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Carrie (1976)
Horror

Carrie (1976)

It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White whose beliefs are well known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie's phys ed classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, self absorbed Chris Hargensen, vows revenge against Carrie for that punishment, the method of the revenge associated to the phys ed class incident. Another student however, the popular Sue Snell, begins to feel sorry for Carrie. In wanting to help her get out of her shell, Sue asks her boyfriend, the equally popular Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. This move does not sit well with Mrs. White, who in her extreme view believes Carrie will fall prey to sin. All these competing issues lead to Carrie deciding on an impulse to use a newfound skill to free herself from the figurative chains that have long been placed around her, with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, trauma, dying, panic, cruelty, bullying, evil, sadism, poetry, humiliation, dating, sexuality, insanity, guilt, redemption, tragedy, depression, paranoia, anger, dance
Mood:night, suspense, nightmare
Locations:school, bicycle, cemetery
Characters:girl, teacher, bible, bully, christian, student, teenager
Period:future, 1970s
Story:prom, prom dress, burning house, prom night, school yearbook, high school prom, high school principal, evil student, gym teacher, school principal, bucket of blood, horror movie remade, teenage girl in underwear, prom king, prom queen, teenage alienation, religious fanatic, juvenile delinquent, sexual repression, t shirt

Carrie (2013)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, panic, cruelty, bullying, evil, poetry, humiliation, guilt, redemption, depression, anger, dance, fear, religion, revenge, friendship
Mood:night, suspense, nightmare
Locations:school, bicycle, cemetery
Characters:bible, bully, student, girl, teacher, teenager
Story:prom dress, burning house, prom night, high school prom, high school principal, gym teacher, bucket of blood, prom king, prom queen, prom, juvenile delinquent, outcast, party dress, pig blood, high school dance, gym class, psychic power, school dance, psychological trauma, high school teacher

Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, fear, revenge, friendship
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:school
Characters:girl, teenager
Story:teenage girl, high school principal, high school teacher, high school student, school bus, surprise ending, small town, threatened with a knife, car accident, dead teenager, villain not really dead cliche, teen horror, teen movie, crushed to death, covered in blood, homicide, gossip, high school, falling down stairs, teen angst

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Horror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and its enduring ability to scare audiences both new and old, Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. (Read More)

Themes:panic, evil, sadism, insanity, tragedy, paranoia, fear, friendship
Mood:night, suspense, nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Characters:teenager
Period:1970s
Story:grave, house, horror movie remade, sinister, grindhouse film, hit with a hammer, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, dead teenager, drive in classic, remade, disturbing, bloody violence, disturbed individual, american horror, teen horror, hysteria, southern accent, body count, laughing

Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. (Read More)

Themes:evil, paranoia, fear
Mood:night
Locations:school
Characters:student, girl, teenager
Period:1970s
Story:horror movie remade, grindhouse film, surprise ending, dead teenager, woman stabbed, drive in classic, villain not really dead cliche, american horror, teen horror, kill, goth, dead woman with eyes open, body count, teen movie, rampage, dead woman, grindhouse, blockbuster, high school, teen angst

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Horror

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:evil, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl
Story:horror movie remade, grindhouse film, street, surprise ending, dead teenager, drive in classic, remade, disturbing, graphic violence, villain not really dead cliche, american horror, teen horror, body count, teen movie, grindhouse, crucifix, high school, gothic, falling down stairs, cult director

Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, insanity, paranoia, fear, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:teenager
Story:body count, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, car accident, villain not really dead cliche, female psychopath, teen horror, teen movie, crushed to death, blockbuster, crucifix, falling down stairs, killing, cult director, stage, isolation, prank, knocked out, stabbed in the back, screaming

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:panic, evil, insanity, paranoia, anger, fear, revenge
Mood:suspense
Period:future
Story:death of title character, villain not really dead cliche, loss of control, kill, body count, covered in blood, rampage, cult director, first part, electrocution, stabbed in the back, danger, impalement, supernatural power, bathroom, reference to god, face slap, black comedy, underwear, female protagonist

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Themes:trauma, evil, religion
Mood:nightmare
Characters:girl, bible, christian
Story:rose, surprise ending, car accident, burning, detention, demonic possession, reference to satan, homicide, crucifix, cross, teenage girl, screaming, grave, graveyard, stabbing, reference to jesus christ, prayer, supernatural power, watching tv, female protagonist

The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Evil Dead (1981)

Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning. (Read More)

Themes:evil, dying, sadism, dance
Mood:night
Characters:student, girl
Story:horror movie remade, grindhouse film, surprise ending, dead teenager, american horror, trees, kill, demonic possession, reverse footage, grindhouse, blockbuster, destruction, killing, cult director, first part, isolation, teenage girl, stabbed in the back, grave, stabbed to death

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them. This is why Split (2016) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976).

Themes:panic, insanity, tragedy, paranoia, fear, friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:teenager
Story:high school student, surprise ending, dead teenager, disturbing, bloody violence, abusive mother, disturbed individual, sinister, american horror, teen horror, torso cut in half, body count, loner, crushed to death, rampage, rage, killing, teenage girl, knocked out, terror

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, bullying, fear, friendship, revenge
Mood:night
Locations:school
Characters:girl, bully, teacher
Story:bully comeuppance, threatened with a knife, misfit, kill, outcast, newspaper clipping, hit on the head, covered in blood, gothic, falling down stairs, single parent, locker room, single mother, classroom, bathroom, underwear, fire, coming of age, cult film, knife

Final Destination (2000) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Thriller

Final Destination (2000)

Alex is boarding his plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. When Alex and a group of students are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the surviving students falls victim. Whilst preventing the worst from happening, Alex must also dodge the FBI, which believes Alex caused the explosion. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:school
Characters:student, teacher, teenager
Story:psychic power, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, high school student, female student, exploding car, surprise ending, mass death, dead teenager, extrasensory perception, newspaper clipping, dead woman with eyes open, crushed to death, dead woman, high school, first part, electrocution, danger, stabbed in the chest, death of friend

The Exorcist (1973)
Horror

The Exorcist (1973)

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. (Read More)

Themes:evil, panic, cruelty, sadism, tragedy, paranoia, anger, fear, religion
Mood:night
Characters:christian, girl
Story:attic, troubled teenage girl, dream sequence, fury, out of control, loss of control, american horror, menace, fright, teenage daughter, doubt, demonic possession, rampage, crucifix, rage, falling down stairs, destruction, first part, teenage girl, danger

It (2017)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

It (2017)

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

Themes:evil, cruelty, bullying, sadism, fear
Locations:bicycle, school
Characters:bully, teenager
Story:teenage girl in underwear, kill, bloody violence, disturbing, deeply disturbed person, graphic violence, american horror, outcast, covered in blood, street, killing, first part, library, child abuse, supernatural power, bathroom, small town, title spoken by character, based on novel, one word title

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015)
Horror, Mystery

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015)

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil. This is why The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:evil, dying, insanity, guilt, redemption, fear, religion
Mood:night, suspense
Characters:bible, christian
Story:evil woman, american horror, teenage daughter, praying, sin, demonic possession, gothic, isolation, teenage girl, terror, screaming, grave, house, stabbing, candle, death of mother, reference to jesus christ, prayer, supernatural power, reference to god

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism, tragedy, revenge
Story:exploding car, surprise ending, car accident, bloody violence, graphic violence, villain not really dead cliche, kill, hysteria, body count, rampage, homicide, rage, killing, first part, teenage girl, prank, terror, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, impalement

The Strangers (2008)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Strangers (2008)

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear
Mood:night, suspense
Story:house, surprise ending, taunting, covered in blood, female killer, isolation, knocked out, terror, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, candle, bedroom, knife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, cigarette smoking, independent film, murder, violence

Psycho (1960)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Psycho (1960)

Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. (Read More)

Themes:dating, insanity, guilt, fear
Mood:night, suspense
Characters:girl
Story:horror movie remade, grindhouse film, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, drive in classic, bad mother, remade, disturbing, bloody violence, deeply disturbed person, disturbed individual, american horror, matricide, domineering mother, dead woman with eyes open, body count, grindhouse, blockbuster, falling down stairs, killing

Scream 4 (2011)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 4 (2011)

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:teenager
Story:high school student, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, dead teenager, deeply disturbed person, villain not really dead cliche, taunting, stabbed in the hand, dead woman with eyes open, female killer, high school, falling down stairs, knocked out, electrocution, stabbed in the back, danger, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, f word

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. This is why The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Locations:bicycle, cemetery
Characters:teenager
Story:surprise ending, threatened with a knife, symbol, teenage love, goth, demonic possession, telekinesis, teenage girl, stabbed in the back, library, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, candle, death of mother, supernatural power, water, slow motion scene, coming of age, knife

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Themes:panic, anger, fear, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery
Characters:student, teacher
Story:teacher student relationship, surprise ending, car accident, disturbing, blockbuster, hammer, gothic, teenage girl, electrocution, grave, graveyard, house, candle, supernatural power, bathroom, water, watching tv, crying, shower, mother daughter relationship

Rec (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Rec (2007)

'REC' turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

Themes:trauma, panic, paranoia, fear
Mood:night, nightmare
Story:horror movie remade, fire engine, surprise ending, fire, remade, graphic violence, fright, hysteria, demonic possession, covered in blood, rage, falling down stairs, first part, isolation, screaming, danger, house, watching tv, face slap, panties

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Story:woman stabbed, woman kills woman, redheaded woman, kill, dead woman with eyes open, telekinesis, crushed to death, covered in blood, female killer, grindhouse, buttocks, gothic, knocked out, stabbed in the back, fairy tale, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, house, impalement, stabbing

It Follows (2014) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Mystery

It Follows (2014)

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind. (Read More)

Themes:panic, evil, paranoia, fear, friendship
Locations:bicycle, school
Story:sexual attraction, sinister, menace, fright, high school, teenage sex, teenage girl, knocked out, electrocution, danger, house, death of friend, bedroom, f word, classroom, bathroom, water, watching tv, car, teenage boy

Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. This is why Grindhouse (2007) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge, friendship
Story:terror, exploding car, car accident, car, stabbed in the hand, grindhouse, teenage girl, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, house, stabbing, single mother, supernatural power, small town, black comedy, underwear, teenage boy, fire, cult film

Silent Hill (2006)
Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Silent Hill (2006)

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, religion, revenge, friendship
Mood:night
Locations:school
Characters:girl
Story:rose, car accident, disturbing, religious fanatic, torso cut in half, compassion, gothic, terror, screaming, stabbed in the chest, impalement, classroom, supernatural power, bathroom, car, dream, knife, title spoken by character, mother daughter relationship, murder

Let Me In (2010)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Let Me In (2010)

In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Abby advises Owen to fight Kenny; however, soon he discovers that she is a vampire, and he feels fear and love for the girl. Meanwhile a police officer is investigating the murder cases, believing that it is a satanic cult. (Read More)

Themes:bullying, fear, religion, friendship
Mood:night
Locations:school
Characters:bully, girl, teacher
Story:gym teacher, threatened with a knife, outcast, single parent, long take, locker room, stabbing, prayer, supernatural power, fire, coming of age, knife, cigarette smoking, blood, independent film, based on novel, kiss, murder

Paranormal Activity (2007) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Paranormal Activity (2007)

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Themes:panic, fear
Mood:night, nightmare
Story:house, surprise ending, paranormal phenomenon, fright, demonic possession, attic, blockbuster, crucifix, psychic, first part, screaming, bedroom, f word, supernatural power, fire, knife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, blood, murder

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, religion, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Characters:bible, christian
Period:future
Story:surprise ending, threatened with a knife, outcast, praying, torso cut in half, crushed to death, covered in blood, crucifix, cross, electrocution, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, death of mother, small town, fire, knife, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Final Destination 3 (2006)
Horror, Thriller

Final Destination 3 (2006)

When Wendy Christensen has a vision of an accident on the roller coaster, resulting in her and her friends' deaths, she instantly begins to panic and gets off the ride, causing a few of her friends to get off as well. The remaining friends, including Wendy's boyfriend, are stuck on the roller coaster and find themselves involved in the accident. With death waiting around the corner, Wendy and Kevin Fischer must try and work out death's plan, before they and the remaining survivors end up dead. This is why Final Destination 3 (2006) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, guilt
Mood:night
Locations:school
Story:high school, killing, night time, surprise ending, car accident, dead teenager, locked door, kill, hysteria, torso cut in half, goth, classmate, crushed to death, teenage girl, gym, convertible, electrocution, impalement, supernatural power, blonde

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, fear
Mood:night, suspense
Story:car accident, exploding car, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, car, deeply disturbed person, locked door, underground, pig, screaming, danger, stabbed in the chest, montage, water, watching tv, slow motion scene, black comedy, female protagonist, fire, shower

Dracula (1992) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror

Dracula (1992)

This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, revenge, friendship
Story:death of title character, tomb, reverse footage, blockbuster, crucifix, gothic, desire, terror, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, impalement, candle, supernatural power, cult film, knife, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel, one word title, blood

1408 (2007)
Horror

1408 (2007)

The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his latest book, he travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in the Dolphin Hotel's posessed room 1408, which is permanently unavailable for guests. The reluctant manager Mr. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally relates the death of more than fifty guests over decades in the cursed room. However Mike threatens Mr. Olin, promising to sue the hotel, and is finally allowed to check into the room. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive. (Read More)

Themes:panic, evil, dating, insanity, guilt, paranoia, anger, fear
Mood:night, nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Characters:bible, girl
Story:hit with a hammer, surprise ending, based on the works of stephen king, destruction, danger, library, grave, supernatural power, bathroom, water, watching tv, dream, crying, fire, shower, knife, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, death

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia, fear, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:surprise ending, threatened with a knife, car accident, villain not really dead cliche, newspaper clipping, sibling rivalry, falling down stairs, cult director, isolation, prank, knocked out, stabbed in the back, screaming, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, f word, watching tv, black comedy, female protagonist, shower

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology. This is why I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:panic, guilt, revenge
Mood:night
Characters:teenager
Story:kill, surprise ending, dead teenager, teen horror, body count, teen movie, blockbuster, high school, first part, teenage girl, locker room, grave, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, blonde, car, teenage boy, cult film, title spoken by character

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, insanity, tragedy, paranoia, anger, fear
Mood:suspense
Period:future
Story:surprise ending, villain not really dead cliche, crushed to death, rampage, cult director, stabbed in the back, screaming, danger, grave, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, impalement, f word, bare butt, slow motion scene, fire, shower, knife, cigarette smoking, violence

Orphan (2009)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Orphan (2009)

Kate and John Coleman are rebuilding their troubled marriage after the loss of their baby. The couple decide to adopt a child. When they meet the nine-year-old Estonian girl, Esther, at the St. Marina Orphanage, they immediately fall in love with the well-educated orphan. Their young son, Daniel, is hostile to his new sister; but their deaf mute daughter, Max, is enchanted with her - at first. Eventually, Kate begins to feel that Esther is manipulative and possibly even psychologically disturbed. John refuses to listen to his wife's misgivings. Kate calls Sister Abigail at the orphanage, and the nun informs her that Esther has a troubled and mysterious history. Kate delves further into Esther's past and discovers she is not what she claims to be. (Read More)

Themes:dying, bullying, insanity, depression
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Characters:girl, bible
Story:sinister, hit with a hammer, dream sequence, surprise ending, villain not really dead cliche, female psychopath, sibling rivalry, hit on the head, stabbed in the back, screaming, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, classroom, face slap, title spoken by character, mother daughter relationship, one word title, murder, blood

The Mist (2007)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Mist (2007)

The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist. David and Billy and their neighbour Brent Norton go into town. There they discover that the mist contains some frightening creatures, creatures intent on killing humans. (Read More)

Themes:panic, insanity, tragedy, paranoia, anger, fear
Mood:night, suspense
Characters:bible, teacher
Story:house, surprise ending, mania, based on the works of stephen king, religious fanatic, hysteria, destruction, killing, prank, danger, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, prayer, supernatural power, small town, face slap, car, crying, fire, cult film

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, depression, revenge
Locations:school
Story:hit with a hammer, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, goth, physical abuse, dead woman with eyes open, crushed to death, hammer, killing, electrocution, child abuse, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, f word, knife, violence, death, murder, blood

Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Drama, Horror

Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire. This is why Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, anger, fear, revenge
Mood:night
Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl
Story:kill, surprise ending, laughing, blockbuster, buttocks, gothic, dress, screaming, danger, library, candle, supernatural power, water, black comedy, car, crying, fire, cult film, dancing, based on novel

Evil Dead II (1987)
Comedy, Horror

Evil Dead II (1987)

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes. (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism, dance
Mood:night, nightmare
Story:surprise ending, sinister, american horror, knocked unconscious, demonic possession, reverse footage, falling down stairs, cult director, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, bathroom, black comedy, underwear, panties, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, kiss, sex

The Lost Boys (1987)
Comedy, Horror

The Lost Boys (1987)

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. (Read More)

Mood:night
Characters:girl, teenager
Story:surprise ending, small town, torso cut in half, goth, teen movie, covered in blood, gothic, falling down stairs, teen angst, first part, convertible, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, impalement, single mother, dysfunctional family, black comedy, cult film, cigarette smoking, murder

From Hell (2001)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

From Hell (2001)

It is 1888 in London, and the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel becomes more and more dangerous for Abberline, Mary, and the other girls. Whoever is responsible for the grisly acts is not going to give up his secret without a fight....will they be able to survive the avenging force that has been sent after them from hell? (Read More)

Themes:insanity, revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:future
Story:psychic, surprise ending, threatened with a knife, sinister, knocked unconscious, redheaded woman, hysteria, dead woman with eyes open, dead woman, gothic, street, killing, graveyard, stabbed to death, montage, stabbing, candle, bare butt, face slap, blonde

Sinister (2012) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sinister (2012)

True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some "snuff" film footage he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he) and things take a turn for the worse. Will they survive? (Read More)

Themes:evil, tragedy, fear
Mood:night
Story:car set on fire, sinister, matricide, attic, house, bedroom, supernatural power, small town, knife, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, death, blood, murder, violence

Don't Breathe (2016)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Don't Breathe (2016)

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims. This is why Don't Breathe (2016) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:house, hit with a hammer, car accident, villain not really dead cliche, newspaper clipping, hammer, isolation, long take, knocked out, terror, stabbed in the back, impalement, bedroom, f word, slow motion scene, car, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, murder, blood

House Of Wax (2005)
Horror

House Of Wax (2005)

Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles, so two of the friends accept a stranger's ride into a small town named Ambrose. The main attraction in Ambrose is the House of Wax. Except something is not right in this town, the wax figures are so realistic and the whole town is deserted - except for two murderous twin brothers. The six friends must fight to survive and escape from being the next exhibits in the House of Wax. (Read More)

Mood:night, nightmare
Characters:girl
Story:attraction, house, car, surprise ending, small town, teen horror, body count, child abuse, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, bra, bare butt, face slap, crying, fire, panties, knife, title spoken by character

The Ring (2002)
Horror, Mystery

The Ring (2002)

Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son's and her own life. (Read More)

Themes:dying, fear, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:student, girl, teacher
Story:psychic power, surprise ending, psionic power, disturbing, killing, psychic, first part, teenage girl, electrocution, classroom, supernatural power, water, watching tv, face slap, blonde, female protagonist, dream, teenage boy, shower, panties

The Descent (2005) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.

Themes:panic, guilt, fear, revenge, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Story:underground, surprise ending, car accident, cult director, first part, isolation, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, impalement, blonde, car, female protagonist, crying, cult film, knife, death, murder, violence, blood

Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Poltergeist (1982)

A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

Themes:evil
Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl
Story:house, psychic power, bedroom, paranormal phenomenon, trees, stars, reverse footage, blockbuster, cult director, psychic, first part, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, supernatural power, watching tv, blonde, panties, cult film, mother daughter relationship, one word title

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