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Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Horror, Thriller

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She's in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn't too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on a loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman place a curse on her which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon, but faces several hurdles in the attempt. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  panic,  evil,  anger,  funeral,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s,  1960s
Story:curse,  loan officer,  dark humor,  animal sacrifice,  bank officer,  bank employee,  digging a grave,  psychic,  falling onto train tracks,  digging up a dead body,  assistant manager,  physical assault,  forced decision,  steamer trunk,  mexican woman,  underground parking garage,  visual impairment,  coin collection,  organ music,  iron gate,  closing eyes of dead person,  palm reader,  levitating,  hand through head,  pulling hair,  push button,  pasadena california,  overcoat,  seven deadly sins,  gross out,  sleeping woman,  country girl,  illustration,  seer,  kitchen knife,  choke hold,  possessed human,  vomiting blood,  split lip,  lifting a female into the air,  defenestration,  esp,  wind chime,  dentures,  stapler,  anvil,  breaking a car window,  rich family,  startled,  year 2009,  false teeth,  bitten hand,  obituary,  entity,  job promotion,  handkerchief,  dutch angle,  skepticism,  year 1969,  spaniard,  thrown from a car,  mortgage,  extreme close up,  supernatural horror,  envelope,  weight loss,  poltergeist,  hungarian,  gross out comedy,  begging,  hit with a shovel,  eating disorder,  college professor,  pawnshop,  crushed head,  humor,  medium,  21st century,  eyeball,  animal abuse,  dark fantasy,  fly,  kitten,  beggar,  imperative in title,  seance,  hit in the face,  insecurity,  levitation,  jewelry,  engagement ring,  younger version of character,  shame,  fortune teller,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  stabbed in the eye,  wedding ring,  title at the end,  eye gouging,  20th century,  vegetarian,  death of protagonist,  shadow,  exploding head,  hit on the head,  co worker,  stabbed in the throat,  bloody nose,  gypsy,  ambition,  parking garage,  railway station,  goat,  covered in blood,  psychologist,  desperation,  witchcraft,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  cake,  machete,  killing an animal,  spirit,  subtitled scene,  cult director,  sacrifice,  death of child,  bank,  prologue,  grave,  witch,  graveyard,  ritual,  child in peril,  security guard,  diner,  mansion,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  car crash,  falling from height,  cat,  los angeles california,  blonde,  blood splatter,  rain,  female protagonist,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:hand through head,  younger version of character,  stabbed in the eye,  eye gouging,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  killing an animal,  diner,  hallucination,  demon,  car crash,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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:evil,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:curse,  begging,  dark fantasy,  beggar,  exorcism,  shadow,  goat,  lifting someone into the air,  sacrifice,  prologue,  grave,  witch,  ritual,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  falling from height,  cat,  rain,  corpse,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  fight

The House Of The Devil (2009)
Horror

The House Of The Devil (2009)

Themes:evil,  fear
Locations:cemetery
Story:kitchen knife,  startled,  eye gouging,  covered in blood,  witchcraft,  prologue,  graveyard,  ritual,  demon,  blonde,  blood splatter,  female protagonist,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male

The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  evil,  funeral,  fear
Locations:cemetery
Story:gross out,  dark fantasy,  levitation,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  eye gouging,  hit on the head,  graveyard,  ritual,  child in peril,  diner,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  fight

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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. This is why Cursed (2005) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Period:2000s
Story:hit with a shovel,  fortune teller,  co worker,  stabbed in the throat,  parking garage,  cult director,  curse,  security guard,  diner,  supernatural power,  car crash,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

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
Mood:nightmare
Story:demon,  supernatural horror,  gross out comedy,  eyeball,  dark fantasy,  levitation,  demonic possession,  stabbed in the eye,  eye gouging,  20th century,  exploding head,  spirit,  cult director,  curse,  hallucination,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

You're Next (2011)
Horror, Thriller

You're Next (2011)

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Themes:panic
Story:dark humor,  rich family,  startled,  bitten hand,  college professor,  stabbed in the eye,  title at the end,  covered in blood,  machete,  mansion,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

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Suspiria (1977) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Horror

Suspiria (1977)

Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns the next morning and this time is let in. She learns that the young woman she saw fleeing the previous evening, Pat Hingle, has been found dead. Strange things soon begin to occur. Suzy becomes ill and is put on a special diet; the school becomes infested with maggots; odd sounds abound; and Daniel, the pianist, is killed by his own dog. A bit of research indicates that the ballet school was once a witches' coven - and as Suzy learns, still is. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  evil,  fear
Story:extreme close up,  supernatural horror,  title at the end,  shadow,  stabbed in the throat,  bloody nose,  covered in blood,  witchcraft,  killing an animal,  cult director,  prologue,  witch,  ritual,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  rain,  female protagonist,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film

New Nightmare (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

New Nightmare (1994)

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  funeral,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:demonic possession,  stabbed in the eye,  title at the end,  eye gouging,  stabbed in the throat,  lifting someone into the air,  child in peril,  security guard,  mansion,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  car crash,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  blonde,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

V/h/s/2 (2013)
Horror, Thriller

V/h/s/2 (2013)

Story:vomiting blood,  stabbed in the eye,  title at the end,  eye gouging,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  killing an animal,  subtitled scene,  death of child,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  demon,  car crash,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  bare chested male

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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:panic,  evil,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:levitation,  stabbed in the eye,  stabbed in the throat,  parking garage,  crucifix,  curse,  security guard,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  fight

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  funeral
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:digging a grave,  lifting a female into the air,  hit with a shovel,  stabbed in the eye,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  spirit,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  demon,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  funeral,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:hand through head,  lifting someone into the air,  diner,  supernatural power,  demon,  car crash,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)
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
Mood:nightmare
Story:exorcism,  demonic possession,  psychologist,  crucifix,  spirit,  subtitled scene,  grave,  graveyard,  ritual,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  cat,  rain,  female protagonist,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. This is why Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  anger,  funeral,  fear
Period:2000s
Story:parking garage,  desperation,  crucifix,  death of child,  grave,  graveyard,  security guard,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  trauma,  panic,  evil,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:obituary,  demonic possession,  eye gouging,  goat,  lifting someone into the air,  machete,  spirit,  death of child,  prologue,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  demon,  car crash,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight

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The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Horror

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:dark humor,  year 2009,  supernatural horror,  21st century,  stabbed in the eye,  title at the end,  20th century,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  subtitled scene,  grave,  witch,  security guard,  car crash,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male

One Missed Call (2008)
Horror, Mystery

One Missed Call (2008)

After the death of their friend Shelley, Leann Cole receives a voice mail from the future of the date and time when she would die. On the scheduled day, Leann sees weird things and in the precise informed hour, Leann is attacked by a supernatural force on a footbridge over a train station while talking to her friend Beth Raymond. Beth meets Leann's boyfriend Brian, who also received a call, and witnesses his death on the street. When her roommate Taylor Anthony receives a call, Beth befriends Det. Jack Andrews, who tells her that his sister was the first victim of the phone call. They decide to investigate the connections of Jack's sister and find the name of Marie Layton, who apparently abused of her daughters. Jack and Beth run against time trying to save Beth from her fate. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:exorcism,  stabbed in the eye,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  killing an animal,  spirit,  death of child,  child in peril,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  cat,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending

Stigmata (1999)
Horror

Stigmata (1999)

A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  funeral,  fear
Story:extreme close up,  supernatural horror,  levitation,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  security guard,  diner,  mansion,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  demon,  car crash,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male

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The Omen (2006) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Horror

The Omen (2006)

When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the Antichrist. They travel to the town of Megiddo to learn how the boy can be stopped. This is why The Omen (2006) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  funeral,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:skepticism,  demonic possession,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  killing an animal,  grave,  graveyard,  child in peril,  demon,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Period:2000s
Story:vomiting blood,  hit with a shovel,  crushed head,  dark fantasy,  witchcraft,  prologue,  curse,  witch,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Story:lifting a female into the air,  lifting someone into the air,  spirit,  diner,  supernatural power,  demon,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:dutch angle,  hit with a shovel,  imperative in title,  parking garage,  desperation,  bank,  prologue,  grave,  graveyard,  child in peril,  security guard,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  fight

Jeepers Creepers II (2003) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Horror

Jeepers Creepers II (2003)

Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper - a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:breaking a car window,  thrown from a car,  stabbed in the eye,  eye gouging,  desperation,  psychic,  death of child,  ritual,  child in peril,  demon,  car crash,  corpse,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

Evil Dead (2013)
Fantasy, Horror

Evil Dead (2013)

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. This is why Evil Dead (2013) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:evil
Story:vomiting blood,  bitten hand,  demonic possession,  title at the end,  covered in blood,  witchcraft,  machete,  killing an animal,  subtitled scene,  demon,  car crash,  blood splatter,  rain,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight

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The Omen (1976)
Horror

The Omen (1976)

Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain, but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests that they take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After relocating to London, strange events - and the ominous warnings of a priest - lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  funeral,  fear
Locations:cemetery
Story:supernatural horror,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  death of protagonist,  stabbed in the throat,  lifting someone into the air,  grave,  graveyard,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  demon,  falling from height,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

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

The Unborn (2009)

While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:wind chime,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  hit on the head,  spirit,  death of child,  ritual,  child in peril,  hallucination,  falling from height,  rain,  female protagonist,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male

The Rite (2011) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Rite (2011)

Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism, Michael is as skeptical as ever. After the second exorcism, the girls condition becomes quite critical as she is moved to a hospital. She soon dies and the demon finds a new victim. As the moment of reckoning draws near, Micheal may be the only hope left but first he must overcome his own doubts and apprehensions in order to fight and destroy the ominous forces. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:skepticism,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  crucifix,  spirit,  grave,  ritual,  hallucination,  demon,  corpse,  father son relationship,  fight

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The Amityville Horror (1979)
Horror

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house which ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. With the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective, George and Kathy face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children... (Read More)

Themes:panic,  evil,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Story:supernatural horror,  fly,  demonic possession,  exorcism,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  spirit,  dream,  curse,  supernatural power,  demon,  cult film

Red Lights (2012)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Red Lights (2012)

The skeptical psychologist Dr. Margaret Matheson and her assistant, physicist Tom Buckley, are specialists in disclosing fraudulent paranormal phenomena. When the famous psychic Simon Silver reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes singularly obsessed in determining whether Silver is a fraud or not. This is why Red Lights (2012) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Story:college professor,  seance,  levitation,  covered in blood,  psychologist,  psychic,  diner,  supernatural power,  rain,  dream,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  fight

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:crushed head,  eyeball,  stabbed in the eye,  eye gouging,  lifting someone into the air,  machete,  grave,  child in peril,  blood splatter,  rain,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship

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Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  evil,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:startled,  poltergeist,  fly,  fortune teller,  demonic possession,  psychic,  curse,  child in peril,  security guard,  diner,  supernatural power,  demon,  car crash,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight

Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:dutch angle,  stabbed in the eye,  eye gouging,  exploding head,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  killing an animal,  subtitled scene,  death of child,  prologue,  witch,  child in peril,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

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:hit with a shovel,  crushed head,  dark fantasy,  title at the end,  exploding head,  bloody nose,  covered in blood,  witchcraft,  curse,  witch,  ritual,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  bare chested male,  fight

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  fear,  revenge
Period:2000s
Story:dentures,  extreme close up,  eyeball,  insecurity,  younger version of character,  covered in blood,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  grave,  security guard,  mansion,  car crash,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

Antichrist (2009) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Antichrist (2009)

A couple lose their young son when he falls out of a window while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  panic,  evil,  funeral,  fear
Story:dark humor,  extreme close up,  hit with a shovel,  hit on the head,  witchcraft,  death of child,  prologue,  hallucination,  rain,  dream,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:evil
Mood:nightmare
Period:1960s
Story:younger version of character,  exploding head,  killing an animal,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  demon,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  rain,  dream,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Period:2000s
Story:hand through head,  bitten hand,  crushed head,  death of protagonist,  exploding head,  desperation,  killing an animal,  death of child,  child in peril,  diner,  supernatural power,  car crash,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cult film

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:panic,  evil,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:dutch angle,  levitation,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  crucifix,  killing an animal,  prologue,  grave,  graveyard,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  rain,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male

Hollow Man (2000) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
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 This is why Hollow Man (2000) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  evil,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Period:2000s
Story:animal abuse,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  killing an animal,  cult director,  security guard,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  female protagonist,  corpse,  dream,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

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The Grudge 2 (2006)
Horror, Thriller

The Grudge 2 (2006)

In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  revenge
Story:pasadena california,  defenestration,  spirit,  psychic,  curse,  ritual,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  cat,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:panic,  fear,  revenge
Period:2000s
Story:dentures,  extreme close up,  machete,  prologue,  car crash,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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:panic,  evil,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:dark fantasy,  demonic possession,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  curse,  ritual,  security guard,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  car crash,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  fight

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The Last Exorcism (2010) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Last Exorcism (2010)

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the evangelical Reverend Cotton Marcus was raised by his father to be a preacher. He agrees that the filmmaker Iris Reisen and the cameraman Daniel Moskowitz make a documentary about his life. Cotton tells that when his wife Shanna Marcus had troubles in the delivery of their son Justin, he prioritized the doctor help to God and since then he questions his faith. Further, he tells that exorcisms are frauds but the results are good for the believers because they believe it is true. When Cotton is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew what he has just told. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis's son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:demonic possession,  exorcism,  covered in blood,  crucifix,  killing an animal,  grave,  child in peril,  demon,  cat,  rain,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:imperative in title,  parking garage,  covered in blood,  machete,  killing an animal,  death of child,  child in peril,  car crash,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film

Army Of Darkness (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  panic,  fear
Locations:cemetery
Story:anvil,  dark fantasy,  levitation,  20th century,  cult director,  prologue,  curse,  witch,  graveyard,  supernatural power,  demon,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  cult film,  fight

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Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Themes:revenge
Period:2000s
Story:hand through head,  stapler,  dutch angle,  hit in the face,  killing an animal,  sacrifice,  supernatural power,  car crash,  falling from height,  cat,  blonde,  blood splatter,  female protagonist,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is one of the best movies like Drag Me To Hell (2009)
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,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:grave,  dark humor,  lifting a female into the air,  extreme close up,  eyeball,  vegetarian,  hit on the head,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  graveyard,  falling from height,  blonde,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

The Neon Demon (2016)
Horror, Thriller

The Neon Demon (2016)

The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts he attention of the industry and has a successful beginning of career. But Ruby, Gigi and Sarah are capable to do anything to get her "thing". (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Story:pasadena california,  vomiting blood,  eyeball,  death of protagonist,  covered in blood,  cult director,  diner,  mansion,  demon,  los angeles california,  blonde,  blood splatter,  female protagonist,  corpse,  dream,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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