Movies like Phantasm

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Phantasm (1979)
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending, macabre, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, good versus evil, mausoleum, tall man, cult, gory, investigation, murder, crimes, evil, deadly, escapades, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, siblings relations, family relations, mortician, world domination, zombie, alien, biting someone, suit and tie, sex outdoors, woman wearing glasses, public telephone ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and rough films with plots about supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, murder, violence and escapades mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phantasm: Psychic Experiment (2010), Seedpeople (1992), Salem's Lot (1979), From Beyond (1986), It Lives Again (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, ambiguous ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, cemetery, time travel, master villain, gory, supernatural, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, race against time, rescue ...
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, gory, supernatural, martial arts, slasher, master villain, supernatural ability, rescue, survival ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.5
 11K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, good versus evil, mortician, zombie, tall man, hospital, deadly creature, evil, portal, murder, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, gory, danger, small town, chaos, disorder, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, deadly, body horror, psychic power, small community ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, gory, deadly creature, mind control, doppelganger, forest, transformation, survival, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character, house, return, hometown, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 18K
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: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: mad scientist, body horror, experiment, gory, bondage, laboratory, zombie, supernatural ability, murder, parallel world, supernatural, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: mutant, monster, baby, murder, gory, deadly creature, slasher, supernatural ability, investigation, family in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, small town, astronaut, mutant, gory, a.i., androids and robots, deadly creature, mad scientist, zombie, man versus machine, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, mass murder, carnival, fisherman, boat, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, anti heroes, village, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds ...
Style: christmas horror, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, robot, killer robot, holiday horror, murder, strong sexual content, supernatural ability, small town, crimes, store, santa claus, toy comes to life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 13K
Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, clinic, motorcycle, murder, rabies, body horror, surgery, accident, gory, infected, mutant, zombie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, mine, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Medusa Touch (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "I have a gift for disaster," says John Morlar (Ricard Burton). Morlar is cursed with a unique telekinesis power that only seems to cause disaster.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, investigation, telekinesis, hospital, murder, serial killer, supernatural ability, execution, robbery, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: slasher, scarecrow, warlock, countryside, gory, deadly creature, ghost, small town, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.5
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, rape, alien, gory, evil alien, doctor, attack, alien encounter, woman in danger, danger, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, alien invasion, biologist, doppelganger, zombie, investigation, psychoanalysis, epidemic, alien encounter, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, scary, rough, tense ...
Plot: island, mutant, deadly creature, supernatural ability, gory, mind game, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, isolation, murder, plague ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.8
 851
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, motorcycle, monster, alien, murder, violence, benign alien, gory, countryside, alien encounter, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.4
 18K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hotel, good versus evil, gory, deadly creature, supernatural ability, race against time, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 997
Scanner Cop (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, crimes, police station, deadly, law enforcement, supernatural ability, fighting crime, investigation, vengeance, addiction, adoption, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, hell, demon, gory, time travel, good versus evil, destiny, deadly creature, master villain, artificial intelligence, supernatural ability, save the world ...
Time: future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1996, 1780s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.8
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Watchers II (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, gory, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, mutant, supernatural, danger, deadly, escapades, buddies, pets, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinhead is trapped in a sculpture and fortunately for him the sculpture is bought by a young playboy who owns his own night club. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, murder of a policewoman, reporter, murder, evil, gory, slasher, good versus evil, ghost, deadly creature, drugs/alcohol, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 100K
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teachers and students, alien invasion, small town, high school, evil alien, high school life, youth, alien encounter, danger, transformation, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, cannibal, bum, blood splatter, shower, police, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 1K
The Children (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, surprise ending
Plot: zombie, evil child, contamination, toxic, burned alive, gory, plague, technology gone awry, mutant, supernatural, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, hotel, death, tarantula, siege, corpse, spiders, plague, dangerous animal, countryside, deadly creature, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 531
Scanner Cop II (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: police officer, gory, slasher, terrorism, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, serial killer, supernatural ability, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 60K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, knife murder, murder, mask, sheriff, small town, gory, stalking, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.6
 5K
Squirm (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, light, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, bus, gory, investigation, murder, deadly creature, zombie, flooding, love triangle, jealousy, obsession, missing person ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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