Movies like Halloween 1978

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Halloween (1978)
 7.7
 265K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal, serious, realistic, macabre, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life, murder, death, mental patient, doctors and patients, dog, neighbor, strangulation, punishment, brutality, marijuana, nanny, stalking, killing spree, escaped killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1978, year 1963, 80s, 1960s
Place: illinois, midwest, california

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Most similar movies to Halloween

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, scary, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about violence, murder, serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, blood and psycho killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Halloween: Scream (1996), Friday the 13th (1980), The Collector (2009), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Halloween: Resurrection (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 145K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: halloween, sadistic psychopath, masked killer, murder, serial killer, boogeyman, murderer, terror, maniac, violence, homicidal maniac, fear ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: illinois, midwest
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100%
 7.3
 331K
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: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, masked killer, serial killer, high school, psychopath, who done it, murder, small town, mystery, violent, heroine, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 87K
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, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, murder, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, psychopath, graphic violence, obsession, small town, sheriff, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 119K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, vengeance, track down, doctors and patients, masked killer, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, murder, school, death, stalking, psychopath, small town, anniversary, boarding school, evil, underage drinking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 135K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, maniac, murder, camp, psychopath, drowning, cult, fear, revenge, serial murder, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 64K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, trap, home invasion, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, masked man, maniac, hostage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, forest, masked killer, serial murder, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, killing spree, sadism, lightning, massacre ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, murder, good versus evil, attic, evil, sheriff, killing spree, niece, crime spree, masked killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, good versus evil, psychopath, child in peril, psychiatrist, boogeyman, kitten, heroine, hospital, supernatural, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halloween Kills (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Style: slasher, atmospheric, suspense, intense, scary ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, psycho, halloween, killing spree, murder, maniac, massacre, brutality, violence, paranoia, fear ...
Time: year 1978
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, forest, summer camp, massacre, killing spree, lake, sadism, masked killer, camp, psycho terror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, psychiatric ward, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, psychopath, survival, vengeance, halloween, stalking, woman in danger, student life, sibling relationship, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, psycho terror, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, slaughterhouse, psychopath, chainsaw, massacre, cannibalism, murder, gas station, loss of friend, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, psychopath, serial murder, murder, morgue, summer camp, supernatural horror, killing spree, sadism, massacre, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 18K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, vengeance, red herring, disco, youth, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 72K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sadistic horror, sadistic killer, outback, psychopath, massacre, on the road, psycho killer, tourist, torture, mercilessness, friendship, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 123K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, slasher, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, ghost town, violence, small town, wax museum, brutality, group of friends, traffic jam, museum ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 27K
See No Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, murder, maniac, characters killed one by one, serial murder, religious fanatic, isolation, mother son relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, social relations, teenage life, police investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: year 2013, year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 99K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, serial killer, survival horror, hidden camera, hotel, hostage, estranged couple, isolation, deception, murder, broken down car, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 7K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, college, psycho killer, abandoned house, student life, stalking, college life, serial killer, psychopath, prank, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 17K
Hell Fest (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: amusement park, masked killer, halloween, psycho, maniac, psychopath, serial killer, violence, mystery killer, group of friends, psycho killer, homicidal maniac ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, fear, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer, trapped ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
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: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, stalking, murder, camp counselor, psychopath, psycho, teenage life, wilderness, forest, supernatural, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, amusement park, mental institution, murder, serial killer, maniac, crimes, youth, homicidal maniac, violence, road trip, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 2003, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, crimes, death, serial murder, woman in danger, police investigation, vigilantism, chainsaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%