Movies like Spasms

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Spasms (1983)
 4.5
 956
Spasms (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: monster, college, telepathy, poison, killer animal, snake, professor, research, cult leader, creature feature, obsession, laboratory, giant snake, snake bite, indigenous people, animal, horse, ship, dead man, car, police, hunting, death, kitchen, female nudity ...
Place: san diego california

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Most similar movies to Spasms

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychotronic, scary and serious films with plots about monster, danger, blood, deadly, violence, supernatural and death mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Spasms: The Brood (1979), Metamorphosis (1990), Sssssss (1973), The Dark (1993), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, danger, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
 796
Metamorphosis (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A geneticists working on a drug to stop ageing tries it upon himself with horrendous consequences.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: university, nudity (full frontal - brief), college, monster, violence, explorer, graphic violence, metamorphosis, aging, danger, mad scientist, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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78%
 5.4
 3K
Sssssss (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, stylized, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: snake, cobra, mad scientist, experiment, transformation, fall in love, serum, laboratory, college student, experiment gone awry, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.8
 795
The Dark (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal. One man, a cop, is determined to kill this mysterious creature. Another, a scientist, is determined to capture and save this ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, special agents, danger, creature, scientist, tunnel, cemetery, revenge ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Within the decadent walls of the Frankenstein mansion, the Baron and his depraved assistant Otto have discovered the means of creating new life. As the Baron's laboratory begins to fill up with stitched body parts, the Baroness dallies with the ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: obsession, mad scientist, zombie, monster, incest, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, mutant, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.1
 1K
Breeders (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's an invasion of the most personal and terrifying kind. When a meteorite crash lands onto a Boston college campus and an alien beast is released, only one man understands its mission to mate. From the depths of an all girls college, the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: shower room, group shower, female in shower, director, short skirt, disappearance, tunnel, meteor, death of friend, hunting, alien, crystal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Critters Attack! (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along with her own little brother Phillip , Drea takes them on ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, humorous, slasher
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: alien, professor, college, nanny, survival, good versus evil, supernatural, monster, deadly, danger, chase, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 2K
Creepozoids (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The year is 1998, six years after the nuke wars reduced the world to rubble and a few bands of wandering survivors. One of these groups stumbles into an abandoned government research facility, where they were working on making the body capable of ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: laboratory, survival, monster, alien, post apocalypse, creature, mutant, shower, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Harbinger Down (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, ...
Style: suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: military, infection, fishing boat, creature feature, alien, creature, transformation, scientist, radiation, ship, alarm, toxic ...
Time: year 1982
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Food of the Gods II (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: rat, child murders an adult, giant monster, genetic engineering, breaking the law, woman wearing glasses, vomiting, torch, tragedy, death of friend, running through the woods, woman killed ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 19K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: body horror, parasite, zombie, mad scientist, gory, plague, infected, race against time, danger, dangerous attraction, island, creature feature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 5K
Decoys (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly...human.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, scary, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dying during sex, college, space and aliens, supernatural, impossible love, alien encounter, dangerous attraction, youth, deadly, best friends, dark humor, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Black Frankenstein (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vietnam veteran, laboratory, monster, experiment, scientist, disembowelment, gore, mad scientist, creature feature, animal attack, woman wearing a miniskirt, science runs amok ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 17K
Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, experimental ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, body horror, infected, surgery, murder, accident, mad scientist, gory, experiment gone awry, plague, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, mutant, survivor, apocalypse, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, survival, save the world, deadly, gory, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Creature Below (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young scientist discovers a malevolent entity which sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic
Plot: murder, creature, monster, lovecraftian, marine biologist, nightmare, sibling relationship, diving, creature feature, eaten alive, insanity, theft ...
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 23K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 11K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.8
 3K
Nightmares (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, slasher, anthology, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, urban legend, serial killer, monster, maniac, priest, obsession, video game, mind game, crimes, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 13K
Swamp Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, mutant, superhero, laboratory, mad scientist, good versus evil, rescue, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, superhuman powers, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, usa, holland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 33K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychedelic, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967, 60s
Place: california, africa, san francisco, new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, hazmat suit, outer space, evil alien, investigation, good versus evil, murder, survival, race against time, danger, alien, space travel ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sylvian Experiments (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of the blue, there is a white light and when they look back, they ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, nightmare comes true, danger, mad scientist, laboratory, disorder, family relations, parents and children, obsession, brain surgery, uncover truth, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Snake Island (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of American tourists heading down an African river make a brief stop at Snake Island, an island that has been virtually abandoned for years. When they end up getting trapped on the island overnight, they find thousands of deadly snakes ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, serious, captivating, low-budget
Plot: snake, island, giant snake, isolation, survival, heroes, adventure, confined, danger, snake bite, leadership, poison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, alien, monster, alien invasion, evil alien, teenage life, heroic mission, alien encounter, outer space, survival, anti hero, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 17K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, soldier, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, teenage life, research, toxic, danger, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, genetics, planet, isolation, dangerous animal, danger, space and aliens, save the planet, battles ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 285K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, fear, suicide, blindness, bird, murder, post apocalypse, netflix, creature, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 49K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, violence, scientist, world domination, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, misfit, social misfits, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 3K
It's Alive (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's Alive is a modern remake of the classic 1970s horror film. When a young woman learns that she's pregnant, she leaves graduate school to set up a home with her boyfriend in the country. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, remake of american film ...
Plot: monster, mutant, baby, pregnancy, riddles and clues, supernatural, disorder, babies and infants, danger, deadly, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%