Movies like Halloween 1978

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Halloween (1978)
 7.8
 203K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film, brutal, serious, realistic, surprise ending, demonic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, small town, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, teenage life, mental patient, murder, death, doctors and patients, dog, punishment, neighbor, strangulation, stabbing, violent, gory, brutality, maniac, marijuana, stalking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1978, year 1963, 80s
Place: midwest, california

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Most similar movies to Halloween

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about blood, violence, slasher, serial killer, murder, death and psychopath mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Halloween: Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), The Collector (2009), Terror Train (1980), Prom Night (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, murder, slasher, blood, good versus evil, attic, evil, ambulance, niece, masked killer, knife ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, psychopath, small town, stalking, anniversary, evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 65K
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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, small town, stalking, psychopath, sheriff, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 30K
Halloween 5 (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: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, good versus evil, psychopath, danger, psychiatrist, scythe, boogeyman, masked killer, kitten ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 84K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, gothic ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, stabbed to death, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, maniac, psychopath, mental institution, vengeance, media, computers and web, contests and competitions, student life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, summer camp, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance, youth, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, psychopath, axe, lake, camp, gory, vengeance, in the woods, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 52K
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, psychopath, danger, trap, extreme violence, thief, torture, violence, masked man, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 102K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, manhunt, loss of friend, sheriff, drowning, suicide, strangulation, small town, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train (1980)
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, train, college, slasher, serial killer, revenge, stalking, prank, psychopath, masked killer, mask, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 13K
Prom Night (1980)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, high school, serial killer, prom, chase, murder, revenge, psychopath, stalking, teenager, dancing, red herring ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, psychopath, summer camp, cemetery, mask, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
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, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, rape, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, revenge, psychopath, concert, marijuana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, 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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, road trip, carnival, deadly, youth, mental institution, crimes, on the road, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 56K
The Fog (1980)
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: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, gold, supernatural, ghost, fog, sword, sea, beach, leprosy, lighthouse, ship, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, supernatural, summer camp, zombie, psychiatrist, lake, telekinesis, teenager, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, violence, small town, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, danger, serial killer, murder, in the woods, back from the dead, death, human monster, camp counselor, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, slasher, mental institution, escape, revenge, siege, blackout, meat cleaver, maniac, creep, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mental institution, teenager, knife murder, gory, who done it, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, camp, serial killer, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, supernatural, violence, bounty hunter, zombie, hockey mask, knife murder, gory, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 4K
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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, stalking, murder, camp counselor, forest, supernatural, danger, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: psycho film, scary, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, slasher, psychopath, stalker, knife murder, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 104K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, revenge, maniac, danger, teenager, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, murder, psychopath, dead teenager, gory, small town, witch, small town life, youth, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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