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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
 5.6
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Original name: The Town that Dreaded Sundown
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious, realistic, macabre, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, teenage life, deadly, social relations, police investigation, characters killed one by one, brutality, dead teenager, dismemberment, strong sexual content, stabbed to death, revenge, secrets, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, halloween ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976, year 2013
Place: texas, arkansas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, slasher and serious films with plots about murder, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, crimes, gory and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Hush (2016), My Bloody Valentine (2009), Friday the 13th (2009), When a Stranger Calls (2006), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: slasher, realistic, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: mystery killer, serial killer, stalking, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, danger, mind game, vengeance, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
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83%
 6.6
 110K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, trapped, masked killer, deafness, murder, murderer, brutality, violence, deaf mute ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial murder, mine, miner, characters killed one by one, serial killer, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, small town, death, mental patient, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 100K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, in the woods, serial murder, death, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, high school, stalking, serial killer, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, morgue, summer camp, massacre, sadism, supernatural horror, killing spree, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unfinished business with coed Julie James brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla, Tyrell and Will, during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, island, resort, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, deadly, killer, survival, attempted murder, offscreen killing, escape ...
Time: 90s, year 1988, 1990s, 80s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenager, secret, urban legend, small town, fisherman, characters killed one by one, mystery, hidden truth, buried truth, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, masked killer, serial killer, murder, school, death, anniversary, psychopath, stalking, small town, evil, boarding school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, profanity, serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, young heroes, murder, youth, deadly, danger, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, psycho film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, supernatural, urban legend, haunted by the past, small town, danger, nightmare comes true, gory, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, killing off one by one, psychopath, violence spree, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: sexy, scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, serial killer, youth, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, crimes, danger, beauty, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, teenager, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 294K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, masked killer, serial killer, who done it, high school, psychopath, murder, small town, mystery, violent, heroine, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 26K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, danger, gory, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 130K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, mystery killer, serial murder, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, mask, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: slasher, scary, surprise ending, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, murder, college, who done it, teenage life, masked killer, psychopath, gory, college life, rivalry, movie business ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 13K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, rape, small town, psychopath, revenge, murder, teenager, virgin, haunted by the past, deadly, youth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, killing spree, massacre, sadism, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 122K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, teenager, danger, fear, gory, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking, violence, nail gun ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lovers Lane (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who killed 13 years before goes out on the loose to kill his victims' children.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, murder, dead teenager, youth, deadly, danger, teenage life, graphic violence, gory, killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday party, birthday, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 47K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, gory, escape, sadistic horror, masked killer, serial murder, survival horror, mercenary, crimes, kidnapping, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, spring break, gory, vengeance, youth, stalking, deadly, crimes, danger, woman in danger, murder, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 10K
Reeker (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, serial killer, bad smell, survival, confined, danger, deadly, youth, mystery, psychopath, gory, out of the way ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 10K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, homecoming, youth, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 62K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gory, deadly, gas station, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%