Movies like Candyman

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Candyman (1992)
 6.6
 60K
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, urban, slavery, cult, ghost, disfigurement, revenge, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, slasher, deadly, gory, serial killer, supernatural and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Candyman: Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999), Curse of Chucky (2013), Hellraiser (1987), Evil Remains (2004), Dead Silence (2007). 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, scary, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, who done it, legends and myths, crimes, police detective, supernatural, vengeance, psychopath, ghost, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: wheelchair, killer doll, slasher, doll, escape, serial killer, vengeance, disability, nobody believes, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 94K
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: dark fantasy, demons, supernatural, murder, gory, vengeance, demon, danger, monster, blood, slasher, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, investigation, survival, legends and myths, deadly creature, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, deadly, student life, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 80K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, supernatural, gory, doll, investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, haunted house, college, ghost, gory, abandoned house, student life, deadly, college life, stalking, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 87K
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, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, pet, family in danger, grief, coffin, loss of pet, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, woman in danger, violence against women, valentine's day, gory, revenge, school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, slasher, murder, psychopath, masked killer, survival, vengeance, halloween, woman in danger, student life, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 54K
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, home invasion, trap, violence, danger, extreme violence, masked man, held captive, gory, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 33K
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, objects come to life, murder, vengeance, gory, supernatural ability, imaginary, escapades, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 31K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, good versus evil, psychopath, danger, boogeyman, scythe, psychiatrist, barn, kitten ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, psychopath, danger, mental institution, patient, sanitarium, hospital, slasher, gory, serial killer, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, serious, rough, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, gory, zombie, danger, afterlife, crimes, mental illness, deadly, mind game, anti war, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, found footage, slasher, obsession, vengeance, stalking, woman in danger, split personality, investigation, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, voyeurism, mind game, mysterious character, woman in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, danger, psychopath, pregnancy, cult ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, sexualized violence, sadism, murder, violence, gory, danger, psychopath, vengeance, torture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, danger, survival, psychopath, death, human monster, gory, vengeance, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, preacher, sheriff, barn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, supernatural, ghost, murder, mental institution, danger, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, mystery, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, criminal heroes, psychopath, woman in danger, family in danger, danger, stalking, misfit, deadly, crimes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 6K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, psychiatry, intern, murder, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 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, woman in danger, crimes, computers and web, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, danger, teenage life, deadly, woman in danger, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 61K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, emotional, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, investigation, haunted by the past, boarding school, seance, teacher, uncover truth, fear, children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 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, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, mental institution, slasher, psychoanalysis, psychologist, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, slasher, teenage life, deadly, gory, small town, female serial killer, crimes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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