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The Appearing (2014)
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The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, scary, rough
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, small town, human host, curse, evil, showdown, murder, graphic violence, religions or cults, possession, woman, danger, deadly, standoff
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and tense films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, murder, violence, curses spells and rituals and ghost mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Appearing: Plasterhead (2006), Haunting of Winchester House (2009), A Haunting in Salem (2011), From Within (2008), Ghost Lake (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, crimes, vengeance, psychopath, murder, small town, violence, diner, farm, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
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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, psychological, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, nightmare comes true, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, curse, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, abduction, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, small town, murder, supernatural, family in danger, drowning, witch, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, mystery, social misfits, supernatural, vengeance, society, youth, social relations, afterlife, teenage life, mass suicide, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 2.5
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, small town, mystery, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, ghost, zombie, mentally unstable, dealing with death, river, small town life, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nothing Left to Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendy, her husband Dan and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter is being ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, enigmatic, serious
Plot: small town, family in danger, supernatural, family relations, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, social relations, evil, small town life, mystery, siblings relations, pastor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, possession, prison, supernatural, urban legend, youth, human host, electric chair, sexual content, graphic violence, redneck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Levenger Tapes (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: found footage, missing person, police investigation, supernatural, wilderness, survival, death, violence, law enforcement, missing child, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Rise of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the sleepy small town of Dudley, Ohio, a terrifying future awaits. Laura is almost raped by a normal lawyer who appears to have gone crazy. When her boyfriend, Jack Walther saves her by running him over with her car, the cops don't buy the ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: zombie, isolation, rivalry, supernatural, crimes, small town, ghost, pregnancy, possession, survival, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Seance: The Summoning (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, serious, scary, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, human host, friendship, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, seance, morgue, death, graphic violence, ouija board, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Deep in the Darkness (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Michael Cayle thought leaving the chaotic lifestyle of New York City behind for the quiet, small town of Ashborough would bring his family closer together. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers the town's deepest secret: a terrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: small town, deadly creature, family relations, survival, creature, showdown, forest, rivalry, violence, resistance, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghost, amusement park, haunted by the past, supernatural, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, evil clown, roller coaster, car, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.3
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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: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, survival, reincarnation, violence, occult, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, serious, scary, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, death, violence, child in peril, girl, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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69%
 4.8
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Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, mentally unstable, mental institution, crimes, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, violence, murder, hospital, sanitarium, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, prison, rivalry, captivity, frame up, contests and competitions, amateur detective, golden years, crimes, game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hunting the Legend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, dangerous animal, legends and myths, murder, creature, uncover truth, violence, death of father, best friends, creature feature, bigfoot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, vengeful ghost, supernatural, buddies, ghost, best friend, murder, friends, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, youth, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, curses spells and rituals, satanic ritual, cult, violence, religions or cults, graphic violence, hotel, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, uncover truth, murder, violence, graphic violence, redneck, serial murder, danger, deadly, profanity, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The 13th Unit (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped in an underground storage facility, struggling to survive while being hunted by a supernatural beast that resides inside the mysterious 13th unit.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, survival, curses spells and rituals, dangerous animal, supernatural, storage unit, monster, deathtrap, rivalry, violence, isolation, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
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Bedeviled (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of friends download a Siri-like App which, at first, seems like a harmless way to get directions or a restaurant recommendation. But the sinister nature of the App soon reveals itself. The App not only knows each person’s deepest, darkest ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, slasher
Plot: evil, supernatural, cell phone, characters killed one by one, curse, death of friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fear, murder, entity, evil clown, assassin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.6
 484
Knock Knock 2 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the night before Halloween, four friends decided to go on a self made tour of famous Hollywood murders and celebrity haunted houses. The tour led them to a house known as 1666. They have been missing ever since.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, survival, supernatural, confined, isolation, ghost, hollywood, friends, legends and myths, graphic violence, found footage, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, mentally unstable, supernatural, crimes, estrangement, creature, demon, rivalry, showdown, human host, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, supernatural, couples, dishonesty, isolation, crimes, murder, curses spells and rituals, demon, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.6
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666: The Beast (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Donald Lawson, the devil child from "666: The Child", is now an adult and is determined to fulfill his destiny as the Antichrist.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, destiny, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, devil, messiah, graphic violence, disorder, 666, evil man, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 281
Methodic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Methodic tells the story of a boy who becomes demonically possessed by an ominous presence known as "The Dollman". Forced to obey his dark half, the boy ultimately murders his parents on his birthday and is sentenced to a life under a ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, human host, crimes, mental institution, murder, possession, violence, psychiatrist, demon, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 1K
Mothman (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of friends band together to hide the truth about a mutual friend's tragic death. They soon discover that an evil entity is in pursuit of them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, hidden truth, group of friends, violence, graphic violence, teenage life, youth, deadly creature, urban legend, monster, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 4K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, violence, woman, deadly, danger, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 560
The Open Door (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pirate radio station is granting callers their hearts' desires. But as some teenagers find out, be careful what you wish for.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wish come true, supernatural, youth, rivalry, curse, murder, group of friends, high school life, prank, disorder, high school, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%