Movies like Nightmare

If you like "Nightmare" you are looking for disturbing, scary and psychological movies about / with slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, stalking, violence and nightmare themes of Horror genre shot in USA or Italy.
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Nightmare (1981)
 5.8
 3K
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: disturbing, scary, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, sadistic
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, stalking, violence, nightmare, gore, knife murder, crimes, youth, bondage, mentally unstable, danger, family in danger, gory, deadly, maniac, sea, psycho, party, car, death, homicidal maniac, computer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Nightmare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about murder, slasher, psychopath, gore, maniac, blood and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Nightmare: The Mutilator (1984), The Final Terror (1983), Final Exam (1981), Murder-Set-Pieces (2004), The Burning (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: psychological, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, stalking, slasher, teenager, beach, swimming pool, beach house, maniac, death, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, stalking, slasher, psychopath, wilderness, in the woods, youth, deadly, gory, fugitives, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.8
 2K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: psycho film, scary, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, high school, prank, chase, school, college, murder, psychopath, knife murder, youth, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, crimes, violence spree, strong sexual content, maniac, mutilated body, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.5
 13K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, slasher, summer camp, camp, prostitute, serial killer, stalking, axe, hospital, psychopath, prank, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, violence, necrophilia, death, torture, creep, vengeance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 2K
Absurd (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued to America by a priest where he embarks upon a killing spree while the priest tries to hunt him down ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, priest, death, sadism, cannibal, monster, psycho killer, danger, mutant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 22K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, shyness, violence, water skiing, rivalry, teenage life, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.3
 4K
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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, stalking, murder, camp counselor, psycho, forest, supernatural, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 7K
The Dentist (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: dentist, murder, mentally unstable, violence, slasher, infidelity, victim, vengeance, obsession, sadistic psychopath, hallucination, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 62K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, home invasion, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, massacre, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, gory, chase, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 4K
Mother's Day (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, slasher, reunion, kidnapping, psychopath, vengeance, serial killer, revenge, rape, youth, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, rapist, pervert, sister, creep, knife murder, crimes, mute or deaf, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, summer camp, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance, violence spree, grownups ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, torture, disfigurement, hitchhiker, violence, psychopath, chainsaw, massacre, killing off one by one, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, campus, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, brutality, torture, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psycho film, scary, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, slasher, chase, murder, stalker, knife murder, who done it, crimes, chases and races, police detective, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, psychopath, axe, lake, camp, gory, vengeance, teenage life, in the woods ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, years later, he's eventually released from ...
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: slasher, mental illness, psychopath, prostitute, murder, dismemberment, tractor, investigation, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, mental institution ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gore, violence, prostitute, psychopath, stalking, park, rage, sadism, mannequin, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 2K
Blood Rage (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1974, Terry commits a murder and pins it on his twin brother, Todd. Ten years later, Todd escapes from a mental institution on the same day as Terry’s murderous instincts resurface.
Style: sadistic
Plot: murder, revenge, psychopath, framed for murder, serial killer, insanity, evil twin, machete, decapitation, mutilation, psycho killer, slasher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 52K
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, psychopath, trap, danger, extreme violence, thief, maniac, torture, violence, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who...or what...is it? The lazy local sheriff blames bears. But the escalating body count seems to point to a human killer. Ignoring the ...
Style: rough, offbeat, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, danger, stalking, psychopath, vengeance, violence, survival, mentally unstable, afterlife, family in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.0
 5K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, slasher, zombie, vengeance, investigation, supernatural, mind game, escapades, violence spree ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, stalking, slasher, psychopath, dormitory, violence, mystery killer, wiretap, school, rivalry, college ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, back from the dead, teenage life, high school, fear, burned alive, dreams, gory, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, surprise ending
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, masked killer, slasher, mysterious stranger, murder, blood, swimming pool, road trip, sadism, violence, homicidal maniac ...
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, slasher, mental institution, siege, escape, revenge, blackout, maniac, meat cleaver, knife murder, creep ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 65K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, small town, stalking, psychopath, mask, sheriff, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, slasher, obsession, santa claus, christmas, danger, survival, characters killed one by one, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, year 1971, year 1984, year 1974
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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