Movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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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 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: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, surreal, rough, disturbing, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, serial killer, fear, teenager, murder, nightmare comes true, high school, sleep deprivation, teenage life, disfigurement, burned alive, trapped, monster, dream, serial murder, teenage girl, supernatural horror, dreams, small town, sleeping, revenge, nobody believes, survival horror, terror ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa

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Most similar movies to A Nightmare on Elm Street

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, scary, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about gore, blood, death, violence, murder, gory and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy vs. Jason (2003), New Nightmare (1994), Halloween (2007), Evil Dead (2013), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
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: slasher, scary, surreal, suspense, splatter ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, high school, serial killer, monster, teenager, demon, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay subtext, transformation, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Genre: 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, slasher, surreal, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, murder, dead teenager, nightmare, trapped, serial murder, ghost, monster, supernatural, nightmare comes true, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: torture, serial killer, murder, death, nightmare, nightmare comes true, sleeping, revenge, monster, burned alive, youth, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
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: slasher, scary, parody, intense, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, supernatural, demon, torture, human monster, violence, murder, amnesia, monster, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
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: slasher, scary, suspense, gothic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, monster, torture, supernatural, murder, vengeance, demon, psycho terror, nightmare comes true, ghost, pregnancy, fetus ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1992
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
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: slasher, scary, brutal, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, monster, two killers, summer camp, murder, masked man, brutality, human monster, violence, serial teen killer, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, year 1973, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new jersey, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
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: slasher, scary, surreal, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, asthma, high school, serial killer, murder, teenager, demon, time loop, torture, monster, martial arts, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 80s, year 1991
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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New Nightmare (1994)
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: slasher, scary, suspense, fairy tale, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alternate reality, supernatural, psychopath, serial killer, hospital, monster, demon, death, murder, dreams, dream, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: halloween, serial killer, masked killer, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, teenage life, sadistic psychopath, dysfunctional family, manhunt, torture, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 170K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, slasher, bloody, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, demon, survival, forest, violence, brutality, extreme violence, rain, violent, monster, demonic possession ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, exploitation, murder, teenager, psychopath, high school, violence, marijuana, neighbor, violence spree, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 531K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, surprise ending, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: killer clown, monster, evil clown, missing person, fear, small town, clown, death of brother, supernatural horror, child, child killer, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Scream (1996)
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: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, murder, masked killer, teenager, small town, woman in danger, psychopath, teenage life, who done it, halloween, violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 269K
Halloween (1978)
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, violence, small town, psychiatrist, death, murder, violent, strangulation, evil ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, summer camp, torture, zombie, supernatural, serial murder, camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, forest, dead teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 19K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: summer camp, serial killer, prank, revenge, stalking, survival, burned alive, youth, voyeurism, evil man, violence, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 89K
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, scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, hospital, murder, masked villain, male nudity, sadistic psychopath, paramedic, stalking, masked killer, torture, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: midwest, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, satanic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, coven, ballet school, supernatural, lesbian subtext, murder, dancer's life, brutality, serial killer, serial murder, boarding school, occult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shocker (1989)
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: slasher, scary, sadistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, electric chair, murder, supernatural, vengeance, police investigation, violence, obsession, evil, reincarnation, monster, chase ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scarecrow, monster, beast, serial killer, supernatural, demon, survival, high school, farm, teenager, deadly creature, cornfield ...
Time: contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, characters killed one by one, revenge, small town, urban legend, high school, youth, mystery, hidden truth, secret ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, supernatural, demon, scarecrow, death, chase, survival, dead teenager, deadly creature, serial killer, road trip, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ 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, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, fugitives, backwoods, stalking, youth, camp, crimes, camping, forest, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
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: slasher, scary, splatter, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, torture, psychiatrist, summer camp, murder, supernatural, telekinesis, nudity (full frontal - brief), camp, dead teenager, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scary, macabre, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, chainsaw, cannibal, chainsaw murder, masked killer, slaughterhouse, massacre, maniac, hitchhiker, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 137K
Friday the 13th (1980)
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: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, revenge, summer, teenager, monster, forest, brutality, survival, fear ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, hospital, mental institution, murder, psychopath, friday the thirteenth, teenager, masked killer, summer camp, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, masked killer, lake, murder, psychopath, summer camp, torture, killing spree, summer, camp, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, camp counselor, stalking, murder, teenage life, psycho, wilderness, forest, supernatural, death, killing spree ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 37K
Phantasm (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: scary, atmospheric, harsh, twists and turns, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tall man, small town, zombie, investigation, murder, supernatural, mortician, adaptation, family relations, siblings relations, mausoleum, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%