Movies like Murder by Mail

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Murder by Mail (1980)
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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: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: murder, violence, patient, serial killer, mental patient, doctor, threat, doctor patient relationship, group therapy, suspicion, anonymous letter, slasher, letter, therapist, uncover truth, police, schizophrenia, female nudity, stalking, single father, father daughter relationship, scissors, widower, therapy, teenage daughter ...

Most similar movies to Murder by Mail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, crimes, deadly, slasher, psychopath and violence mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murder by Mail: Madison County (2011), Blood Widow (2020), Splatter University (1984), Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), The Hand (1981). 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: serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, uncover truth, in the woods, deadly, murder, violence, profanity, graphic violence, forest, girl in panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.6
 101
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: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, slasher, vampire, supernatural, murder, cult, strong violent content, secret organization, brutality, psychopath, investigation, supernatural power
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: scary, enigmatic, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, mental institution, school, violence, mystery, youth, deadly, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, psychopath, danger, slasher, forest, siblings relations, haunted by the past, who done it, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
65%
 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, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, hostages, danger, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostage, espionage, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, spring break, vengeance, woman in danger, stalking, gory, deadly, youth, crimes, danger, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: dark and stormy night, serial killer, secret, murder, sheriff, mansion, stranded, dead woman, based on a novel, thunderstorm, plot twist, secret passage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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: rough, disturbing, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 2K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, chase, college, serial killer, psychopath, investigation, murder, suspicion, violence, pregnancy, mysterious character, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 539
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, crimes, danger, psychopath, in the woods, stalking, deadly, masked killer, serial killer, murder, maniac, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 39K
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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, fear, mental patient, psychopath, murder, pursuit, stalker, mental illness, psychiatric ward, sexual assault ...
Place: boston, portugal, pennsylvania
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violent death, danger, deadly, police investigation, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 26K
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, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 5K
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: psychological, captivating, suspense, bleak, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, strangulation, danger, psychopath, hunting, crimes, death, woman strangled to death, violence, cruelty ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mischievous children, mystery, crimes, social misfits, family life, mentally challenged, danger, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 2K
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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, exciting
Plot: investigation, who done it, uncover truth, psychopath, gory, haunted by the past, murder, experiment gone awry, police detective, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 413
Papertrail (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, murder, stalking, chases and races, mystery, special agents, investigation, slasher, deadly, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
Too Late (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he's hired to help find.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense, enigmatic
Plot: private investigator, murder, neo noir, neo-noir, missing woman, stripper, strip club, dissection, uncover truth, danger, couples, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, mystery, investigation, crimes, doctors and patients, therapist, car accident, police, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 26K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, nobody believes, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 226K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, violence, evil, violent, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1978 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 2K
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, teenager, murder, uncover truth, missing child, crimes, haunted by the past, small town life, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.6
 2K
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense, suspense ...
Plot: taboo, murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, youth, mystery, psychopath, teenage life, revelation, betrayal, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, isolation, mind game, rivalry, danger, suspicion, mystery, vengeance, deadly, serial killer, crimes, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Actors: Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, Chico Benymon, Andrea Bogart, James Ferris
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, heist, crimes, legends and myths, college, deadly, storm, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 2K
Hellbent (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, stalking, crimes, deadly, gory, killer, gay, gender, hollywood, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 4K
Curtains (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, violence, mental institution, psychopath, mask, maniac, serial killer, crimes, slasher, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, psychic power, crimes, deadly, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%