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Buried Alive (1989)
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Buried Alive (1989)
Original name: Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several students.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, danger, juvenile delinquency, gory, teenage life, school, serial killer, youth, insanity, crimes, mental institution, misfit, doctors and patients, deadly, estate, buried alive, blood, female stockinged legs, pantyhose, bare breasts, stabbed in the head
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, psychopath, gory and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Buried Alive: Sweet 16 (1983), Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012), Alone in the Dark (1982), Dead Tone (2007), Halloween 5 (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, slasher, teenage life, gory, deadly, small town, female serial killer, crimes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, camp, friendship, deadly, gory, slasher, friends, in the woods, youth, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, revenge, maniac, escape, mental institution, siege, blackout, family in danger, escaped mental patient, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, crimes, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, mind game, survival, gory, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.2
 31K
Halloween 5 (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, barn, kitten, boogeyman, psychiatrist, pitchfork ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hide and Go Shriek (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of teenagers spends the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts to hunt them down and kill them off.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, prostitute, slasher, school, student life, teenage life, crimes, looking for sex, who done it, gays and lesbians, psychopath, transvestism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, serial killer, murder, maniac, amusement park, youth, mental institution, crimes, deadly, gory, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.4
 595
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, reincarnation, kidnapping, psychopath, who done it, doctors and patients, crimes, tough heroes, deadly, gory, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, halloween, blood, good versus evil, attic, evil, ambulance, masked killer, niece, knife ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Phantom of Death (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici's girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, mind bending, scary ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stepfather III (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having survived the stab wounds he sustained at the end of the previous film, the stepfather, escapes from the institution in Puget Sound, Washington he was placed in four years ago, seeking a reclusive back alley plastic surgeon to perform ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, danger, crime, chases and races, parents and children, crimes, family relations, rivalry, disability, mental institution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, slasher, college life, supernatural, crimes, school, frame up, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 408
Bloodmoon (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the small town of Coopers Bay, there are two Hi-schools situated right next to each other. There’s Winchester, an all boys comprehensive and St Elizabeth’s, a girl’s only Catholic faculty. They are separated by woodland where pupils from ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, crimes, teenage life, boarding school life, teachers and students, mystery, college, school, rivalry, deadly, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 806
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, profiler, stalking, danger, psychopath, deadly, murder, crimes, phone terror
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 936
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 826
Dark Asylum (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: gothic, mind bending, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.0
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 209K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1963, 1960s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 3K
Simon Says (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.6
 560
House of Dust (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.4
 771
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, scary ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 2K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 615
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, student life, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, summer camp, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance, deadly, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, christmas horror, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%