Movies like Cabin by the Lake

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Cabin by the Lake (2000)
 5.7
 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, psychopath, crimes, danger, writer's life, deadly, abduction, woman in danger, agent, missing person, held captive, murder, missing girl, trap, dead body in water, underwater, dungeon, writers, water, doll, computer, boat, scuba diver ...
Time: 90s

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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 crimes, deadly, danger, serial killer, psychopath, murder and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Cabin by the Lake: Mum & Dad (2008), Bone Daddy (1998), The Mooring (2012), Dark Asylum (2001), The Cellar Door (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, deadly, hidden identity, slasher, danger, lake or river, obsessive quest, city life, crimes, urban, villain played by lead actor ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 5.9
 6K
Mum & Dad (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream of transient workers who populate the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sadistic, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: held captive, murder, torture, family relations, eccentric family, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, sexploitation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, corpse, pathologist, gore, parents and children, crime, writer's life, kidnapping, danger, investigation, law enforcement ...
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, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chase, lake or river, survival, isolation, missing person, confined, on the run, woman in danger, danger, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.2
 843
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, mind game, survival, danger, mentally unstable, mental illness, murder, master criminal, deadly, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, confined, mind game, woman in danger, isolation, obsession, captivity, survival, master criminal, slasher, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 818
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, psychopath, crimes, murder, danger, stalking, phone terror, sexual content, graphic violence, profanity, profiler
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 18K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, hunt down, crime gone awry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life, family life, murder, danger, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 560
Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, serial killer, prison life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, death row ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.4
 614
Bad Karma (2001)
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: psychological, sexy, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, serial killer, supernatural, femme fatale, mental illness, crimes, psychopath, power relations, danger, slasher ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 589
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, transvestism, stalking, murder, law enforcement, mind game, amateur detective, rivalry, investigation, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 801
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, deadly, crimes, obsession, psychopath, serial killer, murder, police, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.6
 995
Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, danger, stalking, gory, deadly, couples, psychopath, mind game, uncover truth, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.3
 633
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, danger, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, rivalry, student life, youth, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, voyeur, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, mind game, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, amateur detective, investigation, confined, murder, deadly, danger, youth, crimes, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.3
 515
Visible Scars (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, Mike kills a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife's desire for kids. 10 years later Stacy flees to her uncle's old secluded cabin in those ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, confined, crimes, danger, ghost, woman in danger, law enforcement, deadly, graphic violence, mountain, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: serious, rough, scary, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, gory, law enforcement, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, tough heroes, woman in danger, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 608
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, police detective, mentally unstable, mystery, crimes, psychopath, deadly, danger, stalking, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Don't Let Him In (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, slasher, danger, deadly, countryside, crimes, couples, isolation, murder, psychopath, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, murder, mystery, who done it, police detective, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, prostitute, stalking, phone terror ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, nightlife, investigation, stalking, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.1
 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, woman in danger, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: woman in danger, nightmare, sibling relationship, deadly, horse, sister sister relationship, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, grandparent grandchild relationship, high society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, amateur detective, mind game, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, murder, gory, deadly, journalism, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.1
 481
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, slasher, danger, woman in danger, police detective, law enforcement, stalking, violence spree ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.5
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, who done it, manhunt, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, master criminal, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 2K
Parasomnia (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a "sleeping beauty," who suffers from a medical condition called "parasomnia." A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening briefly on rare occasions. Art ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: supernatural ability, mentally unstable, insomnia, woman in danger, hypnosis, serial killer, supernatural, sleeping, crimes, fall in love, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 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, mental institution, psychopath, police detective, vengeance, computers and web, crimes, woman in danger, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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