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List of the best movies like Dark Signal (2016): I Am Not a Serial Killer, Hangman, The Offering, Don't Knock Twice, The Bye Bye Man, Girl on the Third Floor, The Quiet Ones, Raaz Reboot, The Dark Tapes, Haunted Changi.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Serial killers, Pupils, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Winter
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Strong women, Killers, Blonde girls
PlotMotorcycles, Investigation, Death, Weapon, Internet
PlaceSchool, Trains, Cemetery, USA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game, Hangman.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySingapore, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersDemons, Insects, Reporters
PlotSurvival, Cars, Investigation, Death, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

When young and successful reporter Jamie finds out that her sister has died in mysterious circumstances, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths linked to her sister's and must join forces with her sister's husband in order to defeat a demonic entity that is using new technology to complete an ancient mission.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersWitch, Mothers, Artists
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Curses, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22
CharactersMonsters, Demons, Killers, Students
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceParty, USA
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Death, Supernatural, Curses
PlaceMansions, Small cities
StyleTense, Creepy, Depressive, Disturbing

Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
PlotSuperpowers, Obsession, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A university student and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman. Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students, led by their determined professor, are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersDemons
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Rehaan and Shaina are newly married as Rehaan gets a job offer as a Venture Capitalist for the East European Finance Company they had actually fallen in love in Romania,Shaina insists Rehan to take up the job while Rehan is reluctant a she has a secret to hide in Romania,Shaina soon experiences paranormal activities but Rehan refuses to believe while on a business trip Rehan receives a frantic call from Shaina requesting for help as she is trapped in telephone booth in a rural area where she had gone to seek help on paranormal activities happening around her.Shaina and Rehaan take the help of a local Priest but he cant help them much,Aditya Shrivastava former lover of Shaina comes to rescue her from the evil spirit.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Serial killers, Demons
PlotInvestigation, Death, Experiments, Computers, Internet
PlaceKitchen, USA
TimeDark ones, Night
StyleTense, Disturbing

A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySingapore
Duration01:19
PlotMystery, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Creepy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

HAUNTED CHANGI synopsis: In January of 2010, a group of local filmmakers began exploring the famously haunted Old Changi Hospital in Singapore with terrifying and tragic results. This movie pieces together the original Haunted Changi film crew's footage to tell the full story.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration02:33
CharactersDogs, Disabled people, Maids
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Death, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceCemetery, Country houses, Estate
StyleBy books, Depressive

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters
PlotRevenge, Death, Supernatural, Inheritance, Ghosts
PlaceCastle, Lake, Mansions, Estate
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer, and a family where everyone has a secret converge in one night of terror in this remake of Francis Ford Coppola's first feature film.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, horror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Teens, Demons, Killers, Blonde girls
PlotSupernatural, Fate, Scary stories, Justice, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Black humor, Creepy, Depressive

In the phantasmagorical town of Raven's End, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. The eccentric undertaker chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl's world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story... is her own.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, South Africa
Duration01:38
CharactersWitch, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Witchcraft
PlaceCollege
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed...

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Shamans, Orphans
PlotPursuit, Intrigue, Curses, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Demons, Family
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Witchcraft
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Creepy

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSerial killers
PlotApocalypse, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse, Winter
StyleTense, Creepy

A spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11
PlotDeath, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StyleTense

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

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: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFathers, Terminally ill, Nurses, Mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Mystery, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Mansions
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing

A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Miners
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPregnant
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Obsession, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceParallel worlds, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

After moving to a vineyard with her family, a pregnant woman experiences horrifying visions.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Clowns, Pupils, Fathers
PlotAbduction, Mystery, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan 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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:22
CharactersMonsters, Demons
PlotLoneliness, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit, Religious
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

The story of Leon, an antiques collector who inherits a house from his estranged mother only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult. Soon, Leon comes to suspect that his mother's oppressive spirit still lingers within her home and is using items in the house to contact him with an urgent message.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers, Twins, Friends, Brothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Mystery, Death, Dolls, Mental disorders
PlaceBeach
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

A homicide detective goes undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a strange double murder. As his therapy sessions continue the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersZombie, Werewolf, Demons, Revived toys, Chickens
PlotSupernatural, Dolls, Ghosts
StyleTense, Depressive, Disturbing

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers
PlotSurvival, Fight, Friendship, Curses, Rivalry
PlaceSummer camp
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Black humor

Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan) to discuss his options.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDemons
PlotRevenge, Death, Supernatural, Hunting, Ghosts
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

A young schizophrenic who felt threatened by a presence he was unable to define turns up gruesomely dead in his bathtub

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
Duration01:36
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Teens, Monsters, Spiders
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StyleBy books, Tense, Depressive, For a group of friends, Disturbing

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.





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