Movies like Buried Alive 1989

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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, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, serial killer, school, youth, teenage life, insanity, crimes, misfit, mental institution, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, strong violent content, doctors and patients, estate, ant, buried alive, gory, danger, profanity, deadly, bare breasts, pantyhose ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, serial killer, danger, gory and psychopath mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Buried Alive: Beneath the Darkness (2011), Dark Asylum (2001), Wreckage (2010), The Devil's Ground (2009), Long Distance (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, young heroes, investigation, amateur detective, confined, crimes, youth, murder, social relations, small town, mortician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, mind game, survival, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, mental illness, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Wreckage (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jared, Kate, Rick, and Jessica find themselves stranded in a wreckage yard after their car breaks down during a drag race. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office receives notice that a convict escaped from a local state prison. As the teenagers ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, escaped prisoner, serial killer, isolation, confined, crimes, buddies, graphic violence, friends, car race, irony, redneck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Devil's Ground (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving through the night and almost hits a wounded teenage girl with ...
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, violence spree, survival, crimes, murder, strong violent content, stalking, escapades, forest, wilderness, masked killer, deviant sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, crimes, stalking, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, graphic violence, deadly, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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Simon Says (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside. They find the perfect place to camp out, but end up crossing paths with twin brothers, Simon and Stanley. The twins then begins to knock off the campers in some ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psycho killer, serial killer, woman in danger, teenage life, youth, crimes, college, murder, twins, siblings relations, stoners, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, serial killer, escaped mental patient, escape, strong violent content, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Plot: halloween, serial killer, stalking, youth, crimes, strong sexual content, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, woman in danger, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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49%
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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (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: slasher, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, good versus evil, psychopath, child in peril, psychiatrist, boogeyman, kitten, heroine, hospital, supernatural, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, investigation, death, murder, prank telephone call, confined ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 570
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, blasphemy, devil worship, gang violence, satanist, violence, stalking, rivalry, satanism, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Choke (2006)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: rock, survival, rave, teenage life, crimes, stalking, murder, rock band, van, axe murder, teenager, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
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A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tooth Fairy (2006)
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Country: USA, Canada
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Duration: 78 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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42%
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Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
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Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
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Duration: 77 min.
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Audience: teens
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Hellbent (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
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Dark House (2009)
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
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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 ...
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Summoned (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 80s, year 1988
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, psychiatric ward, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
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The Absent (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The town of Liberty has many secrets but the darkest is hidden between twin brothers. Vincent and Oscar Burton are only 10 years old when Oscar finds out his parents are trying to kill him for insurance money. Oscar takes it in to his own hands to ...
Style: slasher, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Renovations (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a small house flipping group discovers that their Hotel project may contain millions of cash hidden somewhere within, the project turns deadly.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
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