Movies like Panic in the tower

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Panic in the tower (1990)
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Panic in the tower (1990)
Original name: Shakma
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: laboratory, medical school, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, baboon, animal attack, scientist, animal experimentation, monkey, medical student, supernatural, parallel world, crimes, graphic violence, teenage life, escapades, animal life, confined, doctors and patients, disorder, euthanasia, flirting, role playing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Panic in the tower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, experiment gone awry, supernatural, gory, escapades and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Panic in the tower: The Boogens (1981), Watchers II (1990), Komodo (1999), Proteus (1995), The Kindred (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, experiment gone awry, escapades, social relations, abandoned mine, tentacle, heist, heroes, crimes, mutant, bloodsucker ...
Time: 80s
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95%
 4.2
 1K
Watchers II (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, strong violent content, graphic violence, buddies, pets, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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100%
 4.1
 3K
Komodo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the 70's, some Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on an North Carolina island. Somehow, the baby Komodos survived, and twenty years later they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick has lost his parents and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: dangerous animal, island, animal attack, mutant, isolation, survival, family in danger, endangered species, creature feature, teenage boy, child in peril, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 1K
Proteus (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment. One of the results is Charlie - shape-shifting monster with ability to absorb the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, gang, laboratory, deadly creature, adventure, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, ocean, drug dealing, monster, characters killed one by one, dna ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.5
 5K
Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, contamination, toxic, environmentalism, environmental, experiment gone awry, rivalry, animal life, native american, creature feature, monster, toxic waste ...
Time: 70s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.9
 3K
Spiders (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle, causing everything to go horribly wrong. One survivor is found on the ship and watched over in a secret location deep ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant spider, experiment gone awry, mutant, space and aliens, dangerous animal, journalism, desert, government coverup, news reporter, space shuttle, government agent, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.6
 7K
Isolation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: infection, quarantine, experiment gone awry, survival, isolation, escapades, race against time, genetic engineering, countryside, laboratory, animal life, mutation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 3.9
 2K
Mind Ripper (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert, mutant, deadly creature, supernatural, confined, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, disorder, escapades, isolation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.3
 732
Zombie Town (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, deadly creature, chaos, experiment gone awry, violence spree, isolation, survival, disorder, toxic, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.4
 1K
Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, survival, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, disorder, deadly creature, escapades, working undercover, psychiatrist, reporter, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.6
 920
Razortooth (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The concept is based on a true story concerning an exotic species of eels that are released in the southeast from Asia. They breathe air and can survive on land.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: eel, mutant, survival, mad scientist, dangerous animal, wilderness, experiment gone awry, disorder, animal life, escapades, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Prometheus Project (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young Scientists Elizabeth Burns explores the impact on the human body stem cells. A specific feature of these cells to interact with dead flesh has been subjected to blackmail heroine is forced to continue chilling experiments. Once she recovers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, mad scientist, laboratory, supernatural, captivity, frankenstein's monster, zombie, hospital, disorder, revenge, science runs amok ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.2
 759
Bottom Feeder (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of utility workers are trapped in a series of tunnels which, unfortunately, contain a scientist mutated by his own creation. The creature feeds instantly on a rat, becoming what it has eaten.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: mutant, tunnel, dangerous animal, chaos, supernatural, murder, scientist, survival, isolation, experiment gone awry, violence, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, super soldier, deadly creature, terrorism, soldier, technology gone awry, battles, rivalry, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
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Bloodwork (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple of college students decide to sign up for pharmaceutical testing of a new allergy drug to make some extra cash for their spring break trip. They quickly discover their two week stay will not be as easy as they first believed and fight to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, buddies, confined, isolation, hospital, human experiment, graphic violence, sexual content, doctors and patients, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mutant, island, rescue, survival, isolation, investigation, mind game, murder, experiment gone awry, babies and infants, environmentalism, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.4
 654
Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.
Style: serious, scary, rough, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mutant, confined, isolation, stalking, laboratory, desert, experiment, deadly creature, half human, post apocalypse, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 3.3
 324
Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, alien, americana, custody, store, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.9
 856
13th Child (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, demon, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, escapades, crimes, devil, mental institution, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.0
 952
Supergator (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, survival, dangerous animal, island, laboratory, chaos, escapades, river, dinosaur, volcano, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: prehistory, 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 3K
The Nest (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: cockroach, mutant, experiment, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, island, insect, scientist, village, chaos, escapades, creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.4
 746
They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, rivalry, supernatural, plague, deadly creature, dangerous animal, track down, cockroach, mutant, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Terror Within (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experiments in biological warfare have destroyed all but a few remnants of the human race. Alone in a lab, eight students work feverishly to create a vaccine before they are forced outside in search for food. It is then that the surviving scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster rape, mutant, desert, laboratory, survival, rescue, plague, apocalypse, isolation, battles, deadly creature, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, supernatural, survival, confined, captivity, isolation, deadly creature, best friends, youth, crimes, serial killer, forest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 531
Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, crimes, confined, abduction, survival, murder, violence, kidnapping, female nudity, police, forced prostitution, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 5K
Insanitarium (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mental institution, survival, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, psychopath, confined, rescue, mad scientist, isolation, power relations, race against time, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: experiment gone awry, psychopath, supernatural, survival, serial killer, confined, isolation, murder, mystery, escapades, crimes, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Final Patient (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When retired physician Daniel Green (Bill Cobbs, Night at the Museum) lifts a 5-ton farm tractor off a boy trapped beneath, the enigma of his supernatural strength piques the curiosity of two med students passing through town. Visiting the old ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, addiction, small town, mystery, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, confined, life is a bitch, medical school, isolation, old age, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.6
 2K
DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DNA is a 1997 American science fiction action film starring Mark Dacascos and Jürgen Prochnow, and directed by William Mesa. Filming took place in the Philippines. The film was retitled ADN - La menace for its French DVD release, and Scarabée for ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, jungle, mutant, gene manipulation, deadly creature, dangerous animal, supernatural, experiment gone awry, alien, self sacrifice, genetic experiment, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: borneo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%