Movies like Phantasm

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Phantasm (1979)
 6.7
 33K
Phantasm (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, weird, scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, harsh, cult film, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, gory, deadly, good versus evil, family relations, siblings relations, mortician, violent, adaptation, crimes, obsessive quest, mausoleum, tall man, escapades, world domination, crystal ball, cult, evil, sphere, supernatural, blood, zombie, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Phantasm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, deadly, gory, danger, murder, blood and gore mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phantasm: From Beyond (1986), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), City of the Living Dead (1980), 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: weird, suspenseful, scary, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, time travel, good versus evil, cemetery, mausoleum, tall man, master villain, rescue, chases and races, deadly, race against time, supernatural ability ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 14K
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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, crimes, deadly creature, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, space and aliens, supernatural, good versus evil, morgue, tall man, mausoleum, gory, chases and races, heroes, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 23K
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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 invasion, biologist, alien, investigation, danger, body swapping, alien encounter, apocalypse, supernatural, sleeping, body horror, lookalikes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, fear, supernatural, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, buried alive, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, new york, manhattan new york city, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, small town, chaos, deadly, supernatural, small community, dark secret, survival, under the surface, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.8
 7K
It's Alive (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: murder, mutant, investigation, baby, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, family in danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: macabre, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, hell, demon, gory, time travel, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, space station, danger, save the world, afterlife ...
Time: future, 18th century, 20th century, 1790s, 90s ...
Place: new york, europe, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mutant, island, survival, isolation, rescue, mind game, danger, deadly, investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 17K
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, suspenseful, rough, experimental ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, body horror, infected, surgery, murder, accident, mad scientist, gory, experiment gone awry, plague, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 20K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, danger, escapades, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 26K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, danger, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 1K
Scanner Cop (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
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: bleak, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, gory, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, fighting crime, police station, adoption, psychic power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, warlock, danger, deal with the devil, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, love affair, murder, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, alien, woman in danger, rape, investigation, supernatural, space and aliens, transformation, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), parasite, impregnation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 9K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, monster, mutant, baby, babies and infants, mischievous children, youth, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, mutant, evil alien, astronaut, space travel, escapades, supernatural, man versus machine, nasa, battles, zombie, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 852
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, semen, factory, danger, supernatural, save the world, escapades, space and aliens, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 14K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 76K
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: slasher, psycho film, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, graphic violence, stalking, small town, obsession, sheriff, knife murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cemetery Gates (2006)
Genre: Horror, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When two ecologists break-in the laboratory of Dr. Belmont, they find a box with a subject and they decide to set the experiment free in the woods. During the transportation, the box opens and releases the mutant Tasmanian Devil that devours the two ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, twist ending
Plot: mutation, mystery, supernatural, survival, gory, deadly creature, crimes, deadly, danger, escapades, creature feature, experiment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, harsh, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spider, tarantula, plague, death, siege, small town, hotel, amateur detective, spiders, family in danger, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past, evil, mute or deaf, family problems, curse ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, hazmat suit, outer space, evil alien, investigation, good versus evil, murder, survival, race against time, danger, alien, space travel ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: slasher, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, gory, deadly creature, rescue, deadly, dangerous animal, survival, uncover truth, boss and employee, animal life, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%