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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
Original name: Der Todesking
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.
Style: macabre, anthology
Plot: suicide, skeleton, pessimism, mutilation, disturbed person, depression, life & death, existentialism, suffocation, serial killer, loneliness, dead man, violence, death, torture, murder, weapons, male nudity, neighbor, brutality, pills, peeping, rain, television, couples ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, suspenseful, serious and bleak films with plots about blood, murder, death, violence, female nudity, gore and insanity mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Der Todesking: The Death King: Philosophy of a Knife (2008), The House with 100 Eyes (2013), Possession (1981), Antichrist (2009), Martyrs (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Lothar Schramm is a simple man with complex problems, yet he seems like such a nice guy. He works as a taxi driver and lives by himself where he is happy to answer his door to strangers and kill them outright. As with many shy loner types he has a ...
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Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prostitute, violence, mentally unstable, crimes, maniac, paranoia, hallucination, loneliness, helplessness, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s
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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 266 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, macabre ...
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The House with 100 Eyes (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Ed and Susan might seem to be a normal, suburban American couple, but they’ve got a horrifying secret: They create and sell snuff films in their inescapable deathtrap of a home. When Ed decides to create the world’s first ‘triple feature’ ...
Style: dark, rough, sadistic, psychological
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Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, family problems, supernatural, perversion, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
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Martyrs (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: brutal, suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, sadistic horror, revenge, torment, orphanage, female friendship, afterlife, investigation, creature, violent, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
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Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, extreme violence, sadism, violence, cruelty, kidnapping, murder, psychopath as protagonist, animal cruelty, deception ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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August Underground (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Imagine walking down the street and finding an unmarked VHS tape. Curiosity peaked, you take it home and pop it in. What starts off as two men screwing around with a video camera quickly transforms into an ultra-realistic torture sequence where the ...
Style: rough, sadistic, brutal, suspense, scatology
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Martin (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
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Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of the most famous of cult director Ishii Teruo's films. A young magistrate recalls three tales of heinous crimes committed by women and brutal punished that ensued. Not for the faint of heart.
Style: anthology
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Demented (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of ...
Style: slasher
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Karaoke Terror (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!
Plot: defamation, espionage, barbershop, motor home, dancing, friendship, school, drunkenness, love, singer, bomb, death ...
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In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
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Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, macabre ...
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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Seeds (1968)
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