Movies like Puppetmaster

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Puppetmaster (1989)
 5.6
 10K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Original name: Puppet Master
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of the monstrous marionettes and set off to stop them.
Style: scary, rough, gothic, enigmatic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, cult film, slasher, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, objects come to life, puppet, deadly creature, serial killer, danger, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life, ghost, demon, demons, secrets, transformation, crimes, heroes, miraculous event, supernatural ability, stalking, good versus evil, family in danger, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: pacific ocean, yale university, california

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Most similar movies to Puppetmaster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and slasher films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, violence, gory, murder and vengeance mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Puppetmaster: Child's Play (1988), Puppet Master II (1990), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), The Kindred (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 89K
Child's Play (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, doll, psychopath, gory, toys, nobody believes, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Puppet Master II (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The puppets return, this time they hunt some Paranormal Researchers to take their brain fluid for the dead/living puppet master, Andre Toulon
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, puppet, zombie, supernatural, gory, crimes, rivalry, escapades, heroes, danger, good versus evil, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1910s, year 1912
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: macabre, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, hell, demon, gory, time travel, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, space station, danger, save the world, afterlife ...
Time: future, 18th century, 20th century, 1790s, 90s ...
Place: new york, europe, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert the Doctor is trying to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, vengeance, serial killer, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, gory, crimes, murder, supernatural, nightmare, evil doll ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulin arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, gothic, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, zombie, supernatural, nazi occultism, revenge, puppets, gory, world war two, monster, stalking, serial killer, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect the new puppet master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, supernatural, puppet, egyptian mythology, evil doll, gory, hotel, chaos, mutant, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Puppet Master 4 (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young scientist working on an artificial intelligence project is the target of strange gremlin-like creatures, who are out to kill him and thus terminate his research. By coincidence, in one of the rooms he uses, there's a mysterious case ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, splatter, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, ghost, supernatural, gory, imaginary, rivalry, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, laser, chaos, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.1
 37K
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, killer doll, evil doll, murder, vengeance, gory, supernatural power, voodoo, toy, toys, good versus evil, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 14K
Phantasm II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, crimes, deadly creature, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In a Stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young Danny Coogan dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds the old man's crate of mysterious puppets and is suddenly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, undercover, rivalry, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, deadly creature, puppet, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, 40s, year 1939 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 21K
Wishmaster (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, surreal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, genie, wish come true, supernatural, violence, good versus evil, danger, demon, death, blood, mythology, transformation ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 21K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, pumpkin, supernatural, demon, supernatural ability, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, danger, death in the family, evil ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, crazy, forest, killing spree, diner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, year 2003
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 328
Ragdoll (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged rapper uses his Gran's magic powders to help him in his revenge against those who put her in the hospital.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: puppet, vengeance, puppets, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, hip hop, hospital, evil doll, grandmother grandson relationship, black magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA, Romania, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: He threw their loved ones into a swamp. Now they want revenge... But when a demon does their dirty work, it comes at a price.
Style: scary, serious, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, monster, crimes, small town, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, supernatural ability, master villain, deadly creature, supernatural, police ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 2K
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, gory, danger, experiment gone awry, escapades, deadly, social relations, dynamite, abandoned mine, tentacle, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 46K
Child's Play 2 (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, evil doll, toy, supernatural, voodoo, dark humor, psychopath, child in peril, doll, foster child, foster home ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: midwest, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, doll, vengeance, disability, nobody believes, crimes, toys, parents and children ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 21K
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: killer doll, mental institution, serial killer, toy comes to life, evil doll, cult, murder, danger, violence, handicapped, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, ghost, serial killer, danger, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, mad scientist, imaginary, gory, evil doll, destiny ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 1920s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed the warlock a century before. A newcomer and the daughter ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, warlock, danger, deal with the devil, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, love affair, murder, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, factory, murder, serial killer, supernatural, halloween, surveillance camera, doctor, curfew, mask, gas station, stonehenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, seattle washington, northern california, los angeles, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 1K
Ghostquake (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of students is trapped at school after a time capsule from the 1950's is cracked open by an earthquake. The students soon realize that ghostly spirits escaped from the time capsule, and possessed the principal and three other teachers.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ghost, high school, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, youth, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, school, zombie, deadly, high school principal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 557
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, crimes, deadly, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary, occult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sheriff, preacher, corn, barn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, escapades, uncover truth, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 10K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, woman in danger, family in danger, criminal heroes, psychopath, danger, stalking, misfit, crimes, deadly, violence, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 40K
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.
Style: slasher, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, killer doll, supernatural, objects come to life, pregnancy, urban legend, baby, homicidal maniac, filmmaking, paparazzi, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1998, 90s ...
Place: england, usa, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%