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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Original name: Non si sevizia un paperino
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, twists and turns, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense, sadistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, police investigation, obsession, journalism, amateur detective, small town, mind game, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, mentally challenged, child abuse, child murder, village, serial killer, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), ransom, sadism, dog, police, violence, forest, murder investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, cult film and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, gore, gory and blood mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Don't Torture a Duckling: A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), The Psychic (1977), Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971), The New York Ripper (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, surreal, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: transvestism, sexual frustration, obsession, murder, supernatural horror, investigation, crimes, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, danger, female killer, attempted murder, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian lover, murder, orgy, infidelity, nightmare, lsd, psychopath, gory, frame up, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, woman in danger, danger, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: light, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, paralysis, mind game, slasher, serial killer, woman in danger, victim, spa, tarantula, wasp, knife, lust ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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45%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, human monster, prostitute, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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44%
Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, slasher, serial killer, murder, incest, psychopath, abortion, suicide attempt, pianist, attic, serial murder, telephone call ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, psychopath, murder, perversion, stalking, college, countryside, investigation, mystery killer, gory, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Monaco, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: amateur detective, obsession, murder, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, venice, europe, italy, monaco
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The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, multiple suspects, danger, serial killer, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, slasher, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, witnessing a crime, mind game ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, danger, italian horror, zombie, clergy, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, sinister ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, danger, on the run, slasher, serial killer, stalking, transvestism, psychopath, secret, killer, stalker ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, psychopath, danger, stalking, woman in danger, chainsaw, slasher, sex maniac, killer, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prostitute, police, murder of a prostitute, amateur detective, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, danger, stalking, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film starts out incredibly in a beautiful Gothic castle in Germany. As little girls, Kitty Wildenbrück and her sister Evelyn have been fighting when their grandfather tells them the story behind an incredibly uncanny painting: Legend has it ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, whodunit, death, female psychopath, stabbed to death, cruelty, insanity, sadism, brutality, violence, anger ...
Place: germany, italy, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, maniac, serial killer, camp, drowning, teenager, danger, fear, gory, cult, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, soldier, world war two, small town, vengeance, homecoming, youth, love affair, college, prom ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sleepless (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, decapitation, corpse, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: strangulation, psychopath, slasher, investigation, danger, serial killer, woman in danger, murder, masked killer, blackmail, model, whodunit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, serial murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, crimes, supernatural, slasher, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The French Sex Murders (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey")suspects otherwise. And when the murders continue after ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, danger, serial killer, prostitute, murder, french giallo, eiffel tower paris, decapitation, transsexual, criminal heroes, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, crimes, deadly, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, criminal ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: macabre, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, maniac, sadism, murder, psychopath, pedophilia, investigation, criminal psychologist, riddles and clues, mysterious man, missing person ...
Time: year 2001
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Shadow (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, psychopath, axe, woman in danger, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%