Movies like Phantasm

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Phantasm (1979)
 6.8
 29K
Phantasm (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: atmospheric, scary, twists and turns, rough, serious, suspenseful, dark humor, surprise ending, psychotronic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, tall man, mausoleum, gory, cult, good versus evil, crimes, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, mortician, deadly, siblings relations, world domination, evil, blood, zombie, alien, supernatural ability, killer, car, motorcycle, slut ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Phantasm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, gory, supernatural, danger, murder, monster and violence mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phantasm: From Beyond (1986), Alone in the Dark (2005), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Psychic Experiment (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, tall man, mausoleum, cemetery, supernatural, deadly, ghost, vengeance, rescue, race against time, gory ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, supernatural, gory, slasher, danger, superhero, survival, psychopath, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.5
 12K
Phantasm II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, tall man, mortician, hospital, murder, crimes, heroes, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 20K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, bondage, experiment, gory, supernatural, zombie, murder, experiment gone awry, escapades, laboratory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, mad scientist, good versus evil, professor, darkness, museum, artifact, supernatural, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, curses spells and rituals, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, demon, gory, supernatural, heroic mission, deadly creature, space station, master villain, deadly, man versus machine, danger ...
Time: future, 18th century, year 1996, 1780s, 1790s ...
Place: europe, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, biologist, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, body swapping, supernatural, space and aliens, lookalikes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Psychic Experiment (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A idyllic, small, self-sufficient community. On the surface, it seems like the perfect neighborhood. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But...the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret. As a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly, gory, disorder, chaos, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, mad scientist, small town, danger, gore, body horror, psychic power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.6
 10K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, bum, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, police, blood splatter, cannibal, flamethrower, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
28%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, fisherman, mass murder, carnival, boat, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, supernatural, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 12K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, danger, government agency, espionage, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, astronaut, supernatural, man versus machine, space travel, space and aliens, escapades, mad scientist, zombie, deadly, a.i., experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 14K
Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
Style: disturbing, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, motorcycle, infected, murder, accident, surgery, body horror, rabies, clinic, gory, mad scientist, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, mine, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 752
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, bed and breakfast, danger, survival, supernatural, gory, deadly, escapades, heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 5K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, slasher, woman in danger, crimes, violence spree, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed the warlock a century before. A newcomer and the daughter ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending
Plot: scarecrow, slasher, warlock, supernatural, danger, rivalry, murder, deal with the devil, curses spells and rituals, love affair, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, monster, mutant, baby, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, babies and infants, mischievous children, danger, youth, family in danger, investigation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, investigation, beach, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, missing person, deadly, danger, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, gore, violence, hanging, slasher, extreme violence, flesh eating, demon, priest, surrealism, cemetery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, gory, murder, supernatural, crimes, survival, experimenting, investigation, experiment gone awry, escapades, twins ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cannibalism, mortician, back from the dead, monster, living dead, undead, attic, warehouse, crematorium, cemetery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 9K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, rough, gothic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, objects come to life, puppet, deadly creature, danger, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life ...
Time: 80s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 104K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, parasite, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, high school life, evil alien, small town, space and aliens, youth, alien, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.7
 2K
Breeders (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An otherwordly perpetrator has been attacking female virgins in Manhattan. As Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti work together to identify the strange organic materials found on the women, the victims begin arising in a trance and leaving the hospital.
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, alien, rape, danger, woman in danger, law enforcement, evil alien, gory, deadly, alien encounter, police detective, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: island, mutant, babies and infants, mischievous children, escapades, crimes, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ability, gory, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 1K
Scanner Cop (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, gory, supernatural, adoption, fighting crime, deadly, supernatural ability, police station, rivalry, danger, psychic power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.9
 1K
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, violence, alien, monster, motorcycle, space and aliens, escapades, gory, deadly, small town life, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 23K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: mutant, body horror, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 68K
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, psycho film, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, stalking, psychopath, sheriff, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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