Movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
 6.2
 55K
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: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic, anthology
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, investigation, group of friends, small town, urban legend, supernatural, teenager, murder, legends and myths, zombie, racism, aspiring writer, ghost, storytelling, family secret, high school friends, deserter, school, family secrets, mental institution, prison escape, student ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about supernatural, violence, murder, death, blood, danger and supernatural power mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Ouija (2014), The Forest (2016), The Messengers (2007), Sinister 2 (2015), Slender Man (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 47K
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, characters killed one by one, paranormal activity, sister sister relationship, evil, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
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, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, maggot, violence, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, child murder, death threat, mystery, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 47K
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: suspenseful, scary, brutal, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, family in danger, supernatural, found footage, twins, murder, investigation, brother brother relationship, burned alive, boogeyman, home movie, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.2
 27K
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, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, evil spirit, kidnapping, panic attack, internet, teenage protagonist, forest, fear, small town, missing person, curses spells and rituals, supernatural being ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 431K
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 investigation, witch, haunted by the past, fear, paranormal activity, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 78K
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, ghosts, violence, nanny, supernatural, mansion, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: occult, supernatural, webcam, haunted house, dark secret, dark past, investigation, violence, murder, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, student ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, evil doll, supernatural, ghost, child in peril, priest, supernatural power, corpse, hiding, demon, little girl, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, serious, scary, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, sacrifice, paranormal activity, survival, danger, confined, adventurer, youth, trapped, abandoned mine, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 13K
Demonic (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, seance, demon, investigation, video camera, trance, possession, characters killed one by one, rescue, supernatural, teenage boy, video surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 31K
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 mystery, murder, neighbor, basement, friendship, murder suspect, serial killer, surveillance, child killer, child protagonist, teenage boy ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 4K
Nomads (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things become more unsettling as he realizes the price paid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, murder, obsession, anthropologist, hospital, doctor, danger, ancient mystery, scientist, skyscraper, vandalism, anthropology ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, supernatural ability, mysterious past, family in danger, uncover truth, imaginary friend, old dark house, family relations, storytelling ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, danger, mystery, investigation, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 203K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, paranoia, sex, death, friendship, chase, suburbs, group of friends, being followed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 214K
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: supernatural, murder, haunted house, ghost, attic, fear, family in danger, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.2
 83K
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, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 22K
Countdown (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Style: mysterious, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, neurotic ...
Plot: fear, countdown, supernatural, survival, game, youth, phone terror, nurse, devil, characters killed one by one, body count, technology ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 40K
Blair Witch (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lost in the woods, supernatural, forest, death, fear, missing person, friendship, tree, chase, hostage, violence, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, secret mission, urban legend, teen suicide, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, slasher, obsession, psychopath, high school, murder, serial killer, investigation, child abuse, coach, incest, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 30K
Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, supernatural, witch, small town, legends and myths, haunted by the past, danger, child in peril, ghost, brother sister relationship, childhood trauma, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 114K
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, psychopath, serial killer, murder, ghost town, woman in danger, traffic jam, torture, violence, deadly, group of friends, small town ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Halloween at Aunt Ethel's (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone in town knows the story of Old Aunt Ethel. It's said she makes Halloween candy and pumpkin pie out of the kids that trick-or-treat at her house. This Halloween, the neighborhood teens are going to find out the truth.
Style: gross out humor, dark humor, suspense, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: halloween, urban legend, female psychopath, cannibalism, group of friends, halloween party, old woman, senior citizen, prank, party, murder, rescue ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 113K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, supernatural horror, evil nun, murder, priest, nun, spirit, murder mystery, buried alive, ghost, mysterious death ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, corpse, supernatural power, autopsy, evil power, dead woman, mysterious death, murder, self sacrifice ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 12K
The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, ghost, family relations, supernatural, confined, mystery, survival, danger, woman in danger, insanity, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 9K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, friends, ritual, group of friends, zombie, danger, farm, curses spells and rituals, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 315K
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: investigation, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%