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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, suspense, scary, brutal, suspenseful, twists and turns, splatter, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, masked man, small town, crimes, police investigation, brutality, small town life, haunted by the past, dead teenager, teenage life, social relations, characters killed one by one, secrets, dismemberment, strong sexual content, revenge, survival, teenager, torture, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, halloween, high school ...
Time: year 1976, year 1946, 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 scary, suspenseful, slasher and suspense films with plots about serial killer, murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, blood and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown: My Bloody Valentine (2009), Friday the 13th (2009), Halloween (1978), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Beneath the Darkness (2011). 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, scary, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, stalking, psychopath, mystery killer, unknown killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, human monster, maniac, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946, post world war two
Place: arkansas, texas, usa
⇓ 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, suspense, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, miner, serial murder, mine, strong violent content, valentine's day, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dual identity, death, mining town, characters killed one by one, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 107K
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, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, death, torture, serial killer, murder, serial murder, lake, forest, violence, camp, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, splatter, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, morgue, forest, torture, serial teen killer, friday the thirteenth, masked killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer camp, murder, serial murder, lake ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, murder, haunted by the past, survival, island, resort, stranded, killer, teenager, woman in danger, female bartender, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, year 1988, 80s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 269K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, violence, small town, psychiatrist, death, murder, violent, strangulation, evil ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, school, masked killer, high school, serial teen killer, death, monster, murder, youth, vengeance, witness protection ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1998
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, young heroes, investigation, amateur detective, confined, crimes, youth, murder, social relations, small town, mortician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 336K
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, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, murder, masked killer, teenager, small town, woman in danger, psychopath, teenage life, who done it, halloween, violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, masked killer, murder, serial murder, psychopath, survival, crazy, demon, stalking, teenager, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
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, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, college, obsession, world war two, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, masked villain, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 148K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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, woman in danger, serial murder, mystery killer, murder, high school, revenge, teenager, characters killed one by one, psychopath, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 129K
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, scary, suspense, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, trapped, masked killer, deafness, murderer, brutality, murder, female protagonist, deaf mute ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 100K
Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, suspense, psychotronic, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, whodunit, sister sister relationship, homicidal maniac, murder mystery, killing spree, sadistic psychopath, psychopath, investigation, mystery killer, masked villain ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, characters killed one by one, revenge, small town, urban legend, high school, youth, mystery, hidden truth, secret ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, intense, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, halloween, death, chainsaw, torture, survival, police investigation, vigilantism, revenge, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, murder, supernatural, psychopath, haunted by the past, small town, nightmare comes true, teenage life, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: scary, slasher, suspense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: serial killer, high school, teenage life, youth, mystery killer, murder, psychopath, female nudity, teenager, friends, virginity, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.8
 28K
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, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, valentine's day, woman in danger, psychopath, murder, revenge, mystery killer, school, death of friend, violence against women, success, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 14K
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, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, high school, murder, father daughter relationship, secret, virginity, virgin, small town, sheriff, gang rape, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, hospital, mental institution, murder, psychopath, friday the thirteenth, teenager, masked killer, summer camp, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 1K
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, dark, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, valentine's day, psychopath, dead teenager, woman with a gun, whodunit, small town, murder, killer, graphic violence, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 137K
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, scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, revenge, summer, teenager, monster, forest, brutality, survival, fear ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, youth, stalking, vengeance, woman in danger, murder, dark secret, mystery killer, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spring break ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenager, psychopath, vengeance, birthday party, school, college, mystery, master criminal, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: tokyo, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 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, suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, dismemberment, survival, mystery, confined, youth, psychopath, murder, characters killed one by one, dead teenager, limbo, terror ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, scary, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, violence, old dark house, neighbor, psychopath, hollywood, hotel, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: slasher, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, uncover truth, murder, violence, redneck, masked killer, graphic violence, serial murder, danger, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: slasher, scary, sexy, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, masked killer, lake, murder, psychopath, summer camp, torture, killing spree, summer, camp, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, stalking, youth, crimes, strong sexual content, murder, bullying, massacre, woman with a gun, nudity (full frontal - brief), revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%