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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
 5.6
 13K
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: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious, realistic, macabre, surprise ending, psychotronic, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, masked killer, serial killer, small town, dismemberment, small town life, crimes, strong sexual content, danger, haunted by the past, teenage life, deadly, social relations, masked man, police investigation, characters killed one by one, brutality, dead teenager, stabbed to death, revenge, secrets, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
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 scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about serial killer, deadly, murder, slasher, crimes, psychopath 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 H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Beneath the Darkness (2011), Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). 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: realistic, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, stalking, murder, police investigation, slasher, danger, vengeance, mind game ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, summer camp, serial murder, morgue, camp, knife murder, gory, in the woods, grownups ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, survival, psychopath, miner, small town, mine, characters killed one by one, death, gory, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, slasher, death, danger, torture, masked killer, serial killer, murder, serial murder, in the woods, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, small town, stalking, psychopath, anniversary, 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, deadly, youth, confined, crimes, murder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, killing off one by one, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psycho film, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, supernatural, murder, urban legend, haunted by the past, danger, nightmare comes true, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, killing spree, masked killer, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, scary, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, serial killer, mind game, crimes, prank, psychopath, stalking, danger, woman in danger, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 12K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, revenge, teenager, murder, virgin, haunted by the past, deadly, who done it, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: scary, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, urban legend, serial killer, college, murder, teenage life, who done it, gory, masked killer, psychopath, rivalry, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 115K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, maniac, drowning, camp, teenager, danger, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 25K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, serial killer, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, valentine's day, gory, revenge, school, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, psychopath, child in peril, killing spree, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, school, college, psychopath, gory, vengeance, crimes, who done it, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, deadly, filmmaking, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, serial murder, stalking, psychopath, camp, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, spring break, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, gory, vengeance, woman in danger, stalking, mystery killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, bad smell, survival, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, deadly, confined, mystery, youth, danger, out of the way ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, serial killer, stalking, danger, crimes, strong sexual content, deadly, youth, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 221K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, evil, violence, violent, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.1
 9K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, soldier, world war two, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, college, love affair, sadism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, teenage life, deadly, gory, slasher, small town, female serial killer, youth, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 950
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: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, dead teenager, teenage life, graphic violence, gory, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, gory, journalism, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, teenage life, amateur detective, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, family in danger, gory, haunted by the past, slasher, danger, supernatural, small town life, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, halloween, blood, attic, good versus evil, masked killer, niece, ambulance, knife, evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 2K
Fingerprints (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, murder, teenager, uncover truth, missing child, crimes, haunted by the past, school, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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