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The Dead Pit (1989)
 5.3
 3K
The Dead Pit (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: zombie, mental institution, mental illness, psychiatrist, amnesia, insanity, supernatural power, nightmare, repressed memory, holy water, serial killer, psychopath, violence, psychic, earthquake, nun, hypnosis, mental patient, surgeon, psychotherapy, lobotomy, undead, fear, zombie attack, reanimation ...
Time: 80s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, slasher and serious films with plots about deadly, danger, gory, crimes, supernatural, serial killer and murder mostly in Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Dead Pit: The Horror Show (1989), The House by the Cemetery (1981), Blood Feast (1963), Pink Eye (2008), Psycho Cop (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, haunted house, monster, electric chair, vengeance, violence spree, supernatural romance, murder, afterlife, psychopath, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, zombie, mad scientist, vengeance, serial killer, ghost, insanity, monster, husband wife relationship, corpse, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dead Next Door (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The government sets up a zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. The team head off to Ohio to try and find a cure but soon run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are set on preserving the walking dead ...
Style: apocalyptic, bloody, serious, slasher, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, murder, supernatural, soldier, investigation, escapades, deadly creature, mad scientist, crimes, heroes, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 7K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, zombie, brutality, violence, exploitation, visceral, human sacrifice, psycho killer, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, egypt, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 3.5
 147
Pink Eye (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and twisted ways and those who survive are becoming raging, homicidal ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: human experiment, mental institution, mental illness, psychopath, experiment gone awry, vengeance, supernatural, survival, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, prison, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, survival, youth, serial killer, violence, violence spree, kids in trouble, forest, police officer, maniac, supernatural being ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she ...
Style: slasher, sexy, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, college, escaped mental patient, mass murder, female nudity, college student, repressed memory, massacre, teenager, sorority, murder, mental institution ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 2K
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: zombie, survival, rescue, on the run, deadly creature, forest, sadism, eaten alive, murder, halloween, death, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 2K
976-Evil II (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being bestowed with demonic powers following a phone call to Hell, a psychotic teacher begins a rampage of death and destruction in a small town, forcing a teen and her boyfriend to fight him off so that they can get away.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satanism, demon, woman with a gun, teacher, supernatural being, technology, chase, supernatural, zombie, high school, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Devil's Chair (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a shag and a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device - a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine - transforms ...
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, abandoned building, murder, psychopath, uncover truth, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, serial killer, psychotic, voyeurism, sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Local teens have long commemorated the death of 'Mary Hatchet' -- a girl who took an ax and killed her family in the 1970s -- with the aptly named Blood Night. But things never got truly bloody until Mary's ghost (Samantha Facchi) ...
Style: slasher, serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, legends and myths, vengeance, survival, crimes, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, ghost, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A band of satanist hippies roll into a town and begin terrorizing the local folk. After raping a local girl, her grandpa goes after them, only to be beaten and forced to take LSD. His grandson then plots revenge on the satanists by feeding them meat ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: hippie, rabies, lsd, rape and revenge, exploitation, zombie, machete, satanist, small town, counterculture, violence, occult ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.5
 467
Spiker (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nightmare come to life, the Spiker is a massive pink-eyed albino and a maniac killing machine whose physical endurance borders on the fantastic. He escapes from an asylum and returns to the small town he terrorized years before, where he slashed ...
Style: slasher, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, albino, psychopath, stalking, crimes, small town, ghost, evil man, violence, cheerleader, seance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 4K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, social misfits, serial killer, youth, supernatural, mind game, isolation, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mental institution, patient, mystery, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, losing-it hero, mind game, doctors, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, disturbing, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, monster, supernatural, drifter, dangerous animal, rescue, deadly creature, uncover truth, survival, boss and employee, workplace, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Malukan immigrants engage in a string of corpse mutilations at various New York City hospitals, a doctor and a morgue assistant travel to the Maluku Islands to investigate.
Style: disturbing, scary, atmospheric, macabre, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cannibal, island, mad scientist, survival, torture, supernatural, cannibalism, jungle, multiple storylines, lone hero, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, vietnam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Devil Times Five (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, slasher ...
Plot: evil child, murder, mental illness, killer child, escaped mental patient, isolation, winter, teenage life, violence spree, obsession, crimes, child murders an adult ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 3K
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, valentine's day, psychopath, stalking, child murders a child, woman in danger, vengeance, decapitation, physical exam, violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 180K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, captivity, torment, sadistic horror, serial murder, tourist, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 4K
Patrick (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, psychic power, psychopath, supernatural, confined, isolation, mental institution, power relations, doctors and patients, telekinesis, violence, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
 1K
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, sole survivor, haunted by the past, crimes, escapades, survival, woman in danger, evil child, supernatural, child killer, childhood friend ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.
Style: scary, slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: curse, supernatural, ghost, mine, gold, curses spells and rituals, undead, serial killer, adventure, ghost town, empire, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, secret, crimes, sexual relations, destiny, woman in danger, voyeurism, violence, teenager ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 32K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, serial killer, youth, psychopath, violence, brutality, rivalry, teenage girl, teenage life, mental illness, bullying ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
 341
Forever Evil (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they're up against nothing less than an ancient god!
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: monster, murder, college, supernatural, zombie, serial killer, ghost, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, cons and scams, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident - and pushed into insanity, she then ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, alcohol abuse, hotel, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, isolation, psychopath, mystery, motel, family in danger, insanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, torture, murder, vengeance, maniac, exploitation, brutality, mayor, sadism, redneck, survival, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Zombie Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: There is a new evil, and you have no idea what's coming... When college roommates Mark and Tom go out for a night at the bar, the last thing they expected to find was a machete wielding stranger and a horde of the undead. With the help of ...
Style: touching, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: zombie, survival, undead, chaos, plague, apocalypse, supernatural, rivalry, experiment gone awry, secret agents, distopia, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 89K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, hospital, murder, masked villain, male nudity, sadistic psychopath, paramedic, stalking, masked killer, torture, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: midwest, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%