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Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Poltergeist (1982)

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

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:kitchen,  cemetery
Characters:photographer,  girl,  boy
Period:1980s
Story:haunted house,  blonde girl,  ancient burial ground,  burial ground,  psychic investigator,  psychic power,  evil clown,  television as portal,  girl in panties,  ghost hunter,  video camera,  little girl,  little boy,  white panties,  object floats in the air,  attempted child strangulation,  science versus supernatural,  the star spangled banner,  killer tree,  vertigo shot,  symphonic music score,  housing development,  star wars reference,  animate doll,  paranormal phenomenon,  life force,  parapsychologist,  animate tree,  paranormal investigator,  bike riding,  giving the finger,  parapsychology,  animate object,  source music,  lifting a female into the air,  paranormal investigation,  golden retriever,  phonograph record,  tv set,  evil doll,  entity,  short shorts,  crotch shot,  haunted,  video cassette,  alternate dimension,  poltergeist,  reference to star wars,  bulldozer,  orchestral music score,  middle class,  maggot,  medium,  goldfish,  spreadeagle,  real estate,  tornado,  legs,  real estate agent,  apparition,  moving,  missing child,  wilhelm scream,  chair,  thunderstorm,  psychotronic,  pet dog,  child's point of view,  afterlife,  reverse footage,  remote control,  barefoot,  burial,  american football,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  tape recorder,  pot smoking,  spirit,  cult director,  obscene finger gesture,  psychic,  first part,  haunting,  employer employee relationship,  teenage girl,  skeleton,  first of series,  suburb,  clown,  child in peril,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  house,  dysfunctional family,  good versus evil,  cleavage,  television,  voyeur,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  neighbor,  marijuana,  lingerie,  sister sister relationship,  camera,  watching tv,  blonde,  mirror,  swimming pool,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  interview

Poltergeist (2015)
Horror, Thriller

Poltergeist (2015)

Legendary filmmaker 'Sam Raimi' (qv) and director 'Gil Kenan (I)' (qv) reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:haunted house,  psychic investigator,  evil clown,  ghost hunter,  paranormal phenomenon,  parapsychologist,  animate tree,  paranormal investigator,  paranormal investigation,  poltergeist,  moving,  thunderstorm,  spirit,  haunting,  teenage girl,  skeleton,  suburb,  clown,  child in peril,  television,  hallucination,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Paranormal Activity (2007)

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

Locations:kitchen
Story:haunted house,  video camera,  paranormal phenomenon,  animate object,  entity,  middle class,  barefoot,  blockbuster,  obscene finger gesture,  psychic,  first part,  haunting,  first of series,  suburb,  house,  supernatural power,  camera,  swimming pool,  interview

The Ring (2002)
Horror, Mystery

The Ring (2002)

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

Themes:voyeurism
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:psychic power,  girl in panties,  maggot,  chair,  psychic,  first part,  teenage girl,  skeleton,  scantily clad female,  good versus evil,  cleavage,  voyeur,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  camera,  watching tv,  blonde,  mirror,  ghost,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Stir Of Echoes (1999) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stir Of Echoes (1999)

A man is hypnotized at a party by his sister-in law. He soon has visions and dreams of a ghost of a girl. Trying to avoid this, nearly pushes him to brink of insanity as the ghost wants something from him - to find out how she died. The only way he can get his life back is finding out the truth behind her death. The more he digs, the more he lets her in, the shocking truth behind her death puts his whole family in danger. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:haunted house,  psychic power,  child's point of view,  afterlife,  remote control,  american football,  psychic,  teenage girl,  coffin,  house,  dysfunctional family,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  marijuana,  sister sister relationship,  watching tv,  corpse,  ghost,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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)

Characters:boy
Story:haunted house,  little boy,  haunted,  video cassette,  spirit,  psychic,  teenage girl,  house,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  watching tv,  mirror,  corpse,  ghost,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Pet Sematary (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Pet Sematary (1989)

The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Period:1980s
Story:burial ground,  little girl,  little boy,  symphonic music score,  lifting a female into the air,  orchestral music score,  psychotronic,  pet dog,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  coffin,  house,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  watching tv,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Amityville Horror (2005)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Amityville Horror (2005)

In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children move into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that the house was the site of a horrific mass murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and attempt to keep the horror in the past, but are now haunted by a murderous presence. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What follows is 28 days of sheer, unbridled terror for the family with demonic visions of the dead. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Story:haunted house,  ancient burial ground,  burial ground,  little girl,  little boy,  haunted,  real estate agent,  pot smoking,  teenage girl,  child in peril,  house,  marijuana,  ghost,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Haunting In Connecticut (2009) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
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The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)

Charts one family's encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:boy
Period:1980s
Story:haunted house,  maggot,  medium,  apparition,  spirit,  first part,  haunting,  teenage girl,  child in peril,  house,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  mirror,  corpse,  ghost,  mother son relationship

The Conjuring (2013)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Conjuring (2013)

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved. (Read More)

Story:haunted house,  ghost hunter,  video camera,  little girl,  little boy,  animate doll,  paranormal investigator,  paranormal investigation,  apparition,  haunting,  teenage girl,  child in peril,  house,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  ghost,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Insidious (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Insidious (2010)

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:haunted house,  video camera,  paranormal investigator,  animate object,  medium,  apparition,  moving,  missing child,  barefoot,  child in peril,  house,  supernatural power,  camera,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

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)

Locations:kitchen
Period:1980s
Story:animate tree,  tornado,  thunderstorm,  psychotronic,  reverse footage,  tape recorder,  spirit,  obscene finger gesture,  cult director,  haunting,  skeleton,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  mirror,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  cult film,  husband wife relationship

The Gift (2000) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Gift (2000)

When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancee, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:boy
Story:psychic power,  girl in panties,  white panties,  crotch shot,  spreadeagle,  reverse footage,  cult director,  psychic,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  watching tv,  corpse,  ghost,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The House Of The Devil (2009)
Horror

The House Of The Devil (2009)

Locations:cemetery
Period:1980s
Story:haunted house,  girl in panties,  white panties,  goldfish,  wilhelm scream,  scantily clad female,  house,  cleavage,  watching tv,  blonde,  corpse,  panties,  cult film,  husband wife relationship

The Haunting (1999)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Haunting (1999)

A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will fight for their lives as the house fights back.

Story:haunted house,  object floats in the air,  poltergeist,  orchestral music score,  apparition,  barefoot,  spirit,  haunting,  skeleton,  house,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  ghost

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

What Lies Beneath (2000)

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

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:cemetery
Story:haunted house,  source music,  haunted,  poltergeist,  pet dog,  blockbuster,  haunting,  teenage girl,  house,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  watching tv,  mirror,  swimming pool,  ghost,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  interview

The Conjuring 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits. (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:haunted house,  little girl,  paranormal investigator,  paranormal investigation,  chair,  thunderstorm,  tape recorder,  psychic,  haunting,  teenage girl,  child in peril,  house,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  interview

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)

Story:haunted house,  white panties,  haunted,  orchestral music score,  real estate,  real estate agent,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  spirit,  first part,  haunting,  house,  supernatural power,  ghost,  panties,  cult film,  husband wife relationship

Funny Games (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:kitchen
Characters:boy
Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  golden retriever,  remote control,  lifting someone into the air,  child in peril,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  television,  voyeur,  corpse,  panties,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Annabelle (2014)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Annabelle (2014)

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Story:haunted house,  little girl,  animate doll,  evil doll,  entity,  apparition,  moving,  thunderstorm,  toy,  spirit,  child in peril,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  neighbor,  camera,  watching tv,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  one word title

The Others (2001) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Others (2001)

A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl
Story:haunted house,  little girl,  little boy,  medium,  child's point of view,  afterlife,  spirit,  psychic,  haunting,  supernatural power,  ghost,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:cemetery
Characters:photographer,  girl
Story:little girl,  little boy,  missing child,  afterlife,  teenage girl,  suburb,  voyeur,  neighbor,  sister sister relationship,  camera,  watching tv,  corpse,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Horror

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Daniel Rey along with his wife, Kristi; daughter, Ali; toddler son, Hunter, and their dog, move to Carlsbad, California. A few days later their residence is broken into, however, nothing appears to be missing. In order to prevent re-occurrences, they install a number of security cameras that will record everything on a DVR. After they hire a Spanish-speaking nanny to look after Hunter, she informs them that there is something wrong in their house and performs prayers, much to the chagrin of Daniel, who lets her go. He will subsequently regret this decision as more inexplicable and strange incidents occur, with Ali concluding, after a research, that their house may be possessed by a demonic entity. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Story:video camera,  animate object,  entity,  lifting someone into the air,  suburb,  child in peril,  house,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  watching tv,  mirror,  swimming pool,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Horror

Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son Toshio. Each person that lives in or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears.

Characters:boy
Story:haunted house,  haunted,  missing child,  first part,  house,  supernatural power,  watching tv,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

House On Haunted Hill (1999) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. (Read More)

Story:haunted house,  haunted,  poltergeist,  haunting,  skeleton,  house,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  watching tv,  corpse,  ghost,  husband wife relationship

The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:haunted house,  little girl,  little boy,  haunted,  apparition,  thunderstorm,  afterlife,  toy,  haunting,  skeleton,  coffin,  house,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  mirror,  corpse,  ghost,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Haunting (1963)
Horror

The Haunting (1963)

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways. (Read More)

Story:haunted house,  psychic power,  parapsychology,  poltergeist,  psychic,  haunting,  house,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  mirror,  ghost

Deep Red (1975)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Deep Red (1975)

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen,  cemetery
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:psychic power,  animate doll,  parapsychology,  apparition,  toy,  tape recorder,  cult director,  psychic,  skeleton,  house,  television,  hallucination,  neighbor,  camera,  watching tv,  mirror,  corpse,  ghost,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Don't Look Now (1973) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Don't Look Now (1973)

John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola. (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:psychic power,  orchestral music score,  medium,  apparition,  spirit,  psychic,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  sister sister relationship,  mirror,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Grave Encounters (2011)
Horror

Grave Encounters (2011)

Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past...and taping what turns out to be their final episode. (Read More)

Story:haunted house,  ghost hunter,  video camera,  paranormal investigator,  paranormal investigation,  haunted,  first part,  television,  supernatural power,  camera,  ghost,  cult film

The Shining (1980)
Drama, Horror

The Shining (1980)

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Period:1980s
Story:blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  psychic,  haunting,  skeleton,  child in peril,  dysfunctional family,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  mirror,  ghost,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Horror

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive. (Read More)

Story:haunted house,  ghost hunter,  lifting someone into the air,  tape recorder,  psychic,  child in peril,  house,  supernatural power,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween (1978)

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

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  pot smoking,  first part,  teenage girl,  first of series,  suburb,  good versus evil,  television,  neighbor,  marijuana,  watching tv,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  one word title

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)

Locations:cemetery
Story:lifting a female into the air,  entity,  poltergeist,  medium,  lifting someone into the air,  spirit,  cult director,  psychic,  child in peril,  house,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  blonde,  corpse,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Messengers (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Messengers (2007)

It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all...is this 'killer' still very much alive? (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Characters:boy
Story:haunted house,  little boy,  moving,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  teenage girl,  supernatural power,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

1408 (2007)
Horror

1408 (2007)

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

Locations:cemetery
Characters:girl
Story:haunted house,  ghost hunter,  haunted,  poltergeist,  apparition,  barefoot,  tape recorder,  haunting,  coffin,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  watching tv,  mirror,  ghost,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

The Fog (1980) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Thriller

The Fog (1980)

As the centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California approaches, paranormal activity begins to occur at midnight. 100 years ago, the wealthy leper Blake bought the clipper ship Elizabeth Dane and sailed with his people to form a leper colony. However, while sailing through a thick fog, they were deliberately misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the ship toward the light and crashing it against the rocks. While the town's residents prepare to celebrate, the victims of this heinous crime that the town's founders committed rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the ominous glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Period:1980s
Story:little boy,  phonograph record,  maggot,  psychotronic,  reverse footage,  lifting someone into the air,  tape recorder,  cult director,  employer employee relationship,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  corpse,  ghost,  cult film,  mother son relationship

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Locations:kitchen
Period:1980s
Story:little boy,  psychotronic,  reverse footage,  first part,  teenage girl,  first of series,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  watching tv,  corpse,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

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.

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  apparition,  afterlife,  employer employee relationship,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  camera,  mirror,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

The Lost Boys (1987)
Comedy, Horror

The Lost Boys (1987)

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

Characters:girl,  boy
Period:1980s
Story:maggot,  moving,  missing child,  lifting someone into the air,  obscene finger gesture,  first part,  skeleton,  child in peril,  dysfunctional family,  marijuana,  corpse,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

Arachnophobia (1990) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Arachnophobia (1990)

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  phonograph record,  american football,  coffin,  neighbor,  camera,  corpse,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title

Frankenweenie (2012)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:little girl,  little boy,  phonograph record,  goldfish,  pet dog,  suburb,  coffin,  neighbor,  watching tv,  swimming pool,  corpse,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Renai is interrogated by a police detective about the supernatural events in the house. While the police investigate the house, the Lambert family temporarily moves to the old house of Lorraine Lambert. Renai is haunted by a woman in white and Josh has a strange behavior at home. Meanwhile Lorraine seeks out Elise's partners Specs and Tucker expecting to find answers. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Period:1980s
Story:haunted house,  video camera,  haunted,  medium,  apparition,  child in peril,  house,  corpse,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Fright Night (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Fright Night (1985)

For young Charley Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charley with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charley's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money... (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism
Period:1980s
Story:reverse footage,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  skeleton,  suburb,  coffin,  house,  voyeur,  supernatural power,  neighbor,  watching tv,  mirror,  cult film,  mother son relationship

White Noise (2005) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

White Noise (2005)

The car of successful author Anna Rivers is found disabled next to the river, the thought being that she accidentally fell into the river while trying to change a flat tire. Her dead body is found upstream several weeks later, consistent with the accidental death theory. Based on incidents around him, her grieving husband, architect Jonathan Rivers, decides several months later to visit with Raymond Price, who approached John prior to Anna's body being found with news that she was trying to contact him from beyond. At that time, John was skeptical of Raymond's claims of electronic voice phenomena (EVP): that he is contacted from the beyond through electronic means - radio, television - which he is able to record. Along with Sarah Tate, another of Raymond's "clients" whose fiance passed away, John becomes obsessed with EVP as he gets more and more audio and video messages, however fuzzy, from Anna from beyond. That obsession takes a slight change in focus when John believes that Anna is trying to pass along information to help others. But the nature of those messages and their connection to Raymond in combination with John learning that not all good comes through EVP leads to the possible belief that he dabbling in EVP in and of itself may be dangerous and the cause of those potentially deadly issues in which he is supposed to assist in helping. John has to decide whether or not to continue with his work in EVP, not continuing which means that he may actually prevent bad thing… (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:boy
Story:video cassette,  medium,  apparition,  remote control,  lifting someone into the air,  spirit,  psychic,  suburb,  coffin,  television,  supernatural power,  watching tv,  swimming pool,  corpse,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Grudge (2004)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Grudge (2004)

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:haunted house,  little boy,  video cassette,  real estate agent,  spirit,  first part,  supernatural power,  corpse,  ghost,  brother sister relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Horror

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

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

Locations:cemetery
Period:1980s
Story:maggot,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  first part,  teenage girl,  first of series,  house,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  mirror,  corpse,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:evil clown,  lifting someone into the air,  tape recorder,  cult director,  skeleton,  coffin,  house,  hallucination,  watching tv,  corpse,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Omen (1976) is one of the best movies like Poltergeist (1982)
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)

Locations:kitchen,  cemetery
Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:little boy,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  skeleton,  first of series,  child in peril,  coffin,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

El Orfanato (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

El Orfanato (2007)

Laura, a former orphan, raises her adopted son Simon together with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. While at the orphanage Simon tells Laura that he has five invisible friends which she believes are a product of his active imagination. Laura decides to reopen the orphanage to cater for disabled children and throws a party. During the party Simon tries to persuade Laura to go and take a look at his friends cabin but she's too busy. Later on she sees a mysterious masked boy and realizes that Simon has also disappeared. Laura feels the presence of other people in the house and months later Laura invites a team of parapsychologists to try to unravel the mystery. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:haunted house,  medium,  apparition,  missing child,  psychic,  house,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  corpse,  ghost,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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