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20 best movies like Pet Sematary (1989)


List of the best movies like Pet Sematary (1989): Pet Sematary, A Night of Horror Volume 1, An American Haunting, Bad Dreams, Open Grave, The Eye, Riding the Bullet, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, The Return, ABCs of Death 2.

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Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersZombie, Family, Neighbors, Cats
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Birthday
PlaceCemetery
TimeHalloween
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Creepy, Disturbing

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Australia
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Demons, Immortals
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Creepy

Whether you’re a fan of Sydney's iconic genre film festival A Night of Horror, or just a fan of the best and bloodiest in new horror cinema, you can’t afford to miss this fright-filled anthology. Zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, cannibalism and more await in the dark corners of this terrifying offering from some of the most talented filmmakers working in the genre today.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Teens, Family
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Tense

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie, Psychiatrists
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceHospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Creepy, Serious

Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of Unity Field remains buried in her mind. But when those around Cynthia start killing themselves, and she begins having visions of Harris, she may be forced to confront the past -- before it confronts her.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration01:42
CharactersZombie, Dogs
PlotExperiments, Viruses, Lost memory
PlaceForest
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Creepy

A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.

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: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:38
PlotTravel, Obsession, Death, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceCollege
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Tense, Gloomy, Creepy, Serious

Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him, and he recovers. He receives news that his mother has had a stroke, and decides to hitchhike to visit her at the hospital.

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: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSuperpowers, Obsession, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleAction, Tense, Gloomy, Creepy, Serious

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she is the killer's next target. Determined to solve the mystery and escape her apparent fate, Joanna follows her visions to the victim's hometown and finds that some secrets just do not stay buried.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:05
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Hired assassins, FBI
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Justice
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Creepy

Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Horses, Demons, Cats
PlotSuperpowers, Motorcycles, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A couple attempts to unravel a sinister plot within the English countryside estate of a dying man who has gathered an eclectic and notable group of house guests.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersInvestigators
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they may just get their answer the hard way when members of the team mysteriously disappear, leaving behind unnerving evidence.

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: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersZombie, Witch, Demons, Cats
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Witchcraft, Mythology, Mystery
TimeDark ones
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Demons, Inventors
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Experiments, Telekinesis
PlaceCollege, USA, Laboratory
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they've done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Fulfillment of desires, Alligators
PlaceHospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Depressive, Serious

After Jake Tilton is given a mystical "monkey's paw" talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, he finds his world turned upside down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb, being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder - forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. took a high powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that 'voices' in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersZombie
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses, Fog, Ghosts
PlaceSea, Ships, Lighthouse, Beach, California
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts, False accusations
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A group of college friends discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's most dangerous impulses and desires. The friends find themselves pulled into a world of evil where they learn the line between life and death is there for a reason.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersZombie, Spiders, Cats
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but finds the man's attention to his wife worthy of more dramatic action. 3) A man dying and in great pain agrees to be hypnotized at the moment of death, with unexpected consequences.

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: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Cats
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceKitchen, USA, Estate
StyleAction, Tense, Serious

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

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: 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: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersDemons, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Travel, Money, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScientists, Veterans
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Death, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceCemetery, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:26
CharactersVampire, Immortals, Friends
PlotTravel, Friendship, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceItaly, Canada
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Two friends' tour of Europe takes a dark turn when one of them contracts a mysterious illness. They race to find out what it is and how to cure it before the sickness consumes him completely.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceCollege
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely Louisiana road. When the ambulance arrives, it whisks them to Mercy Hospital.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSurgeons
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Black humor, Serious

Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor in an attempt to learn the whereabouts of a powerful occult book. As other patients start to disappear, Trevor begins to wonder who and where he really is.





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