Movies like Re-Animator

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Re-Animator (1985)
 7.2
 58K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: cult film, splatter, humorous, sinister, scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, mad, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, bodies, dark humor, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, graphic violence, experiment gone awry, murder, danger, strangulation, student, experiment, laboratory, guts, black cat, surgical operation, medical school, reanimated corpse, intestines, dead cat, decapitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, massachusetts, zurich switzerland

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Most similar movies to Re-Animator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, cult film, suspenseful and humorous films with plots about deadly, blood, gory, supernatural, mad scientist, zombie and danger mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like Re-Animator: Evil Dead II (1987), From Beyond (1986), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Return of the Living Dead II (1988), Dead Heat (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: humorous, scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, laboratory, mad scientist, zombie, danger, good versus evil, perversion, experiment gone awry, reanimation, science, doctor, basement ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 151K
Evil Dead II (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed ...
Style: cult film, scary, slasher, splatter, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blood splatter, knight, curses spells and rituals, chainsaw, zombie, time travel, stabbing, axe, survival, evil dead, tape recorder, eyeball ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1987 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 24K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, prison, insanity, dark humor, experiment, convict, danger, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, mortician, back from the dead, punk, crematorium, cannibalism, nuclear, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, cemetery, undead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly creature, deadly, nosy, disorder, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 7K
Dead Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, laboratory, police investigation, police, mad scientist, supernatural, hitman, disorder, silly humor, experiment gone awry, danger, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, cult film, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, monster, beast, transformation, dark humor, supernatural, countryside, race against time, danger, friendship, nightmare, nurse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: parody, humorous, scary, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: clown, small town, ufo, evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the world, save the day, danger, race against time, dark humor, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 76K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Style: scary, atmospheric, disturbing, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, monster, transformation, apocalypse, alien invasion, save the day, alien, zombie, mutant, husband wife relationship, meteor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: suspenseful, not serious, splatter, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, teenager, undead, police, college, corpse, experiment ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Frankenhooker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident and decides to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: prostitute, mad scientist, lightning, cocaine, danger, deadly, zombie, serial killer, misfit, psychopath, disorder, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 92K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: cult film, humorous, surreal, mad, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, dark humor, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 125K
Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisible man, invisibility, experiment, mad scientist, swearing, danger, scientist, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zombie Strippers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie ...
Style: humorous, sexy, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: strip club, zombie, experiment gone awry, survival, deadly virus, plague, race against time, supernatural, nothing goes right, danger, chaos, stripper ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, macabre, semi serious ...
Plot: laboratory, mad scientist, experiment, mad doctor, surgery, car accident, transplant, danger, experiment gone awry, woman in danger, deadly, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Computer Killers (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, biting, humorous ...
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, survival, hospital, mind control, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, mental illness, violence, on the run, laboratory ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 8K
Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, macabre ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death, gory, freak, danger, castle, parents and children, basement, cellar, cannibalism, prostitute, captive ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleased upon a surburan neighborhood.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, mutant, halloween, teenager, blood splatter, reanimated corpse, severed head, pitchfork, corpse, experiment, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 17K
Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, infected, murder, surgery, accident, body horror, mad scientist, gory, experiment gone awry, plague, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 1K
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, escapades, serial killer, deadly creature, zombie, crimes, danger, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: humorous, scary, bloody, parody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, prom, back from the dead, gory, dark humor, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.4
 378
Corpses (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, scary, humorous
Plot: zombie, mortician, chaos, deadly, mad scientist, supernatural, vengeance, experiment gone awry, gory, rivalry, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 19K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: body horror, parasite, zombie, mad scientist, gory, danger, infected, dangerous attraction, plague, race against time, island, creature feature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 13K
Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, danger, society, a.i., race against time, deadly, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, reincarnation, mental illness, deadly, dealing with death, danger, crimes, supernatural, cult, mutant, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.2
 9K
Body Bags (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, feel good, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, murder, baseball, hair loss, crimes, gory, woman in danger, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, suspenseful, intense, absurd, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, rape, contamination, experiment gone awry, survival, fisherman, mad scientist, deadly creature, mutation, danger, deadly, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%