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The Cars That Eat People (1974)
 5.6
 3K
The Cars That Eat People (1974)
Original name: The Cars That Ate Paris
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the death of his brother on the road, unemployed and unstable drifter Arthur Waldo stays for a while in the rural Australian town of Paris as the guest of the mayor, who hopes he will become a permanent member of the Paris population. Arthur soon realizes the quaint hamlet has a sinister secret: they orchestrate car accidents and rob the victims. Survivors are brought to the local hospital, lobotomized, and used for a local doctor's experiments.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: small town, supernatural, mad scientist, crash, tourist, murder, hospital, car accident, crimes, serial killer, obsession, misfit, experiment gone awry, danger, small town life, chaos and mayhem, social misfits, chaos, escapades, deadly, disorder, cons and scams, mystery, experiment, car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Cars That Eat People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, humorous and offbeat films with plots about deadly, supernatural, disorder, danger, mad scientist, experiment gone awry and gory mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Cars That Eat People: Big Monster on Campus (2000), Dr. Caligari (1989), The Giant Spider Invasion (1975), Schlock (1973), Body Melt (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Big Monster on Campus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A student receives a serial killer's brain in a transplant after being thrown into a pool with no water in it
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, brain transplant, social misfits, crimes, teenage love, supernatural, laboratory, reincarnation, mad scientist, mentally challenged, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 924
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.
Style: offbeat, psychological, semi serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: surrealism, sexual relations, doctors and patients, experiment gone awry, mental illness, mental institution, disorder, deadly, crimes, escapades, deadly creature, obsession ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, small town, giant spider, evil alien, experiment gone awry, save the world, supernatural, danger, deadly, disorder, chaos, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 987
Schlock (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, ape, disorder, animal life, deadly, human becomes animal, disability, chase, misfit, parody, danger, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, prehistory
Place: london, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.2
 2K
Body Melt (1993)
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, serious, rough, scary
Plot: pregnancy, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, teenage life, crimes, suburbs, investigation, supernatural, chaos, survival, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.3
 628
Fangs (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Scottsville is a sleepy town, where the yearly apple blossom festival is usually the only 'memorable' event, so Police Chief Sam Taylor is furious when young cop Ally Parks -who comes from the big city- insists on investigating the death ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, police chief, bat, university, college, rivalry, chaos, police investigation, supernatural, murder, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: offbeat, humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, crimes, dealing with death, supernatural, mutant, cult, reincarnation, mental illness, disorder, danger, gory, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, awful ...
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, filmmaking, heroes, dangerous attraction, babies and infants, fall in love, legends and myths, city life, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Head of the Family (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The "head" of the family is literally that--a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, scary, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, infidelity, eccentric family, disorder, disability, experiment gone awry, love affair, mad scientist, femme fatale, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, undead, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly, disorder, plague, chaos, nosy, parody, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.4
 299
Frog-g-g! (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chemical waste seeps into a small town's water supply, causing the birth of a mutant FROGGG which is instinctively driven to mate with its genetic match - human women. Sexy EPA super-agent Dr Barbara Michaels tracks the Froggg's every ...
Style: semi serious, scary, suspense, tense, humorous ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly, supernatural romance, danger, superhuman powers, society, chaos, sex, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.6
 887
Monsturd (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A serial killer mutates with a chemical inside a sewer, to become a monster made of human waste just as the FBI and police are onto him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, mad scientist, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, serial killer, laboratory, supernatural, danger, mutant, psychopath, crimes, toxic waste ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Riding around on their motorbikes, a gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, chase, gory, apocalypse, supernatural, survival, rescue, gang, orphan, plague ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's ...
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, mental illness, danger, misfit, deadly, mentally challenged, disorder, psychopath, countryside, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 51K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: humorous, scary, disturbing, not serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, overdose, zombie, decapitation, bodies, splatter, death, hospital, insanity, strangulation, danger, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, europe, campus, austria, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, astronaut, supernatural, space travel, space and aliens, escapades, man versus machine, imaginary, a.i., experiment gone awry, evil alien, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: scary, dark humor, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, ufo, clown, parody, evil alien, survival, heroic mission, save the day, youth, danger, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 309
Big Meat Eater (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After killing the crooked mayor a homicidal janitor named Abdullah goes to work for a butcher who has invented a new language for the town's planned futuristic theme park. In the butcher shop is a septic tank where scraps of meat are dumped ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: meat, butcher, alien, danger, mutant, mad scientist, rescue, supernatural, chaos, murder, deadly, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 371
Corpses (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Plot: zombie, crimes, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, small town, rivalry, mortician, mad scientist, supernatural, chaos, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 1K
Munchies (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil does not know is that the creature, when ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, cons and scams, teenage life, deadly creature, parody, small town, kidnapping, danger, disorder, small town life, deadly, heroes ...
Place: peru, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Invisible Maniac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An invisible scientist escapes from an asylum and teaches high-school physics to nubile teens.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, mad scientist, sexploitation, vengeance, supernatural, investigation, serial killer, youth, gory, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Class of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The class of nuke 'em high is back, and this time they're in college! Tromaville's nuclear factory has been rebuilt and now includes the Tromaville institute of technology. Located inside the nuclear plant, Tromaville Tech is where ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, escapades, social misfits, heroes, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, destiny, superhuman powers, imaginary, anti heroes, gory, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, investigation, beach, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, missing person, deadly, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Beware! The Blob (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, offbeat
Plot: decapitation, blob, wheelchair, dangerous animal, teenage life, slasher, small town life, deadly, disorder, gory, alien encounter, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 586
Severed Ties (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark humor, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, face ripped off, crimes, escapades, rivalry, danger, chases and races, experiment gone awry, supernatural, kidnapping, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 1K
MorphMan (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Science Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to a friend in the Department of Agriculture for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, survival, disorder, deadly, plague, danger, deadly creature, chaos, supernatural, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 1K
Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: murder, serial killer, supernatural, rivalry, betrayal, psychopath, vengeance, slasher, experiment gone awry, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Computer Killers (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous, biting ...
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, hospital, survival, violence, mind control, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, mental illness, on the run, laboratory ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.
Style: offbeat, rough, serious, scary
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, escapades, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, criminal heroes, technology gone awry, crimes, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, psychopath, plague ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 3K
Patrick (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: hospital, supernatural, telekinesis, gory, deadly, mentally unstable, isolation, danger, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, italy, europe, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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