Movies like Psycho IV: The Beginning

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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
 5.4
 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, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, neurotic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, oedipus complex, split personality, motel, voyeurism, radio dj, cross dressing, youth, crimes, stalking, mystery, graphic violence, family relations, parents and children, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), mind game, woman in danger, mysterious character, swamp, maniac, boxing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, 40s, 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 serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, crimes, danger and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Psycho IV: The Beginning: Psycho (1998), Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986), Lovers Lane (1999), The House on Sorority Row (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
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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, bleak, psychological, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, stolen money, crimes, parents and children, eccentric family, isolation, transvestism, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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100%
 6.5
 27K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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), starting over, attic, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, graphic violence, split personality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 14K
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, woman in danger, voyeurism, hotel, corpse, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 1K
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, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, murder, dead teenager, youth, teenage life, graphic violence, killer, single parent, death of loved one, mental patient ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, prank, murder, serial killer, attic, sorority, prom, breaking point, mystery, stalking, youth, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: slasher, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, stalker, murder, college, prank, strong violent content, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 3K
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, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, pregnancy, riddles and clues, mysterious character, investigation, love affair, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: stalking, nanny, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, mind game, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 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, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, school, college, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, stalking, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 112K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ 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, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, crimes, supernatural, college life, school, law enforcement, isolation, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 34K
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, supernatural, psychiatrist, murder, doctors and patients, supernatural horror, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, life is a bitch, child in peril, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.8
 364
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, mystery, crimes, youth, mind game, parents and children, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.2
 3K
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, surreal, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: beach, island, murder, psychopath, graphic violence, supernatural, artist, death, fear, evil, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, filmmaking, violence, rain, strong female presence, halloween ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ritual, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, psycho killer, fraternity, sorority, supernatural, haunted by the past, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, murder, summer camp, violence spree, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, cons and scams, supernatural, forest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.2
 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, captivity, woman in danger, isolation, journalism, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, small town, nightmare comes true, teenage life, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, serial killer, sadism, twins, torture, mistaken identity, small town, mind game, missing person, race against time, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 5.6
 5K
Curtains (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Style: slasher, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, stalking, psychopath, mental institution, maniac, serial killer, crimes, supernatural, down on your luck, violence, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.1
 878
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, crimes, stalking, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, graphic violence, deadly, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 18K
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, hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, witness, police, neighbor, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.4
 135K
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, maniac, murder, camp, psychopath, drowning, cult, fear, revenge, serial murder, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 4.9
 3K
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, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, violence, nurse, obsession, deliberate cruelty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, who done it, murder, crimes, intelligence, supernatural, siblings relations, supernatural ability, clergy, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, school, mental institution, mystery, crimes, youth, friendship, teacher, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%