Movies like Playroom

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Playroom (1990)
 5.0
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Playroom (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: demon, mental institution, cave, mummy, torture, archaeologist, monastery, insanity, imaginary friend, murder, severed head, axe, death of family, flashback, injury, bloody body of a child
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia

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Most similar movies to Playroom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, cult film, suspenseful and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, blood, slasher, psychopath, insanity and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Playroom: The Ghost Dance (1982), Don't Look in the Basement (1973), Madhouse (2004), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), The Executioners (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ghost Dance (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: slasher, shaman, gore, knife, murder, broken glass, snake bite, anthropology, archeological dig, museum, ghost, maniac ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 6K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Executioners (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four female friends spend the night in a mansion. Their joy is quickly shattered when three men break in and cruelly attack them. As the night takes a darker turn, they find themselves relishing in the violence they had once suffered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: vandalism, murder, loss of father, evil man, torture, male rape, held captive, homicidal maniac, trap, survival, isolation, danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 40K
Creep (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Looking for work, Aaron comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets ...
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, cameraman, nightmare, lie, stalker, found footage, bathtub, cabin, axe ...
Time: year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 650
Buried Alive (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, juvenile delinquency, gory, mental illness, teenage life, school, serial killer, youth, insanity, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.5
 117
The Ice House (1969)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A serial killer who works in an ice house murders women, then brings their bodies back to the ice house and stores them there. He also murders his brother, who is a cop, and takes his place in the investigation.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, woman strangled to death, psychopath, misogynist, psychological trauma, suicide, dead woman, police, strangulation, white bra and panties, psycho, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Legend of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Karn, and Amy Locane star in this supernatural horror tale about a mummy with a heart that bears a power beyond that of our world. When the mummy attacks archaeologist Dr. Trelawny, his colleagues have to trace the source ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, supernatural, ritual, blood, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades, deadly creature, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, san francisco, middle east, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 74 min.
Story: John Lucker is a serial rapist/murderer with a necrophilia fetish. Eight years ago, he went on a killing spree that took eight victims, until he was finally caught and institutionalized. Now he's been put in a private clinic after attempting ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: survivor, psychosis, torture, murder, stalking, escape, serial killer, rape, necrophilia, stalker, violence, victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 137
Hellfire (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gabriella finds an unfinished symphony that was written by her late uncle Octave Barron who found inspiration through murder. Thrilled by it's possibilities she hires Marius (Ben Cross) to complete the symphony. As he begins work on the piece ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, gothic
Plot: murder, ghost story, mansion, possession, sword fight, piano, symphony, classical music, suicide, duel, ghost, composer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pyro... The Thing Without a Face (1964)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A married man has a brief affair, then goes back to his wife and children. His jilted mistress, believing that if he had no more family he'd come back to her, sets fire to his house, hoping to kill them. The man, unsuccessfully trying to rescue ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: arson, revenge, murder, ferris wheel, dog, carnival, flashback, doll, puppet, island, extramarital affair, explosion ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ancient Aztec cloth with a curse accidentally finds its way into the possession of a young woman. She decides to make a dress from the cloth. Whoever wears this cloth/dress comes under its spell; all inhibitions and moral responsibilities are ...
Plot: curse, morality, magic, red dress, grave, security guard, college professor, evil spirit, strangulation, mummy, possessed woman, university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, masked killer, survival, vengeance, halloween, student life, woman in danger, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, stalking, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
School of Horror (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmaker Rocky Horror (Robert Baldassari) devises a dangerous plan to create a surefire terror hit when he lures several film school classmates to a haunted tavern, hoping to capture footage of them being attacked by a legendary monster. ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, filmmaker, tavern, cannibal, gore, blood, film school
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, ...
Style: scary, surreal, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hell, slasher, demon, supernatural, blood, mental institution, maze, good versus evil, betrayal, pain, mattress, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 1.5
 140
The Red Cell (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A terminally ill patient, wakes up in a dark, decrepit underground chamber. An IV pumps an unknown liquid into his body and adorning his head is a crown of wires. His last memories lead him back to the hospital where doctors had recently discovered ...
Style: suspense, macabre, psychotronic, art house, sinister ...
Plot: cancer, bondage, survival, torture, psychopath, terminal illness, insanity, evil man, illness, fear, sadism, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Taste of Evil (1971)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rape victim, flashback, mental institution, rape, mansion, maniac, female protagonist, strong female character, slim woman, woman in danger, getting home, crying girl ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
S.I.C.K. Serial Insane Clown Killer (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple of friends are chased by a killer clown in the woods during a weekend.
Plot: murder, evil clown, tree, forest, killer clown, sex, female nudity, clown, axe, puppets, screaming, man slaps a woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 7K
Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, supermarket, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, stalking, danger, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 312
Night Trap (1993)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Orleans cop tries to track down and stop a vicious and demonic killer whom has sold his soul to the devil for invulnerability and immortality.
Style: cult movie cast, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: devil, mardi gras, pact with the devil, police officer, police, supernatural, immortality, bomb, ritual sacrifice, sex scene, explosion, bare breasts ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3.9
 1K
The Forest (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.
Style: sadistic, psycho film, suspense, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, forest, slasher, psychopath, terror, sadism, violence, stalking, adultery, camping, cannibal ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Demon Murder Case (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy is taken over by demons who force him to commit murder.
Plot: murder, possession, flashback, demonic possession, levitation, killer child, psychic, courtroom, exorcism, supernatural, clairvoyant, demon ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, motorcycle gang, serial killer, blackmail, abduction, biker, murder for hire, kidnapping, bound and gagged, violence, serial murder, exploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, violence, serial killer, psychopath, cruelty, murder, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, supernatural, teenager, summer camp, psychiatrist, lake, telekinesis, camp, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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