Movies like The Burning

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The Burning (1981)
 6.4
 15K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing, serious, dark humor, suspense, sadistic, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, slasher, camp, murder, serial killer, summer camp, prank, violence, burned alive, youth, danger, revenge, teenager, hospital, survival, insanity, group of friends, rescue, prostitute, psychopath, disfigurement, maniac, death, psycho killer, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state

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Most similar movies to The Burning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about slasher, psychopath, blood, serial killer, deadly, murder and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Burning: Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Slaughter High (1986), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Friday the 13th (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Slaughter High (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, reunion, murder, high school, nerd, beer, violence spree, prank, danger, youth, trapped, humiliation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, supernatural, fear, disfigurement, nightmare comes true, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 26K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, teenage life, danger, youth, violence, rivalry, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, killing off one by one, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, supernatural, teenager, summer camp, psychiatrist, lake, telekinesis, camp, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 116K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, maniac, drowning, camp, teenager, danger, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, psychopath, serial murder, stalking, camp, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 12K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, carnival, halloween, violence, deadly, youth, stalking, crimes, danger, on the run, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 15th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, slasher, mystery killer, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, crimes, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, cult film, gothic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, high school, transformation, nightmare comes true, burned alive, nightmare, sleepwalking, school bus, fire, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, mask, cemetery, lightning, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 107K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, disfigurement, manhunt, gory, chase, danger, youth, massacre, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 877
Blood and Lace (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, murder, orphanage, orphan, isolation, teenage life, danger, deadly, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 66K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: slasher, insanity, home invasion, massacre, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, gory, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france, southern france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Just Before Dawn (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, mountain, murder, violence, stalking, survival, maniac, slasher, isolation, youth, adventure, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: slasher, home invasion, serial killer, blood, sadism, masked killer, slasher killer, mysterious stranger, murder, psychopath, swimming pool, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.7
 1K
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, danger, youth, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Anthropophagus (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: cannibal, slasher, island, serial killer, stranded, psychopath, gory, isolation, survival, danger, confined, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: greece, athens greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, amusement park, murder, serial killer, mental institution, deadly, crimes, youth, gory, homicidal maniac, maniac ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, slasher, neighbor, slumber party, gory, high school life, sexual relations, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 167K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, cult film, rough, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, cannibalism, murder, youth, serial killer, hitchhiker, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, violence spree, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Local teens have long commemorated the death of 'Mary Hatchet' -- a girl who took an ax and killed her family in the 1970s -- with the aptly named Blood Night. But things never got truly bloody until Mary's ghost (Samantha Facchi) ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: gory, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, survival, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, hospital, mental institution, hiding, escaped mental patient, dormitory, serial killer, campfire story, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.2
 797
The Graveyard (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six friends go to the Placid Pines Cemetery to play hide and seek in the tombs. When a "harmless" prank ends in the accidental death of one of the group, the prankster goes to prison. Five years later the friends meet up in the cemetery ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly, prank, teenage life, vengeance, slasher, gory, cemetery, reunion, blood, sex, startled, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, sexual abuse, murder, slasher, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, strong sexual content, maniac, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 223K
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, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, evil, violence, violent, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, orphan, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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