Movies like The Amityville Horror 1979

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The Amityville Horror (1979)
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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, rough, macabre, psychotronic, atmospheric, tense, serious, cult film, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, mystery, danger, deadly, family problems, curses spells and rituals, evil, reincarnation, fear, husband wife relationship, axe, paranoia, island, crimes, heroes, supernatural ability, halloween, exorcist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Amityville Horror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about haunted house, danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, murder and demon mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Amityville Horror: The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), The Shining (1980), Oculus (2013), Amityville: A New Generation (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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100%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 214K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, child in peril, paranormal investigation, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 853K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, danger, psychic, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychopath, ghost, trapped, a vision ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 113K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, family relations, murder, insanity, demons, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, shotgun, evil, photographer, murder, haunted house, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, danger, domestic disturbance, confined, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dead Birds (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, dark ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, demon, violence, gory, haunted house, danger, torture, survival, brutality, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 14K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual humiliation, ghost, invisibility, sexual abuse, woman in danger, single parent, good versus evil, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, family problems, curses spells and rituals, danger, family in danger, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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34%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, haunted house, demon, dysfunctional family, family relations, abusive father, demonic possession, possession, poltergeist, exorcism, house, child abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, ghosts, ghost, family in danger, danger, inheritance, violence, machine, survival, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, gory, danger, murder, supernatural ability, parents and children, deadly, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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33%
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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, family problems, mute or deaf, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 91K
Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, fear, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, found footage, abandoned hospital, deadly, danger, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, missing child, woman in danger, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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31%
 6.8
 268K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, nightmare, evil spirit, family in danger, ghosts, parallel world, parents and children, psychic, paranormal activity, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, cult film, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, burned alive, ghost, supernatural, island, good versus evil, domestic disturbance, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family in danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, tense, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, writer's life, supernatural, fear, deadly, violence, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, scary, serious, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, investigation, haunted by the past, afterlife, mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, deadly, supernatural, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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30%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, murder, isolation, danger, confined, time warp, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, model, hell, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mak and Nak are a young couple who have just moved into their first home as a married couple. But the house they own has a history much older than them and spirits who won't rest until they get what they want. And this time, love won't ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, afterlife, family in danger, rivalry, haunted house, danger, family problems, deadly, gory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 29K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, inheritance, seance, mystery, isolated house, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estate, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., new york, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 210K
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: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the late 18th century, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of husband Charles Fengriffen. The bride, Catherine, falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and all its descendants.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, curse, haunted by the past, danger, palaces castles and temples, mysterious character, supernatural ability, afterlife, family in danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 19K
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, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mind game, danger ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, investigation, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, mystery, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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