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High Tension (2003)
 6.7
 72K
High Tension (2003)
Original name: Haute tension
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end.
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, twist ending, macabre, twists and turns, splatter ...
Plot: home invasion, evil man, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, insanity, sadism, serial rapist, sadistic horror, sadistic killer, psycho killer, sadistic psychopath, homicidal maniac, split personality, survival, psychopath, french, mystery killer, disturbed individual, fear, nightmare, serial killer, maniac, chase, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, slasher, suspense and scary films with plots about death, blood, murder, gore, violence, psychopath and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like High Tension: Frontier(s) (2007), You're Next (2011), The Last House on the Left (2009), Inside (2007), Hostel (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: macabre, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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100%
 6.5
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You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, deathtrap, murder, survival, crimes, massacre, trap, confined, parents and children, family in danger, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, sadism, violence, sexualized violence, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, family, kidnapping, rape and revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 40K
Inside (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, scary, brutal ...
Plot: woman in danger, pregnancy, murder, female protagonist, child in peril, photographer, cat, female killer, car accident, insanity, baby, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 178K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, captivity, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, serial murder, tourist, survival, torment, sadistic horror, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 32K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, rivalry, serial killer, youth, teenage life, teenage girl, mental illness, violence, shyness, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 83K
Eden Lake (2008)
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: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, youth, sadism, murder, chase, camping, gang, fear, weekend, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
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64%
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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
50%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, human monster, fear, kidnapping, survival, victim, torture, trapped, escape attempt, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following a geographical tour of Slovakia, three young American women are lured into a hostel by a handsome young man who sells them to the twisted masters, ties them up and brings upon an unthinkable world of pain.
Style: slasher, disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, castration, sadistic horror, strong sexual content, murder, psychopath, kidnapping, tourist, survival, torment, crimes, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, rome italy, slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 92K
Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, sinister, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, violence, cult, torment, torture chamber, kidnapping, porn, afterlife, death, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
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Halloween II (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Style: slasher, sadistic, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, murderer, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, rage, mental institution, urban legend, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, macabre ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, scary, psychological ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, hitchhiker, urban legend, violent, cannibalism, murder, youth, teenage life, violence, serial killer, satanic ritual, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, masked killer, sadism, homicidal maniac, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, mutilation, maniac, mysterious stranger, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town.
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: massacre, dismemberment, sadistic horror, maniac, sadism, serial killer, torture, chainsaw, brutality, murder, killer, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
Style: sadistic, macabre, disturbing, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, pervert, psychopath, sadism, sexual torture, bad guy wins, sexual abuse, brutality, violent death, humiliation, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ 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 ⇓
50%
 7.3
 475K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, serial killer, insanity, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia, held captive, child abduction, paranoia, maniac ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: rape and murder, psychopath, sexual abuse, murder, strong sexual content, haunted by the past, violence spree, crimes, maniac, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: slasher, scary, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, hostage, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, isolation, masked killer, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.9
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P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, kidnapping, escape attempt, confinement indoors, torment, survival, hostage, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.8
 1K
Old 37 (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two brothers intercept 911 calls in their Father's beat up old Ambulance to exact revenge on a group of careless teen drivers.
Style: brutal, sadistic, disturbing, rough, slasher ...
Plot: ambulance, serial killer, maniac, wilderness, two killers, sadism, brother brother relationship, murder, characters killed one by one, torture, masked man, child abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.0
 250
Exit 33 (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE'S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct ...
Style: suspense, scary, twists and turns, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, homicidal maniac, mental illness, psycho killer, murderer, killing spree, villain played by lead actor, bad guy wins, hallucination, villain, characters killed one by one ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
28%
 6.3
 19K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, camp, murder, serial killer, prank, summer camp, burned alive, evil man, youth, revenge, hospital, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%