Movies like Cabin by the Lake

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Cabin by the Lake (2000)
 5.6
 2K
Cabin by the Lake (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead girls coming back daily to check on them. One girl narrowly escapes and the other bodies are found leading to an ingenious plot to try and capture the killer.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, lake or river, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, writer's life, deadly, abduction, agent, missing person, held captive, murder, missing girl, trap, dead body in water, underwater, water, computer, boat, scuba diver, cinema, sheriff, lake ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon

Most similar movies to Cabin by the Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and realistic films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, serial killer, psychopath, murder and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Cabin by the Lake: Bone Daddy (1998), The Mooring (2012), Dark Asylum (2001), Circle (2010), Shiver (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 1K
Bone Daddy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doctor Palmer, a former pathologist, wrote a fictional book based on his real cases. In the book, the madman gets caught, but in reality he is still uncaught. After the book is released, Palmer's editor is kidnapped. Palmer soon is sent a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, gore, corpse, pathologist, parents and children, writer's life, crimes, crime, kidnapping, danger, gory, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 1K
The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, chase, serial killer, lake or river, survival, missing person, woman in danger, on the run, confined, danger, isolation, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.2
 826
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, serial killer, chases and races, doctors and patients, confined, who done it, crimes, slasher, deadly, master criminal, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 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 ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, police, blood, female nudity, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 576
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, serial killer, murder, stalking, rivalry, danger, woman in danger, crime, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: captivity, mind game, obsession, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, danger, isolation, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Out of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An employee at a telephone fantasy service helps hunt for the killer preying on her silken-voiced colleagues.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, phone sex, psychopath, mystery, who done it, danger, woman in danger, police detective, stalking, prostitute, phone terror ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 2K
Julia X (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Meeting a man on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to get abducted and branded with the letter "x" by that guy. A game of cat and mouse follows, but the story has an unexpected twist.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: internet dating, vengeance, crimes, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, psychopath, rape, gory, torture, escape, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 6K
Strangeland (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, police detective, vengeance, woman in danger, computers and web, crimes, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, crimes, danger, nightlife, mentally unstable, investigation, stalking, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, mind game, family life, deadly, law enforcement, teenage life, crimes, who done it, rivalry, police investigation, investigation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
 4.2
 1K
Scrapbook (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, captivity, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, sadism, humiliation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, slasher, murder, stalker, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, police detective, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 2K
Naked Fear (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Diana (Danielle De Luca) takes a job as a stripper in a sleepy New Mexico town, she's unaware that her fellow dancers have been disappearing. The local sheriff (Joe Mantegna) is stumped, but Diana learns the truth when she becomes the next ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, surprise ending
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, survival, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, chase, violence, violence against women, small town, wilderness, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, survival, serial killer, mind game, crimes, psychopath, woman in danger, stalking, danger, prank, high school, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 17K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, gang, psychopath, serial killer, killing off one by one, trap, chase, crime gone awry, danger, hostages, crimes, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 415
The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, obsession, rivalry, mind game, babies and infants, domestic disturbance, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.5
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: realistic, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, police investigation, psychopath, manhunt, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, master criminal, woman in danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 373
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, law enforcement, deadly, religions or cults, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, danger, who done it, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger, isolation, danger, espionage, hostages, murder, obsession, student life, maniac ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
33%
 5.3
 1K
The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, museum, basement, woman in danger, captivity, isolation, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, journalism, gory, haunted by the past, teenage life, deadly, danger, woman in danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, murder, mystery, crimes, investigation, police investigation, danger, police detective, mind game, psychopath, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 2K
Intensity (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, killing ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, chase, gas station, murder, captivity, chases and races, woman in danger, danger, farm, burned alive, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ring Around the Rosie (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While spending time at her grandparent's secluded summerhouse to clean up the place after her grandmother's death, a young woman is plagued by horrible visions and dreams of tragic past events.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: nightmare, horse, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, crimes, sibling relationship, grandparent grandchild relationship, attempted rape, siblings ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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