Movies like Psycho IV: The Beginning

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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
 5.5
 8K
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. However, Norman fears that the child will inherit his mental illness. Meanwhile, Fran Ambrose is a radio talk show host who is discussing the topic of matricide with guest Dr. Richmond, Norman's former psychologist. The radio station receives a call from Norman, who uses the alias "Ed" to tell his story.
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, slasher, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, oedipus complex, split personality, radio show, voyeurism, motel, radio dj, cross dressing, crimes, youth, family relations, parents and children, graphic violence, mystery, stalking, mental illness, danger, mind game, deadly, woman in danger, mysterious character, nudity (full frontal - brief), overbearing mother ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 80s, 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Psycho IV: The Beginning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and slasher films with plots about murder, deadly, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, danger and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Psycho IV: The Beginning: Psycho (1998), Psycho III (1986), Psycho II (1983), The House on Sorority Row (1982), When a Stranger Calls (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 46K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, stolen money, eccentric family, parents and children, isolation, crimes, transvestism, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 13K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, serial killer, split personality, voyeurism, hotel, woman in danger, gore, corpse, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 25K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: slasher, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, starting over, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, gory, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The House on Sorority Row (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prank, psychopath, murder, attic, serial killer, sorority, family in danger, college life, who done it, student life, vengeance, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, obsession, mind game, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.4
 9K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, deadly, danger, murder, college, prank, stalker, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 2K
Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, violence, pregnancy, mysterious character, riddles and clues, investigation, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.8
 108K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, mental institution, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 33K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, witch doctor, doctors and patients, mental illness, female psychiatrist, supernatural horror, voodoo, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.1
 985
Lovers Lane (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who killed 13 years before goes out on the loose to kill his victims' children.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, murder, dead teenager, deadly, danger, youth, gory, graphic violence, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, teenager, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.0
 330
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, crimes, youth, mystery, mind game, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, danger, deadly, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: slasher, psycho film, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, supernatural, urban legend, haunted by the past, small town, danger, nightmare comes true, gory, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 2K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: slasher, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: island, murder, beach, psychopath, danger, supernatural, graphic violence, nightmare, evil, dream, death, fear ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, mind game, chase, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 2K
The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: museum, psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, woman in danger, captivity, isolation, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, supernatural, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, woman in danger, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, blood, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ritual, murder, psychopath, prank, sorority, fraternity, psycho killer, serial killer, violence, danger, supernatural, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 827
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, stalking, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 16K
Sisters (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, murder, model, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, neighbor, witness, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
 121K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, teenager, danger, fear, gory, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: slasher, scary, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, mental institution, school, violence, mystery, crimes, youth, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: voyeur, murder, supernatural, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, mind game, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.6
 2K
Headspace (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, intelligence, gory, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.8
 26K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, danger, gory, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%