Movies like Candyman

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Candyman (1992)
 6.6
 56K
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: gothic, suspenseful, scary, macabre, atmospheric, serious, rough, surprise ending, bloody, frightening ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult, bee, urban decay, housing project, ghost, disfigurement, danger, university, student, deadly, woman in danger, blood, vicious, research ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Candyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, gory, slasher, serial killer, crimes and psychopath mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Candyman: Hellraiser (1987), Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999), My Soul to Take (2010), Dead Silence (2007), The Collector (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 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, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, murder, serial killer, ghost, hook, gory, vengeance, killer, curse, supernatural, afterlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 88K
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, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, murder, gory, vengeance, danger, dangerous attraction, monster, blood, death, adultery, demons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, ghost, gory, evil, relatives, vengeance, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, legend, murder, ghost, doll, mystery, small town, funeral, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 50K
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, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, danger, drugs/alcohol, violence, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, deadly creature, gory, ghost, urban, slasher, vampire, chase, investigation, survival, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.9
 5K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, ghost, haunted house, serial killer, college student, gory, psychopath, supernatural, abandoned house, trespassing, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 72K
Child's Play (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, voodoo, murder, blood, doll, toy, birthday, psychopath, gory, supernatural, gun ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 30K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, gory, ghost, murder, vengeance, recruit, puppet, toy comes to life, military academy, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, ...
Style: surreal, scary, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blood, betrayal, hell, demon, british soldier, self mutilation, seduction, mattress, skin, pain, gory, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 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: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, slasher, wax museum, ghost town, deadly, gory, woman in danger, traffic jam, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 1K
Bloody Mary (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary -- a supposed urban myth -- the slaughter begins. The legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: hospital, urban legend, ghost, missing person, revenge, gory, mental institution, doctors and patients, afterlife, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, experiment gone awry, violence, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, drugs/alcohol, danger, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, gore, blood, torture, chainsaw, cannibalism, sadism, knife ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 58K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, suspenseful, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, teacher, countryside, boarding school life, haunted by the past, boarding school, fear, estate, uncover truth, afterlife ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 22K
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, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, murder, valentine's day, gory, school, college, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, murder, psychopath, serial killer, death, evil, niece, small town, gory, doctor, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 5K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, gory, survival, forest, slasher, rescue, fanatic, isolation, murder, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 41K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mercenary, trap, slasher, gore, kidnapping, party, escape, gory, hotel, masked killer, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 185K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, violence, teenage life, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, evil, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 28K
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, youth, murder, pitchfork, barn, kitten, scythe, boogeyman, masked killer, psychiatrist, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, sheriff, barn, preacher, gory, violence, children, serial killer, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, rape, kidnapping, revenge, crimes, murder, marijuana, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 98K
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: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, urban legend, serial killer, teenage life, murder, psychopath, rivalry, gory, college life, who done it, movie business ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, knife murder, supernatural, camp, mask, cemetery, psychopath, gory, zombie, summer camp, in the woods ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hills Run Red (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, obsessive quest, father daughter incest, serial killer, psychopath, gory, wilderness, survival, violence spree, danger, obsession, isolation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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