Movies like Scream 1981

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Scream (1981)
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Scream (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends on a rafting trip down a river stop in at an old ghost town to spend the night. Soon their rafts disappear, and then they begin to be eliminated one by one by a mysterious killer.
Style: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: slasher, ghost, ghost town, crimes, supernatural, psychopath, confined, prodigy, mystery, family life, on the run, danger, chases and races, lake or river, buddies, wilderness, deadly, river, rafting, sailor, death, motorcyclist, murder, blood, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Scream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, slasher, danger, gory, murder and serial killer mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scream: The Supernaturals (1986), Somebody Help Me (2007), The Horror Show (1989), Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002), Drive In Massacre (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Supernaturals (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a town of confederates. The corpses of the dead soldiers rise ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, military, slasher, ghost, american civil war, reincarnation, murder, confederate soldier, mystery, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, usa
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100%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, supernatural, slasher, survival, gory, danger, confined, deadly, captivity, isolation, in the woods, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, rivalry, zombie, supernatural ability, master criminal, deadly, danger, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, curse, slasher, ghost, danger, mine, ghost town, curses spells and rituals, gold, undead, adventure, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, slasher, police detective, violence, crimes, law enforcement, danger, stalking, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: slasher, experiment gone awry, supernatural, confined, serial killer, psychopath, survival, crimes, mystery, deadly, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 880
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 873
Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, riddles and clues, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, danger, youth, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Girls School Screamers (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, ghost, murder, rivalry, serial killer, supernatural, clergy, youth, investigation, danger, mysterious character, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, gory, deadly, mind game, crimes, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.6
 517
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, survival, vengeance, danger, supernatural, crimes, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Gothic (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: island, isolation, necrophilia, isolated house, slasher, murder, gory, crimes, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, deadly, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 745
Offerings (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten years after he was pushed down a well, a young man kills off the neighborhood bullies who tormented him and leaves their body parts as presents for the one girl who was kind to him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slasher, mental institution, revenge, pizza, crimes, mute or deaf, serial killer, prodigy, youth, deadly, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, gory, ghost, youth, crimes, rivalry, mind game, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Blood Widow (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, danger, serial killer, couples, psychopath, deadly, murder, crimes, confined, isolation, strong violent content, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, crimes, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, deadly creature, obsessive quest, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, crimes, supernatural, slasher, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, teenager, secret, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 550
Dead & Rotting (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an aged witch, Abigail, when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Scheming in anger, the witch seduces the three friends and then uses the men's own ill-born spawn to destroy ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mystery, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, prank, buddies, youth, deadly, evil witch, witchcraft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 8K
The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, man versus machine, uncover truth, murder, technology gone awry, psychopath, rescue, deadly creature, danger, deadly, ghost, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gory, haunted by the past, family in danger, slasher, small town life, who done it, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.2
 230
Slaughtered (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone's getting slaughtered in the pub tonight!
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, bar, danger, captivity, deadly, confined, zombie, death, violence, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.1
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, slasher, mystery killer, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, crimes, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 45
Gun Town (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a road trip soon after their high school graduation and get lost in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned Wild West tourist attraction that was abandoned when the former owner went crazy and killed several ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, slasher, deadly, gory, violence spree, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, death, danger, gory, scarecrow, chase, serial killer, brother, survival, dead teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The legend of Jack The Ripper comes to real when one of his descendants revive him.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, slasher, forest, decapitation, blood, murder, danger, imaginary, serial killer, crimes, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 177
Mommy's Day (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After escaping a lethal injection for the murders Mommy (Patty McCormack) had committed, she is given a special implant in her arm that will keep her from having homicidal urges. However, since she still tries to see her daughter and other murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, escape, slasher, serial killer, investigation, bad mother, paranoia, crimes, deadly, mystery, confined, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.2
 401
Spiker (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nightmare come to life, the Spiker is a massive pink-eyed albino and a maniac killing machine whose physical endurance borders on the fantastic. He escapes from an asylum and returns to the small town he terrorized years before, where he slashed ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, small town, stalking, crimes, deadly, murder, evil man, ghost, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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