost, death threat, child murder, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, mental institution, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, evil doll, ghost, hiding, child in peril, priest, supernatural power, corpse, demon, teenage girl, killer doll ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 210K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 424K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.2
 15K
Pay the Ghost (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, melancholic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: halloween, ghost, police, missing child, rescue, nightmare, professor, supernatural, car accident, kidnapping, revenge, child abduction ...
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 14K
Haunt (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
Style: macabre, bloody, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: masked killer, halloween, murder, survival, psychopath, characters killed one by one, childhood trauma, youth, mental illness, haunted house, gang, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Collingswood Story (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: My name is Rebecca. When I left for college my ex John thought web cams would help us keep in touch. It does however it also leads us to a dark secret when we meet and cam with Vera Madeline, an on-line psychic, who initiates a deadly reign of ...
Style: dark, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: webcam, occult, supernatural, haunted house, dark secret, dark past, investigation, violence, murder, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cult ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, sibling relationship, family in danger, mysterious past, supernatural ability, uncover truth, imaginary friend, old dark house, family relations, storytelling ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 76K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, violence, ghosts, nanny, mansion, supernatural, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 113K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, family relations, murder, insanity, demons, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 39K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, violence, american abroad, maggot, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, murder, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, ghost, vengeful ghost, danger, mystery, afterlife, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 4K
Abattoir (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A reporter unearths an urban legend about a home being constructed from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.
Style: enigmatic, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: haunted house, evangelist, crime scene, collection, mansion, murder of sister, child murder, violence, investigation, dark secret, haunted by the past, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 1K
The Mine (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five school friends seek adventure on Halloween night in an abandoned, haunted mine, only to find to their horror that the ghostly rumors may be true as they fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, sacrifice, paranormal activity, survival, danger, adventurer, confined, youth, trapped, abandoned mine, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.7
 783
Neverknock (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1986, three teens were brutally murdered after knocking on the door of 59 Oakwood Lane. The killer was never found. Over the next forty years, rumors turned to legend, and while few will admit to believing the stories, kids are still warned never ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: halloween, old dark house, legend, fear, evil power, missing in action, missing person, missing, monster, murder, costume, haunted house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, urban legend, secret mission, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, supernatural, teenage life, deadly, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 46K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family in danger, haunted house, supernatural, twins, murder, investigation, brother brother relationship, boogeyman, burned alive, home movie, found footage, murder of family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, panic, couples, danger, videotaping, handheld camera, demonic possession, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 46K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, ouija board, spiritualism, evil child, danger, sister sister relationship, paranormal activity, characters killed one by one, deception, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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House of Shadows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Audrey investigates a murder that occured 23 years ago in a dark mansion. She searches for the dead body, the killer, and the truth.
Style: serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, investigation, old mansion, haunted house, crimes, danger, mystery, terrorism, deadly, orphan, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Houses October Built (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a ...
Style: dark, suspense, scary, bleak, rough
Plot: halloween, haunted house, curse, road trip, group of friends, danger, violence, death, mask, clown, found footage, evil clown ...
Place: texas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, confined, ghost, survival, haunted house, deadly, teenage life, danger, crimes, halloween, supernatural power, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 9K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, cornfield, murder, ritual, zombie, danger, farm, friends, curse, group of friends, sewing machine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Insidious: Chapter 4 (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, N.M., to investigate a man's claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family's old home.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, spirit, supernatural horror, haunted, dead mother, hospital, ghost child, ghost hunter, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 2010
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Truth or Dare (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eight college friends head to a "Haunted Rental" in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: halloween, haunted house, truth or dare, evil spirit, shot to death, college student, game, curse, supernatural, rivalry, fear, murder ...
Time: 21st century, year 2017
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 113K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, woman in danger, torture, violence, deadly, group of friends, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%