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The Stay Awake (1988)
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The Stay Awake (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ghost of a serial killer, executed for murdering students at a Catholic girls' school, returns to the school to take revenge on the current student body.
Style: scary, serious, psychotronic, low-budget
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, murder, demon, fire, voyeurism, explosion, crucifix, gymnasium, schoolgirl, vampire, school, crimes, serial killer, vengeance, split personality, ghost, supernatural, investigation, obsession, psychopath, supernatural ability, dangerous animal, danger, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa

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Most similar movies to The Stay Awake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, slasher, danger, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Stay Awake: Girls School Screamers (1986), Blood Descendants (2007), 976-Evil II (1991), Headhunter (1988), The Horror Show (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girls School Screamers (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, ghost, murder, psychopath, gory, rivalry, serial killer, supernatural, clergy, youth, investigation, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: slasher, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, deadly, supernatural, crimes, danger, ghost, serial killer, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.3
 2K
976-Evil II (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being bestowed with demonic powers following a phone call to Hell, a psychotic teacher begins a rampage of death and destruction in a small town, forcing a teen and her boyfriend to fight him off so that they can get away.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, obsession, murder, supernatural, chase, zombie, slasher, telephone call, afterlife, investigation, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.1
 405
Headhunter (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Miami cop finds out his wife has a female lover, and he begins to have an affair with his female partner. Meanwhile, a voodoo demon from Africa arrives among Miami's Nigerian community and begins decapitating some people and possessing ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: murder, demonic possession, decapitation, possession, affair, demon, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, investigation, human host, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, africa, south africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, rivalry, zombie, supernatural ability, master criminal, deadly, danger, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.5
 1K
Hellgate (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her ...
Style: serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, zombie, ghost, small town, gory, serial killer, slasher, diner, motorcycle gang, murder, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Black Cat (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American photographer (Mimsy Farmer) and a Scotland Yard inspector (David Warbeck) suspect a man's (Patrick Magee) cat of murder.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, gothic, scary ...
Plot: black cat, investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, village, mind game, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, gory, ghost, youth, crimes, rivalry, mind game, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Killer Workout (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), police detective, police investigation, slasher, gym, shower, stalker, graphic violence, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 2K
Dead Mary (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During a fun-filled getaway at a remote lake, teenager Kim (Dominique Swain) and her friends unwittingly unleash a murderous spirit when they make the mistake of playing the game 'Dead Mary' in this horror story. The body count rises as ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, youth, urban legend, psychopath, survival, ghost, isolation, buddies, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, crimes, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 530
Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty one year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill, for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Plot: religions or cults, danger, supernatural, pregnancy, gory, supernatural ability, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, slasher, deadly, mentally unstable, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.8
 311
The Ripper (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, college, murder, slasher, gory, makeup artist, imaginary, small town, working class, small town life, curses spells and rituals, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Witchouse II: Blood Coven (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When an old house in a small town is razed to make way for a shopping mall, the crew unearths four unmarked graves. A professor from a nearby university is asked to find out who the bodies are, but when she and her students arrive in town and begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, small town, ghost, murder, demon, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 929
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, survival, woman in danger, gory, serial killer, danger, deadly, escapades, reunion, childhood friend ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, gory, deadly, supernatural ability, parents and children, murder, danger, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Tomie: Re-birth (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young art student Hideo paints an unnerving portrait of Tomie, who whispers that she loves him. Inexplicably, he reacts by stabbing her to death with a painting trowel. Two friends, Takumi and Shunichi, arrive on the scene and help him dispose of ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, investigation, vengeance, afterlife, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.6
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, danger, youth, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The legend of Jack The Ripper comes to real when one of his descendants revive him.
Style: rough, scary, serious
Plot: supernatural, slasher, blood, murder, forest, decapitation, danger, imaginary, serial killer, crimes, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.2
 403
Spiker (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nightmare come to life, the Spiker is a massive pink-eyed albino and a maniac killing machine whose physical endurance borders on the fantastic. He escapes from an asylum and returns to the small town he terrorized years before, where he slashed ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, stalking, crimes, deadly, small town, murder, evil man, ghost, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wizard of Gore (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: magic, gore, torture, hypnosis, blood, illusion, mystery, imaginary, police investigation, slasher, danger, crimes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 283
Forever Evil (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they're up against nothing less than an ancient god!
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, zombie, college, murder, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, escapades, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Scars of Dracula (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Prince of Darkness casts his undead shadow once more over the cursed village of Kleinenberg when his ashes are splashed with bat's blood and Dracula is resurrected. And two innocent victims search for a missing loved one... loved to death ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, good versus evil, village, bite mark, castle, priest, coffin, supernatural ability, supernatural, dangerous attraction, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 532
Haunts (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman haunted by psychosexual nightmares begins to believe her father is responsible for a series of scissor-murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, farm, repression, mental illness, village, small town, zombie, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, gory, social relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 1.8
 210
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, decapitation, rivalry, crimes, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, danger, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cradle of Fear (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. Helped by deranged angel ...
Style: rough, gothic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, obsession, goth, slasher, violence spree, gory, mysterious character, mind game, danger, master and servant, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, slasher, neighbor, slumber party, gory, youth, mind game, teenage life, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 2K
The Incubus (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, mysterious character, slasher, dangerous attraction, teenage life, mind game, supernatural ability, amateur detective, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Igor and the Lunatics (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 16 years in prison, Igor and his gang are out and bent on taking revenge on the town that sent them up.
Style: rough, scary, serious, brutal, realistic
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, violence spree, criminal's revenge, social misfits, danger, small town, rivalry, murder, vengeance, slasher, sect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%