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Santa Sangre (1989)
 7.6
 19K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Original name: Santa sangre
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.
Style: cult film, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized, psychological, scary, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, blood, mental institution, dwarf, slasher, suicide, funeral, elephant, shrine, circus, pageant, gory, mental illness, crimes, psychopath, family relations, parents and children, family life, mute or deaf, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and cult film films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, blood, psychopath, violence and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Santa Sangre: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Ugly (1997), The Hand (1981), Craig (2008), The Last Horror Movie (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
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 6.0
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The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, slasher, haunted by the past, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.5
 268
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, slasher, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 25K
The Gopher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, ...
Style: cult film, surreal, disturbing, stylized, psychedelic ...
Plot: desert, nihilism, tunnel, dwarf, monk, monastery, mole, vengeance, cult, violence spree, starting over, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, violence, reporter, farmer, serial killer, cannibal, dead mother, necrophilia, murder, incest, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.7
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Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hospital, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger, afterlife, deadly, danger, cult, insanity, suicide, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 6.3
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, scary, colourful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, schizophrenia, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, surrealism, torture, crime, crimes, therapist, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 17K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, mentally unstable, social misfits, dangerous animal, psychopath, boss and employee, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 8K
Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, based on true events, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 3K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: psycho film, psychological, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Plot: hypnosis, serial killer, slasher, murder, obsession, theater, psychopath, evil doctor, mental illness, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, los angeles, southern california, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Asylum (1972)
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, anthology, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 35K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: sadistic, rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 14K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, violence spree, violence, murder, psychopath, stalking, prostitute, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, scary, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, investigation, danger, crimes, molestation, coming of age, gas station ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: midwest, usa, united states, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7K
Dementia 13 (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: axe, serial killer, pond, ceremony, heart attack, slasher, murder, family problems, crimes, danger, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, who done it, crime, crimes, police investigation, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 287
Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, mermaid ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, revenge, escaped mental patient, maniac, escape, family relations, blackout, siege, mental institution, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nine short tales of horror filmed by various directors are presented together in one chilling volume, featuring enough killers, psychopaths and supernatural demons to satisfy the most demanding fans of human perversity and madness. Featured titles ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, dungeon, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 7K
Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, supermarket, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, stalking, danger, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, rivalry, crimes, couples, infidelity, vengeance, deadly, gory, obsession, loneliness, woman kills a man, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, prostitute, psychopath, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, hostage ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%