Movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
 6.2
 62K
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic, anthology
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, investigation, small town, urban legend, supernatural, group of friends, teenager, murder, legends and myths, zombie, racism, aspiring writer, seeing dead people, ghost, storytelling, family secret, high school friends, deserter, school, family secrets, mental institution, prison escape ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania

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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 scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about death, supernatural, murder, blood, danger, chase and violence mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Ouija (2014), Ju-on: The Curse (2000), The Forest (2016), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), Slender Man (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychotronic, serious, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, spiritualism, curses spells and rituals, ouija board, board game, ghosts, supernatural power, haunted house, medium, seance, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
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100%
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, ghost, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, afterlife, investigation, mystery, danger, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
 4.8
 40K
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, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, maggot, hallucination, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: dark, suspense, scary, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, supernatural power, corpse, autopsy, dead woman, evil power, crematorium, mysterious death, murder ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.2
 29K
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, gothic, psychological, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil spirit, urban legend, forest, fear, supernatural, kidnapping, occult, violence, panic attack, monster, demon, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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25%
 6.5
 118K
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: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, crimes, murder, insanity, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 444K
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, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 116K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, traffic jam, group of friends, small town, torture, wax museum, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.1
 3K
The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, psychopath, youth, amateur detective, danger, deadly, in the woods, small town life, murder, child in peril, chase, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 34K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, murder, murder mystery, child killer, child protagonist, murder suspect, friendship, serial killer, neighbor, basement, surveillance, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tortured by the ghosts of the demonized insane asylum that killed the crew of GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, film students fight to escape death as their own paranormal investigation goes terribly wrong in this horrifying sequel.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mental institution, haunted house, insanity, spirit, pursuit, halloween, danger, deadly, paranormal investigation, ouija board ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 322K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, ghost, danger, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 81K
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: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, violence, nanny, plot twist, ghosts, mansion, haunted house, mystery, boy, supernatural, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
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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, supernatural ability, mysterious past, supernatural power, family in danger, supernatural, uncover truth, supernatural horror, addiction ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 11K
Polaroid (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Norway, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Bird and her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: polaroid, polaroid camera, death of friend, ghost, death, teenager, teenagers, polaroid photograph, undead, mystery, high school, antique ...
Time: 70s, year 1974
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When several young girls are found dead, left hideously aged and void of blood, Dr Marcus suspects vampirism. He enlists the help of the Vampire Hunter. Mysterious and powerful, Kronos has dedicated his life to destroying the evil pestilence. Once a ...
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire hunter, vampire, aging, good versus evil, eternal life, adventure, supernatural, heroes, danger, against the odds, undead, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century, 1770s, georgian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, teenager, secret, fisherman, characters killed one by one, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 289K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, small town, danger, teenage life, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, ghost, investigation, death, hospital, spirit, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, priest, supernatural power, ghost, asthma, child in peril, nanny, corpse, hiding, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
32 Malasana Street (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inspired by real events, the story centers around a family in the 70s who settles in the Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña where their new house will become the worst of their nightmares.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, missing child, spirit, hotel, secret, medium, evil force, pregnancy, possession, revelation, basement ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, year 1972
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, fear, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare comes true, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Valdemar Legacy (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services ...
Style: serious, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, curses spells and rituals, private detective, estate, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: asthma, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, high school, martial arts, psychopath, burned alive, sleeping, resurrection, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brahms: The Boy II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Canada, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary
Plot: mansion, doll, evil, murder, death, violence, boy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, family, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Argentina, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Until suddenly the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. These calls hide ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: death, danger, death of friend, supernatural, evil, characters killed one by one, paranormal phenomena, death of girlfriend, supernatural power, small town, panic, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 86K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, ghost, murder, funeral, legend, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, doll, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 4.2
 22K
Bye Bye Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, nightmare, hallucination, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, haunted house, secret, belief in ghosts, monster, demon, police detective ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 92K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%