Movies like Monster in the Closet

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Monster in the Closet (1986)
 5.0
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Monster in the Closet (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery but not without involving the U.S. Army and mass panic.
Style: parody, humorous, offbeat, not serious, scary, art house, psychotronic, horror spoof
Plot: murder, survival, prodigy, journalism, danger, escapades, deadly, deadly creature, teenager, dog, school, monster, mutant, cat, game, teacher, scientist, investigation, death, female nudity, murder investigation, doll, soldier, journalist, church ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa

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Most similar movies to Monster in the Closet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, scary, parody and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, danger, gory, zombie, blood, violence and monster mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like Monster in the Closet: Night of the Creeps (1986), Saturday the 14th (1981), Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), Blood Beach (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: suspenseful, not serious, splatter, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, police, undead, college, corpse, experiment, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: parody, humorous, scary, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book, vampire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: parody, humorous, scary, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: clown, small town, ufo, evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the day, dark humor, save the world, danger, rescue, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, tomato, world domination, chase, silly humor, disorder, save the world, rescue, supernatural, imaginary, goofy hero, superhuman powers ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 7K
It's Alive (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: murder, mutant, investigation, baby, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, family in danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, seattle, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 25K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: scary, not serious, humorous, bloody, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, gory, survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, danger, deadly, small town ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 7K
TerrorVision (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Style: parody, not serious, scary, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: satellite, family relations, mutant, alien, slime, mentally unstable, space and aliens, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.1
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Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, creature, chaos, danger, small town, outer space, family in danger, misfit, space and aliens, intergalactic, explosion ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, punk, crematorium, cannibalism, mortician, nuclear, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, cemetery, undead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, end of the world, mad scientist, chaos, danger, save the world, comet, chase, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 14K
Swamp Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, mutant, superhero, laboratory, mad scientist, good versus evil, rescue, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, superhuman powers, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., europe, usa, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
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Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, danger, society, a.i., race against time, deadly, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleased upon a surburan neighborhood.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, mutant, halloween, severed head, pitchfork, corpse, experiment, flamethrower, mutation, blood splatter, reanimated corpse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 10K
Body Bags (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, feel good, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, murder, hair loss, baseball, crimes, gory, woman in danger, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 2K
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: mutant, danger, survival, samurai, deadly creature, deadly, crimes, youth, stalking, rivalry, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 274
Interplanetary (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nine men and women, employees of Interplanetary Corporation, live and work on Mars. Their days aren't particularly interesting, much less exciting, until they are assaulted by a murderous band of strangers and a seemingly unstoppable alien ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous, parody ...
Plot: deadly, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, space and aliens, chaos, mars, monster, alien, misfit, gory, held at gunpoint ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Farmers in Texas become brainwashed bloodsuckers.
Style: humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, vampire, escapades, deadly, countryside, survival, military life, space and aliens, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Drone (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: investigation, husband wife relationship, on the run, police detective, murder, serial killer, obsession, suspect, reincarnation, remote control, voyeurism, seductive woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
ThanksKilling 3 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of "ThanksKilling 2". ...
Style: slasher, not serious, humorous, scary, rough ...
Plot: puppet, thanksgiving, curse, serial killer, danger, murder, deadly, deadly creature, dangerous animal, escapades, gory, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Frankenhooker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident and decides to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: prostitute, mad scientist, lightning, cocaine, danger, deadly, zombie, serial killer, misfit, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos and mayhem, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure. Now, she must smoke out the whole school before it's too ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, love and romance, supernatural, deadly, youth, social relations, chaos and mayhem, campus, supernatural romance, college life, silly humor, absurd humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, year 1985 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Schlock (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, ape, monkey, fall in love, suburban life, silly humor, human becoming an animal, anti hero, deadly, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, prehistory
Place: england, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's the 1980's and a group of typical horror movie high school kids are getting together to hold a séance in a haunted house. Naturally, people start dying preposterously bloody deaths, girls are getting naked for no apparent reason and ...
Style: slasher, parody, not serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, zombie, ghost, youth, deadly, danger, supernatural, haunted house, survival, teenage life, prank, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 127K
Tremors (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, entertaining, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, deadly creature, desert, rescue, survival, creature feature, danger, mutant, small town, human versus monster, stranded, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Class of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The class of nuke 'em high is back, and this time they're in college! Tromaville's nuclear factory has been rebuilt and now includes the Tromaville institute of technology. Located inside the nuclear plant, Tromaville Tech is where ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, parody, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), mutant, escapades, youth, anti heroes, fighting crime, superhero, misfit, college life, high school life, destiny, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 15K
The Stuff (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Weird yummy goo erupts from the earth and is discovered by a couple of miners. They taste it and decide to market it because it tastes so good. The American public literally eats up the new dessert sensation now known as the Stuff but, ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, parody, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: zombie, addiction, secret, advertising, campaign, deadly, rivalry, discovery, chaos and mayhem, investigation, eating, explosion ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 966
Bug Buster (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the mayor uses a potentially dangerous substance to protect the local plantation, the lakeside town of Mountview, in California, is attacked by a lethal species of large cockroach. After some of the town's inhabitants are killed, the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bug, lake, deadly creature, small town life, isolation, small town, plague, experiment gone awry, urban, city life, river, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%