Movies like Halloween 1978

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Halloween
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, brutal, serious, tense, frightening, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, violence, masked killer, murder, death, small town, psychopath, violent, gory, brutality, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, vengeance, teenage life, evil, blood, splatter, supernatural, killing spree, stalking, visceral, hospital, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, year 1963, 1960s
Place: california, midwest

Most similar movies to Halloween

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, bloody, suspenseful and scary films with plots about catastrophe, violence, serial killer, mentor, splatter, brutality and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Halloween: The Fog (1980), Terror Train (1980), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Prom Night (1980), Friday the 13th Part III (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, murder, gory, blood, vengeance, hospital, crimes, supernatural, knife, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, murder, gory, vengeance, death, violence, school, blood, chase, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 60K
Halloween II
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, gory, murder, vengeance, hospital, blood, violence, brutality, chase, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
 5.2
 28K
Halloween 5
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, hospital, gory, vengeance, halloween, supernatural, obsession, splatter, violence, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.8
 54K
The Fog
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, vengeance, revenge, ghost, zombie, storytelling, murder, violence, death, blood, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   67%
 
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, halloween, murder, gory, death, supernatural, vengeance, obsession, psychopath, hospital, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   80%
 
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, revenge, vengeance, college, supernatural, splatter, blood, gore ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   71%
 
Halloween: Resurrection
Genre: Comedy, 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, halloween, vengeance, internet, drugs/alcohol, gory, reality tv, blood, death, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
 5.4
 12K
Prom Night
Genre: Horror, 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, high school, serial killer, murder, revenge, gory, chase, vengeance, death, blood, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, camp, murder, gory, vengeance, male nudity, brutality, violence, blood, hospital, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   100%
 
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, gory, supernatural, vengeance, murder, zombie, brutality, blood, violence, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Friday the 13th Part III
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, camp, murder, gory, vengeance, splatter, brutality, blood, death, gore, summer camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
 50K
The Collector
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, torture, brutality, gory, violence, masked man, trap, held captive, danger, extreme violence, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   100%
 
The Hills Have Eyes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, desert, gory, blood, violence, brutality, violent, family in danger, danger, stranded, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
 6.6
 67K
Hush
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deaf, survival, murder, home invasion, masked killer, slasher, disability, brutality, writers, blood, violent ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Children of the Corn
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sacrifice, small town, cult, children, murder, killer child, human sacrifice, isolation, religion, brutality, preacher, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
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: scary, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, murder, gory, supernatural, psychiatrist, vengeance, splatter, blood, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
 6.6
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
The Last House on the Left
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brutality, gory, rape, serial killer, murder, gratuitous violence, violence, torture, sexualized violence, psychopath, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Friday the 13th Part 2
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, camp, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, gore, blood, brutality, violence, death, summer camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, violence, gore, blood, torture, cannibalism, psychopath, death, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
The Last Horror Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, obsession, violence, cannibalism, murder, brutality, police investigation, splatter, violent, torture, reality tv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
My Bloody Valentine
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, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, small town, vengeance, murder, halloween, splatter, supernatural, brutality, gore, blood ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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 5K
Hell Night
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, haunted house, gory, serial killer, supernatural, ghost, college, survival, splatter, halloween, blood, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
The Hills Have Eyes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, brutality, survival, slasher, gory, cannibalism, human monster, torture, stranded, stranded in the desert, wilderness, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   67%
 
The Last House on the Left
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, scary, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, rape, murder, kidnapping, revenge, brutality, violence, gore, sexual abuse, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
 6.1
 31K
Maniac
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, serial killer, insanity, gore, murder, loneliness, obsession, slasher, violence, brutality, splatter, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 88K
Hellraiser
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, monster, supernatural, demon, murder, vengeance, blood, demons, dark fantasy, violence, slasher, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 67K
Eden Lake
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, bad ending, bloody ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, gory, chase, murder, gang, brutality, revenge, forest, teenagers, torture, insanity, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
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