Movies like House of Wax

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House of Wax (2005)
 5.4
 117K
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, slasher, suspenseful, gothic, twist ending, serious, atmospheric, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, torture, small town, wax museum, violence, group of friends, traffic jam, museum, arson, survival, gory, danger, brutality, deadly, woman in danger, teenager, masked killer, american football, insurance, monster, sadistic psychopath, death ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france

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Most similar movies to House of Wax

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and slasher films with plots about murder, serial killer, deadly, gory, violence, death and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like House of Wax: Vacancy (2007), See No Evil (2006), Wrong Turn (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 95K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, psychological thriller, scary, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival horror, serial killer, trapped, hidden camera, danger, isolation, hostage, hotel, estranged couple, deception, one night, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, danger, murder, maniac, characters killed one by one, axe, serial murder, religious fanatic, eyeball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 111K
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: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, survival, chase, gory, disfigurement, danger, manhunt, massacre, youth, trap, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: 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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, human monster, kidnapping, survival, fear, victim, wilderness, danger, massacre, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, sadistic horror, chainsaw, psychopath, white trash, cannibal, evil man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial murder, mine, miner, characters killed one by one, serial killer, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, small town, death, slasher killer, mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: slasher, realistic, scary, suspenseful, mad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibalism, cannibal, gory, sadism, severed foot, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, 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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, death, in the woods, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 172K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, gory, psychopath, gore, danger, captivity, serial murder, crimes, dismemberment, deadly, strong violent content, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 60K
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: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, gory, deathtrap, violence, homicidal maniac, hostage, held captive, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, slasher, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, psychopath, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, summer camp, teenager, axe, killing spree, massacre, forest, sadism, lake, masked killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, raped by monster, desert, survival, cave, cannibal, slasher killer, escape attempt, rescue, supernatural, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 78K
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: bleak, brutal, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, forest, youth, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, weekend, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, psychiatric ward, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, slasher, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, forest, murder, gory, danger, rescue, serial killer, psychopath, religions or cults, confined, fanatic, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 107K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, masked killer, murder, murderer, brutality, deafness, trapped, blood, violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, psychic, supernatural, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, group of friends, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, masked killer, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, anniversary, psychopath, stalking, small town, underage drinking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, murder, small town, human sacrifice, cult, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, isolation, children, cornfield, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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: slasher, scary, christmas horror, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, stalking, mother son incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, crazy, forest, killing spree, diner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, year 2003
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychopath, serial murder, murder, morgue, summer camp, sadism, massacre, killing spree, supernatural horror, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Retired military commander Colonel Dale Murphy hosts the simulated post-apocalyptic reality show where participants are challenged to survive a remote West Virginia wasteland. But the show turns into a nightmarish showdown when each realizes they ...
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, brutal, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, survival, danger, cannibalism, tv show, violence, murder, chase, trap, childbirth, axe, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, woman in danger, danger, rape revenge, strong violent content, sexual humiliation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: slasher, scary, surprise ending, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, murder, college, masked killer, who done it, teenage life, psychopath, gory, college life, rivalry, movie business ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 236K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1978 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, halloween, masked killer, good versus evil, attic, niece, ambulance, knife, evil, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 120K
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, psychological thriller, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, survival, hostage, serial killer, hostages, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, bag over head, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, danger, deadly, crimes, in the woods, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%