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Puppetmaster (1989)
 5.6
 9K
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, surprise ending, dark humor ...
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 cult film films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, gory, violence, murder and slasher mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Puppetmaster: Puppet Master II (1990), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), The Kindred (1987), Puppet Master 4 (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, macabre, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, slasher, puppet, zombie, brain, gory, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1912, 1910s
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, demon, gory, heroic mission, deadly creature, supernatural, space station, deadly, man versus machine, master villain, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 18th century, 90s, 20th century, 1790s ...
Place: europe, france, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, vengeance, serial killer, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, gory, crimes, murder, nightmare, evil doll, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, suspenseful, gothic, bloody, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, slasher, zombie, nazi occultism, revenge, puppets, gory, world war two, supernatural, monster, reincarnation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 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, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, danger, deadly, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, puppet, evil doll, egyptian mythology, gory, supernatural, hotel, chaos, mutant, supernatural ability, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, suspenseful, serious, cult film, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, supernatural, gory, supernatural ability, deadly creature, danger, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, laser, chaos, ghost, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 86K
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: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, murder, doll, psychopath, blood, gory, toys, youth, danger, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 35K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, murder, vengeance, gory, supernatural ability, crimes, youth, investigation, best friends, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 13K
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, deadly creature, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: vengeance, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, rivalry, undercover, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, deadly creature, nazi, puppet ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 20K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wish come true, genie, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, good versus evil, danger, demon, death, blood, mythology, transformation ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, hockey mask, diner, killing spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 317
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 ability, supernatural, hip hop, hospital, evil doll, grandmother grandson relationship, black magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 20K
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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, supernatural, demon, evil, pumpkin, slasher, death in the family, supernatural ability, crimes, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, experiment gone awry, deadly, escapades, social relations, abandoned mine, dynamite, tentacle, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, tense, bleak
Plot: ghost, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, deadly, school, rivalry, youth, high school, murder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 20K
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, slasher, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA, Romania, Switzerland
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, dark humor
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, monster, crimes, slasher, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, imaginary, master villain, deadly creature, police ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, warlock, slasher, murder, curses spells and rituals, love affair, deal with the devil, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: ghost, serial killer, experiment gone awry, danger, mad scientist, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, gory, imaginary, evil doll, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 1900s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 44K
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: dark humor, scary, serious, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, child in peril, psychopath, serial killer, objects come to life, murder, chase, gory, good versus evil, youth, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, disability, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, barn, preacher, sheriff, corn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.3
 546
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, crimes, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: scary, rough, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, misfit, deadly, danger, crimes, stalking, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, factory, murder, supernatural, halloween, stonehenge, mask, curfew, gas station, doctor, surveillance camera, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, seattle washington, los angeles, seattle, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 93K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, stephen king, zombie, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, grief, coffin, grave robbing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cult, children, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%