Movies like Halloween 1978

If you like "Halloween" you are looking for scary, suspenseful and rough movies about / with slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violence and evil themes of Horror and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Halloween (1978)
 7.7
 232K
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, psycho film, suspense, brutal, serious, realistic, macabre, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violence, evil, violent, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder, death, mental patient, doctors and patients, dog, serial murder, punishment, strangulation, neighbor, stabbing, gory, brutality, marijuana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 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 suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about slasher, serial killer, murder, slasher killer, violence, psychopath and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Halloween: House of Wax (2005), Scream (1996), Friday the 13th (1980), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Friday the 13th Part III (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, masked killer, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, psychopath, anniversary, stalking, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, halloween, masked killer, blood, good versus evil, attic, niece, ambulance, knife, evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 75K
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: psycho film, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, slasher, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, stalking, graphic violence, obsession, small town, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 120K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, rough, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, sadistic psychopath, masked killer, slasher, boogeyman, serial killer, murder, violence, maniac, death, blood, stabbed to death ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.3
 115K
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, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, group of friends, small town, torture, wax museum, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 287K
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, danger, teenage life, small town, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 35K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, child in peril, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, psychiatrist, pitchfork, scythe, boogeyman, barn ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 109K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, masked killer, vengeance, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 120K
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, maniac, serial killer, camp, drowning, teenager, danger, fear, gory, cult, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, mask, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, psychopath, summer camp, serial murder, cemetery, lightning, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, woman in danger, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: banned film, cult film, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, psychopath, chainsaw, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, morgue, serial murder, summer camp, psychopath, camp, knife murder, gory, presumed dead, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halloween Kills (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Story: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Style: atmospheric, psycho film, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, psycho, halloween, violence, maniac, massacre, killing spree, psychopath, stabbing, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
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: tense, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, prom, slasher, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, teenager, vengeance, gory, red herring ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, 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, cult film, suspenseful, bleak, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, slasher, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, fear, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare comes true, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, serial murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 5K
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, slasher, camp counselor, psychopath, danger, teenage life, wilderness, psycho, slasher killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 118K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: scary, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, survival, hostage, serial killer, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, hostages, mysterious character, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, amusement park, murder, serial killer, mental institution, deadly, crimes, youth, gory, homicidal maniac, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, year 1990, year 1989, year 2003
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, killing off one by one, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 58K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, brutal, macabre, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, home invasion, serial killer, torture, violence, gory, extreme violence, homicidal maniac, masked man, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, escaped mental patient, slasher, revenge, maniac, escape, family relations, mental institution, blackout, siege, family in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, nobody believes, crimes, disability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, year 1988, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, death, in the woods, danger, serial murder, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%