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House of Madness (1973)
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House of Madness (1973)
Original name: La mansiĆ³n de la locura
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.
Style: scary, offbeat, mind bending, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: mental institution, crimes, investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, mystery, journalism, mental illness, danger, rebelliousness, curses spells and rituals, estate, gory, deadly, dungeon, rape, forest, female nudity, torture, hospital, rat, security guard, insanity, captive, starvation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychotronic films with plots about deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, gory, murder and psychopath mostly in Horror genres. Some movies like House of Madness: Alucarda (1977), The Oblong Box (1969), The Bunnyman Massacre (2014), Maniac on the Loose (2008), Psycho Ward (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alucarda (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, satanic ...
Plot: convent, deal with the devil, nun, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, friendship, danger, deadly, gory, clergy, supernatural, witchcraft ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1800s, 1860s
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95%
The Oblong Box (1969)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, danger, vengeance, buried alive, supernatural, crimes, curse, murder, brother brother relationship, disfigurement, monster, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1860s
Place: africa
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53%
The Bunnyman Massacre (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Joe and Bunnyman's adventure continue in a rural ghost town. Bunnyman's blood lust knows no bounds, as he slaughters indiscriminately anything that crosses his path. Joe is all too happy to encourage his behavior, selling the dead victims ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, psychopath, investigation, crimes, countryside, deadly, masked killer, store, siblings relations, forest, chainsaw, school bus
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Maniac on the Loose (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A patient described as "Extremely Dangerous" has escaped from the local psychiatric hospital. Fearing that he'll lose his job if word gets out, the head of the hospital, Dr. Franklin Grimm, desperately attempts to cover up the escape. ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, deadly, danger, doctors and patients, crimes, mystery, maniac, escape, patient, buried truth, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Psycho Ward (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of urban researchers set about exploring an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a terrible history, but are they prepared for the horrifying, possibly supernatural secrets hidden within its crumbling walls? No sooner do they get there than ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, survival, confined, crimes, danger, psychopath, isolation, deadly, characters killed one by one, abandoned hospital, masked killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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50%
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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, scary, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, serial killer, missing person, deadly, gory, mystery, crimes, danger, amateur detective, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an inbred monster in this new inmate, however. Instead, he sees him ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, non-linear, psychological
Plot: obsession, supernatural, danger, deadly, murder, mental institution, crimes, ancient mystery, mental disorder, doctor, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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File 253 (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In 2013 a psychiatric clinic which served for more than 50 years caring for patients in Mexico City was demolished. A few months before its demolition, four young men came to investigate the clinic, determined to discover the truth about rumors of ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: paranormal, found footage, mental institution, paranormal phenomena, dark secret, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, danger, crimes, psychopath, haunted house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, afterlife, investigation, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Devil Times Five (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, slasher ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, isolation, escaped mental patient, evil child, violence spree, obsession, teenage life, crimes, danger, survival, killer child ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lips of Blood (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there.
Style: gothic, sexy, surreal, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: vampire, estate, gory, couples, palaces castles and temples, dangerous attraction, deadly, zombie, danger, gays and lesbians, losing-it hero, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Scotland Yard Detective (Peter Cushing) must investigate a series of murders perpetrated by a giant blood-sucking moth that can take human form.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, mad scientist, moth, village, parents and children, village life, who done it, experiment gone awry, plague, terrorism, master and servant, danger ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Offerings (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten years after he was pushed down a well, a young man kills off the neighborhood bullies who tormented him and leaves their body parts as presents for the one girl who was kind to him.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, revenge, pizza, youth, danger, prodigy, deadly, mute or deaf, serial killer, crimes, rivalry, escape ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
P.O.E.: Project of Evil (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Following up the successful "P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie", some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: survival, murder, mystery, danger, confined, deadly, investigation, crimes, violence, strong violent content, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7K
Asylum (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, anthology, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, objects come to life, murder, supernatural, serial killer, investigation, mad scientist, mind game, vengeance, missing person, haunted by the past, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, gory, farm, murder, bondage, torture, kidnapping, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
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The Ghouls (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his footage to the highest bidder and living on a steady diet of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, cult film
Plot: gory, deadly creature, deadly, journalism, supernatural, life is a bitch, danger, zombie, rave, eaten alive, undead, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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36%
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Snuff-Movie (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later he directs his own snuff inspired movies. He invites actors ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: bondage, obsession, psychopath, filmmaking, gory, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, estate, voyeurism, hanging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Seven Women for Satan (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Boris Zaroff is a modern businessman who is haunted by his past -- his father was the notorious Count Zaroff of The Most Dangerous Game fame. Consequently, Boris is subject to hallucinations and all-too-real social lapses which normally involve ...
Style: sexy, rough, offbeat, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, deadly, terrorism, sexual relations, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, dangerous attraction, isolation, mind game, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
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35%
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Fear Clinic (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A doctor works to cure patients suffering from crippling phobias by placing them inside his invention which induces and controls hallucinations.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: clinic, phobia, doctor, fear, supernatural, obsession, doctors and patients, survival, deadly, danger, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr Tremayne is an enigmatic Psychiatrist running an asylum housing four very special cases. Visited by colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad...cue four distinct ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, time travel, supernatural, tiger, tree, obsession, curses spells and rituals, clinic, fall in love, frame up, mental institution, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 3K
Macabre (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, necrophilia, murder, blindness, dead child, mystery, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, mental institution, deadly, perversion ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, serious
Plot: vampire, danger, imaginary, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, alien encounter, gory, deadly, stalking, hallucination, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pink Eye (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and twisted ways and those who survive are becoming raging, homicidal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: human experiment, mental institution, mental illness, vengeance, experiment gone awry, survival, psychopath, supernatural, gory, mentally unstable, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Black Cat (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American photographer (Mimsy Farmer) and a Scotland Yard inspector (David Warbeck) suspect a man's (Patrick Magee) cat of murder.
Style: gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, murder, village, black cat, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, danger, crimes, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, graphic violence, religions or cults, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hands of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of murders occur that mirror those committed by the Whitechapel Ripper. Through his experiments with psychoanalysis Dr Pritchard discovers a deadly violence in one of his young female patients. As he delves into the recesses of her mind he ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, murder, psychopath, daughter, jack the ripper, repression, gory, family life, destiny, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
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The Dead Pit (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: mental institution, zombie, supernatural, doctors and patients, mad scientist, deadly, hospital, memory loss, mental illness, vengeance, chaos, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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The Gorgon (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the early 20th century a village experienced a series of inexplicable murders. All the victims were young men who had been to stone. The perpetrator of these deaths was a being so repulsive that she transformed the onlooker using the power of her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: village, mystery killer, turned to stone, mystery, supernatural, danger, greek mythology, village life, crimes, ghost, stalking, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 1K
Succubus (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.
Style: rough, atmospheric, psychological, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightclub, murder, succubus, stripper, surrealism, dominatrix, dungeon, deadly, danger, supernatural, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, lisbon portugal, berlin germany
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30%