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How to Make a Monster (2001)
 4.4
 2K
How to Make a Monster (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring the game to market and a million-dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a telemetry suit to render a 3-D version of the onscreen player. But when a power surge gives the hard drive a mind of its own, the suit comes to life to play the game for real and the programming tam find themselves in the middle of a chilling virtual nightmare beyond their wildest imagination.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, virtual reality, video game, survival, supernatural, a.i., experiment gone awry, heroic mission, save the day, vengeance, danger, chaos, escapades, deadly, rivalry, deadly creature, technology gone awry, laboratory, man versus machine, computer nerd, human versus computer, fantasy becomes reality, apocalypse, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to How to Make a Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, survival and experiment gone awry mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like How to Make a Monster: Teenage Caveman (2002), Bats (1999), Screamers: The Hunting (2009), Mulberry Street (2006), Webs (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: caveman, survival, mutant, danger, life is a bitch, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly, leadership, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: future, stone age
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100%
 3.9
 10K
Bats (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly, save the day, danger, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Screamers: The Hunting (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers." Once the squad arrives, they find a group ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, rescue, deadly, space travel, survival, apocalypse, technology gone awry, danger, a.i., chaos and mayhem, deadly creature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mulberry Street (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, save the world, dangerous animal, plague, rat, danger, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Webs (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Richard Greico leads a team of electrical workers who stumble across a terrifying parallel universe. While investigating a strange power source in an abandoned building, the workers find themselves sucked into an underworld teeming with massive, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant spider, parallel world, survival, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, supernatural, chaos, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rivalry, deadly creature ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 3K
The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, escapades, deadly, experiment gone awry, social relations, abandoned mine, tentacle, heist, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.9
 829
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural, mad scientist, race against time, rivalry, danger, save the world, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, superhuman powers, mutant, experiment gone awry, super soldier, technology gone awry, terrorism, deadly creature, danger, deadly, soldier, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Super Hybrid (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, chases and races, chase, escapades, danger, rivalry, chaos, graphic violence, violence spree, heroes, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cancer-terminal tycoon Peter Murdoch's secret Wexel Hall Pharmaceuticals lab has developed a blood orchid extract cure. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. But the original pair escapes, leaving ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant snake, survival, snake, dangerous animal, human versus animal, experiment gone awry, plague, heroic mission, supernatural, danger, race against time, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, mutant, evil alien, astronaut, escapades, supernatural, space travel, danger, experiment gone awry, disorder, nasa, battles ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.4
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Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, escapades, danger, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, gory, betrayal, alien, leadership ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.5
 1K
Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, supernatural, gory, disorder, working undercover, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.6
 618
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, special agents, deadly, race against time, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dangerous animal, genetics, survival, experiment, mutant, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Earth vs. the Spider (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shy comic book fan is injected with an experimental serum and starts turning into a spider. When web covered bodies start appearing a policeman starts to investigate the strange case.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, heroes, crimes, supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, mad scientist, danger, disorder, laboratory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 2K
Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, rivalry, race against time, heroes, supernatural, zombie, danger, escapades, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dragon Fighter (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie begins in Southern England in the Middle Ages and then six knights are seen riding in horses towards a destroyed town. They see the remains of burned buildings and dead people until they come upon a mother and her dead baby. She quickly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, survival, experiment gone awry, imaginary, chaos, dangerous animal, danger, heroes, rescue, disorder, deadly, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guesta Verde University, the deranged Professor Curien is trying to bring back the dead, killing students for the experiment. There is an outbreak of zombies in the campus, and the government sends a NSA medical research team, formed by Dr. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly, military, vampire, supernatural, soldier, deadly creature, college, survival, plague ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Isolation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: quarantine, infection, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, genetic engineering, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, animal life, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, contamination, toxic, environmentalism, environmental, danger, deadly, rivalry, animal life, experiment gone awry, native american, creature feature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Terminator 2018 (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rottweiler, androids and robots, chase, manhunt, technology gone awry, survival, gory, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, on the run, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.9
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Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, experiment gone awry, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, 1990s, near future, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.2
 1K
Shark Hunter (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Megalodon shark. A prehistoric killing machine 60 feet long, flashing 200 pounds of teeth and weighing over 20 tons. It's the deadliest predator the world has ever seen. The scientists say it's been extinct for more than 10,000 years. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, shark, underwater scene, heroic mission, survival, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, race against time, danger, vengeance, obsession, rescue ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Night Shadows (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, mutant, small town, deadly creature, danger, deadly, chaos, experiment gone awry, plague, toxic, motel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer dog, mad scientist, chase, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Attack of the Sabertooth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Fiji islands, the greedy and unscrupulous owner of the Valalola Resort Primal Park invites investors and guests for an opening party of his compound composed of hotel and zoo aiming to find partners for his discoveries. When a bunch of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: animal horror, survival, isolation, chaos, dangerous animal, danger, race against time, college, heroic mission, theme park, amusement park, cloning ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 2K
Severed (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, zombie outbreak, deadly, danger, supernatural, experiment gone awry, environmentalism, chaos, disorder, escapades, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%