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American Horror Stories (2021)
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American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, anthology
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, insanity, nightmare, supernatural power, ghost, death, fear, serial killer, murderer, witchcraft, murder, evil, psycho killer, family problems, creature, threat, paranormal activity, family in danger, suspicion, magic realism, infidelity, zombie, disney, estate ...
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, murder, haunted house, supernatural power and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Horror Stories: Masters of Horror (2005), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Bag of Bones (2011), Bloodride (2020), The Conjuring (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, witch, death, insanity, mental institution, evil force, coven, vampire, nun, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2013, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: scary, disturbing, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, insanity, nightmare, fear, murder, serial killer, self destructing, disfigurement, ghost, evil force, mysterious character, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, enigmatic, dark fantasy, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural horror, ghost, afterlife, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, lake, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
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100%
 5.7
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Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: tense, stylized, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, paranormal activity, custody, murder, writer's life, drowning, mystery, haunted by the past, writers, novelist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Bloodride (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
TV show
Story: The doomed passengers aboard a spectral bus head toward a gruesome, unknown destination in this deliciously macabre horror anthology series.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: mysterious place, ghost, nightmare, bus trip, wrong place wrong time, group of strangers, bus, mysterious character, suspicion, fear, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scandinavia, norway, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, demonic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, murderer, dead man, parents and children, child in peril, doll, hallucination, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, year 1993, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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25%
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 498K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, obsession, wish come true, fear, nightmare, desire, good versus evil, temptation, dream come true, mysterious character, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental disorder, serial killer, motel, obsession, family problems, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, small town, mother son relationship, insanity, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspense, frightening, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ouija board, spiritualism, ghost, possession, occult, witchcraft, survival, teenager, haunted house, death, murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, family, fear, child in peril, serial killer, psychic, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, witchcraft, murder, witch, moving, sheriff, supernatural, family in danger, drowning, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, psychopath, death, mind game, psychiatrist, cannibalism, mental patient, murder, deception, special agents, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Freddy's Nightmares (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger. This format is ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, crimes, tv show, murder, fear, high school, dream, missing person, nightmare comes true, nightmare, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, anthology
Plot: supernatural, mysterious place, nightmare, mysterious character, evil force, wrong place wrong time, halloween, loss of son, honeymoon, newlyweds, treasure, objects come to life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: scary, enigmatic, emotional, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural ability, supernatural horror, mysterious past, supernatural, sibling relationship, family in danger, addiction, lesbian, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, losing-it hero, uncover truth, mystery, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Reclusion (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple awakens a terrible force when they attempt to socialize their reclusive neighbor.
Style: scary, psychotronic, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: paranormal, recluse, supernatural horror, haunted house, supernatural, couple relations, house, supernatural power, ghost, violence, characters in danger, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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23%
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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23%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, trapped, adventure, investigation, paranormal phenomena, mystery, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, german, nazism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hematic Web (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An Anthology feature film with webs of evil and murder. Shorts "FEM", "On The Hunt", "Dark Psychosis", and "Cop A Kill" intertwine with blood and death to form a dark hematic web.
Style: bloody, psychotronic, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, violent, killer, violence, fear, demon, creature, death, supernatural ability, deadly creature, paranormal investigation, monster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, curse, estate, nightmare comes true, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, child in peril, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son.
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, emotional, slasher ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, missing child, orphanage, orphan, supernatural, world war two, child abuse, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
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The Canal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, violence, investigation, mystery, family, obsession, protagonist as suspect, cheating, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
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Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, paranormal, killings, paranormal phenomena, peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 305K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, paranormal activity, evil spirit, nightmare, afterlife, parallel world, ghost, fear, nightmare comes true, psychic, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ju-On: Origins (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, scary, bleak
Plot: paranormal, supernatural, ghost, paranormal phenomena, demon, supernatural ability, deadly creature, death, supernatural power, characters in danger, rescue, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators sojourned to the Chicago walk-up where deranged drifter Richard Speck systematically slew eight student nurses back in ’66, looking for restless spirits. Their unfortunate success gets shockingly documented in ...
Style: dark, tense, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: found footage, ghost, murder, investigation, violence, death, fear, haunted house, darkness, evil, corpse, research ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Bedlam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bedlam was a British supernatural drama television series created by David Allison, Neil Jones and Chris Parker. It first aired on 7 February 2011 on Sky Living and Sky Living HD. The series finale was aired on 15 March 2011. In December 2011, it ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, mysterious character, medium, apartment building, vengeance, supernatural ability, ghost, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%