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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: slasher, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: murder, patient, group therapy, serial killer, mental patient, doctor, threat, doctor patient relationship, suspicion, anonymous letter, violence, letter, therapist, uncover truth, police, schizophrenia, female nudity, rat, stalking, elevator, single father, father daughter relationship, phone booth, strip club, scissors ...

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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 serious films with plots about murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, violence, deadly and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror 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, uncover truth, danger, deadly, in the woods, murder, violence, profanity, graphic violence, forest, girl in panties, white panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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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: suspense, slasher, psychotronic, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, fear, masked killer, violence, death, murder, killing spree, mystery, chase, characters killed one by one, alter ego ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, vampire, supernatural, cult, murder, brutality, strong violent content, secret organization, psychopath, supernatural power, investigation
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69%
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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, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, danger, hostages, hostage, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, espionage, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, mental institution, school, mystery, crimes, deadly, youth, friendship, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: death, murder, isolation, cabin, cabin in the woods, whodunit, serial killer, violent, mystery, escapades, disguise, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, suspenseful, psychological, psychological thriller, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, fear, mental patient, psychopath, stalker, mental illness, murder, sexual assault, chase, pursuit ...
Place: boston, pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, suspense, psychotronic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicidal, forest, suicide, violence, murder, brutality, psychopath, alter ego, maniac, revenge, blood, fear ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, slasher, scary ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violent death, danger, police investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking, violence, nail gun ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: dark and stormy night, serial killer, secret, murder, sheriff, mansion, stranded, mute woman, secret passageway, handicapped, plot twist, secret passage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, supernatural, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, teenager, murder, uncover truth, missing child, serial killer, haunted by the past, small town life, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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
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46%
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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, deadly, psychopath, teenage life, revelation, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, crimes, danger, maniac, in the woods, stalking, deadly, serial killer, murder, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, spring break, gory, vengeance, youth, stalking, deadly, crimes, danger, woman in danger, murder, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, death, police, murderer, rapist, serial murder, brutality, violence, psychopath, killing spree ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
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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, psychological, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mind game, rivalry, danger, suspicion, mystery, isolation, vengeance, serial killer, crimes, deadly, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
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42%
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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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, pregnancy, mysterious character, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, death, high school life, crimes, nobody believes, masked killer, chase, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
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39%
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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, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, family life, danger, mentally challenged, investigation ...
Time: 90s
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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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, exciting
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, who done it, gory, psychopath, haunted by the past, experiment gone awry, murder, police detective, deadly, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
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37%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, murder, law enforcement, woman in danger, obsession, who done it, danger, chases and races, deadly, crime ...
Time: 90s
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, war veteran, serial killer, murder, forest, violence, brutality, mystery killer, isolation, survival, sadism, game of death ...
Time: 21st century
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36%
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: suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mystery, curse, uncover truth, danger, insanity, disappearance, dark past, teenager, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, obsession, mind game, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following the murders at the Rollerdome, Skye Rotter leaves town in search of a normal life. Reunited with the mother who abandoned her as a child, Skye's dream of a happier life starts to take shape - until her serial killer father returns.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, parents and children, deadly, crimes, youth, starting over, teenage life, small town, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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