10 best movies like Pay the Ghost (2015)

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Movies similar to Pay the Ghost (2015): The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Veronica, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Damien, Poltergeist, True Story, After, Delirium, Truth or Dare.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersParents, Police, Doctors, Family, Priests, Lawyers, Judge
PlotExorcism, Religious, Investigation, Supernatural, Death, Mental disorders, On real events
PlaceHospitals, Court, College
TimeHalloween
StyleTense, Disturbing

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 trial 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.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie, Spiders, Monsters
PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends, Depressive, Tense

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.

Veronica (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror
CountrySpain
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice, Family, Demons, Nurses, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Nuns
PlotGhosts, Fear, Witchcraft, Supernatural, Death
PlaceSchool, Spain, Party
StyleTense, Disturbing

Madrid, 1990s. After making a Ouija with friends, a teenager is besieged by dangerous supernatural presences that threaten to harm her whole family. Inspired by terrifying police files never solved.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersPolice, Sheriffs, Indians, Horses, Cowboys
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Chase, Weapon, Money, Justice
PlaceUSA, Wild West, Deserts
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.

Damien (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersPhotographers
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Fate, Religious, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Depressive

After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.

Poltergeist (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils, Clowns
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural, Abduction, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

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.

True Story (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersKillers, Police, Journalists, Writers
PlotDeath, Justice, On real events
PlacePrison, Mexico, New York, USA, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Action, Tense, Disturbing

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

After (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Students, Demons
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Ghosts
PlaceCollege, Russia
StyleBy books, Disturbing

Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself -- and what she wants out of life.

Delirium (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 3.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStudents
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceMansions
StyleTense, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing in terror before even reaching the house, as others have. When he doesn't return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside they discover the truth about the house, the fate of their friend and their own fate as well.

Truth or Dare (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Ghosts
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing

Eight college friends head to a "Haunted Rental" in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun, quickly turns serious when the dares become sickeningly dangerous and the truths threaten to tear the group apart. When players attempt to refuse the increasingly challenging tasks, they're met with deadly consequences, quickly discovering: you must do the dare, or the dare does you. As the death toll mounts, the remaining players must race against the clock to outrun, outsmart and outlast the simple game of Truth or Dare.

The Sound (2017)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.

We Go On (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersScientists, Demons
PlotTime travel, Money, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Ghosts
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleDisturbing

WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that can prove that we go on after our deaths. He narrows the responses down to three viable candidates a scientist, a medium, and a worldly entrepreneur. Along with his fiercely protective mother, he embarks on an adventure that will spiral into an unthinkable nightmare.

Frequency (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersPolice, Friends, Mothers, Fathers, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Fate, Time machine
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, Tense

Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

Money Monster (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersPolice, Directors, Businessmen, Strong women, Snipers, Hackers, Lovers, Miners
PlotMoney, Weapon, Death, Internet
PlaceNew York, Wall Street, USA, Aircraft
StyleTense, Action, Unexpected ending, Smart

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Single mothers, Pupils, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Death, Dancing, Pursuit, Snow
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeWinter, Halloween, New Year
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive

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.

The Seventh Day (2021)

A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

Lucky (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
CharactersDogs
PlaceFrance

Willy and Tony have a brilliant idea for getting out of it financially: stealing a dog from the brigade des stups. But everything does not go as planned and the two accomplices will have to rely on the most corrupt of the cops.

The Call (2020)
CharactersDifficult teens, Teens, Old man
PlotDeath, Revenge, Cheating, Ghosts, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Disturbing

In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident occurs. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems horribly ordinary until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it.

After Midnight (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDemons, Family
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts, Mystery
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Romantic

Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank, heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night.

Polaroid (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, Norway, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSupernatural, Damn things, Death, Ghosts
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Creepy

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Bird and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.




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