Movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
 7.5
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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 burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, frightening, tense, bloody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, serial killer, dreams, teenager, murder, blood, death, violence, revenge, monster, disfigurement, nightmare, insanity, high school, teenage life, halloween, violent, splatter, visceral, small town, danger, brutality, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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 7.5
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Action, Fantasy, Horror
USA
96 min.
 6.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and bloody films with plots about death, mentor, brutality, violence, blood, deadly and gory mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street: New Nightmare (1994), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Two Evil Eyes (1990), The House by the Cemetery (1981), The Amityville Horror (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, high school, serial killer, murder, martial arts, vengeance, time loop, blood, dreams, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, ridiculous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, gory, supernatural, high school, serial killer, transformation, male nudity, murder, revenge, gay, blood, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, pregnancy, serial killer, gory, murder, vengeance, monster, torture, death, motorcycle, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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System:   72%
    User:   100%
 
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, gory, serial killer, murder, supernatural, death, disfigurement, splatter, violence, dreams, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, amnesia, memory, vengeance, murder, death, violence, youth, blood, gory ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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System:   70%
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New Nightmare
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, slasher, gory, alternate reality, storytelling, supernatural, death, transformation, serial killer, blood, ghost, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
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Freddy vs. Jason
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, bloody, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, brutality, monster, gory, blood, violence, two killers, danger, teenagers, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: ohio, new jersey, midwest
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System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Two Evil Eyes
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, gothic ...
Plot: gory, vengeance, zombie, murder, violence, supernatural, greed, death, revenge, gore, blood, hypnosis ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
The House by the Cemetery
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, gory, zombie, slasher, serial killer, gore, supernatural, vengeance, mad scientist, blood, murder, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
The Amityville Horror
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, island, supernatural, murder, blood, imaginary friend, ghost, police investigation, demons, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, long island
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System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gore, gory, murder, violence, blood, torture, cannibalism, family, brutality, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, campus
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
The Hills Have Eyes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, desert, gory, blood, violence, brutality, violent, family in danger, danger, stranded, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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Halloween II
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, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, gory, murder, vengeance, hospital, blood, violence, brutality, chase, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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Shocker
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, gory, murder, supernatural, chase, gore, violence, serial killer, police investigation, vengeance, psychopath, splatter ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
The Slumber Party Massacre
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, high school, murder, blood, gore, splatter, halloween, jungle, pornography, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Tales from the Crypt
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, vengeance, supernatural, murder, revenge, blood, verbal byplay, ghost, death, splatter, blindness, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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: suspenseful, scary, macabre, suspense, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, cannibalism, cult, family, blood, brutality, violence, insanity, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinhead is trapped in a sculpture and fortunately for him the sculpture is bought by a young playboy who owns his own night club. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, nightclub, murder, vengeance, blood, hospital, violence, gore, transformation, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
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Salem's Lot
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
Sorority House Massacre
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, college, supernatural, splatter, blood, male nudity, halloween, hospital, camp ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, murder, vengeance, serial killer, supernatural, violence, ghost, urban legend, blood, afterlife, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
The Last House on the Left
Genre: 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, scary, bleak, serious, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, rape, murder, kidnapping, revenge, brutality, violence, gore, sexual abuse, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
City of the Living Dead
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, gore, slasher, supernatural, violence, blood, cannibalism, brutality, small town, splatter, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
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Sleepaway Camp
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, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, murder, gory, violence, mental illness, halloween, insanity, summer camp, death, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Halloween II
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, slasher, halloween, gory, murder, violence, insanity, serial killer, brutality, blood, gore, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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The Funhouse
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: scary, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, violence, brutality, blood, splatter, death, crimes, monster, danger, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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Blood Feast
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, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, zombie, murder, vengeance, investigation, gore, cannibalism, blood, brutality, violence ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, miami, usa, egypt
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Night of the Living Dead
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, splatter, gore, blood, apocalypse, end of the world, wilderness, death, danger, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 

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Amityville II: The Possession
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, dysfunctional family, supernatural, murder, incest, vengeance, blood, gory, ghost, demons, losing-it hero, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Boogey Man
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: scary, atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, gory, supernatural, murder, revenge, death, blood, ghost, splatter, halloween, psychiatrist, family in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
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