Movies like Phantasm

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Phantasm (1979)
 6.6
 36K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, harsh, rough, suspense, disturbing, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mortician, investigation, small town, murder, good versus evil, family relations, siblings relations, adaptation, crimes, obsessive quest, funeral, tall man, mausoleum, escapades, violent, cult, evil, supernatural, zombie, alien, dark humor, supernatural ability, world domination, teenager, killer ...
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, monster and gore mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phantasm: From Beyond (1986), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), City of the Living Dead (1980). 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, saga, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, time travel, good versus evil, mausoleum, tall man, cemetery, riddles and clues, siblings relations, heroic mission, vengeance, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Place: tokyo
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100%
 6.6
 26K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
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, laboratory, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, supernatural, fear, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer, trapped ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
 6.4
 15K
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, slasher, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, clergy, obsessive quest, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, space and aliens, supernatural, good versus evil, tall man, mausoleum, morgue, survival, rivalry, supernatural ability, superhero, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, body swapping, investigation, alien encounter, biologist, apocalypse, supernatural, sleeping, graphic violence, space and aliens, seaport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, demon, afterlife, time travel, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, space station, supernatural ability, master villain, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 18th century, 90s, 22nd century, 1790s ...
Place: france, manhattan new york city, europe, new york
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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, priest, suicide, extreme violence, investigation, rescue, buried alive, living dead, psychic power, race against time, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
Place: new england, usa, new york, georgia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twist ending
Plot: mutation, mystery, supernatural, survival, deadly creature, crimes, escapades, experiment, creature feature, scientist, filmmaking, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
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Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, rescue, mutant, technology gone awry, alien encounter, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, secret project, law enforcement, outer space ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, chaos, small town, supernatural, small community, survival, dark secret, under the surface, graphic violence, disorder, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
 5.8
 8K
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, deadly creature, supernatural, family in danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, rescue, serial killer, hospital, child killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, santa monica california, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 11K
Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, murder, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, crimes, technophobia, hypnosis, trance, mentor, transformation, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mutant, island, rescue, survival, isolation, investigation, mind game, murder, experiment gone awry, babies and infants, environmentalism, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 18K
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, serious ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, infected, murder, surgery, accident, body horror, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, plague, mutant, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 21K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, monster, military, good versus evil, sheriff, ghost town, quarantine ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
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: scary, bleak, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, supernatural, adoption, police station, fighting crime, supernatural ability, rivalry, psychic power, addiction, drug abuse, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 29K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf, abusive mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, alien, woman in danger, rape, investigation, supernatural, space and aliens, monster, transformation, 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
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32%
 4.5
 3K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, supernatural, crimes, missing person, escapades, death, violence, brutality, murder, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 10K
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, woman in danger, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, model, hell, investigation, crimes, secret society, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, curses spells and rituals, warlock, love affair, murder, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, deal with the devil, small town, countryside ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, mutant, evil alien, astronaut, space travel, escapades, supernatural, battles, disorder, nasa, experiment gone awry, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: scary, serious, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, monster, mutant, baby, family in danger, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, psychopath, babies and infants, supernatural ability, deadly creature, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 998
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, factory, alien encounter, small town life, space and aliens, supernatural, escapades, save the world, deadly creature, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 12K
Dead & Buried (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, zombie, supernatural, mortician, corpse, sheriff, riddles and clues, small town life, reincarnation, couple relations, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, dangerous animal, rescue, deadly creature, uncover truth, survival, animal life, workplace, escapades, boss and employee, exterminator ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, slasher, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cemetery, crematorium, cannibalism, back from the dead, nuclear, mortician, strong violent content, experiment gone awry, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 15K
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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, telepathy, supernatural, family relations, rescue, chase, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%