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High Tension (2003)
 6.8
 68K
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, twist ending, twists and turns, intense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, massacre, bound and gagged, insanity, slasher, sadism, sadistic horror, kidnapping, survival, psychopath, french, brutality, fear, nightmare, serial killer, maniac, chase, gory, torture, split personality, sadistic psychopath, strong violent content, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, 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, rough, scary and serious films with plots about murder, blood, gore, violence, death, psychopath and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like High Tension: Hostel (2005), The Last House on the Left (2009), Inside (2007), Frontier(s) (2007), Eden Lake (2008). 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, gore, crimes, serial murder, survival, strong violent content, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, violence, sexualized violence, woman in danger, sadism, torture, violence against women, danger, murder, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 38K
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, woman in danger, pregnancy, danger, blood, murder, child in peril, female protagonist, photographer, female killer, cat, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 25K
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, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, survival, sadism, cruelty, strong violent content, confined, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 77K
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, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, slasher, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, cult film, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, psychopath, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 27K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, summer camp, rivalry, serial killer, shyness, danger, youth, teenage life, violence, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 59K
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, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, violence, gory, extreme violence, homicidal maniac, danger, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.1
 110K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, danger, chase, gory, disfigurement, manhunt, massacre, trap, youth, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
 49K
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: suspenseful, scary, bleak, sadistic, satanic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, mental institution, slasher, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, murderer, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 380K
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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, game of death, insanity, master criminal, plot twist, fear, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 32K
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, woman in danger, stalking, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, violence, psychopath, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibal, gory, cannibalism, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rape, cannibalism, desert, survival, human monster, victim, kidnapping, massacre, danger, fear, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, castration, torture, sadistic horror, strong sexual content, murder, psychopath, tourist, gory, survival, kidnapping, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, murder, necrophilia, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, death, violence, torture, creep, anthropophagus, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 89K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: slasher, home invasion, masked killer, murder, massacre, survival, crimes, gory, trap, deathtrap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, cult film, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, hitchhiker, urban legend, cannibalism, murder, teenage life, youth, serial killer, psychopath, satanic ritual, gory, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 84K
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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, cult, brutality, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, suspenseful, rough, tense, surprise ending
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, masked killer, slasher killer, blood, murder, psychopath, sadism, mutilation, mysterious stranger, swimming pool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
18%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: 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, scatology, banned film, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, pervert, psychopath, sexual torture, sexual abuse, humiliation, sadism, violent death, bdsm, torture, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy ...
Plot: psychopath, sexual abuse, murder, danger, slasher, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, strong sexual content, maniac, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, masked man, torture, ambulance, brother brother relationship, murder, two killers, maniac, characters killed one by one, sadism, wilderness, child abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 16K
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, rough, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, summer camp, prank, violence, burned alive, youth, danger, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, slasher, murder, morgue, psychopath, summer camp, camp, knife murder, gory, presumed dead, killing off one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 3K
Absurd (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, Panama
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued to America by a priest where he embarks upon a killing spree while the priest tries to hunt him down ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, monster, death, priest, sadism, cannibal, psycho killer, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 26K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, danger, slasher, murder, maniac, characters killed one by one, axe, serial murder, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 murder, serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%