Movies like The Unseen 1980

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The Unseen (1980)
 5.2
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The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are booked for a holiday parade fair Jennifer is covering. But unknown to the women, some unseen "thing" has been living in the basement of the house for over 20 years and is looked after by Keller and his shy sister Virginia, in which the "thing" soon gets out and begins harassing and killing the women one by one in various violent, but seemingly accidental, means.
Style: scary, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stalking, small town, murder, reporter, museum, basement, cellar, crimes, strong sexual content, hotel, journalism, farm, captivity, slasher, danger, isolation, estate, gory, deadly, siblings relations, haunted house, woman in danger, farmhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california

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Most similar movies to The Unseen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger and gory mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Unseen: New Year's Evil (1980), X-Ray (1981), The Silent Scream (1979), Lake Dead (2007), Crawlspace (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, nightclub, psychopath, murder, slasher, new year's eve, maniac, cloning, showbiz, mentally unstable, nightlife, gory ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
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X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, crimes, estate, danger, serial murder, secret room, brutality ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 3K
Lake Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, suspense, serious
Plot: psychopath, murder, lake, serial killer, slasher, gory, deadly, family relations, siblings relations, crimes, danger, incest overtones ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, hostages, woman in danger, danger, obsession, murder, isolation, espionage, student life, maniac ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 368
Effects (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the "killings" in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a "snuff" film.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, zombie, psychopath, fall in love, gory, deadly, crimes, artists and showbiz, voyeurism, filmmaking, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, youth, rivalry, survival, gory, death, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, rapist, pervert, sister, creep, knife murder, crimes, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Stepfather III (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having survived the stab wounds he sustained at the end of the previous film, the stepfather, escapes from the institution in Puget Sound, Washington he was placed in four years ago, seeking a reclusive back alley plastic surgeon to perform ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, parents and children, gory, deadly, danger, psychopath, disability, mental institution, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, psychopath, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: michigan, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 203K
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, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, small town, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, teenage life, mental patient, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 6K
Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, supermarket, rivalry, law enforcement, zombie, psychopath, axe, crimes, who done it, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: tense, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, survival, kidnapping, danger, woman in danger, hostages, crimes, confined, chases and races, master criminal, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 800
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, profiler, crimes, deadly, stalking, danger, murder, psychopath, phone terror
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: psycho film, scary, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, slasher, psychopath, stalker, knife murder, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, road trip, carnival, deadly, youth, mental institution, crimes, on the road, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.2
 563
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, stalking, transvestism, serial killer, witnessing a crime, who done it, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, crimes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, psychopath, axe, lake, camp, gory, vengeance, in the woods, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 1K
Blood Trails (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The biker Anne has a violent one night stand with the supposed cop Chris after a minor infraction. Two days later, feeling guilty and traumatized, she decides to go hiking with her boyfriend Michael in the Whistler chain of mountains, a spot where ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, rough
Plot: mind game, survival, danger, stalking, wilderness, isolation, dangerous attraction, teenage life, psychopath, slasher, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, law enforcement, investigation, who done it, crimes, murder, deadly, family life, teenage life, rivalry, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 24K
See No Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hotel, danger, murder, religious fanatic, characters killed one by one, maniac, slasher, sadistic horror, axe, eyeball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Don't Let Him In (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, slasher, countryside, deadly, couples, gory, isolation, woman in danger, crimes, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale
Plot: serial killer, college, woman in danger, law enforcement, psychopath, survival, rivalry, crimes, who done it, mystery, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, youth, stalking, danger, woman in danger, deadly, strong sexual content, gory, serial killer, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 2K
Naked Fear (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Diana (Danielle De Luca) takes a job as a stripper in a sleepy New Mexico town, she's unaware that her fellow dancers have been disappearing. The local sheriff (Joe Mantegna) is stumped, but Diana learns the truth when she becomes the next ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Plot: psychopath, survival, manhunt, serial killer, small town, chases and races, crimes, deadly, missing person, danger, woman in danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, killing off one by one, crimes, danger, woman in danger, gore, death, hitchhiker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: realistic, scary, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, slasher, psychopath, human nature, gory, deadly, woman in danger, violence spree, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, psychopath, small town, stalking, anniversary, evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%