Movies like High Tension

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High Tension (2003)
 6.8
 65K
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, intense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: insanity, slasher, home invasion, massacre, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, bound and gagged, chase, french, brutality, woman in danger, unstoppable, violence, murder, death, plot twist, hospital, gore, torture, fear, nightmare ...
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 blood, danger, murder, death, violence, gore and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like High Tension: Hostel (2005), Eden Lake (2008), P2 (2007), The Last House on the Left (2009), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, psychopath, gory, danger, deadly, captivity, crimes, torment, survival, strong violent content, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 73K
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, bad ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, youth, gang, fear, in the woods, camping, slasher, beach, weekend, sadism, bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
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, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, woman in danger, survival, isolation, security guard, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, sexualized violence, violence, slasher, sadism, torture, murder, gory, violence against women, danger, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, gas station, psychopath, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, loss of friend, massacre ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 55K
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, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, trap, violence, psychopath, masked man, danger, held captive, gory, torture, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Plot: home invasion, slasher, sadism, serial killer, masked killer, mysterious stranger, murder, blood, swimming pool, violence, homicidal maniac, characters killed one by one ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, maniac, slasher, characters killed one by one, axe, eyeball, religious fanatic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, bleak, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, violence, cruelty, confined, human monster, mad scientist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 84K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, masked killer, slasher, survival, crimes, massacre, family in danger, family gatherings, trap, gory, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 79K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, violence, cult, kidnapping, torture chamber, brutality, gory, torment, vengeance, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, mother son incest, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 47K
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, slasher, murder, violence, chase, psychopath, insanity, book, mental institution, overturning car, white horse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: controversial, disturbing, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, castration, strong sexual content, kidnapping, murder, torture, psychopath, tourist, gory, severed penis, weekend, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, slovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, danger, escape attempt, fear, trapped, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, cruelty, murder, violence, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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, macabre, suspenseful, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, experiment gone awry, crimes, mad scientist, victim, surgeon, confined, violence, body horror, psychopath, excrement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, danger, masked killer, serial killer, murder, in the woods, human monster, camp counselor, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 71K
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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, small town, stalking, psychopath, mask, sheriff, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 106K
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, vengeance, danger, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sadistic, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, murder, danger, small town, blood, summer camp, gory, slasher, brutality, teenager, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: midwest, new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 36K
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: gore, pregnancy, danger, woman in danger, blood, murder, female psychopath, female protagonist, child in peril, female killer, photographer, cat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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, scatology, disturbing, banned film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, pervert, torture, psychopath, sexual torture, rapist, gore, brutality, violence, rape, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
37%
 6.3
 24K
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: slasher, summer camp, murder, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, teenage life, danger, youth, violence, rivalry, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, nightmare, supernatural, fear, 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 ⇓
36%
Anthropophagus (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film ...
Plot: cannibal, island, slasher, serial killer, stranded, psychopath, gory, confined, survival, danger, isolation, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, psycho film, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, torture, death, violence, necrophilia, creep, rivalry, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, serious, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, violence, nightmare, gore, knife murder, deadly, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fugitives, stalking, psychopath, wilderness, in the woods, serial killer, deadly, youth, slasher, gory, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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