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20 best movies like An American Haunting (2005)

List of the best movies like An American Haunting (2005): The Eye, The Lodge, Half Light, Doctor Sleep, The Nun, Haunter, Crimson Peak, The Believers, Fallen, Hangman's Curse.

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Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersWitch, Demons, Blind
PlotSuperpowers, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Chase
PlaceVillage
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Family, Journalists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Snow
PlaceCountry houses
TimeNew Year, Dark ones, Winter
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Indians, Cannibals, Gypsies, Psychics
PlotAbduction, Superpowers, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural
PlaceTrains, Labyrinths, Beach, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Gothic, Serious, For men

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Priests
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Split personality, Water, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to take her revenge. She possesses the body of Eva, the daughter of one of her killers. In order for the Sister Ursula to be properly laid to rest Eva herself must be killed.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Recurring day, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Creepy, Gothic

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Weapon, Voodoo
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Creepy

Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSerial killers, Angels, Family, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Curses, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Spiders
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High School. The only hope is the Veritas Project, a highly trained investigative team working undercover to expose the truth. Lives hang in the balance as they scramble to unravel the mystery and protect the student body from their own hatred and fear.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceSchool, Trains, Texas, Small cities
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration01:34
CharactersTeachers, Demons, Angels, Military
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Dolls, Pursuit, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Cemetery, Estate
TimeWorld War II, Dark ones
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Gothic

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
PlotSuperpowers, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fancy, Creepy, Serious

The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Demons, Jews, Family, Priests
PlotExorcism, Obsession, Death, Supernatural, Curses
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Sects
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A young journalist goes deep undercover within a mountain commune and becomes manipulated by a duplicitous cult leader.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Difficult teens, Mothers
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small cities
TimeGraduation
StyleBy books, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Psychics, Losers, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceIslands, Ships, Antarctica, USA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDemons, Spiders, Family, Twins, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Alligators
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTourists
PlotSurvival, Travel, Supernatural, Pursuit, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Curses, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters, Mothers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Mystery, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersWriters, Singers
PlotSupernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceLake
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious

Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy grandfather. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious ghostly visitations, escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersVampire, Teens, Serial killers, Judge
PlotSupernatural, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceCollege
StyleAction, Tense, Explicit scenes, Depressive, Serious

Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceCemetery, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams as the ghost of the Headless Horseman rides again! Ian must try to save the town and his girlfriend, Karen and determine whether the sword-wielding stalker is their clownish classmate, Brody in costume, or the dark rider himself. If it's truly the Headless Horseman... how do you kill what's already dead?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Military, Pregnant
PlotThe escape, Relationship, Investigation, Political, Justice
PlaceSchool, Trains, Russia, Forest, USSR
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, South Africa
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Terrorists, Twins
PlotSurvival, Basketball, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, fantasy, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:24
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Chase, Ghosts
PlaceCountry houses
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis headlines and Lynn-Holly Johnson co-stars in this suspenseful take on haunted houses.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:01
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Writers, Priests
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Fate, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceIsrael, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A dark terror has come to the picture-perfect town of Jerusalem's Lot, and it's up to a writer with a haunted past to uncover the horror that has taken over the town.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration00:30
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family, Artists
PlotSurvival, Fight, Investigation, Friendship, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Village, Forest, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.





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