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Dark Shadows (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Dark Shadows (2012)

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  alcoholism,  magic,  drunkenness,  jealousy,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  spoof
Locations:campfire,  castle,  ship,  woods,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:vampire,  psychiatrist,  fisherman,  policeman,  singer,  teenager
Period:1970s
Story:witch,  blood transfusion,  immortal man,  falling chandelier,  maine,  falling off a cliff,  angry mob,  disco ball,  female werewolf,  gothic horror,  heart,  psychological manipulation,  factory owner,  abandoned factory,  patterned pantyhose,  red pantyhose,  wicked witch,  fishing village,  female psychiatrist,  sailing ship,  ship captain,  curse,  vampire comedy,  magic spell,  black magic,  pump action shotgun,  house fire,  fire truck,  forced suicide,  reference to alice cooper,  female seduction,  dumping dead body,  changing one's name,  male stockinged feet,  cynical woman,  eighteenth century,  year 1776,  belief in ghosts,  star cameo,  go go girl,  troll doll,  reference to mcdonald's restaurant,  bolt cutter,  bank check,  cannery,  bare feet on table,  actress playing dual role,  spurned woman,  transfusion,  female stockinged soles,  gender confusion,  teen bedroom,  splashed with water,  1750s,  building explosion,  backhoe,  waffle,  pumpkin patch,  1760s,  fishery,  red lingerie,  gold watch,  drinking blood,  mephistopheles,  blood drinking,  estranged daughter,  liverpool england,  1770s,  actor playing dual role,  taking off underwear,  volkswagen bus,  smoking after sex,  lava lamp,  grand piano,  pretending to be someone else,  secret passageway,  electroshock therapy,  triceratops,  manipulative woman,  passenger train,  year 1972,  learning the truth,  mirror ball,  bossy woman,  hidden room,  female to male footsie playing,  selfish woman,  exhumation,  governess,  pointing a gun at someone,  playing footsie,  female antagonist,  manor,  renovation,  estranged father,  seductive woman,  gas explosion,  reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet,  secret room,  feet on table,  secret passage,  lack of money,  old house,  female boss,  seductive behavior,  chains,  manipulative behavior,  bechdel test passed,  vampirism,  sexual frustration,  immortal,  evil woman,  family business,  pun,  strait jacket,  chandelier,  masturbation reference,  pocket watch,  hanging upside down,  foot closeup,  psychedelic,  lost love,  18th century,  buried alive,  cartoon on tv,  marijuana joint,  female stockinged feet,  imprisonment,  brushing teeth,  family secret,  passionate kiss,  barefoot female,  chain,  red panties,  female doctor,  cane,  cliff,  blood on face,  20th century,  hypnosis,  immortality,  dark humor,  construction site,  hippie,  intrigue,  cynicism,  camera shot of feet,  mental institution,  crime scene,  sexual desire,  hitchhiking,  strong female lead,  black humor,  railway station,  mind control,  torch,  singing in a car,  fish out of water,  mob,  servant,  exploding building,  therapist,  witchcraft,  treasure,  red dress,  tape recorder,  gothic,  warehouse,  actor playing himself,  disco,  fireplace,  sabotage,  strong female character,  werewolf,  reference to william shakespeare,  undead,  manipulation,  umbrella,  older man younger woman relationship,  factory,  based on tv series,  gunshot,  old woman,  femme fatale,  pantyhose,  underwater scene,  unrequited love,  fishing,  coffin,  no opening credits,  rock band,  diner,  montage,  mansion,  ambulance,  massacre,  old man,  dysfunctional family,  dark comedy,  orphan,  good versus evil,  time travel,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  showdown,  painting,  shooting,  falling from height,  sword,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  blood,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  police,  flashback

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:campfire,  woods,  cemetery
Characters:teenager
Story:magic spell,  small town,  grand piano,  passionate kiss,  cane,  hypnosis,  mind control,  singing in a car,  manipulation,  curse,  femme fatale,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  montage,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  fire,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback

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Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:ship,  cemetery
Characters:vampire
Story:blood transfusion,  gothic horror,  estranged daughter,  hypnosis,  immortality,  mind control,  gothic,  werewolf,  undead,  manipulation,  curse,  femme fatale,  coffin,  massacre,  old man,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  painting,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  black comedy,  corpse,  party,  blood,  flashback

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:magic,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Story:black magic,  secret room,  immortal,  buried alive,  immortality,  construction site,  crime scene,  mind control,  torch,  treasure,  tape recorder,  gothic,  undead,  manipulation,  curse,  femme fatale,  underwater scene,  coffin,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  showdown,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  flashback,  blood,  police

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  castle,  woods
Story:black magic,  chains,  evil woman,  imprisonment,  passionate kiss,  immortality,  dark humor,  mind control,  torch,  fireplace,  manipulation,  femme fatale,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  montage,  massacre,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  blood,  flashback

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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. This is why The Last Witch Hunter (2015) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:immortality,  witch,  magic spell,  black magic,  pump action shotgun,  pocket watch,  imprisonment,  cane,  heart,  crime scene,  mind control,  torch,  witchcraft,  gothic,  manipulation,  curse,  femme fatale,  coffin,  no opening credits,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  flashback,  blood

Cursed (2005)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  jealousy,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Characters:teenager
Story:female werewolf,  fire truck,  cane,  blood on face,  actor playing himself,  werewolf,  curse,  diner,  ambulance,  massacre,  orphan,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  party,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood

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)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:black magic,  house fire,  forced suicide,  hanging upside down,  family secret,  passionate kiss,  mind control,  witchcraft,  gothic,  curse,  witch,  massacre,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  small town,  shotgun,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  fire,  blood,  police,  flashback

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  jealousy,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:castle,  woods,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:angry mob,  magic spell,  imprisonment,  strong female lead,  torch,  fish out of water,  servant,  fireplace,  werewolf,  reference to william shakespeare,  manipulation,  curse,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  showdown,  painting,  falling from height,  sword,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  castle,  ship,  woods,  cemetery
Story:gothic horror,  ship captain,  black magic,  cliff,  mind control,  torch,  witchcraft,  treasure,  undead,  curse,  witch,  no opening credits,  massacre,  good versus evil,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  flashback,  blood

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic,  jealousy,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle,  ship,  woods
Story:black magic,  hanging upside down,  blood on face,  mind control,  torch,  sabotage,  manipulation,  femme fatale,  witch,  underwater scene,  montage,  massacre,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback

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Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:alcoholism,  drunkenness,  jealousy,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:policeman,  teenager
Story:pump action shotgun,  learning the truth,  selfish woman,  pointing a gun at someone,  seductive woman,  seductive behavior,  evil woman,  masturbation reference,  cartoon on tv,  barefoot female,  chain,  blood on face,  curse,  gunshot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  diner,  supernatural power,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  voice over narration,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  flashback,  police

The Wolfman (2010) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Wolfman (2010)

Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancee, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:nightmare
Story:gothic horror,  grand piano,  electroshock therapy,  passenger train,  estranged father,  strait jacket,  passionate kiss,  cane,  mental institution,  strong female lead,  torch,  servant,  fireplace,  strong female character,  werewolf,  reference to william shakespeare,  curse,  coffin,  no opening credits,  mansion,  corpse,  fire,  father son relationship,  two word title,  flashback,  blood

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  drunkenness,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle,  woods
Story:gothic horror,  pocket watch,  heart,  immortality,  gothic,  fireplace,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  montage,  showdown,  falling from height,  police officer,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  flashback,  police,  blood

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Dracula (1992)
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:suicide,  revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:vampire
Story:blood transfusion,  gothic horror,  gothic,  werewolf,  undead,  curse,  coffin,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  voice over narration,  party,  title spoken by character,  blood

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. This is why Nochnoy Dozor (2004) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  revenge,  surrealism
Characters:vampire
Story:black magic,  drinking blood,  gas explosion,  immortal,  lost love,  female doctor,  mind control,  exploding building,  witchcraft,  curse,  femme fatale,  witch,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  showdown,  sword,  police officer,  corpse,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  two word title,  flashback,  blood

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:bank check,  bossy woman,  selfish woman,  seductive woman,  feet on table,  lack of money,  seductive behavior,  sexual frustration,  cane,  intrigue,  fish out of water,  servant,  gunshot,  femme fatale,  coffin,  no opening credits,  mansion,  old man,  painting,  shooting,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  police,  blood

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Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  ship,  woods
Story:ship captain,  hidden room,  hanging upside down,  immortality,  torch,  fish out of water,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  orphan,  good versus evil,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  voice over narration,  fire,  title spoken by character

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:campfire,  castle,  ship,  woods
Characters:singer
Story:immortal,  evil woman,  20th century,  immortality,  cynicism,  strong female lead,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  warehouse,  fireplace,  sabotage,  factory,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  montage,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  painting,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback

Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (1979)
Horror

Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (1979)

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Wismar, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle,  ship,  cemetery
Characters:vampire
Story:gothic horror,  blood drinking,  immortality,  undead,  curse,  coffin,  mansion,  falling from height,  small town,  corpse,  ghost,  blood

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The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. This is why The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  surrealism
Locations:cemetery
Characters:policeman
Story:cynicism,  crime scene,  mind control,  gothic,  undead,  manipulation,  coffin,  diner,  ambulance,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  small town,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood,  flashback

Queen Of The Damned (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Queen Of The Damned (2002)

After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king...

Themes:revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:vampire,  singer
Story:blood drinking,  secret passageway,  vampirism,  immortal,  evil woman,  immortality,  gothic,  undead,  femme fatale,  coffin,  rock band,  supernatural power,  painting,  voice over narration,  fire,  flashback,  blood

Vampire Academy (2014)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:vampire,  teenager
Story:blood transfusion,  immortal,  vampire comedy,  blood drinking,  vampirism,  mind control,  sabotage,  older man younger woman relationship,  femme fatale,  pantyhose,  no opening credits,  montage,  mansion,  good versus evil,  fire,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  party,  title spoken by character,  blood,  two word title,  flashback

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Brave (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Themes:magic,  revenge
Locations:castle,  ship,  woods
Characters:teenager
Story:witch,  magic spell,  black magic,  bechdel test passed,  strong female lead,  torch,  fireplace,  strong female character,  curse,  no opening credits,  montage,  good versus evil,  showdown,  sword,  ghost,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  castle,  woods
Story:witch,  black magic,  strong female lead,  torch,  strong female character,  femme fatale,  underwater scene,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  montage,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. This is why In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:madness,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:angry mob,  cane,  strait jacket,  cynicism,  mental institution,  hitchhiking,  torch,  gothic,  fireplace,  diner,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  painting,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood,  police

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:singer
Story:psychological manipulation,  pretending to be someone else,  manipulative woman,  learning the truth,  selfish woman,  female antagonist,  seductive woman,  lack of money,  seductive behavior,  manipulative behavior,  bechdel test passed,  sexual frustration,  evil woman,  masturbation reference,  barefoot female,  red panties,  intrigue,  sexual desire,  party,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:cemetery
Story:chandelier,  imprisonment,  immortality,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  werewolf,  curse,  old woman,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  showdown,  sword,  fire,  father son relationship,  flashback,  blood

Bad Teacher (2011) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Comedy

Bad Teacher (2011)

When her wealthy fiance breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  jealousy,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  teenager
Story:psychological manipulation,  pretending to be someone else,  manipulative woman,  learning the truth,  selfish woman,  female antagonist,  seductive woman,  feet on table,  lack of money,  seductive behavior,  manipulative behavior,  bechdel test passed,  masturbation reference,  marijuana joint,  barefoot female,  intrigue,  singing in a car,  sabotage,  manipulation,  femme fatale,  unrequited love,  montage,  sunglasses,  black comedy,  party,  two word title,  police

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Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:vampire,  teenager
Story:blood transfusion,  blood drinking,  immortality,  hitchhiking,  gothic,  undead,  manipulation,  femme fatale,  unrequited love,  diner,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  showdown,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  police

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. This is why Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle
Characters:teenager
Story:black magic,  20th century,  immortality,  strong female lead,  railway station,  exploding building,  strong female character,  werewolf,  curse,  witch,  good versus evil,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  ghost,  fire,  flashback,  blood

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Story:secret passageway,  pocket watch,  strong female lead,  servant,  strong female character,  unrequited love,  mansion,  massacre,  good versus evil,  showdown,  painting,  falling from height,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  blood

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47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  suicide,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:campfire,  castle,  ship,  woods,  cemetery
Story:magic spell,  imprisonment,  exploding building,  witchcraft,  manipulation,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  massacre,  orphan,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback

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:drunkenness,  jealousy,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  bar
Story:secret passageway,  hidden room,  gas explosion,  secret room,  crime scene,  strong female lead,  red dress,  sabotage,  strong female character,  coffin,  no opening credits,  mansion,  ambulance,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  party,  blood,  police

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:campfire,  bar
Story:passionate kiss,  torch,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  servant,  manipulation,  umbrella,  femme fatale,  montage,  mansion,  good versus evil,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  small town,  shotgun,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character

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American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:woods
Story:psychological manipulation,  fire truck,  playing footsie,  chandelier,  marijuana joint,  exploding building,  sabotage,  manipulation,  umbrella,  femme fatale,  no opening credits,  montage,  ambulance,  massacre,  showdown,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  two word title,  flashback,  blood,  police

Death Becomes Her (1992) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Death Becomes Her (1992)

In 1978, in Broadway, the decadent and narcissist actress Madeline Ashton is performing Songbird, based on Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. Then she receives her rival Helen Sharp, who is an aspiring writer, and her fiance Ernest Menville, who is a plastic surgeon, in her dressing-room. Soon Menville calls off his commitment with Helen and marries Madeline. Seven years later, Helen is obese in a psychiatric hospital and obsessed in seeking revenge on Madeline. In 1992, the marriage of Madeline and Menville is finished and he is no longer a surgeon but an alcoholic caretaker. Out of the blue, they are invited to a party where Helen will release her novel Forever Young and Madeline goes to a beauty shop. The owner gives a business card of the specialist in rejuvenation Lisle Von Rhuman to her. When the envious Madeline sees Helen thin in a perfect shape, she decides to seek out Lisle and buys a potion to become young again. Further, she advises that Madeline must take care of her body. Meanwhile Helen seduces Menville and they plot a scheme to kill Madeline. When Madeline comes home, she has an argument Menville and he pushes her from the staircase. She breaks her neck but becomes a living dead. When Helen arrives at Menville's house expecting that Madeline is dead, she is murdered by Madeline. But she also becomes a living dead and they conclude they need Menville to help them to maintain their bodies. But Menville wants to leave them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:1970s
Story:cynical woman,  manipulative woman,  bossy woman,  selfish woman,  female antagonist,  manipulative behavior,  bechdel test passed,  immortal,  evil woman,  immortality,  dark humor,  mental institution,  black humor,  witchcraft,  red dress,  sabotage,  undead,  manipulation,  mansion,  dark comedy,  supernatural power,  shooting,  shotgun,  black comedy,  corpse,  party

The Uninvited (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:campfire,  woods,  cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  teenager
Story:maine,  evil woman,  passionate kiss,  mental institution,  gothic,  femme fatale,  no opening credits,  diner,  montage,  mansion,  fire,  falling from height,  corpse,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  police,  blood

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Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  bar
Characters:vampire
Story:blood drinking,  immortality,  exploding building,  undead,  gunshot,  ambulance,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  blood

Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:vampire
Story:sailing ship,  house fire,  chandelier,  18th century,  20th century,  immortality,  torch,  tape recorder,  gothic,  undead,  curse,  coffin,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  blood

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To make matters worse, with the suitcase in the wrong hands, several creatures manage to escape to unknown directions. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target both Tina and Newt amid panic caused by an invisible, devastating and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc in New York's 5th Avenue. Is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions and ultimately, what will happen to the remaining magical creatures still loose in the streets? This is why Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:singer
Story:magic spell,  black magic,  chandelier,  hanging upside down,  mind control,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  witchcraft,  manipulation,  umbrella,  factory,  curse,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  montage,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  shotgun,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  police

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Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  ship,  woods,  cemetery,  bar
Story:building explosion,  passenger train,  cane,  torch,  exploding building,  gothic,  umbrella,  coffin,  no opening credits,  massacre,  supernatural power,  small town,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:castle,  woods
Characters:vampire
Story:black magic,  drinking blood,  vampirism,  immortal,  immortality,  torch,  gothic,  curse,  no opening credits,  massacre,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback

Casper (1995)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Casper (1995)

Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:teenager
Story:therapist,  treasure,  mansion,  manor,  ghost,  secret passageway,  secret passage,  maine,  cartoon on tv,  fireplace,  based on tv series,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  sword,  shotgun,  party,  title spoken by character

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Mirror Mirror (2012) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  jealousy
Locations:castle,  woods
Story:wicked witch,  black magic,  hanging upside down,  strong female lead,  witchcraft,  strong female character,  witch,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  sword,  party,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. This is why Red Riding Hood (2011) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods
Story:gothic horror,  torch,  gothic,  sabotage,  werewolf,  curse,  unrequited love,  massacre,  orphan,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  sword,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  blood

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:teenager
Period:1970s
Story:pump action shotgun,  fire truck,  marijuana joint,  hippie,  cynicism,  crime scene,  strong female character,  femme fatale,  underwater scene,  diner,  mansion,  ambulance,  dysfunctional family,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  shotgun,  black comedy,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  blood,  flashback,  police

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Bakjwi (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Bakjwi (2009)

Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide
Characters:vampire,  teenager
Story:transfusion,  blood transfusion,  drinking blood,  blood drinking,  curse,  fishing,  ambulance,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  title spoken by character,  blood

The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle,  woods,  cemetery
Story:curse,  torch,  gothic,  werewolf,  gunshot,  femme fatale,  witch,  old man,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  sword,  small town,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
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. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  suicide,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:cemetery
Characters:vampire,  teenager
Story:gas explosion,  immortality,  camera shot of feet,  mind control,  fish out of water,  werewolf,  witch,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  painting,  falling from height,  sword,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  flashback,  blood

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