Movies like Lord of Illusions

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Lord of Illusions (1995)
 6.1
 15K
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, serious, macabre, cult film, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, investigation, danger, sect, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, leadership, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, murder, neo noir, faked death, occult, illusionist, imaginary, deadly, rivalry, wizards, dark fantasy ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, mojave desert

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Most similar movies to Lord of Illusions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, danger, supernatural, blood, gory, death and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lord of Illusions: Angel Heart (1987), The Ninth Gate (1999), Hellraiser (1987), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), The Midnight Meat Train (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 80K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: new orleans, new york, southern usa, usa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 167K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: occult, devil, curses spells and rituals, collector, supernatural, satanism, god or devil, danger, secret society, lucifer, obsession, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, spain, new york, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 104K
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, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, demon, gory, vengeance, undead, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, evil force, priest, bible, good versus evil, partners, religions or cults, gory, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, bloody, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, photographer, deadly, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, butcher, psychopath, blood, obsession, subway train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 70K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: macabre, scary, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, Amy Klein watches a bizarre videotape where an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies. Amy finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, afterlife, uncover truth, crimes, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, strong violent content, religions or cults, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, romania, london, england, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 20K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, dark fantasy, serial killer, supernatural, murder, afterlife, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, supernatural, race against time, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological thriller, scary, bleak, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, vatican, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, new york, jerusalem, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, gothic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, investigation, danger, murder, lesbian vampire, martial arts, vengeance, religions or cults, gory, supernatural, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 221K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, ghost, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, paranormal activity, attic, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 106K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, supernatural, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 51K
New Nightmare (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, sleeping, slasher, serial killer, stalking, filmmaking, painting, woman in danger, alternate reality, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 140K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, death, sacrifice, graphic violence, violence, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, ...
Style: scary, surreal, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hell, maze, slasher, demon, supernatural, blood, mental institution, good versus evil, betrayal, pain, mattress, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 29K
The Prophecy (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, biblical ...
Plot: angel, good versus evil, devil, prophecy, afterlife, christianity, god, supernatural, religions or cults, vicious, insubordination, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.3
 5K
Rawhead Rex (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, family relations, village, danger, deadly, deadly creature, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, small town, demon, legend ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have ...
Style: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, gory, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 378K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 16K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kirsty Cotten is now all grown up and married. Her memory of the events that took place back at her parent's home and the mental institution have dimmed, but she is still traumatized. A fatal car crash kills Kirsty. Now, her husband finds ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, gory, chaos, destiny, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, escapades, mystery, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, colorado, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 6K
Witchboard (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, microfilm ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, rivalry, ghost, axe, medium, ouija, evil spirit, possession, gory, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, violence, gory, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 32K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 146K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, graphic violence, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%