Movies like The Children 1980

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The Children (1980)
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The Children (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: zombie, evil child, burned alive, contamination, toxic, deadly creature, rescue, plague, mutant, radiation, danger, deadly, children, killer child, zombie attack, supernatural, supernatural ability, slasher, nuclear holocaust, chases and races, gory, technology gone awry, child in peril, dog, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, gory, deadly creature, escapades and mutant mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Children: The Curse (1987), Prophecy (1979), C.H.U.D. (1984), Night Shadows (1984), Zombie Town (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Curse (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nathan Hayes is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Hayes family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, infection, contamination, farm, water, meteorite, space and aliens, supernatural, escapades, chaos, danger, rescue ...
Time: 80s
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100%
 5.5
 4K
Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, environmental, contamination, toxic, environmentalism, danger, deadly, experiment gone awry, animal life, rivalry, creature feature, toxic waste ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 10K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: toxic, zombie, monster, mutant, police investigation, cannibal, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Night Shadows (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, mutant, small town, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, chaos, plague, toxic, toxic waste ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.2
 652
Zombie Town (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, chaos, danger, deadly, experiment gone awry, violence spree, survival, isolation, disorder, toxic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, race against time, apocalypse, survival, gory, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature, on the run, danger, rescue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
66%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: rough, scary, disturbing, suspense, saga ...
Plot: mutant, island, isolation, rescue, survival, mind game, deadly, murder, experiment gone awry, danger, investigation, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: murder, mutant, monster, baby, supernatural, investigation, mischievous children, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, babies and infants, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Dead and the Damned (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A meteor lands in Jamestown California in 1849 during the gold rush. It is found by miners who release it's spoors which turn the population into blood thirsty mutants.
Style: exciting, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, zombie, meteorite, heroes, plague, chaos, deadly creature, escapades, chases and races, old west, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 1K
FleshEater (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, satanic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, rescue, on the run, deadly, danger, deadly creature, gory, in the woods, extreme violence, murder, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there's bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, deadly creature, survival, apocalypse, danger, supernatural, rescue, deadly, chaos, gory, distopia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.5
 3K
It's Alive (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's Alive is a modern remake of the classic 1970s horror film. When a young woman learns that she's pregnant, she leaves graduate school to set up a home with her boyfriend in the country. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: monster, mutant, baby, pregnancy, supernatural, riddles and clues, danger, babies and infants, deadly, disorder, youth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 2K
The Nest (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, cockroach, experiment, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, island, insect, scientist, gory, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 696
Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, alien, rescue, mutant, deadly, alien encounter, rivalry, deadly creature, technology gone awry, danger, supernatural, secret project ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: scary, offbeat, serious, rough, psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, disorder, danger, heist, supernatural, martial arts, chaos, deadly, psychopath, rivalry, frame up ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 1K
Mind Ripper (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: mutant, deadly creature, supernatural, gory, danger, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, confined, desert, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, super soldier, deadly creature, danger, terrorism, deadly, soldier, battles, technology gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 2.9
 896
Zombie Wars (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fifty years after a world-wide zombie epidemic had begun, a small group of rebel soldiers learn that intelligent zombies have begun breeding humans for food. The soldiers plan an all-out war to rid the Earth of the flesh-eating monsters for good, as ...
Style: bleak, rough, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, soldier, blood, survival, supernatural, chaos, gory, danger, deadly, survival horror, gore, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Russian scientist is arriving to the states caring secret information’s. Disembarking from his plane, he and his American contacts are attacked by a pair of KGB assassins (Anthony Cardoza and John Morrison). Later, it is revealed that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, mutant, nuclear bomb, mad scientist, deadly creature, danger, psychopath, chaos, deadly, chase, creature feature, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 6K
Mulberry St (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, dangerous animal, plague, danger, save the world, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 253K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, post apocalypse, end of the world, chaos, virus, mutant, danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Terror Within (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experiments in biological warfare have destroyed all but a few remnants of the human race. Alone in a lab, eight students work feverishly to create a vaccine before they are forced outside in search for food. It is then that the surviving scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, laboratory, desert, monster rape, survival, rescue, isolation, battles, plague, apocalypse, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.2
 4K
Slugs (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: toxic, small town, mutant, deadly creature, danger, chaos, supernatural, plague, apocalypse, invasion, restaurant, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, rescue, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, race against time, chaos, violence spree, radiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: southern italy, europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 2K
Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, save the world, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 90s, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 643
They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, rivalry, plague, deadly, track down, supernatural, danger, dangerous animal, deadly creature, cockroach ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, danger, gory, deadly, experiment gone awry, escapades, social relations, abandoned mine, dynamite, tentacle, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of friends head to a deserted Caribbean island for a surprise overnight bachelor party only to discover that the island isn't deserted. It's actually the home to a secret medical facility. Not only that, there's something ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending
Plot: island, infection, virus, laboratory, quarantine, death, murder, dead fish, race against time, survival, contamination, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 1K
Baby Blood (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A parasite crawls into the uterus of an abused woman (Yanka) and begins to demands human blood.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: pregnancy, murder, deadly creature, deadly, danger, mutant, supernatural, crimes, gory, human prey, parasite, baby ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%