Movies like Don't Go in the Woods

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Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
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Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who...or what...is it? The lazy local sheriff blames bears. But the escalating body count seems to point to a human killer. Ignoring the warning signs, our campers remain lost in the woods...alone...awaiting their fate.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, dark, psychotronic, offbeat, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, survival, stalking, mental illness, isolation, on the run, wilderness, vengeance, group of friends, trap, sadism, forest, backwoods, redneck, exploitation, psycho, travel, monster, tourist, mountain, supernatural, crimes, afterlife ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Don't Go in the Woods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and slasher films with plots about psychopath, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Don't Go in the Woods: Just Before Dawn (1981), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Madman (1981), X-Ray (1981), Timber Falls (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Just Before Dawn (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, group of friends, maniac, serial killer, survival, murder, stalking, ranger, inbreeding, violence, wilderness, two killers ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, christmas, santa claus, murder, survival, psychopath, obsession, orphan, winter, corporal punishment, mother superior, serial killer as protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1974, year 1971
Place: salt lake city utah
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100%
 5.1
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Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, camp counselor, stalking, murder, teenage life, psycho, wilderness, forest, supernatural, death, killing spree ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york
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49%
 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 ⇓
48%
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Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, serial killer, murder, forest, rescue, fanatic, confined, religions or cults, psychopath, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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50%
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sheriff and his son who are tracking down a group of bank robbers on their way to Mexico, only to discover that they are being stalked by a far more deadly enemy — The Reeker.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death, serial killer, psychopath, desert, burned alive, murder, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, survival, good versus evil, sheriff ...
Time: 70s
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, supernatural, college life, college, school, law enforcement, isolation, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
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The Undertow (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Six friends enter the strange town of Old Mines for a weekend float trip. They quickly realize that the town is not friendly to strangers, and they are pressured to leave by the police. When the friends decide to continue their float trip anyway, ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: backwoods, small town, survival, serial killer, psychopath, escapades, supernatural, crimes, family in danger, isolation, wilderness, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, fugitives, backwoods, stalking, youth, camp, crimes, camping, forest, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: slasher, scary, sexy, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, masked killer, lake, murder, psychopath, summer camp, torture, killing spree, summer, camp, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, crimes, survival, psychopath, isolation, forest, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, masked killer, murder, serial murder, psychopath, survival, crazy, demon, stalking, teenager, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: slasher, scary, splatter, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, torture, psychiatrist, summer camp, murder, supernatural, telekinesis, nudity (full frontal - brief), camp, dead teenager, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, hospital, psychopath, psycho, murder, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, investigation, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of young and wild motocross racers venture through the desert and are stranded at an old mining ranch. They soon realize that they are being watched by a group of savage cannibals unknown to the civilized world. The film is full of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, melancholic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, cannibalism, cannibal, serial killer, survival, violence, motorcycle, dog, psycho, raccoon, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
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Backwoods (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Karen and Jamie bike out to a remote wooded area for camping. Jamie saves a young girl’s life with an emergency tracheotomy and her grateful father, Eben, invites the campers to his place for some dinner...where they also meet William, Eben’s ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: heart attack, backwoods, skinny dipping, park ranger, chicken, death of father, teenager, national park, travel, mountain, murder, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, confined, vengeance, teenage life, survival, rivalry, mind game, crimes, summer camp, murderer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: scary, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: river, psychopath, chase, serial killer, forest, survival, missing person, isolation, woman in danger, confined, on the run, asthma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: slasher, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sadistic killer, wedding, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, mind game, survival, mental illness, murder, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, violence, cruelty, cannibalism, murder, cannibal, sadism, chainsaw, death, dark hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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41%
Dead in 3 Days (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Nina and her high school friends receive eerie text messages declaring that they will all die within three days, they dismiss it as a hokey prank -- until one by one, the pals start turning up dead in the alpine countryside. With the cops ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, survival, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, best friends, riddles and clues, sex, high school, police, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: slasher, suspense, scary, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, masked killer, death, survival, murder, hitchhiker, cannibal, psychological torture, human monster, cannibalism, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
Style: slasher, scary, surprise ending, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, friendship, survival, mind game, trapped, psycho, love triangle, betrayal, group of friends, torture, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, sadist, stalking, murder, photographer, mind game, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, riddles and clues, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, splatter, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, morgue, forest, torture, serial teen killer, friday the thirteenth, masked killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer camp, murder, serial murder, lake ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, death, torture, serial killer, murder, serial murder, lake, forest, violence, camp, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: slasher, tense, serious, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, christmas, holiday, murder, killer santa claus, psychopath, crimes, orphan, mental illness, obsession, mental institution, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
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Dying Breed (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the depths of the Tasmanian wilderness a group of hikers looking for a Tasmanian Tiger. They encounter a group of cannibals descended from Alexander Pearce, who was hung for cannibalism in 1824, out to find fresh breeding stock.
Style: scary, slasher, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, survival, murder, wilderness, psychopath, isolation, rescue, amputation, cannibal, cannibalism, forest, inbreeding ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tasmania, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%