Movies like Candyman

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Candyman (1992)
 6.6
 71K
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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, cult film, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult, danger, vicious, disfigurement, bee, evil, urban decay, revenge, housing project, apartment complex, monster, research, strong violent content, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois

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Most similar movies to Candyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about supernatural, murder, gory, deadly, serial killer, death and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Candyman: Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999), Dead Silence (2007), Curse of Chucky (2013), Hellraiser (1987), Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005). 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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, gory, psychopath, police detective, ghost, supernatural, rivalry, police investigation, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 86K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, ghost, murder, funeral, legend, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, doll, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, disability, crimes, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Candyman (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: urban legend, supernatural, revenge, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, serial killer, strong violent content, police, cult, urban decay, yelling ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 105K
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, gory, demon, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, vengeance, undead, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, slasher, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, buddies, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, investigation, danger, sect, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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1925
 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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, cult, hospital, suicide, cult leader, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, afterlife, deadly, danger, insanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, a vision, danger, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, coincidence, death, escapades, premonition, passenger, imaginary, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 116K
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, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, traffic jam, group of friends, small town, torture, wax museum, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 110K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, danger, chase, gory, disfigurement, manhunt, massacre, trap, youth, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, evil, niece, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 35K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, child in peril, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, kitten, barn, scythe, boogeyman, pitchfork ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 36K
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, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, murder, vengeance, gory, imaginary, best friends, good versus evil, investigation, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, photographer, deadly, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, butcher, psychopath, blood, obsession, subway train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, deadly creature, legends and myths, survival, slasher, imaginary, supernatural, ghost, murder, student life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, murder, stalking, slasher, camp counselor, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, psycho, slasher killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, death, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: ghost, haunted house, college, slasher, psychopathic killer, gory, deadly, student life, abandoned house, stalking, college life, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 32K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 47K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, murder, curse, supernatural, serial killer, deadly, crimes, investigation, danger, hospital, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.8
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Commander (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, survival, danger, halloween, burglary, webcam, petty criminal, confined, deadly, drugs/alcohol, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 36K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, missing person, deadly, zombie, gore, gory, murder, video cassette, cannibalism, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 107K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 118K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: scary, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, survival, hostage, serial killer, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, hostages, mysterious character, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, murder, small town, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, isolation, cult, children, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%