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High Tension (2003)
 6.8
 64K
High Tension (2003)
Original name: Haute tension
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense, serious, realistic, surprise ending, necrophiliac, twist ending ...
Plot: insanity, home invasion, massacre, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, chase, french, brutality, woman in danger, unstoppable, violence, murder, death, hospital, gore, torture, fear, nightmare, gas station, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france

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Most similar movies to High Tension

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about death, blood, danger, gore, murder, violence and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like High Tension: Eden Lake (2008), The Last House on the Left (2009), The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), P2 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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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, bleak, suspense, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, fear, forest, camping, slasher, gory, weekend, youth, in the woods, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ 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: scary, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, sexualized violence, sadism, murder, violence, gory, danger, psychopath, vengeance, torture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, surprise ending
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, serial killer, murder, slasher, blood, mysterious stranger, sadism, swimming pool, violence, characters killed one by one, homicidal maniac ...
Place: cross country
⇓ 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: banned film, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, chainsaw, gas station, hitchhiker, cannibalism, murder, massacre, friendship, psychopath, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 30K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: 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, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, kidnapping, torment, isolation, escape attempt, danger, survival, security guard, confinement indoors, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 161K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland
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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, torture, psychopath, surgery, survival, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, crimes, torment, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 24K
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, suspenseful, rough, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, survival, sadistic horror, confined, sadism, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, fascism, human monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 25K
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: rough, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, danger, murder, religious fanatic, maniac, characters killed one by one, slasher, axe, eyeball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 54K
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, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, home invasion, trap, violence, danger, extreme violence, masked man, held captive, gory, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 45K
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, slasher, murder, violence, psychopath, chase, insanity, shotgun, mental institution, white horse, pentagram ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, christmas, psychopath, slasher, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, kidnapping, insanity, crimes, victim, body horror, murder, confined, violence, excrement, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 68K
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, psycho film, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, stalking, psychopath, sheriff, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ 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, rough, bloody ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, danger, serial killer, murder, in the woods, back from the dead, masked killer, human monster, camp counselor, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 103K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, teenage life, extreme violence, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, vengeance, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, murder, danger, small town, summer camp, gory, slasher, brutality, blood, violence, two killers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new jersey, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 67K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, gory, ancient mystery, friendship, mercy killing, self sacrifice, tourist, death, vacation, ruins, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 76K
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, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: torture, cult, child abuse, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, gory, torment, suffering, brutality, vengeance, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 35K
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gore, murder, photographer, pregnancy, cat, female killer, baby, gory, french, crimes, christmas, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 23K
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: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, youth, danger, teenage life, violence, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: psycho film, disturbing, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, death, violence, torture, necrophilia, creep, sexual dysfunction, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.7
 3K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, stalking, psychopath, violence, gore, nightmare, knife murder, youth, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, fugitives, wilderness, in the woods, youth, deadly, gory, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
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, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, survival, victim, kidnapping, fear, rape, escape attempt, danger, massacre, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, sexual ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, slasher, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, crimes, violence spree, strong sexual content, maniac, rape, photo shoot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 109K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 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: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, ghost town, traffic jam, deadly, wax museum, group of friends, violence, small town, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 14K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: summer camp, slasher, camp, murder, serial killer, revenge, prank, teenager, violence, stalking, hospital, burned alive ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, fear, nightmare, disfigurement, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, high school, serial killer, burned alive, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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