Movies like The House of Dies Drear

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The House of Dies Drear (1984)
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The House of Dies Drear (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they begin to suspect that the ghosts of slaves who passed through there are haunting the house.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, investigation, family relations, haunted house, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, family life, on the run, danger, family problems, estate, domestic disturbance, horse, slavery, slave, church, house, african american, mirror, supernatural power, moving, mansion, father daughter relationship, grandmother ...
Place: usa, ohio

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Most similar movies to The House of Dies Drear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, mystery, deadly, haunted house and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The House of Dies Drear: Restless Souls (2005), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), The Evictors (1979), Inhabited (2003), Dream House (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, mystery, family relations, couple relations, danger, couples, parent child relationship, research, supernatural power, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 999
The Evictors (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house has a history of violence that seems to be repeating itself…
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, village life, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, domestic disturbance, ghost, mystery, deadly, teenage life, legends and myths, farm ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.3
 619
Inhabited (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Brad and Meg move to a detached house in need of major repairs after a fire and decades of neglect, they're happy that cheerful teenage son Tyler behaves normally, for puberty. Young daughter Gina's stories about sometimes evil ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, riddles and clues, supernatural, ghost, danger, deadly, family life, psychiatrist, deadly creature, pets, toy robot, newspaper article ...
Time: year 1955
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 6.0
 64K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, estate, nightmare comes true, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, curse, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, domestic disturbance, danger, family problems, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, gory, grudge, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 13
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, family problems, memory loss, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, loss, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tour guide, possession, murder, haunted house, survival, supernatural, seance, legends and myths, deadly, danger, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 18K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, danger, family life, paranormal activity, deadly, mystery, parents and children, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.7
 2K
Dark House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion that holds the origins of his dark family legacy.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, deadly, on the road, danger, estate, escapades, supernatural ability, graphic violence, teenager, mansion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, mystery, death in the family, family in danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, master and servant, haunted house, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 72K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evil, ghost, insomnia, psychology, delusion, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, estate, research, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Living with the Dead (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: able to see the dead, supernatural ability, supernatural, uncover truth, mysterious character, ghost, life is a bitch, who done it, mystery, police investigation, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 951
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, danger, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, danger, mystery, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 984
The Glow (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with that certain "glow" all newly-weds possess. They ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, mystery, couples, murder, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, deadly, golden years, pregnancy, disappearance, neighbor, young couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, deadly, family in danger, siblings relations, family problems, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Seance (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural, supernatural ability, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, unlikely criminals, crimes, missing child, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2009 mezzo-mezzo supernatural horror purporting to be based on a true story in which a cancer-afflicted teen starts seeing things in the new Victorian house he and his family moved into.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, parents and children, new house, murderer, dead man, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: georgia, usa
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51%
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InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, victim, strong female presence, law enforcement, supernatural ability, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
50%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychotronic
Plot: swamp, private detective, undercover, ghost, investigation, supernatural, partners against crime, crimes, crime, mystery, mysterious character, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cold Blood Canyon (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Mr. and Mrs. Myers move into their highly coveted Beverly Hills home, they wonder why the price tag is too good to be true. Their daughter, Danielle, discovers the truth when a neighbor tells her one of the previous owners was murdered there ...
Style: scary, serious
Plot: murder, ghost, supernatural, deadly, danger, hollywood, teenage life, mystery, death, neighbor, sexual fantasy, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
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Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Invisible (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, investigation, old mansion, haunted house, terrorism, estate, deadly, danger, orphan, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: According to local legend, the ghosts of tortured slaves still haunt New Orleans' Lalaurie House. For The St. Francisville Experiment, a paranormal researcher, a self-proclaimed psychic, a Louisiana historian, and a filmmaker were given digital ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, cons and scams, gory, deadly, danger, exorcism, mansion, one night, experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Burning Court (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, forest, amateur detective, mentally unstable, supernatural, betrayal, curses spells and rituals, friendship, who done it, death in the family, genocide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 6K
Kandisha (2008)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Morocco
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, lawyer, loss of child, crimes, mystery, murder, nobody believes, abuse, legends and myths, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%