Movies like Cabin by the Lake

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Cabin by the Lake
Original name: Cabin By The Lake
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, tense, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, lake or river, psychopath, underwater, crimes, deadly, writer's life, woman in danger, danger, screenwriter, lake, drowning, head held underwater, assumed dead, film making, underwater scene, dead body in water, kidnapped girl, blindfolded, scuba diver, speedboat, chained, presumed dead, death by drowning ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon
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Intensity
Drama, Horror, Thriller
USA
186 min.
 7.3
Cape Fear
Drama, Horror, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Cabin by the Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about danger, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, woman in danger and murder mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Cabin by the Lake: The Mooring (2012), Rough Draft (1998), Out of the Dark (1988), Scrapbook (2000), Intensity (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mooring
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, psychopath, camp, danger, in the woods, escapades, lake or river, serial killer, youth, chase, on the run, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   81%
 
 3.2
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Rough Draft
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, amateur detective, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, stalking, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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System:   86%
    User:   91%
 
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Out of the Dark
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, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly, prostitute, stalking, woman in danger, psychopath, phone terror ...
Time: 80s
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System:   78%
    User:   74%
 
 4.4
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Scrapbook
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, sexual abuse, captivity, woman in danger, psychopath, confined, danger, deadly, kidnapping, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: 90s
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System:   72%
    User:   65%
 
 7.3
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Intensity
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, farm, captivity, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, murder, danger, chase, deadly, kidnapping, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   74%
 
The Cellar Door
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 ...
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Bone Daddy
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: crimes, gory, deadly, crime, law enforcement, serial killer, amateur detective, mystery, writer's life, pathologist, corpse, gore ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
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System:   62%
    User:   72%
 
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Blood Hook
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a local fishing contest, people are being mysteriously dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook. After a sufficient number of deaths, the killer is finally revealed.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: slasher, murderous pair, gory, serial killer, ocean or sea, murder, lake or river, new wave, isolation, college, student life, fishing ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
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The Landlady
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, split personality, domestic disturbance, obsession, stalking, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
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Trauma
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger, hospital, rain, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s
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System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
The Mean Season
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, mystery, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, journalism, deadly, kidnapping, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
 6.8
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Mute Witness
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, UK, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, chase, undercover cop, violence, twists & turns, plot twist, serial killer, crimes, conspiracy, mute, danger, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
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Strangeland
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: scary, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, serial killer, supernatural, torture, goth, brutality, internet, heavy metal, mental institution, criminal's revenge, bdsm ...
Time: 90s
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System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
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When the Bough Breaks
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, mind game, missing person, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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Psycho
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, split personality, rock, woman in danger, hotel, crimes, danger, deadly, stolen money, motel, catastrophe, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
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Bad Karma
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: serious, rough, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, gory, mentally unstable, serial killer, prison, slasher, stalking, doctors and patients, murder, mental illness, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
I Spit on Your Grave
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, revenge, gory, sexual abuse, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, murder, blood, kidnapping, brutality, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
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Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, clever ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, serial killer, psychology, murder, mentally unstable, adultery, hospital, twists & turns, sex, parents and children, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Smiley
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: scary, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mysterious character, slasher, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly, urban legend, jump scare, chat, masked killer, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Dead of Winter
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, kidnapping, missing person, insanity, serial killer, chase, violence, psychopath, prison, violent, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: on the road, serial killer, slasher, mind game, race against time, vengeance, murder, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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Hideaway
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, afterlife, supernatural, destiny, brutality, death, supernatural ability, hospital, murder, adaptation, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
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System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
Nightmare Man
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris is attacked by a "being" she refers to as THE NIGHTMARE MAN. Her doctors and husband, William believe Ellen is a paranoid schizophrenic and needs to spend some ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: gory, hospital, ghost, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, zombie, mind game, demon, mask, psychopath, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   42%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, violence, gore, torture, blood, cannibalism, psychopath, death, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
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The Harvest
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: beach, neo noir, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, mystery, urban, serial killer, writer's life, mind game, kidney ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
 57K
Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 4.6
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Party Line
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, crime, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mystery, deadly, telephone, law enforcement, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
When a Stranger Calls Back
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow. The phone line is dead though. This is all part of the act as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gory, master criminal, college, serial killer, slasher, mind game, stalking, survival, woman in danger, phone terror, ventriloquist, stalker ...
Time: 90s
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 

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Eyes of a Stranger
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, psychopath, crimes, stalking, pervert, mystery, danger, deadly, mute or deaf, sister ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
My Sweet Killer
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, hospital, mentally unstable, mental institution, mysterious character, mystery, serial killer, split personality, mental illness, mind game, murder, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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