Movies like Out of the Dark 1988

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Out of the Dark (1988)
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Out of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An employee at a telephone fantasy service helps hunt for the killer preying on her silken-voiced colleagues.
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, serious, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, murder, killer clown, phone sex, masked killer, phone terror, psychopath, mystery, danger, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, prostitute, stalking, clown, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, photographer, mannequin, baseball bat, cabin, female nudity, beauty
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Out of the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and slasher films with plots about serial killer, deadly, danger, murder, crimes, psychopath and woman in danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Out of the Dark: Kemper (2008), Alone (2002), Long Distance (2005), Intimate Stranger (1991), X-Ray (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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95%
 4.3
 632
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, serial killer, danger, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.2
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Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, stalking, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Intimate Stranger (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A policeman (James Russo) guards a barroom singer (Deborah Harry) whose phone-sex sideline has put a killer (Tim Thomerson) on her trail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: prostitute, phone sex, murder, couples, rivalry, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, on the run, deadly, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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72%
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X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, blood, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.7
 2K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, manhunt, who done it, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, master criminal, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, college, mystery, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, journalism, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, christmas horror, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, nightclub, serial killer, new year's eve, investigation, nightlife, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, deadly, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, obsession, teenage life, dark humor, danger, youth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 2K
The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: museum, psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, woman in danger, captivity, isolation, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.4
 9K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, deadly, danger, murder, college, prank, stalker, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 719
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, transvestism, amateur detective, police investigation, danger, mind game, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 3K
Ripper (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.
Style: psychological, slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police detective, college, haunted by the past, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, youth, danger, psychopath, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nightmare Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris is attacked by a "being" she refers to as THE NIGHTMARE MAN. Her doctors and husband, William believe Ellen is a paranoid schizophrenic and needs to spend some ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, psychopath, nightmare, supernatural ability, deadly, mind game, serial killer, on the run, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
 672
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, slasher, sexy ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, femme fatale, serial killer, supernatural, deadly, danger, crimes, psychopath, power relations, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.3
 8K
Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, supermarket, gory, woman in danger, who done it, danger, stalking, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
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52%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, woman in danger, police detective, deadly, danger, stalker ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 1.3
 305
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, slasher, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, murder, parents and children, supernatural, law enforcement, police detective, psychiatrist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, danger, deadly, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mental illness, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, danger, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, crimes, protagonist as suspect, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
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Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, deadly, danger, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Death by Engagement (2005)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to track down a vicious serial killer bent on reclaiming his mother's family heirloom wedding ring as it passes from bride to bride with the killer always one step behind, and the detectives one step behind the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, obsession, police investigation, deadly, danger, crimes, police detective, vengeance, track down, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, supernatural, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, high school, murder, gore, filmmaking, screenwriter, gory, supernatural, psychopath, college, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 1.8
 229
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, danger, psychopath, rivalry, supernatural, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, police detective, police investigation, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%