Movies like The Cars That Eat People

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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, cult film
Plot: small town, supernatural, mad scientist, hospital, crash, tourist, murder, car accident, crimes, serial killer, obsession, misfit, mystery, experiment gone awry, danger, small town life, chaos and mayhem, social misfits, chaos, escapades, deadly, disorder, cons and scams, 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 psychotronic films with plots about deadly, supernatural, mad scientist, danger, disorder, experiment gone awry and gory mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Cars That Eat People: Fangs (2002), Big Monster on Campus (2000), The Giant Spider Invasion (1975), Body Melt (1993), Dr. Caligari (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.3
 645
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, suspense, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, police investigation, supernatural, murder, rivalry, crimes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, deadly, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, brain transplant, crimes, social misfits, reincarnation, college life, teenage love, disorder, mentally challenged, teenage life, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, small town, giant spider, experiment gone awry, evil alien, save the world, deadly, disorder, supernatural, chaos, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, car accident, mad scientist, zombie, survival, apocalypse, good versus evil, clinic, plague, isolation, afterlife, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 965
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: cult film, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, scary ...
Plot: surrealism, disorder, deadly, mental institution, mental illness, zombie, mad scientist, plague, serial killer, supernatural, experimenting, transplant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 1K
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: scary, witty, humorous, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, monkey, ape, suburbs, deadly, animal life, disorder, zombie, disability, parody, silly humor, anti hero ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, disorder, deadly, gory, crimes, dealing with death, cult, mutant, danger, reincarnation, silly humor, farce ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, plague, survival, danger, slasher, chaos, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, filmmaking, dangerous attraction, dangerous animal, zombie, survival, mad scientist, gory, track down, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 303
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: scary, semi serious, suspense, tense, humorous ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mutant, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, danger, deadly, supernatural romance, society, chaos, sex, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, scary, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, chase, gory, apocalypse, supernatural, orphan, survival, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, infidelity, eccentric family, disorder, mad scientist, disability, femme fatale, love affair, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.5
 375
Corpses (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous
Plot: zombie, chaos, deadly, gory, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, vengeance, supernatural, mortician, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, profanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 54K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: cult film, dark humor, humorous, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, overdose, zombie, decapitation, bodies, death, hospital, insanity, danger, strangulation, graphic violence, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, massachusetts, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.7
 907
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: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, serial killer, laboratory, gory, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, psychopath, mutant, danger, toxic waste ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, absurd, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly, disorder, mentally challenged, misfit, mental illness, psychopath, danger, countryside, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, scary, dark humor, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: clown, small town, ufo, parody, evil alien, survival, heroic mission, youth, rescue, save the world, danger, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Psychic Experiment (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A idyllic, small, self-sufficient community. On the surface, it seems like the perfect neighborhood. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But...the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret. As a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, danger, experiment gone awry, chaos, small town, deadly, small community, supernatural, under the surface, dark secret, survival, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, mad scientist, sexploitation, investigation, disorder, gory, deadly, experiment gone awry, crimes, voyeurism, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, missing person, deadly, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, serial killer, supernatural, betrayal, crimes, experiment gone awry, psychopath, slasher, danger, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, astronaut, man versus machine, space and aliens, escapades, supernatural, space travel, danger, experiment gone awry, a.i., nasa, zombie ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six actors go to graveyard on a remote island to act out a necromantic ritual. The ritual works, and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh.
Style: cult film, scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: zombie, island, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, cemetery, living dead, escapades, supernatural ability, afterlife, isolation, prank ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: dark humor, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, violence, experiment, convict, insanity, danger, doctor, survival, rivalry, undead ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: wheelchair, blob, decapitation, danger, small town, supernatural, escapades, heroes, slasher, survival, mountain, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: offbeat, not serious, humorous, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, imaginary, anti heroes, small town, rivalry, school, college, silly humor, profanity, experiment gone awry, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: hospital, supernatural, coma, telekinesis, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, woman in danger, stalking, vengeance, psychopath, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, europe, italy, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 324
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: offbeat, scary, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: meat, alien, butcher, androids and robots, deadly creature, evil alien, deadly, disorder, alien encounter, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, epic, humorous
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, deadly creature, gory, chaos, slasher, danger, supernatural, disorder, deadly, afterlife, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 8K
Body Bags (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, tense, feel good ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, psychopath, serial killer, murder, hair loss, baseball, crimes, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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