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Murder by Mail (1980)
 5.0
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Murder by Mail (1980)
Original name: Schizoid
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Dr. Peter Fales’s (Klaus Kinski) patients start getting annihilated by an unknown serial killer, he and his daughter Alison (Donna Wilkes) both come under suspicion. Part slasher film and part psychological thriller, Schizoid co-stars Marianna Hill as Julie, a syndicated “Dear Abby”-style columnist who also happens to be in one of Dr. Fales’s therapy groups. After she receives several ominous letters she not only wonders if Dr. Fales might be behind the killings, she also starts to suspect her estranged husband.
Style: slasher, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: murder, patient, group therapy, serial killer, doctor, mental patient, threat, doctor patient relationship, suspicion, violence, anonymous letter, letter, therapist, uncover truth, police, schizophrenia, female nudity, stalking, rat, single father, father daughter relationship, elevator, widower, therapy, tantrum ...

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Most similar movies to Murder by Mail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, slasher, suspense and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, psychopath, violence, crimes, deadly and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murder by Mail: Madison County (2011), Blood Prism (2017), Blood Widow (2020), Crawlspace (1986), Splatter University (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, uncover truth, murder, violence, graphic violence, redneck, serial murder, danger, deadly, profanity, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 2.7
 175
Blood Prism (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A successful art gallery coordinator, living a double life as a serial killer, preys on the hopeless as she attempts to find meaning behind the voices she hears. When she believes she is falling in love with a depressed comic book artist; she ...
Style: slasher, suspense, psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial murder, serial killer, mystery, obsession, killing spree, death, chase, characters killed one by one, female protagonist, vengeance, violence, maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 2.6
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Blood Widow (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A modern telling of an ancient genre. A serial killer is terrorizing Arizona with the police in hot pursuit. What the police don't know is that a mysterious group are also pursuing the same killer to stop the killer from unleashing an evil like ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, vampire, supernatural, murder, cult, secret organization, brutality, strong violent content, psychopath, investigation, supernatural power
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, hostage, obsession, murder, woman in danger, isolation, espionage, student life, maniac, war criminal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: slasher, scary, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, school, mental institution, mystery, crimes, youth, friendship, teacher, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
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Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, mental patient, mental illness, psychopath, fear, stalker, murder, sexual assault, chase, stalking ...
Place: boston, pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 427
Seclusion (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, death, isolation, whodunit, cabin in the woods, serial killer, violent, friends, threat, serial murder, vengeance, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 6K
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, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Forest of the Lost Souls (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The Forest of the Lost Souls is a dense and remote forest, Portugal's most popular place for suicide. In a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.
Style: slasher, bleak, psychotronic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: suicidal, forest, suicide, psychopath, brutality, murder, violence, masked killer, revenge, maniac, mystery, violent ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Spider Forest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. KANG Min regains his consciousness 14 days after brain surgery following a mysterious accident he had in the forest. Shockingly enough, the first thing he says is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, uncover truth, mystery, supernatural, violent death, life is a bitch, police investigation, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, offscreen killing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 43
Victimized (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Matt Miller has spent his entire life living in the shadows of his brother. He believes if his brother were to disappear then so would all his problems. So one deadly night Matt decides to take matters into his own hands.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, slasher, scary ...
Plot: murder, revenge, violence, brother brother relationship, gay, family relations, characters in danger, brutality, friendship, threat, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Spiral Staircase (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: People are trapped in a house with a killer.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: dark and stormy night, serial killer, murder, secret, sheriff, mansion, stranded, handicapped, secret passageway, dead woman, thunderstorm, mute woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, filmmaking, violence, rain, strong female presence, halloween ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
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The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, summer camp, violence spree, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, cons and scams, supernatural, forest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
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Taboo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Plot: taboo, murder, crimes, serial killer, youth, mystery, teenage life, psychopath, revelation, betrayal, infidelity, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, youth, stalking, spring break, murder, dark secret, mystery killer, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.0
 618
Left for Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Five frat boys are stalked by a machete wielding maniac, after they are involved in a horrifying Devil's Night accident.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, maniac, forest, stalking, serial killer, masked killer, murder, violence, group of friends, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fingerprints (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, murder, uncover truth, missing child, haunted by the past, small town life, school, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
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Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, stalker, murder, college, prank, strong violent content, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
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Recovery (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The patients and staff of a secluded heroin treatment center must do battle with more than their own demons as a mysterious killer begins picking them off one-by-one.
Style: psychotronic, slasher, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, doctor, patient, violence, psychopath, female assassin, characters killed one by one, female protagonist, revenge, vengeance, threat, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, pregnancy, riddles and clues, mysterious character, investigation, love affair, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, death, police, rape, murderer, rapist, serial murder, maniac, brutality, psychopath, violence ...
Time: year 1980
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that his friends may be deeply involved in ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: curse, murder, mystery, obsession, teenager, insanity, uncover truth, disappearance, dark past, under the surface, violence, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 3K
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, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, violence, nurse, obsession, deliberate cruelty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Memory (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Taylor Biggs is haunted by a past that's not his own. A hallucinatory drug gives him the power to see visions of vicious crimes, visions made all that more disturbing when he discovers that the murderous memories may belong to the father he ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, who done it, mind game, serial killer, mysterious character, police detective, murder, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, time travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Strangled (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfü. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, woman strangled to death, investigation, murder, strangulation, crimes, violence, hunting, psychopath, death, cruelty, deception ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 12K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, mind game, rivalry, suspicion, mystery, isolation, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, video surveillance, contests and competitions, real world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 27K
Cry Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prank, school, friendship, masked killer, death, high school life, psycho killer, youth, crimes, nobody believes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 101
The Sadist (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A combat veteran, with serious psychological damage, stalks campers and hunters in the woods.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, war veteran, murder, serial killer, forest, violence, mystery killer, brutality, captivity, sadism, survival, isolation ...
Time: 21st century
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