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, british horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, camp, murder, serial killer, summer camp, prank, violence, burned alive, slasher, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and cult film films with plots about violence, murder, psychopath, deadly, death, danger and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Burning: Slaughter High (1986), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Wrong Turn (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, rough, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, reunion, murder, high school, beer, nerd, youth, danger, violence spree, prank, trapped, humiliation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychopath, axe, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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, sleeping, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, teenager, high school, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 25K
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, youth, danger, violence, rivalry, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.1
 106K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, chase, gory, youth, massacre, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 5K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, murder, stalking, camp counselor, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, psycho, forest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serial murder, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, in the woods, killing off one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, murder, psychopath, teenager, stalking, serial killer, violence, vengeance, slasher, buddies, mentally unstable, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, rough, 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 ⇓
56%
 6.5
 114K
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 ⇓
56%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, serial murder, camp, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 106K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, vengeance, danger, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, stalking, danger, youth, teenage life, deadly, on the run, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 15th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 71K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psycho film, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, stalking, psychopath, small town, obsession, sheriff, mask ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: asthma, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, high school, martial arts, psychopath, sleeping, dream, nightmare, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, disfigurement, cannibal, torture, violence, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, killing off one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 852
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, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, investigation, psychopath, murder, serial killer, orphanage, orphan, teenage life, deadly, isolation, youth, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 3K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, violence, nightmare, gore, knife murder, gory, deadly, bondage ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: atmospheric, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, mountain, murder, violence, stalking, survival, maniac, slasher, adventure, isolation, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: insanity, slasher, home invasion, massacre, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Don't Go in the House (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As a child, Donald was tormented by his mother who used fire as a punishment. Now a deranged adult, Donald stalks women at clubs, then takes them home where he kills them with a flamethrower.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, old house, slasher, disco, abusive mother, obsession, vengeance, psychopath, sadism, burned alive, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, danger, torture, masked killer, serial killer, murder, serial murder, in the woods, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1971, year 1984, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, slasher, mystery killer, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, destiny, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, suspenseful, sequel to cult film, demonic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, high school, transformation, burned alive, diary, fire, school bus, sleepwalking, party, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, mother son incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, masked killer, survival, vengeance, halloween, student life, stalking, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, serious, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, cemetery, mask, lightning, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, psychopath, child in peril, killing spree, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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