Movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
 7.5
 175K
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: scary, suspenseful, surreal, rough, suspense, disturbing, macabre, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, high school, gory, back from the dead, boiler room, child killer, teenager, fear, dreams, burned alive, trapped, nightmare comes true, small town, serial killer, nobody believes, murder, maniac, teenage girl, survival horror, sleep deprivation, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: 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 suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, gory, blood, slasher, gore and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street: Hellraiser (1987), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), New Nightmare (1994), My Soul to Take (2010), Friday the 13th (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, revenge, torture, gory, dreams, high school, danger, small town, nightmare comes true, serial killer, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
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, kids
Plot: disfigurement, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, trapped, hypnosis, group therapy, sleepwalking, dream, nightmare, murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, 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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, slasher, high school, martial arts, serial killer, murder, dream, nightmare, resurrection, disfigurement, gory, child killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, sequel to cult film, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, high school, transformation, serial killer, disfigurement, party, school bus, fire, possession, diary, sleepwalking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ 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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, monster, serial killer, fetus, nightmare, dream, murder, nun, birth, disfigurement, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, youth, memory loss, amnesia, nightmare, dream, serial killer, disfigurement, killer, supernatural, good versus evil, human monster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 88K
Hellraiser (1987)
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, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, murder, gory, vengeance, demons, danger, monster, blood, death, adultery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
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, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, gory, small town, summer camp, brutality, blood, violence, two killers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: ohio, new jersey, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.5
 44K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, slasher, alternate reality, serial killer, dream, nightmare, earthquake, disfigurement, fire, kidnapping, sleepwalking ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, bloody, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, serial killer, in the woods, murder, back from the dead, death, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 13K
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: sadistic, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, gore, supernatural, rage, maniac, blackout, terror, killer, evil, electricity ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 84K
Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, sea disaster, isolation, supernatural, slasher, survival, danger, cruise, gory, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1962
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 250K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, small town, woman in danger, masked killer, teenager, who done it, psychopath, danger, halloween, news reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, torture, violence, disfigurement, gore, psychopath, hitchhiker, chainsaw, mentally unstable, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 185K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, evil, murder, death, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, serious, suspenseful, scary, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, summer camp, hospital, serial killer, revenge, psycho killer, extreme violence, campfire story, maniac, campfire ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, college, serial murder, school, prank, psychopath, knife murder, chase, murder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 1K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: island, beach, slasher, murder, dream, nightmare, evil, fear, artist, death, violence, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, camp, cemetery, mask, psychopath, gory, zombie, knife murder, summer camp, in the woods ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, haunted house, mad scientist, gore, slasher, serial killer, ghost, supernatural, gory, psychopath, axe, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 60K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, murder, mask, sheriff, small town, gory, stalking, obsession, knife murder, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 98K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, manhunt, slasher, cannibalism, disfigurement, gory, chase, danger, friendship, isolation, youth, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, murder, slumber party, neighbor, gory, psychopath, jungle, cannabis, sleepover, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
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, serious, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, crime, rape, kidnapping, revenge, life is a bitch, murder, marijuana, birthday, gun ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 50K
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, danger, psychopath, trap, home invasion, extreme violence, torture, violence, masked man, thief, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, bus, river, wilderness, slasher, slasher killer, prank, stalking, knife murder, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, violence, murder, cat, anthology, photographer, hallucination, gory, ghost, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, gas station, murder, cannibalism, chainsaw, slaughterhouse, van, psychopath, gory, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%