Movies like Phantasm

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Phantasm
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, macabre, suspenseful, surreal, dark, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, gory, small town, zombie, good versus evil, splatter, alien, crimes, supernatural, deadly, blood, death, demons, visceral, escapades, investigation, transformation, supernatural ability, monster, murder, mausoleum, tall man, dreams, obsessive quest, aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Horror, Sci-Fi
USA
115 min.
 7.4
 7.5
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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 violence, brutality, deadly, splatter, supernatural, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phantasm: C.H.U.D. (1984), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Horror Express (1972), From Beyond (1986), The Brood (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Phantasm IV: Oblivion
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, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, gore, desert, master villain, gory, aliens, supernatural ability, demons, obsessive quest, first contact, race against time ...
Place: tokyo
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System:   95%
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Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
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, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, zombie, supernatural, slasher, good versus evil, martial arts, splatter, gore, master villain, demons, tall man, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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System:   94%
    User:   75%
 
 6.5
 11K
Phantasm II
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, hospital, zombie, supernatural, murder, small town, blood, death, splatter, alien, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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System:   45%
    User:   0%
 
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C.H.U.D.
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, gory, monster, slasher, gore, blood, police investigation, supernatural, anti heroes, monsters, homeless, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Humanoids from the Deep
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, rough, serious, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, rape, mad scientist, zombie, survival, monster, gore, splatter, supernatural, blood, violence, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
Horror Express
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, gory, monster, alien, zombie, supernatural, murder, good versus evil, monk, slasher, gore, aliens ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: asia, china, england, europe, russia ...
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
 6.7
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From Beyond
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, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, gory, zombie, murder, supernatural, insanity, monster, blood, transformation, laboratory, splatter, torture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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The Brood
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, vengeance, psychiatry, divorce, serial killer, child abuse, blood, mental illness, doctors and patients, mutant, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
Hellraiser: Bloodline
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, space station, blood, deadly creature, torture, splatter, demons, master villain, hell, supernatural ability, demon, save the world ...
Time: future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1996, 1780s ...
Place: france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
 13K
Rabid
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, biting, rough, serious ...
Plot: gory, vampire, motorcycle, zombie, mad scientist, blood, cannibalism, violence, splatter, visceral, clinic, mutant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, mine, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 12K
The Fury
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, tense, scary, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, chase, supernatural, violence, blood, conspiracy, crimes, splatter, stylish, violent, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 15K
Shivers
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: sexual, scary, offbeat, serious, witty ...
Plot: mad scientist, gory, zombie, violence, blood, splatter, gore, pornography, murder, sexualized violence, island, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 5.7
 2K
Nightmares
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, supernatural, gory, video game, monster, obsession, on the road, store, urban legend, demons, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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Salem's Lot
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
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Parasite
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, mad scientist, androids and robots, gory, alien, violence, post apocalyptic, splatter, gore, deadly creature, laboratory, blood ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, california
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
Kingdom of the Spiders
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, spiders, death, hotel, dangerous animal, countryside, catastrophe, deadly creature, splatter, vengeance, supernatural ability, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, paranoia, apocalypse, transformation, zombie, chase, aliens, paranoid, visceral, investigation, clones ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, seaport
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System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 6.5
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Stake Land
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, scary, road movie, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, gory, supernatural, coming of age, orphan, apocalypse, zombie, post apocalyptic, on the road, gore, mentor ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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The Last Man on Earth
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, vampire, end of the world, blood, survival, virus, antidote, chase, loneliness, adaptation, solitude ...
Place: italy
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System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
City of the Living Dead
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, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, gore, slasher, supernatural, violence, blood, cannibalism, brutality, small town, splatter, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
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Bad Taste
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country's Astro-Investigation and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, bloody, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gore, small town, splatter, alien, blood, violence, anti heroes, collector, aliens, alien invasion, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Tetsuo, the Iron Man
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexual, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: transformation, cyberpunk, surrealism, splatter, androids and robots, gory, visceral, factory, insanity, mad scientist, metal, gore ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect the new puppet master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, supernatural, deadly creature, splatter, demons, monster, supernatural ability, murder, uninhibited rivalry, puppets, danger, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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System:   27%
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The Kindred
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: mad scientist, gory, murder, monster, supernatural, dangerous animal, death, monsters, splatter, blood, hospital, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
 5.7
 8K
Puppetmaster
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, atmospheric, gothic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, murder, supernatural, blood, ghost, violence, splatter, slasher, demons, puppets, serial killer, revenge ...
Time: 80s, year 1939, 1930s
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System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, vengeance, laboratory, violence, monster, cult, experiment gone awry, splatter, deadly, censorship, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
Night of the Creeps
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: scary, not serious, humorous, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cult, alien, gory, zombie, monster, serial killer, violence, splatter, slasher, gore, college, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1986, year 1959 ...
Place: california
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 7.2
 47K
Re-Animator
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: disturbing, humorous, scary, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, gory, splatter, hospital, cult, death, insanity, gore, obsession, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, campus, medical school, zurich switzerland ...
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System:   26%
    User:   28%
 

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Return of the Living Dead II
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, supernatural, blood, deadly creature, suburbs, splatter, slasher, gore, camp, parody, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   25%
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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: suspenseful, scary, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, serial killer, dreams, teenager, murder, blood, death, violence, revenge, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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System:   24%
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