Movies like The Howling

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The Howling (1981)
 6.6
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The Howling (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, gothic, rough, serious, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, murder, dangerous animal, adultery, danger, female werewolf, hunting, psychiatrist, secret society, couples, transformation, investigation, deception, creature feature, infidelity, burned alive, axe, woman in danger, stalking, self sacrifice, interview, husband wife relationship, forest, shapeshifting ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Howling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and cult film films with plots about deadly, gory, murder, danger, crimes, blood and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Howling: Silver Bullet (1985), Werewolf Woman (1976), Cursed (2005), Cujo (1983), Scar (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An author who was sent to the town Drakho, because of a nervous breakdown, gets wound up in a mystery revolving around demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real she ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, small town, priest, blood, howling, female werewolf, supernatural, vampire, legends and myths, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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100%
 6.4
 24K
Silver Bullet (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: beast, werewolf, small town, danger, escapades, social relations, deadly, murder, transformation, dangerous animal, curfew, catholic priest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Werewolf Woman (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but then she is raped and her lover is murdered so she goes out ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, transformation, rape, human becoming an animal, fall in love, deadly creature, human becomes animal, reincarnation, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 30K
Cursed (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, female werewolf, transformation, youth, supernatural ability, deadly creature, danger, siblings relations, gory, curses spells and rituals, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 40K
Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous animal, rabies, dog, danger, killer dog, hiding in a car, murder, blood, brutality, saint bernard dog, dam, cadillac ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.3
 306
Scar (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While hiking in a remote forest, college student Zack disappears, leaving nothing but a bloody trail for his traumatized friend Tom. Now a year later and plagued by nightmares, Tom returns to the woods with Zack's girlfriend Jenny in a last ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, danger, gory, deadly, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, scary, rough, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, greed, violence, ghost, investigation, rivalry, hallucination, photographer, nightmare, cat ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america, pittsburgh, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Beast Within (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage looking for a girl to rape to start the process all over ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mutant, child born of rape, supernatural, mutation, violence spree, dangerous animal, danger, youth, sexual abuse, teenage life, raped by monster, werewolf ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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 ⇓
37%
The Beast of Bray Road (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on actual accounts of werewolf sightings in Walworth County, Wisconsin, the film follows a local sheriff who is finally forced to accept that a string of horrifying deaths is linked to a predator which possesses DNA of both man and wolf.
Style: scary, serious, suspense, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: human becoming an animal, werewolf, small town, cryptozoology, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, gory, human becomes animal, false accusation, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, murder, summer camp, psychopath, rivalry, serial killer, shyness, danger, youth, teenage life, violence, mercilessness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.7
 2K
Dark Wolf (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hip, very erotic twist on the werewolf thriller, this atmospheric horror film adds a a wickedly sexy appetite to the bloodthirsty cravings of its monster. A vicious werewolf stalks the streets of Los Angeles. Between killings, its desperate goal ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, talky
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, investigation, police detective, rescue, danger, rivalry, dangerous animal, crimes, stalking, lovers on the run, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 295
Night Shadow (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex, an up-and-coming TV journalist, returns to her hometown of Danford as local police attempt to cope with a series of brutal murders. The small town plunges into a state of panic and the murders--clearly the work of a monster, more beast than ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: murder, small town, werewolf, crimes, dangerous animal, mystery, serial killer, journalism, danger, human becoming an animal, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 9K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 75K
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: psycho film, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, slasher, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, stalking, graphic violence, obsession, small town, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, psycho film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fugitives, psychopath, stalking, in the woods, serial killer, youth, deadly, slasher, gory, river, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 10K
Dolls (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, doll, objects come to life, toys, youth, danger, toy, toy maker, evil doll, stranded, good versus evil, house ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.9
 12K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, carnival, halloween, violence, teenage life, youth, stalking, deadly, on the run, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1975, 15th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, crimes, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, slasher, neighbor, slumber party, gory, killing spree, woman in danger, student life, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice beach california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the beasts through the U.S. and Europe.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, violence, wolf, monster, supernatural, vampire, danger, rescue, journalism, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: transylvania, romania, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, family problems, mute or deaf, demonic possession ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Curse of the Devil (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The great inquisitor Ireneus Daninsky has Countess Bathory burned alive and her female followers hanged. Before perishing in the flames the countess puts a curse on Daninsky and his descendants. Four centuries later, Waldemar Daninsky accidentally ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: rock, burned alive, escaped killer, crazy, blind woman, gypsy, superstition, horse, love, blood, werewolf, forest ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, psychopath, chainsaw, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 3K
Vampyres (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lesbian vampire couple haunt an abandoned castle and the English country side around it. They prey on passing motorists, whom they seduce, and murder.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scary, sexy ...
Plot: vampire, murder, couples, investigation, supernatural, serial killer, gory, countryside, dangerous attraction, who done it, obsession, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, danger, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, teenage life, gory, deadly, slasher, small town, female serial killer, parents and children, youth, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, mentally unstable, killing off one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%