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Ticks (1993)
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Ticks (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Teens camping in a northern California retreat are terrorized by mutant insects created by evil, polluting pot farmers.
Style: scary, tense, rough, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, drug dealing, dangerous animal, youth, danger, buddies, wilderness, drug abuse, animal horror, giant insect, summer camp, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, escapades, gory, deadly, marijuana, teenager, dog, monster, violence, forest, drugs, animal attack ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Ticks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, psychotronic and suspenseful films with plots about danger, mutant, deadly, supernatural, escapades, gory and experiment gone awry mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ticks: The Nest (1987), Octaman (1971), Prophecy (1979), Bugged (1997), C.H.U.D. (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Nest (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: cockroach, mutant, experiment, experiment gone awry, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, island, insect, scientist, escapades, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
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100%
 3.5
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Octaman (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A scientific team in Mexico discover a pool of unusual baby "octopus-like" specimens. Gathering a few for analysis back at the lab, it is soon discovered that the critters belong to a gangly six-foot half man/half octopus-like creature, ...
Style: bleak, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, semi serious ...
Plot: mutant, escapades, dangerous animal, babies and infants, danger, deadly, village, village life, gory, environmentalism, heroes, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 4K
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, deadly, danger, rivalry, animal life, experiment gone awry, native american, toxic waste ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 223
Bugged (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Bugged! tells the story of a group of bumbling exterminators who are called over to the house of an attractive young novelist to rid her house of insects. Unfortunately, due to a horrible chemical mix-up, the poison spray causes the bugs to grow to ...
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, imaginary, deadly, danger, dangerous animal, supernatural, deadly creature, nothing goes right, disorder, gory, mutant, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.6
 11K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: superhuman powers, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, super soldier, soldier, deadly creature, danger, deadly, battles, technology gone awry, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Crawling Hand (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, mutant, astronaut, teenage life, deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, violence, small town, beach, severed arm ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 559
Hell's Highway (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four college friends take a fateful road trip. The road, Hell's Highway--a direct route to terror. They pick up Lucinda: A hot young hitchiker, full of sexual deviance and lust for the bloody kill. After being terrorized and nearly killed, the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, scary, cult film
Plot: serial killer, on the road, supernatural, ghost, danger, deadly, psychopath, afterlife, gory, slasher, highway, human becoming an animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bite Me! (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a new strain of marijuana is delivered to a remote strip club, an army of insect creatures hungry for human blood starts feeding on the staff and patrons. Soon the bugs cause provocative havoc as their bite elicits a particularly potent ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, escapades, chaos, deadly creature, deadly, crimes, supernatural, drug dealing, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professor "Johnny Longbow" Salina, a man who really knows his stews, introduces Paul Carlson to the practical-joking Kathy Nolan. Paul and Kathy seem to hit it off rather well but, during a meteor storm, a meteorite fragment strikes Paul, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, supernatural, buddies, escapades, danger, transformation, vengeance, disorder, chase, imaginary, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: baboon, medical school, laboratory, mutant, deadly, danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.0
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Mind Ripper (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert, supernatural, deadly creature, mutant, gory, confined, experiment gone awry, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 912
Aberration (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nature field researcher is investigating the strange extinction of small animals and insects in the area, which indicates that something is wrong. His suspicions are soon to be proven right when he meets May, who lives in a cabin in the forest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: mutant, lizard, supernatural, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, extinction, in the woods, woman in danger, on the run, evolution, snow ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Slime People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, tense, psychotronic
Plot: survival, mutant, heroes, danger, supernatural, deadly, save the world, deadly creature, chaos, battles, apocalypse, airport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.1
 523
Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.
Style: bleak, rough, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, survival, deadly, danger, confined, isolation, laboratory, desert, stalking, deadly creature, experiment, half human ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Empire of the Ants (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, real estate, radioactive, radioactivity, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, toxic ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's ...
Style: scary, absurd, tense, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, psychopath, disorder, danger, deadly, mentally challenged, misfit, mental illness, countryside, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 2K
Mosquito (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An alien starship crashes in a swamp in a U.S. National Park. Some mosquitos begin to feed from the alien's corpses, causing them to grow to the size of a vulture. These mutant insects became very agressive, killing every human being they find. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, mutant, chaos, deadly creature, danger, space and aliens, battles, animal horror, park ranger, chainsaw, giant insect, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3.6
 2K
Mansquito (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police lieutenant detective Thomas 'Thom' Randall's steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer 'Jen' Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michaels's main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion's research program to cure the highly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mosquito, experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural, swat, track down, escaped prisoner, transformation, virus, police investigation, insect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 2K
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, dynamite, abandoned mine, tentacle, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Watchers II (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroes, pets, escapades, buddies, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cannibal Campout (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four teenagers on an outing in the woods are attacked by a trio of mutant cannibals.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, murder, mutant, slasher, rivalry, serial killer, babies and infants, mentally unstable, stalking, escapades, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 3K
Spiders (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle, causing everything to go horribly wrong. One survivor is found on the ship and watched over in a secret location deep ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant spider, animal horror, experiment gone awry, mutant, dangerous animal, deadly, space and aliens, danger, desert, journalism, government coverup, news reporter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2.9
 3K
Piranhaconda (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hybrid creature - half piranha and half anaconda -- attacks a low-budget horror movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chases and races, deadly, danger, gory, eaten alive, river, mutant, experiment gone awry, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.7
 549
Virus X (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A thriller about a case of highly contagious swine flu virus engineered by rogue scientists. A cover up by a mysterious dark lady linked to the High Spheres adds action and mystery.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: quarantine, mad scientist, psychopath, doctors and patients, danger, deadly, epidemic, surveillance, virus, chases and races, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
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Sabretooth (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: dangerous animal, tiger, experiment gone awry, heroes, danger, deadly, gory, creature feature, catastrophe, brutality, chase, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 1K
Scanner Cop (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, gory, vengeance, supernatural, deadly, danger, rivalry, fighting crime, supernatural ability, adoption, police station, psychic power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.2
 553
Mutants (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The greedy Braylon owns the Just Rite Sugar Company and has hired the unethical scientist Sergei to conduct an experiment to make an addictive sugar stronger than heroin or nicotine to increase his sales. Sergei uses invisible people as test ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, chaos, adventure, mad scientist, escapades, danger, rivalry, drug abuse, plague, supernatural, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Russian scientist is arriving to the states caring secret information’s. Disembarking from his plane, he and his American contacts are attacked by a pair of KGB assassins (Anthony Cardoza and John Morrison). Later, it is revealed that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, mutant, nuclear bomb, mad scientist, deadly creature, deadly, danger, psychopath, chaos, chase, creature feature, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In the Year 2889 (1969)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, survival, post apocalypse, radiation, end of the world, murder, moonshine, apocalypse, heroes, life is a bitch, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%