Movies like The People Under the Stairs

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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
 6.4
 29K
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, surreal, humorous, realistic, semi serious, gothic, sadistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, human monster, serial killer, murder, incest, manic, break in, disfigurement, child abuse, guard dog, child protagonist, robbery gone awry, mansion, secret passageway, ghetto, terminal illness, eviction, starvation, shotgun, sadistic horror, creep, slasher killer, sexual abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The People Under the Stairs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about serial killer, blood, slasher, psychopath, deadly, murder and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The People Under the Stairs: Shocker (1989), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Collector (2009), The Last House on the Left (1972), My Soul to Take (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 14K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: slasher, murder, supernatural, maniac, terror, electric chair, evil, psychopath, reincarnation, police investigation, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, incest, kidnapping, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, mine, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 54K
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, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, home invasion, trap, violence, danger, extreme violence, masked man, held captive, gory, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scary, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, rape, youth, life is a bitch, crime, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, psychopath, gun, concert, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, deadly, supernatural, psychopath, murder, haunted by the past, urban legend, danger, small town, gory, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of young and wild motocross racers venture through the desert and are stranded at an old mining ranch. They soon realize that they are being watched by a group of savage cannibals unknown to the civilized world. The film is full of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, psychopath, bus, serial killer, survival, youth, family in danger, stalking, danger, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mental institution, mask, teenager, knife murder, gory, crimes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 107K
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, serial killer, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory, camp, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, fear, nightmare, disfigurement, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, high school, serial killer, burned alive, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, violence, small town, characters killed one by one, killing spree, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, creep, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, danger, serial killer, murder, in the woods, back from the dead, masked killer, human monster, camp counselor, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, summer camp, psychopath, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 47K
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, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, slasher, filmmaking, stalking, serial killer, painting, alternate reality, fire, kidnapping, nightmare, sleepwalking ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 8K
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, love affair, college, obsession, sadism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1980, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, camp, serial killer, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 12K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, hotel, voyeurism, split personality, nun, gore, corpse, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.2
 7K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery killer, university, slasher, psychopath, danger, killer, stalking, chainsaw, college, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, gory, vengeance, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 9K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: scary, rough, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, criminal heroes, psychopath, woman in danger, family in danger, danger, stalking, misfit, deadly, crimes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, found footage, murder, maniac, violence, sadism, sadist, investigation, riddles and clues, mysterious man, masked man, missing person ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, psychopath, abortion, pianist, incest, attic, suicide attempt, prank telephone call, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, serial killer, murder, amusement park, youth, crimes, deadly, mental institution, gory, maniac, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, survival, desert, slasher, gory, pregnant woman nude, strong sexual content, fight back, signal, isolation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 264K
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, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, small town, who done it, psychopath, teenage life, danger, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 36K
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, objects come to life, serial killer, killer doll, pregnancy, toy comes to life, slasher, urban legend, baby, supernatural, homicidal maniac, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, year 1998, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, survival, victim, kidnapping, fear, rape, escape attempt, danger, massacre, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 33K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, schizophrenia, mannequin, extreme violence, exhibition, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, anniversary, small town, stalking, psychopath, boarding school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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