Movies like Nightmare

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Nightmare (1981)
 5.7
 4K
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, scary, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, macabre, brutal ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, stalking, nightmare, gore, knife murder, crimes, youth, bondage, mentally unstable, danger, family in danger, gory, deadly, sex, maniac, sea, child, psycho, party, car, police, violence, death ...
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 slasher, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about maniac, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gore, deadly and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nightmare: Maniac (1980), The Mutilator (1984), The Final Terror (1983), Blood Rage (1987), Murder-Set-Pieces (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, murder, psychopath, stalking, prostitute, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serial killer, stalking, vengeance, mentally unstable, youth, buddies, danger, mysterious villain, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, fugitives, stalking, group of friends, in the woods, serial killer, deadly, youth, gory, river, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 4K
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: slasher, cult film, sadistic
Plot: machete, decapitation, framed for murder, psychopath, murder, revenge, crazy, killing spree, thanksgiving, psycho killer, mutilation, insanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: disturbing, slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, sexual abuse, murder, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, strong sexual content, rape and murder, maniac, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 13K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, carnival, halloween, teenage life, on the run, stalking, danger, youth, deadly, crimes, brutality, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 15th century, year 1975, 5th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 5K
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 ⇓
65%
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: disturbing, slasher, psycho film, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, obsession, necrophilia, psychopath, serial killer, death, torture, creep, anthropophagus, gory, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
 3K
Absurd (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, Panama
Duration: 90 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, death, sadism, priest, monster, cannibal, psycho killer, gory, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Anthropophagus (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
Style: slasher, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: island, cannibal, serial killer, stranded, psychopath, gory, survival, isolation, danger, confined, ocean or sea, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: athens greece, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 29K
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, rivalry, serial killer, teenage life, danger, youth, mental illness, deadly, violence, shyness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 50K
Halloween II (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Style: slasher, sadistic, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, murderer, rage, mental institution, gory, urban legend ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 6K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, woman in danger, police detective, deadly, danger, stalker ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, escaped mental patient, revenge, maniac, escape, family relations, blackout, mental institution, family in danger, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, danger, police officer, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, killing spree, supernatural horror, massacre, sadism, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, ghost, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, stalking, psychopath, rapist, kidnapping, sister, knife murder, deadly, mute or deaf, danger, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, serial killer, siblings relations, vengeance, haunted by the past, family relations, gory, crimes, deadly, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, brutal ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, sadism, psychopath, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, death, bloodbath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 9K
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, slasher ...
Plot: dentist, murder, mentally unstable, infidelity, victim, vengeance, obsession, sadistic psychopath, violence, hallucination, mental illness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, axe, forest, massacre, lake, sadism, killing spree, masked killer, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.5
 78K
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: slasher, psycho film, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, graphic violence, stalking, small town, obsession, sheriff, knife murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: slasher, cult film, psycho film, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, theater, hypnosis, psychopath, psycho killer, evil doctor, mentally unstable, law enforcement, mad scientist, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, los angeles, america, europe, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 4K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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: slasher, psycho film, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, serial killer, murder, school, psychopath, prank, chase, campus, crimes, teachers and students, high school, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, fear, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer, trapped ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, psycho, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 61K
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, trap, serial killer, home invasion, gory, torture, deathtrap, held captive, homicidal maniac, masked man, hostage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, banned film, scary, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, psychopath, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, loss of friend, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%