Movies like Maniac 1980

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Maniac (1980)
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Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, splatter, suspenseful, psychological, scary, controversial, rough, serious, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, violence, murder, prostitute, psychopath, stalking, mentally unstable, killer, mannequin, rage, park, sadism, shotgun, scalping, disturbed individual, vengeance, obsession, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, scary, suspenseful and serious films with plots about murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, death, crimes and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Maniac: The New York Ripper (1982), The Last House on the Left (1972), I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Nightmare (1981), Friday the 13th Part III (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: sadistic, slasher, rough, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, loneliness, violence spree, mental illness, homicidal maniac, disturbed childhood, extreme violence, murder, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, human monster, prostitute, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, incest, rape, manic, prostitute, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, cult film, banned film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, rough, cult film, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, vengeance, revenge, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, brutality, danger, castration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: slasher, disturbing, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, stalking, serial killer, violence, nightmare, gore, knife murder, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, psychopath, police investigation, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, buddies, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
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32%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, morgue, summer camp, sadism, massacre, killing spree, supernatural horror, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, summer camp, teenager, axe, killing spree, massacre, forest, sadism, lake, masked killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Collector (2009)
Genre: 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: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, gory, deathtrap, violence, homicidal maniac, hostage, held captive, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, mind game, witnessing a crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, teenager, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, killing spree, sadism, massacre, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, crazy, forest, killing spree, diner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, year 2003
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, crimes, mind game, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: slasher, realistic, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery killer, serial killer, stalking, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, police investigation, murder, vengeance, danger, mind game, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, deadly, danger, woman in danger, police detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, serial murder, supernatural, masked killer, zombie, teenager, summer camp, massacre, supernatural horror, lightning ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, camp counselor, slasher killer, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, forest, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, murder, psychopath, teenager, serial killer, stalking, violence, vengeance, danger, buddies, youth, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, hallucination, stalking, painting, social misfits, mental illness, vengeance, addiction, obsession, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Crime, 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, sadistic horror, chainsaw, psychopath, white trash, cannibal, evil man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, investigation, murder, maniac, psychology, fbi, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, bahamas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, supernatural, teenager, summer camp, psychiatrist, supernatural horror, telekinesis, killing spree, sadism, massacre ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1978 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 110K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, masked killer, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, vengeance, danger, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, riddles and clues, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, death, in the woods, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, violence, extreme violence, murder, psychopath as protagonist, kidnapping, sadism, animal cruelty, psycho murderer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime, male female relationship
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%