Movies like Candyman

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Candyman (1992)
 6.6
 58K
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, macabre, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, surprise ending, bloody, frightening ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult, ghost, disfigurement, bee, housing project, urban decay, research, danger, vicious, deadly, woman in danger, encounter, student, university ...
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 serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about serial killer, gory, slasher, murder, deadly, death and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Candyman: Hellraiser (1987), Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Child's Play (1988), Halloween (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 91K
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: demons, murder, supernatural, demon, gory, adultery, vengeance, danger, monster, blood, death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, woman in danger, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, gory, deadly, police detective, police investigation, supernatural, danger, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: scary, surreal, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blood, good versus evil, betrayal, demon, british soldier, self mutilation, mattress, pain, skin, hell, seduction, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.6
 75K
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, dark humor, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, doll, psychopath, blood, supernatural, gory, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals, youth, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 203K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, violence, psychopath, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, small town, teenage life, mental patient, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s, year 1978 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, haunted house, college, ghost, gory, abandoned house, deadly, student life, college life, stalking, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.6
 79K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, back from the dead, indian burial ground, pet, family in danger, grief, supernatural, loss of pet, coffin, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, chicago illinois, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 23K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, revenge, danger, valentine's day, gory, woman in danger, school, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 52K
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, home invasion, psychopath, trap, danger, extreme violence, thief, maniac, torture, violence, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, found footage, slasher, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, split personality, vengeance, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, slasher, doll, killer doll, escape, serial killer, vengeance, nobody believes, crimes, family relations, disability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, danger, a vision, supernatural ability, drowning, coincidence, ambulance, hospital, air disaster, escapades, haunted by the past, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, slasher, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 30K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, psychopath, good versus evil, danger, psychiatrist, pitchfork, masked killer, scythe, kitten ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, preacher, corn, barn, sheriff, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, sexualized violence, serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, torture, gory, danger, brutality, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.1
 31K
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, serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, murder, vengeance, gory, objects come to life, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, crimes, ghost, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 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: serial killer, goth, mental institution, police detective, psychopath, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, computers and web, kidnapping, maniac, chat room ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, mental institution, psychopath, sanitarium, patient, hospital, slasher, gory, serial killer, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, crimes, legends and myths, city life, escapades, siblings relations, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, student life, uncover truth, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, train, college, slasher, serial killer, revenge, stalking, prank, psychopath, psycho, costume, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, maniac, psychopath, mental institution, vengeance, crimes, media, rivalry, college, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, gory, zombie, afterlife, woman in danger, anti war, mind game, deadly, religions or cults, mental illness, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, slasher, mental institution, psychologist, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, psychoanalysis, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, corn, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, serial killer, journalism, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, survival, danger, death, human monster, gory, vengeance, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, university, scalpel, butterfly, dissection, slasher, gory, psychopath, teenage life, deadly, college, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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