Movies like Spasms

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Spasms (1983)
 4.4
 1K
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, poison, killer animal, snake, telepathy, professor, research, creature feature, obsession, laboratory, cult leader, giant snake, indigenous people, horse, ship, police officer, dead man, police, hunting, female nudity, death, rich man, science, ambulance ...
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 danger, monster, blood, deadly, murder, supernatural and death mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Spasms: The Brood (1979), Metamorphosis (1990), Sssssss (1973), Splice (2009), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 29K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf, abusive mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
 901
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: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: university, nudity (full frontal - brief), college, monster, explorer, graphic violence, metamorphosis, mad scientist, supernatural, aging, disorder, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 4K
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, mad scientist, experiment, transformation, body horror, fall in love, laboratory, cobra, college student, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, track down ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 97K
Splice (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, sexual, suspense ...
Plot: genetics, genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, monster, supernatural, laboratory, cloning, ambition, dna, couple relations, against the rules, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sexy, scary, gothic, serious, rough ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, zombie, monster, incest, mutant, couples, disorder, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.7
 885
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, special agents, scientist, creature, tunnel, revenge, cemetery, animal life ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: laboratory, survival, alien, monster, creature, mutant, post apocalypse, disorder, chaos, desert, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: love, alien, death, police, teacher student relationship, janitor, director, meteorite, female nudity, college, student, professor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, supernatural, good versus evil, monster, survival, dark hero, escapades, violence, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: infection, scientist, military, alien, fishing boat, creature, transformation, creature feature, toxic, fear, ship, radiation ...
Time: year 1982
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: laboratory, monster, experiment, vietnam veteran, scientist, sabotage, female singer, shadow, science runs amok, disembowelment, frankenstein's monster, mad scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: rat, child murders an adult, genetic engineering, giant monster, boy, escape attempt, violence, death, police, dog, breaking the law, killer animal ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, scary, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dying during sex, college, space and aliens, impossible love, dangerous attraction, alien encounter, supernatural, dark humor, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 2K
Sabretooth (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: dangerous animal, tiger, experiment gone awry, science runs amok, heroes, killed by an animal, brutality, chase, creature feature, prehistoric animal, escapades, wild animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 18K
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, serious ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, infected, murder, surgery, accident, body horror, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, plague, mutant, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 21K
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: parasite, zombie, body horror, mad scientist, race against time, infected, dangerous attraction, plague, island, creature feature, sex scene, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: creature, murder, monster, sibling relationship, marine biologist, nightmare, diving, creature feature, eaten alive, insanity, assassin, evil woman ...
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 26K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
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, laboratory, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, mutant, apocalypse, dangerous animal, survival, deadly creature, save the world, chaos, laboratory, animal attack, eaten alive, survivor ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 324K
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, blindness, suicide, post apocalypse, murder, bird, fear, parents and children, creature, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 14K
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, captivating, exciting, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, laboratory, mad scientist, superhero, rescue, good versus evil, superhuman powers, mutant, chase, creature, heroic mission, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., europe, usa, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, chaos, save the planet, battles, isolation, space and aliens, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 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, suspense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, supernatural, monster, maniac, priest, obsession, video game, mind game, hidden identity, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 3.3
 822
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: surreal, serious, suspenseful, captivating, low-budget
Plot: snake, island, giant snake, isolation, survival, adventure, confined, heroes, leadership, poison, corpse, sexploitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 54K
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, scientist, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, world domination, misfit, social misfits, telepathy, violence, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, murder, good versus evil, investigation, outer space, race against time, survival, alien, evil alien, space travel, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, colombia, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 12K
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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, crimes, survival, missing person, cannibal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 35K
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: psychedelic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, isolation, genetics, psychologist, science, transformation, university, genetically altered, mad scientist, insanity, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 60s
Place: harvard university, california, boston, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, nightmare comes true, obsession, parents and children, family relations, disorder, uncover truth, missing person, supernatural, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 852K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, survival horror, fear ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%