Movies like Pulse 1988

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Pulse (1988)
 5.5
 2K
Pulse (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: offbeat, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, heroes, supernatural ability, parents and children, danger, escapades, deadly, rivalry, airplane, police, violence, baseball, water, family relations, science, divorce, old man, abandoned house, storm, taxi, boy, supernatural power, marriage, destruction, electricity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, denver colorado

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Most similar movies to Pulse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychotronic films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, rivalry and gory mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pulse: The Hunt (2006), Scanner Cop II (1995), Sabretooth (2002), Queen of Blood (1966), Night Feeders (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.7
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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, suspenseful, serious, dark, scary ...
Plot: survival, manhunt, deadly, deadly creature, mystery, danger, wilderness, stalking, in the woods, deer, government, hunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 625
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: cult film, scary, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police officer, crimes, investigation, danger, supernatural, heroes, deadly, slasher, gory, psychopath, mutant, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.6
 2K
Sabretooth (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, heroes, danger, deadly, gory, tiger, creature feature, catastrophe, chase, brutality, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, bleak, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: rescue, vampire, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, blood, survival, danger, deadly, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six young archaeology students discover the remains of an ancient Aztec mummy and accidentally unleash the fury of an evil god.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, supernatural, death, heroic mission, reincarnation, student life, vengeance, college, deadly creature, heroes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 346
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, gory, alien encounter, escapades, supernatural, animal life, danger, deadly, violence, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.5
 724
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, alien, rescue, technology gone awry, alien encounter, mutant, deadly, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, rivalry, secret project ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.9
 906
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, suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, soldier, blood, survival, supernatural, chaos, deadly, gory, danger, survival horror, gore, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: murder, suburbs, supernatural, investigation, daring rescue, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals, suburban life, couple relations, friendship, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.4
 262
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly, danger, escapades, crime gone awry, rivalry, gory, betrayal, alien, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, scary, disturbing, suspense, saga ...
Plot: mutant, island, isolation, survival, rescue, investigation, deadly, danger, mind game, murder, experiment gone awry, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.9
 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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious
Plot: investigation, supernatural, chaos, americana, resort, danger, deadly, good versus evil, desert, death, security, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: bleak, suspenseful, christmas horror, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, love triangle, chaos, danger, escapades, virus, violence, christmas, murder, chaos and mayhem, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.2
 800
Code Red (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A female doctor struggling to find her daughter after a long lost World War II biological weapon explodes on a U.S. military base in Bulgaria, turning people into mutant zombies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, rough ...
Plot: mutant, danger, chaos, battles, supernatural, deadly, zombie, survival, bio weapon, violence, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 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, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, heroes, military base, deadly, deadly creature, mutant, danger, laboratory, imaginary, anti hero, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, monster, alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, survival, heroic mission, teenage life, gory, good versus evil, outer space, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.1
 914
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, chases and races, danger, imaginary, deadly, buddies, heroes, deadly creature, pets, supernatural, gory, mutant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.7
 6K
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, pinball machine, spacecraft, machine gun, mutation, alien, exploding car, supernatural, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, rivalry, danger, track down, murder, deadly, deadly creature, escapades, partners, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 1K
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: rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, gory, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, adoption, police station, rivalry, fighting crime, psychic power ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.4
 295
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: suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, supernatural, heroes, journalism, chases and races, rescue, space and aliens, deadly, dangerous animal ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 3K
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, rough, serious, scary, remake of american film ...
Plot: monster, mutant, baby, pregnancy, riddles and clues, supernatural, disorder, danger, deadly, babies and infants, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 550
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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, gore, missing person, wedding, supernatural romance, gory, imaginary, photograph
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: christmas horror, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: killer robot, murder, holiday horror, robot, christmas, crimes, youth, rivalry, serial killer, store, small town, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.7
 512
Venus Flytrap (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mad scientist creates man eating creatures from carnivorous plants.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: mad doctor, danger, deadly, prodigy, heroes, mentally unstable, save the world, imaginary, escapades, deadly creature, journalism, supernatural ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 11K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 1K
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, evil alien, violence, murder, motorcycle, monster, alien, cheating girlfriend, alien encounter, violence spree, small town life, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Day the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, supernatural, mysterious character, deadly creature, deadly, danger, apocalypse, supernatural ability, murder, psychiatrist, child's point of view ...
Place: usa, new york, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, astronaut, evil alien, supernatural, deadly, crimes, danger, teenage life, violence, small town, beach, severed arm ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 3K
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, contamination, infection, farm, meteorite, space and aliens, danger, escapades, supernatural, chaos, rescue, countryside ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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