Movies like House of Wax

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House of Wax (2005)
 5.3
 114K
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, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, twist ending, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, ghost town, woman in danger, traffic jam, torture, violence, deadly, group of friends, small town, gory, wax museum, danger, brutality, teenager, survival, museum, arson, american football, insurance, monster, death, gore ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 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 suspenseful, suspense, scary and serious films with plots about serial killer, slasher, deadly, gory, murder, violence and torture mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like House of Wax: Wrong Turn (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), See No Evil (2006), The Collector (2009), My Bloody Valentine (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 107K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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, disfigurement, manhunt, gory, chase, danger, youth, massacre, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ 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: scary, brutal, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, cannibalism, desert, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, massacre, danger, fear, escape attempt, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, 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: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 57K
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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, violence, serial killer, gory, home invasion, held captive, torture, masked man, extreme violence, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, murder, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, miner, serial killer, mine, survival, psychopath, small town, characters killed one by one, death, gory, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 93K
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: scary, psychological thriller, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival horror, trapped, serial killer, isolation, danger, hostage, estranged couple, hidden camera, one night, deception, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, killing off one by one, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, in the woods, danger, serial murder, torture, masked killer, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 75K
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, bad ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, slasher, in the woods, camping, chase, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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: scary, christmas horror, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, disability, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: 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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival, isolation, forest, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, rescue, gory, religions or cults, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 4K
Lake Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: slasher, murder, lake, serial killer, crimes, deadly, danger, family relations, gory, siblings relations, incest overtones, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, masked killer, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 223K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, evil, violence, violent, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, survival, supernatural, life & death, race against time, air disaster, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 97K
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: tense, twist ending, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, slasher, deaf, murder, masked killer, isolation, blood, survival, brutality, trapped, alone ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 167K
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, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 116K
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, hostage, survival, serial killer, murder, hostages, confined, mysterious character, violence, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.0
 6K
Autopsy (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, psychopath, torture, ghost, danger, gory, murder, group of friends, evil doctor, fight, youth, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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: scary, idiotic, bloody, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, slasher, survival, danger, violence, cannibalism, tv show, murder, chase, childbirth, trap, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 36K
Blood Paradise (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, jungle, gory, black market, survival, torture, transplant, chase, murder, strong violent content, violence, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, crimes, danger, deadly, in the woods, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, killing off one by one, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, college, slasher, abandoned house, gory, deadly, student life, college life, stalking, serial killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Storm Warning (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A yuppie couple lost in a swamp seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: castration, psychopath, couples, survival, island, torture, danger, forces of nature, brutality, violence, killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 101K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, demon, gory, vengeance, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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