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List of the best movies like The Wailing (2016): The Eye, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Noroi: The Curse, Personal Shopper, Beneath Still Waters, Don't Knock Twice, The Bye Bye Man, The Illusionist, Black Butler, Clown.

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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: 6.2
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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:55
CharactersDemons, Journalists
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Curses, Mystery, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Japan, Asia
StyleAction, Serious

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Friends, Brothers
PlotTravel, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Paris, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceVillage
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Serious, Disturbing

Studying under a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the leader of an upper class group invokes a supernatural force that slowly devours the village of Marienbad and its inhabitants, threatening to spread beyond its geographical limits. The mayor from the town nearby commissions the building of a dam which would flood the valley and therefore submerge the village forever sealing the evil force under water after leader and his followers were incapacitated to be kept from escaping. However, fate ensured the leader's freedom as he remained in the depths when the waters covered Marienbad. Now 40 years later an array of disappearances and deaths in mysterious circumstances are threatening the town next to the reservoir that now covers Marienbad.

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: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:59
CharactersDemons, Orphans
PlotApocalypse, Revenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of death Ceil strikes a deal with a demon, his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon becomes his butler and calls himself by name of Sebastian Michaelis, to protect and serve Ciel until the deal has been completed. One month after the fire Ciel returns from being missing, with his new butler Sebastian. Ceil is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the work as the Queen of England’s guard dog and looking for his parents murders.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Clowns, Monsters, Demons
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Friends
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceAntarctica, USA, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Witch, Horses
PlotLove, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, USA, Small cities
Time18th century, Dark ones
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Disturbing

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

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: 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: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gangsters, Angels, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Birthday
PlaceIraq, Metro, USA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Doctors, Family, Surgeons
PlotCars, Motorcycles, Obsession, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Hospitals
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

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: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersVampire, Gods, Lifeguards, Prophets, Brothers
PlotDancing, Abduction, Revenge, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

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: 5.8
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: 7.3
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Demons, Family, Students
PlotPuzzles, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Dolls
PlaceParty
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Heavy, Creepy

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersPsychologists, Orphans, Clairvoyants
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts, Fear
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Serious

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:49
CharactersWriters, Brides, Nurses
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Betrayal, Ghosts
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:02
CharactersDogs, Demons, Jews, Sisters, Birds
PlotWedding, Supernatural, Snow, Ghosts, Dreams
PlaceSea, Trains, College, Paris, Party
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric

Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, France
Duration01:24
CharactersTeens, Werewolf, Losers
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Islands
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

The young woman, Marie, is an outsider in the small coastal community where she has grown up. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body changing – long hair growing on her chest and back – she begins searching for answers concerning her family’s hidden past. Something that will have great consequences for herself and her family – and the choices she has to make.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Demons
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Ireland, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Ghosts, Fear
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand the origin of her nightmares. Following the death of her maternal grandmother she hardly knew, Jessica reluctantly returns to the family home. Jessica then begins to wander in a nightmarish world inhabited by twisted versions of her family members. She gradually improves her skills as a lucid dreamer and investigates to solve the mystery that gnaws her and haunts the family home...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersDemons
PlotInvestigation, Ghosts, Self-sacrifice
PlaceNature, Forest, Party, Summer camp, Lake
TimeSummer
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:05
CharactersWomanizers
PlotMotorcycles, Obsession, Friendship, Death, Water
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Serious

Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.





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