Movies like Candyman

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Candyman (1992)
 6.6
 65K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: macabre, gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, cult film, surprise ending, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, ghost, disfigurement, revenge, bee, evil, housing project, urban decay, research, danger, strong violent content, vicious, deadly, woman in danger, encounter ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Candyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about slasher, murder, gory, deadly, danger, serial killer and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Candyman: Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999), Curse of Chucky (2013), Hellraiser (1987), Bad Dreams (1988), Dead Silence (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, woman in danger, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
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100%
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman returns to try to convince his female descendent, an artist, to join him as a legendary figure. To this end, he frames her for a series of hideous murders of her friends and associates so that she has nowhere else to turn to.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, legends and myths, rivalry, danger, who done it, vengeance, woman in danger, police detective, police investigation, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, killer doll, doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, nobody believes, disability, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: year 1988, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 98K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, supernatural, undead, gory, vengeance, demon, danger, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 3K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hospital, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, afterlife, danger, deadly, cult, insanity, suicide, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 82K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, haunted by the past, uncover truth, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 1K
Evil Remains (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, legends and myths, investigation, survival, deadly creature, slasher, gory, ghost, psychopath, deadly, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 112K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, deadly, woman in danger, group of friends, small town, torture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
 90K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, family in danger, supernatural, back from the dead, pet, indian burial ground, grief, loss of pet, coffin, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, mind game, deadly, violence spree, split personality, vengeance, woman in danger, investigation, slasher, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, evil, niece, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 55K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, trap, violence, psychopath, masked man, danger, held captive, gory, torture, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, woman in danger, stalking, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 11K
Anatomy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical school, university, dissection, amateur detective, slasher, gory, woman in danger, serial killer, teenage life, crimes, deadly, professor ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, murder, danger, patient, obsession, isolation, doctors and patients, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 6K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, college, slasher, gory, abandoned house, deadly, student life, stalking, college life, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 24K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, serial killer, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, valentine's day, gory, revenge, school, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, ghost, slasher, murder, gory, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Final Destination 2 (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, a vision, danger, supernatural ability, drowning, coincidence, premonition, ambulance, hospital, haunted by the past, escapades, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 33K
Halloween 5 (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, barn, kitten, boogeyman, scythe, pitchfork ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, mental institution, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance, evil spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, stalking, murder, camp counselor, psycho, psychopath, danger, wilderness, teenage life, forest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, sheriff, preacher, barn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jane lives in London with her boyfriend Richard. Her mother was murdered when she was young, she recently lost a baby in a car crash and she's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding man. Richard thinks that the cure is vitamins, while ...
Style: disturbing, scary, gothic, sadistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, obsession, occult, voyeurism, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, haunted by the past, psychopath, danger, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, psychopath, mental institution, police detective, vengeance, woman in danger, computers and web, crimes, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 44K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trap, slasher, kidnapping, gory, track down, party, escape, mercenary, gore, masked killer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 34K
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, gothic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, killer doll, slasher, objects come to life, murder, vengeance, gory, imaginary, teenage life, supernatural ability, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, psychopath, slasher, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, woman in danger, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 9K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: scary, rough, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, family in danger, psychopath, woman in danger, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, misfit, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, cruelty, murder, violence, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%