Movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street

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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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Halloween
Horror, Thriller
USA
91 min.
 7.8
The Exorcist
Horror
USA
122 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspense, suspenseful and bloody films with plots about death, blood, violence, deadly, mentor, murder and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street: Halloween II (1981), New Nightmare (1994), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Shocker (1989), The Amityville Horror (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, suspenseful, serious, 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, midwest, ohio
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, stylized, serious ...
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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System:   88%
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, midwest, ohio
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System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, pregnancy, serial killer, gory, murder, vengeance, monster, torture, death, motorcycle, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
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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:   68%
    User:   68%
 
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, slasher, gory, alternate reality, storytelling, supernatural, death, transformation, serial killer, blood, ghost, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
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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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
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:   60%
    User:   70%
 
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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:   58%
    User:   65%
 
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:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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:   54%
    User:   63%
 
 7.0
 87K
Hellraiser
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, supernatural, murder, vengeance, revenge, blood, gore, monster, hospital, dangerous attraction, splatter, demons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   75%
 
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, camp, murder, gory, vengeance, male nudity, brutality, violence, blood, hospital, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
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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, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, violence, brutality, blood, splatter, death, crimes, monster, danger, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
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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:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Friday the 13th Part 2
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, camp, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, gore, blood, brutality, violence, death, summer camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, gory, supernatural, vengeance, murder, zombie, brutality, blood, violence, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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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:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Friday the 13th
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, murder, cult, gory, revenge, teenager, blood, brutality, violence, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
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:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, murder, gory, vengeance, death, violence, school, blood, chase, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, college, supernatural, splatter, blood, male nudity, halloween, hospital, camp ...
Time: 80s
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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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:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 7.8
 183K
Halloween
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, violence, masked killer, murder, death, small town, psychopath, violent, gory, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, year 1963 ...
Place: california, midwest
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
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The Howling
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, gory, murder, monster, transformation, blood, dangerous animal, male nudity, crimes, danger, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, revenge, vengeance, college, supernatural, splatter, blood, gore ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 7.2
 249K
Scream
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, teenager, mystery, masked killer, high school, murder, violence, blood, brutality, halloween, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, camp, murder, gory, supernatural, psychiatrist, vengeance, splatter, blood, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, serious, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, nightclub, murder, vengeance, blood, hospital, violence, gore, transformation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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