Movies like The People Under the Stairs

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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: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sadistic, gothic, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, incest, human monster, slasher killer, creep, shotgun, serial killer, murder, terminal illness, eviction, ghetto, parents and children, crimes, guard dog, disfigurement, break in, neighborhood, escape, sexual abuse, suburbs, danger, deadly, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa

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 murder, slasher, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, blood and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The People Under the Stairs: The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Shocker (1989), My Soul to Take (2010), The Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, rough ...
Plot: desert, blood, cannibalism, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, gore, supernatural, rage, maniac, terror, blackout, killer, evil, electricity ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
81%
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, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, rape, kidnapping, revenge, crimes, murder, marijuana, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, bus, serial killer, psychopath, dangerous animal, deadly creature, survival, suburbs, wilderness, rescue, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mystery killer, creep, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, investigation, mystery, burned alive, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, psychopath, alternate reality, serial killer, nightmare, dream, earthquake, disfigurement, fire, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 11K
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, mental illness, psychopath, split personality, hotel, nun, sex, corpse, gore, blood, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.2
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, slasher killer, small town, pitchfork, maniac, psychopathic killer, soldier, gory, college ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1980, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, human monster, death, murder, gory, psychopath, danger, survival, vengeance, zombie, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, cult, camp, serial killer, revenge, drowning, teenager, knife murder, mystery killer, maniac, cabin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, knife murder, creep, meat cleaver, maniac, escape, mental institution, revenge, blackout, siege, slasher ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mental institution, gory, drugs/alcohol, innocence, sibling relationship, small town, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, small town, slasher killer, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, killing spree, masked killer, miner, maniac, valentine's day ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, mystery killer, knife murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, investigation, murder, violence, found footage, sadism, torment, pedophilia, brainwashing, suffering, slave ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, knife murder, mystery killer, prank telephone call, gory, psychopath, cult, abortion, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, art, sadistic psychopath, policewoman, murder, killer, sexual abuse, mental illness, gory, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, woman in danger, high school, halloween, small town, who done it, masked killer, psychopath, danger, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, death, violence, evil, underage drinking, masked killer, boarding school, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.2
 161K
Saw III (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate ...
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, captivity, violence, torture, brain tumor, mutilation, suffocation, mind game, gory, psychopath, race against time, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, gore, blood, torture, chainsaw, cannibalism, sadism, knife ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, morgue, camp, psychopath, gory, summer camp, strong sexual content, in the woods, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 7K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Puerto Rico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, university, murder, mystery killer, knife murder, black gloves, stalker, perversity, chainsaw, killer, slasher, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, escape attempt, family in danger, trapped, fear, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, dead teenager, halloween, psychopath, gory, small town, career, movie business, idol, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 33K
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: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, objects come to life, killer doll, supernatural, gory, psychopath, pregnancy, filmmaking, paparazzi, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, year 1998, 2000s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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