Movies like Freakshow

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Freakshow (2007)
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Freakshow (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they plot with an insider to steal the ticket sales, but the wily Lucy has bigger plans. She convinces the gang to let her seduce and marry the aging circus owner, Lon, in order to secure the entire circus fortune after he "suffers an accident". "People die all the time," Lucy says. The freaks are on to their scheme, however, and when the youngest of them is caught by the ruthless gang, they show no mercy to ensure her silence. When the circus folk find the child's remains, they swear vengeance, and no one is safe from their fury--least of all, the wily Lucy.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: circus, revenge, mutilation, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, freakshow, danger, violence, escapades, vengeance, disability, misfit, social misfits, gory, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, werewolf, female nudity, cannibalism, older man younger woman relationship, loyalty, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa

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Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial ...
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Knock Knock (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Knock Knock is a horror film that combines fear with revenge, hate with justice and responsibility with sacrifice. The bible says an "Eye for an Eye." Rico was just a big fun loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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The Final Curtain (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of college theater students sneak into the Baxter University theater at night to initiate the 'frosh meat'. Something goes terribly wrong. The next night the same actors become locked into the theater, each one of them has to face ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
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Disturbed (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The quiet town of Quartz Hill is about to experience the worst night of the town's history. A notorious killer has escaped from death row with one thought on his mind. Revenge.
Style: psychological, slasher, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, rivalry, psychopath, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, murder, rape, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Primitive (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother's passing. He returns home for the funeral, and before long, people start dropping dead. The victims - brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory ...
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Hallows' Eve (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Years after a tragic accident leaves a young child scarred for life, the people responsible pay - with their lives.
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Werewolf in a Womens Prison (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: prison, danger, dangerous animal, deadly creature, confined, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, werewolf, violence, crimes, human becoming an animal ...
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Antisocial Behaviour (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jakob Kelser is a lonely man living in a run-down house on the edge of a council estate. After enduring weeks of aggrevation and torment from local youths , Jacob, in a last-ditch attempt to once again lead a normal life, plots his revenge on his ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dead Clowns (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The residents of Port Emmett prepare for a hurricane that will churn up a 50-year-old secret, awakening an army of zombie clowns. Left to die after a circus train accident, the clowns rise from their muddy graves to get revenge. The guilty can run, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspense, suspenseful, offbeat ...
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The Hospital (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
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Shapeshifter (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A maximum-security prison goes into serious lockdown mode when a shape-shifting demon with an insatiable taste for human flesh unleashes its fury on the inmates and guards. Jennifer Lee Wiggins, Ocean, Vaz Andreas, Thomas Downey, Chris Facey, Marat ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: prison, survival, vengeance, confined, danger, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, deadly, crimes, supernatural, isolation, werewolf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Harsh Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After witnessing his wife's brutal murder, Daniel Shergold makes the ultimate sacrifice and accepts the help of a dark and mysterious stranger in order to reap vengeance on those responsible.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
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Place: england
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Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of ...
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Sea of Fear (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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Wicked Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remington, a murderous grifter cons his way into a mother's heart, putting on a fatherly facade to her cherished son, Nicholas. But the second she leaves for work, a torrent of abuse rains upon the gentle boy... Source IMDB
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Mothman (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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The Crypt (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Six young criminals break into hidden catacombs underneath their town and attempt to steal jewelry buried from the "Great Depression" only to find inhabitants guarding the precious belongings. After being trapped in this dark maze of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
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Place: usa
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1313: Night of the Widow (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A group of friends are stalked by a mysterious knife-wielding murderess as they gather at the home of their late friend to hear the reading of his will, and participate in a morbid treasure hunt for the key to his vast fortune.
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Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
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Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
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XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Blood Widow (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an ...
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Halloween Night (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halloween Night starts as a young boy named Chris Vale (Sam Stone) witnesses his mum (Jan Anderson) get raped & then murdered before being horribly burnt by a jet of steam from a pipe. Jump forward 'Ten Years Later' on ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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Bloody Homecoming (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three years after a tragic accident leaves a student dead at the annual Homecoming dance, a group of senior friends anxious about the return of Homecoming Night to their sleepy Southern town find themselves visited by a deadly presence from their ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, homecoming, supernatural, high school, rivalry, ghost, stalking, friends, teachers and students, deadly, prank, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Muck (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, long forgotten and buried underneath the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their ...
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Hyenas (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roving clans of shape-shifting human/hyena creatures prowl and hunt for human prey. They are hunted by one man seeking revenge for the death of his loved ones.
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