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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, cult film, suspense, harsh, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, gory, good versus evil, deadly, crimes, family relations, obsessive quest, siblings relations, tall man, mausoleum, violent, adaptation, cult, escapades, mortician, world domination, evil, blood, zombie, alien, supernatural ability, teenager, killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and cult film films with plots about gory, deadly, 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), C.H.U.D. (1984), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996). 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: time travel, good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, cemetery, supernatural, chases and races, imaginary, master villain, heroes, race against time, supernatural ability ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, supernatural, gory, slasher, rivalry, master villain, crimes, imaginary, survival ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, tall man, mortician, hospital, murder, danger, ghost, deadly, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: scary, suspenseful, macabre, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, crimes, deadly ...
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, monster, artifact, darkness, supernatural, investigation, heroic mission, obsessive quest, mystery, deadly, danger, paranormal ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, police investigation, mutant, cannibal, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, deadly, survival, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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 invasion, alien, biologist, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, supernatural, body swapping, mistaken identity, chaos, emotionless ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, demon, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, space station, save the world, man versus machine, deadly, afterlife ...
Time: future, 18th century, 1780s, year 1996, 1790s ...
Place: france, manhattan new york city, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, gory, disorder, deadly, chaos, small town, danger, supernatural, supernatural power, body horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, slasher, woman in danger, deadly, violence spree, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, nightmare, supernatural, fear, 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 ⇓
27%
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: scary, rough, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: mutant, island, isolation, survival, rescue, murder, experiment gone awry, deadly, mind game, danger, investigation, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, espionage, government agency, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, body horror, rabies, infected, murder, surgery, accident, mad scientist, gory, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, danger, deadly, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, love affair, curses spells and rituals, crimes, rivalry, deal with the devil, mentally unstable, danger, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, intense, absurd, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, survival, fisherman, rape, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, mutation, heroes, heroic mission, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, scary, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, alien, rape, supernatural, woman in danger, transformation, monster, parasite, basement, impregnation, raped by monster, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, gory, supernatural, deadly, danger, adoption, supernatural ability, police station, fighting crime, rivalry, psychic power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, cemetery, suicide, priest, investigation, rescue, danger, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
 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, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, bed and breakfast, danger, save the world, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, gory, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, astronaut, man versus machine, space travel, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, experiment gone awry, imaginary, a.i., battles, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, mutant, monster, baby, deadly, gory, investigation, supernatural, slasher, danger, youth, family in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, outer space, alien, blood, mars, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, supernatural, survival, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, manhattan new york city, america ...
⇓ 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, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 8K
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: murder, supernatural, ghost, model, hell, demon, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 109K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, deadly, woman in danger, group of friends, small town, torture ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, gory, dangerous animal, deadly creature, uncover truth, survival, rescue, deadly, supernatural, danger, boss and employee, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 264K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fog, creature, fear, trapped, deadly creature, insanity, alternate dimension, death, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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