Movies like The Exorcist III

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The Exorcist III (1990)
 6.4
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The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, bleak, serious, surreal, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, mental institution, priest, killing spree, supernatural, gory, police investigation, exorcism, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, good versus evil, danger, strong violent content, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, anniversary, deadly, rivalry, profanity, human host, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, india, virginia, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark

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Most similar movies to The Exorcist III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and cult film films with plots about murder, blood, police investigation, deadly, crimes, violence and death mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Exorcist III: Se7en (1995), The Slayer (1982), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), The Ninth Configuration (1980), The Witch (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, priest, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
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100%
 8.6
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, neo noir, master criminal, police investigation, police detective, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 2K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, scary, serious ...
Plot: island, murder, slasher, beach, danger, supernatural, graphic violence, psychopath, dream, nightmare, death, fear ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, evil force, priest, bible, good versus evil, partners, religions or cults, gory, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: cult film, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, astronaut, mental illness, gang, murder, post traumatic stress disorder, mental institution, psychosis, absurdism, crucifix, army, castle ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 205K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, gothic ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, wilderness, family relations, religion, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family in danger, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mask, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, psychopath, killing spree, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: realistic, rough, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, police investigation, slasher, vengeance, mind game, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, police detective, violence, law enforcement, crimes, danger, stalking, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, crimes, supernatural, slasher, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 73K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 6K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 426
Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, mystery, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 289K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, small town, danger, teenage life, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 13K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, split personality, voyeurism, hotel, woman in danger, blood, gore, nun ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, crazy, hockey mask, diner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003, 1990s
Place: ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, death, in the woods, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 9K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, violence, mystery, brutality, race against time, husband wife relationship, religion, death of son, autopsy ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 66K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, neo noir, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, baltimore, st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 9K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, investigation, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, slasher, haunted by the past, mysterious character, mind game, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, brutal, suspense, psycho film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, police detective, psychopath, manipulation, slasher, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, manipulations, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 10K
Dead & Buried (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, zombie, supernatural, mortician, sheriff, corpse, dishonesty, crime, good versus evil, danger, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 6K
Witchboard (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, microfilm, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, ghost, rivalry, evil spirit, axe, medium, ouija, possession, gory, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 8K
The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: macabre, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, uncover truth, man versus machine, crimes, deadly creature, danger, deadly, race against time, rescue, ghost, psychopath, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%