Movies like Pulse 1988

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Pulse (1988)
 5.4
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Pulse (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligent pulse of electricity is moving from house to house. It terrorizes the occupants by taking control of the appliances, either killing them or causing them to wreck the house in an effort to destroy it. Then it travels along the power lines to the next house, and the terror restarts. Having thus wrecked one household in a quiet neighbourhood, the pulse finds itself in the home of a boy's divorced father whom he is visiting. It gradually takes control of everything, badly injures the stepmother, and traps father and son, who must fight their way out.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: heroes, supernatural, parents and children, supernatural ability, escapades, rivalry, airplane, police officer, police, violence, storm, water, baseball, murder, science, divorce, fire, boy, taxi, rescue, family relations, old man, neighbor, abandoned house, electricity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, denver colorado

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and bleak films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, escapades, heroes, gory and rivalry mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pulse: Invitation to Hell (1984), The Hunt (2006), Scanner Cop II (1995), Deep Space (1988), Night Feeders (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Invitation to Hell (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A scientist and his family move to a new town. He meets the local celebrity the beautiful who runs th local health club to which everyone is a member and makes him suspicious. Intrigued he investigates further and uncovers a terrifying plot.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, murder, suburbs, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, rivalry, escapades, vampire, crimes, femme fatale, daring rescue, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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100%
 4.6
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The Hunt (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bow hunting enthusiast Jack Hamberg, his eight-year old stepson Clint and former news cameraman Atticus Monroe are on a mission to make a deer hunting video. All that is needed to complete the video is a "kill". Jack and Atticus ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, dark, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, forest, hunting, manhunt, wilderness, deadly creature, mystery, stalking, government, alien, deer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
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Scanner Cop II (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, slasher, rough ...
Plot: police officer, psychopath, mutant, save the day, supernatural ability, law enforcement, heroes, rivalry, investigation, crimes, serial killer, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 937
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 ⇓
43%
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Night Feeders (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four deer hunters encounter a horde of carnivorous aliens in a remote countryside and fight to survive the night.
Style: scary, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil alien, survival, supernatural, escapades, animal life, alien encounter, violence, rivalry, countryside, heroes, space and aliens, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, scary ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, save the world, survival, supernatural, femme fatale, trapped in space, emergency ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.9
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Zombie Wars (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fifty years after a world-wide zombie epidemic had begun, a small group of rebel soldiers learn that intelligent zombies have begun breeding humans for food. The soldiers plan an all-out war to rid the Earth of the flesh-eating monsters for good, as ...
Style: bleak, scary, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: zombie, soldier, survival, supernatural, chaos, survival horror, plague, mentally challenged, escapades, heroes, breeding, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, alien, americana, custody, store, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 3.0
 1K
Bone Eater (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ancient Native American legend of the Bone Eater rises up and begins terrorizing the local townspeople
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: investigation, chaos, supernatural, resort, americana, good versus evil, desert, death, security, heroes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
True Bloodthirst (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vampires and humans live in a future world where they co-exist – barely. Now, both groups find themselves under attack by a new species of super vampire. The surviving humans and vampires join forces to obliterate the vicious man-sized bat ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, heroic mission, murder, rivalry, deadly creature, track down, escapades, partners, heroes, reluctant partners, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A week before Christmas a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer Frank Talbot finds himself trapped with them. As death closes ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, love triangle, chaos, escapades, virus, christmas, murder, violence, fighting crime, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 2K
Scintilla (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: From a torturous cell in Africa, Abel Powell is released and given the chance to regroup his team of skilled mercenaries for one last job. A top scientist will guide them half a mile underground through an ex-Soviet bunker to extract the vital ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, heroes, military base, deadly creature, mutant, laboratory, disorder, escapades, supernatural, mercenary, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 1K
Watchers II (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, strong violent content, graphic violence, buddies, pets, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
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Plot: parasite, monster, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, save the world, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Laserblast (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Loner teenager Billy Duncan (Kim Milford) stumbles across a lost alien ray gun while wandering the desert one day. Billy uses the destructive weapon to get revenge on his enemies, but quickly finds himself beginning to turn into a violent, alien ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, mutation, alien, spacecraft, evil alien, battles, injustice, escapades, special agents, heroes, supernatural, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.4
 604
Dead Still (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths.
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, missing person, supernatural romance, wedding, danger, deadly, gore, gory, imaginary, photograph
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Venus Flytrap (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mad scientist creates man eating creatures from carnivorous plants.
Style: experimental, scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mad doctor, mountain, disorder, mutant, adventure, deadly creature, escapades, prodigy, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, supernatural ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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It's Alive (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's Alive is a modern remake of the classic 1970s horror film. When a young woman learns that she's pregnant, she leaves graduate school to set up a home with her boyfriend in the country. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: monster, mutant, baby, pregnancy, riddles and clues, supernatural, babies and infants, disorder, curses spells and rituals, youth, violence, woman in labor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Curse (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nathan Hayes is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Hayes family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, contamination, infection, farm, meteorite, space and aliens, escapades, supernatural, chaos, rescue, countryside, water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, robot, holiday horror, toy maker, christmas, killer robot, rivalry, escapades, youth, mute or deaf, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, experiment gone awry, escapades, social relations, abandoned mine, tentacle, heist, heroes, crimes, mutant, bloodsucker ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Day the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of an alien being.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
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Place: usa, new york, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Peter Hertz tells a woman the past stories about the puppets, but she secretly wants to kill them.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, ghost, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, escapades, good versus evil, destiny, flashback ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, crimes, survival, missing person, cannibal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.4
 1K
Octaman (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A scientific team in Mexico discover a pool of unusual baby "octopus-like" specimens. Gathering a few for analysis back at the lab, it is soon discovered that the critters belong to a gangly six-foot half man/half octopus-like creature, ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: mutant, environmentalism, village life, village, dangerous animal, buddies, escapades, heroes, babies and infants, supernatural, cave, monster ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Crawling Hand (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While serving time in a brutal women's detention center. Eva wishes away her troubles to a set of tiny Worry Dolls. The dolls crawl in her ear at night and soon Eva becomes possessed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: women in prison, confined, mentally unstable, gang, crimes, survival, vengeance, prison, isolation, human host, obsession, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%