Movies like Descendant

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Descendant (2003)
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Descendant (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As Ann Hedgerow - an indirect descendant of Edgar Allen Poe - begins to explore her family's past, she meets novelist Ethan Poe. Ethan, also a distant descendant of Poe, is tormented by visions of his famous ancestor. When Ann and Ethan begin a romance, the dark - and deadly - secrets of Poe's legacy emerge... will Poe's stories inspire a real-life horror-tragedy?
Style: tense, serious, sexy, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, crimes, who done it, writer's life, stalking, danger, small town life, deadly, voyeur, artists and showbiz, small town, prostitute, ghost, writers, blonde, female nudity, nude, breasts, voyeurism, nude girl, bare breasts, female removes her clothes, mini skirt, dead prostitute, black panties ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Descendant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, deadly, female nudity, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Descendant: Stalker (2010), Long Distance (2005), Lake Dead (2007), Babysitter Massacre (2013), Killer Instinct (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stalker (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When novelist Paula Martin retreats to the seclusion of her family home Crows Hall she hopes to clear her mind and focus on her new book. The arrival of an assistant, Linda, should take the pressure off... but as the bodies pile up, Paula finds ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, isolation, mentally unstable, deadly, murder, paranoia, country house, indoor, woman in danger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, stalking, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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88%
 4.1
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Lake Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, deadly, danger, crimes, siblings relations, family relations, gory, lake, incest overtones, psychopath, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Plot: halloween, serial killer, stalking, danger, strong sexual content, youth, deadly, crimes, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, gory, small town life, dark and stormy night, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.4
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Devil's Prey (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of young adults attend an all-night rave, only to discover that it's a trap for a satanic cult that requires flesh for bloody sacrifices.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: religious cult, murder, devil worship, danger, religions or cults, crimes, small town life, teenage life, supernatural, deadly, on the run, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Final Examination (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A burned out L.A. detective moves to Hawaii, where he stumbles upon a murder at a college sorority reunion.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, touching ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, danger, reunion, haunted by the past, resort, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, psychopath, deadly, hotel, crimes, danger, violence, best friends, halloween, guillotine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.1
 507
Chill (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this classic retro horror thriller, Sam, an aspiring writer, takes a job as a clerk in an L.A. inner city grocery market owned by the sinister Dr. Munoz, a former scientist who claims to have a rare skin condition.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ancient mystery, captivity, crimes, danger, escapades, deadly, store, struggle for survival, murder, love triangle, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.4
 378
The Choke (2006)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A band playing their final gig in a former meat packing factory find themselves being stalked by a psychopath
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rock, survival, deadly, danger, gory, rave, teenage life, stalking, crimes, band, murder, axe murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.3
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Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, youth, student life, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
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Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, survival, prison life, serial killer, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, confined, crimes, murder, death row ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
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Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, mentally unstable, ghost, mental institution, crimes, deadly, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, danger, violence, murder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary
Plot: car chase, friendship, mind game, escapades, danger, chase, survival, murder, deadly, rivalry, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: psychological, serious, sexy, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, danger, missing person, uncover truth, sex scene, disappearance, writers, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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59%
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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, psychopath, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, small town, murder, evil man, ghost, albino, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, supernatural, dangerous attraction, murder, isolation, deadly, couples, crimes, danger, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, slasher, sexy ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, femme fatale, serial killer, supernatural, deadly, danger, crimes, psychopath, power relations, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
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56%
 2.9
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Satanic (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Michelle wakes from an accident with no memory, then she has nightmares and people around her die.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, nightmare, memory loss, investigation, crimes, deadly, danger, supernatural, car accident, haunted by the past, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, best friends, losing-it hero, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Legend of the Bog (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the dead start to mysteriously re-animate from an ancient bog an eccentric hunter, embarks on a crusade to hunt down the forsaken beasts. But when a ferocious Bog Man emerges from the murk, a powerful and ancient evil is released and the Hunter ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense
Plot: murder, supernatural, mummy, survival, danger, chases and races, battles, chaos and mayhem, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Dinner Party (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who have promised to bankroll the writer's latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple.
Style: psychotronic, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, cannibalism, undercover, strong violent content, murder, occult ritual, secret place, decapitation, crimes, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
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Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, gory, psychopath, couples, stalking, crimes, mind game, deadly, danger, uncover truth, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: San Diego, present day: The murders are starting again. A girl has been found with two holes in her neck and her body totally drained of blood. Lt Dan Richardson [Shane Pliskin] knows what it is but doesn't believe it, so he calls in blind ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, supernatural, danger, heroes, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, buddies, lieutenant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, college, mystery, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, journalism, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, transvestism, amateur detective, police investigation, danger, mind game, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 1K
Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, deadly, truth or dare, danger, sex scene, graphic violence, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%