10 movies similar to Astral

The plot of the famous horror film from the master of the genre James Wan is able to excite any viewer. With each frame, the situation is pumped up more and more, and it is impossible to predict how everything will turn out in the end.

If you are a fan of not only scary, but also interesting horror, check out the impressive list of films similar to Astral.

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Conjuring (2013)

The Warrens are world-famous detectives investigating paranormal cases. An anxious family turns to them for help, complaining that their farm has been taken over by a dark spirit. Arriving at the scene, the researchers realize that they have not yet encountered such a horrifying case.

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The similarity of horror is obvious: the viewer learns about a frightened family that recently moved to a new monastery and noticed that strange events were happening there. In both stories, at first the parents do not understand that something is wrong, while the children are already completely at the mercy of evil.

Original title:
The Conjuring

Cast:
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

Sinister (2012)

Oswald is the author of detective stories. Interested in the mysterious history of a house, he decides to move there with his family and personally investigate the intriguing causes of the death of previous tenants. He soon realizes that he made a huge mistake by arriving at the old mansion.

“Sinister” will be a great find for fans of films like “Astral”. The paintings are similar in that here we are talking about a family that moved into a house with otherworldly forces. Similarly, unable to withstand the stress, the heroes began to look for another place to live. It will not do without creepy children’s drawings, nightmares and other frightening moments.

Original title:
Sinister

Cast:
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Poltergeist (2015)

The Bowen family, along with their three children, purchases a house. Subsequently, they notice that ominous phenomena are taking place there, and the youngest daughter Madison has begun to talk with invisible interlocutors.

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Both horror films are united by some similarities in plots. In both cases, it tells about a married couple who settled in a new place of residence with three children. What is happening in the house frightens them, and the heroes find a similar way to solve the problem: they turn to experts in the field of paranormal phenomena.

Original title:
Poltergeist

Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Rosemary DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 4.9

Age limit:
16+

Eaters (2011)

Juan is an eight-year-old Spanish boy who shares nightmare stories with his parents. The schoolboy’s mother suggests that he has a wild fantasy, and he is probably impressed by excerpts from his dreams. Juan does not back down, convincing the family that monsters exist.

In terms of mood and plot, the horror movie in some episodes is similar to Astral. In each of the stories, the plot focuses on a boy who has aroused the interest of the dark forces. As a result, the child and his family will have to face evil in its purest form.

Original title:
Intruders

Cast:
Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl

Country:
USA, UK, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
16+

Mirrors (2008)

Ben Carson is a retired police officer. Having fallen into depression and estranged from his wife and children, he decided to live with his sister for a while. The character gets a job as a night watchman in a burned-out supermarket, in which almost everything is destroyed, except for huge mirrors. The recent fire not only ruined the property, but also killed innocent lives.

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One of the most tense horror films like Astral. Here the ghosts likewise yearn to break out into the world of people, inhabiting their bodies. There is also a similar contact with evil directly from the father and son.

Original title:
Mirrors

Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce

Country:
USA, Romania, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate
7.1, IMDb – 6.1
Age
limit :
18+

Mom (2013)

Victoria and Lily are two sisters who were forced to live in a forest cabin for five years. The girls’ father killed his wife and took his own life. For a long time after that, the police searched for the children and, having found them, took them to close relatives. The uncle of the heroines does not even realize that Mom, an otherworldly creature who does not want to part with the girls, has settled in his house with them.

In both films, the plot focuses on children who are able to see more than their relatives. As in Wang’s horror, adults do not immediately understand how serious the current situation is.

Original title:
Mama

Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier

Country:
Canada, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
16+

Amityville Horror: Awakening (2017)

Joan moves with her three children to the infamous Amityville mansion. The eldest daughter notices suspicious phenomena occurring in the house, after which she learns the terrible story of their new abode.

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The horror film is similar to “Astral” in many ways: three children live in a huge house, and if in “Astral” they had a father and mother, then here it is about a single mother. In both cases, one of the children notices more oddities than the others. There are also parallels with the coma of one of the characters.

Original title:
Amityville: The Awakening

Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 4.8

Age limit:
16+

Dark Skies (2013)

The Barrett family notices more and more strange things going on in their house. Until the last, the spouses refuse to believe their eyes and deny the obvious, but later they still understand that an unknown evil can take away their sons.

In “Dark Skies” you will see a lot of similarities with “Astral”: a frightened married couple, moving objects, incomprehensible sounds, frightening children’s drawings and an attempt to find help from specialists.

Original title:
Dark Skies

Cast:
Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

Ghosts in Connecticut (2009)

A married couple has to move to a new home with their children. The choice falls on the house, located near the hospital, where one of their sons, Matt, is being treated for a serious illness. Almost immediately after this, it becomes obvious that the monastery holds frightening secrets. Matt begins to behave inexplicably, and it comes to the fact that the spouses turn to the priest for help.

If you’re looking for horror movies like Astral, look no further than a project based on a true story. As in James Wan’s horror film, one of the youngest members of the family will have to face the evil that lives in the mansion. Also, the heroes will choose a similar way out of a nightmarish situation by turning to strangers.

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Original title:
The Haunting in Connecticut

Cast:
Kyle Gallner, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

The Ghost of Briard House (2015)

A real drama unfolded in one of the provincial houses: the arriving police saw a barely alive maid and a dead priest. There was no family living here earlier in the building, and it was not possible to find them. After 17 years, a young mother moves into the mansion with her silent son Adrian. A young local resident Angela is hired to look after the boy.

In the list of films like “Astral” there is also this atmospheric horror movie, which tells about a boy who attracted otherworldly forces. Like the hero of the Wang project, the main character has frightening features. In both films, eerie incidents occur after moving into a previously empty house.

Original title:
The Unspoken

Cast:
Jodelle Ferland, Sunny Suljik, Pascal Hutton

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.8, IMDb – 4.9

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

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