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The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense, psychotronic, rough, gothic, microfilm, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, indian burial ground, family in danger, island, axe, supernatural, newspaper article, curses spells and rituals, mystery, haunted, paranormal, halloween, exorcist, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, family problems, supernatural ability, blood, imaginary friend, police investigation, gun shot ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Amityville Horror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, haunted house, murder, deadly and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Amityville Horror: Grave Encounters (2011), An American Ghost Story (2012), Amityville Dollhouse (1996), Amityville 3-D (1983), The Haunting (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, demonic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly, found footage, paranormal investigation, paranormal, tv show, escapades, anchor, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, writer's life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, danger, fear
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, missing child, dollhouse, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, afterlife, zombie, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Amityville 3-D (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, burned alive, island, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, good versus evil, danger, deadly, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 30K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, old dark house, ghost, disappearance, alcohol, orphan, obsession, lesbian, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, haunted house, dysfunctional family, sex, child abuse, exorcism, church, evil, demonic possession, poltergeist, house, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, danger, collector, isolation, inheritance, violence, machine, ghost, gory, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Amityville Curse (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, fireplace, tarantula, suicide, supernatural, gory, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 853
The Nesting (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.
Style: scary, serious, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, agoraphobia, supernatural, prostitute, gory, isolation, estate, danger, deadly, writer's life, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Darker Than Night (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, danger, supernatural, best friends, woman in danger, cat, broken promise, characters killed one by one, family secret, old house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, gory, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, vengeance, supernatural ability, estate, domestic disturbance, suburbs, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror
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, scary, surprise ending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, drowning, curses spells and rituals, small town, family in danger, danger, imaginary, supernatural, parents and children, corpse, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the prompting of his diplomat friend, Alex, writer Ted Fletcher takes his wife, Laura, and daughter, Amy, on an extended working holiday. Alex finds a house for them in Kyoto, Japan, and the Fletchers move in, laughing off rumors that the place ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, samurai, murder, possession, adultery, witch, love affair, gory, sex, affair, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 102K
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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, demon, inheritance, fireplace, supernatural ability, creature, old house, estate, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 369K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, panic, missing child, social worker, attic, investigation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, found footage, demon, christmas, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, terror, danger, family in danger, couples, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, knife murder, fear, evil, nightmare, murder, danger, gory, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.2
 4K
7 Below (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, time warp, isolation, confined, danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, killer child, son murders father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, danger, supernatural, investigation, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, filmmaking, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, hell, model, demon, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.9
 265
Spirits (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the experts is a beautiful young woman.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, strong sexual content, gory, domestic disturbance, church, holy water, pastor, psychic power, demon, possession, reporter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 18K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, good versus evil, mental illness, family, supernatural, mystery, mentally unstable, mysterious character, vengeance ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When young photographer Keyes (Ross Partridge) snaps a picture of a mysterious homeless man the subject insists he take a dark yet strangely beautiful antique mirror. Back at Keyes' home, the demonic forces of the infamous Long Island ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, photographer, evil, shotgun, haunted house, vengeance, gory, chaos and mayhem, religion and supernatural, murder, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since Sara Wolfe and Eddie Baker escaped the House on Haunted Hill. Now the kidnapped Ariel, Sara's sister, goes inside the house with a group of treasure hunters to find the statue of Baphomet, worth millions and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil, murder, deadly creature, gory, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, zombie, survival, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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