Movies like The Demon 1979

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The Demon (1979)
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The Demon (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: monster, demon, supernatural, investigation, kidnapping, stalking, skeleton, disco, slasher, murder, child murder, johannesburg south africa, sexploitation, extrasensory perception, serial killer, giant, violence, female nudity, supernatural power
Place: cape town south africa, south africa

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Most similar movies to The Demon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, scary, suspenseful and serious films with plots about murder, supernatural, slasher, supernatural power, danger, demon and blood mostly in Horror genres. Some movies like The Demon: Haunts (1976), Twisted Nightmare (1987), The Stay Awake (1988), Demon Resurrection (2008), House of the Living Dead (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 525
Haunts (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman haunted by psychosexual nightmares begins to believe her father is responsible for a series of scissor-murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, mental illness, village, small town, repression, farm, zombie, serial killer, mystery, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Twisted Nightmare (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of teenagers win a trip to a summer camp they had attended as children. However, soon after they get there they begin to disappear one by one. The survivors suspect that the disappearances may be connected to the death of a handicapped child ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: summer camp, murder, slasher, blood, throat slitting, gore, mutilation, disembodied head, splatter, monster, double impalement, impalement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 2.6
 272
The Stay Awake (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ghost of a serial killer, executed for murdering students at a Catholic girls' school, returns to the school to take revenge on the current student body.
Style: serious, scary, psychotronic, low-budget
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, murder, voyeurism, fire, demon, explosion, crucifix, gymnasium, schoolgirl, who done it, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Demon Resurrection (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an isolated house, a group of friends battle supernatural forces as they try to protect a young woman from an evil cult in this low-budget shocker that pays homage to 70s horror and exploitation classics.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, monster, demon, witchcraft, satanic cult, supernatural power, blood, violence, zombie, magic, stabbed in the neck, monster rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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House of the Living Dead (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a South African plantation, a maniac is on the loose, first killing the estate's animals, then starting on the human members.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: afrikaans, monster, experiment, cannibal, scientist, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, demon, supernatural power, old mansion, animals ...
Time: 1800s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.1
 399
Headhunter (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Miami cop finds out his wife has a female lover, and he begins to have an affair with his female partner. Meanwhile, a voodoo demon from Africa arrives among Miami's Nigerian community and begins decapitating some people and possessing ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, demonic possession, decapitation, possession, affair, demon, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, investigation, graphic violence, human host ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, florida, miami, south africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 1.8
 209
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, decapitation, rivalry, crimes, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, danger, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Unnamable (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable". The creature brutally slaughters his family, and gets trapped in a vault. Go ahead ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: murder, gory, investigation, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, school, college, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The House Where Death Lives (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mansion, old man, murder, nurse, slasher, physical disability, supernatural power, death, knife, killer, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.0
 2K
It Waits (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lone female park ranger tries to track down a vicious creature killing various people and terrorizing her at a remote national park.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: monster, creature, survival, murder, wilderness, deadly, danger, deadly creature, stalking, gory, supernatural, forest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.8
 308
The Ripper (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: college, murder, slasher, supernatural, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, small town life, working class, ghost, serial killer, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Abomination (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mother obsessed with mind-altering televangelism consequently vomits a pulsating growth that slithers down the throat of her son during the night. Upon spewing the parasite, the son is driven by an uncontrollable force to murder and feed corpses ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, tumor, supernatural, possession, gore, televangelist, beer, boss, chainsaw, bathroom, doctor, meat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.4
 574
Nurse Sherri (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A hospital nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital's patients.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: occult, nurse, demon, murder, possession, violence, surgery, exploitation, operation, pitchfork, professor, nurse uniform ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.5
 1K
Hellgate (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her ...
Style: serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, zombie, ghost, small town, gory, serial killer, slasher, diner, motorcycle gang, murder, afterlife, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Letter from Death (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, gothic, scary
Plot: supernatural, college, rivalry, spirit, investigation, danger, demon, violence, nightmare, murder, supernatural horror, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.9
 287
Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, deadly, psychopath, amateur detective, murder, danger, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Savage Christmas (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Mitch decides to take his virgin girl friend Sarah away for Christmas, her friends tag along. What was suppose to be a weekend of fun, turned into a Christmas they will never forget. A group of filmmakers bring back a demon from the beyond, who ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: supernatural power, virgin, blood, monster, savage, supernatural, demon, christmas, death, slasher
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
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Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four crazed killers, butchered his wife, son and daughter. From his hospital deathbed he called upon the power of the occult for revenge... And he got it, he really got it!
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: strangulation, professor, murder, slasher, knife, supernatural, actor, ghost, demon, murder of family, splatter, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 976
Werewolf Woman (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but then she is raped and her lover is murdered so she goes out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: murder, investigation, human becomes animal, supernatural, transformation, rape, human becoming an animal, fall in love, deadly creature, rivalry, reincarnation, rape revenge ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 546
Shriek (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Clark (Tanya Dempsey), a young Mathematics major at University, thinks she's found the best deal for student housing: a group of squatters who live in an abandoned hospital secretly. The quirky residents let her into their community provided ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: hospital, college, monster, danger, stalking, crimes, mind game, escapades, slasher, supernatural, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 408
The Power (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man comes into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over his body.
Style: twist ending, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: possession, aztec, psychokinesis, lecture, possessed woman, disfigured face, demonic possession, professor, ouija, possessed human, supernatural power, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.5
 977
The Fear (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, deadly creature, danger, mental illness, haunted by the past, stalking, evil doll, fear, experiment, weekend, demons ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Black Cat (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American photographer (Mimsy Farmer) and a Scotland Yard inspector (David Warbeck) suspect a man's (Patrick Magee) cat of murder.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: black cat, investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, village, mind game, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 469
Craze (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Palance stars as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, voodoo, killing spree, man strangles woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), evil god, religion, human sacrifice, bare breasts, stabbed to death, prostitute, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 280
Devil Story (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A zombie wearing a Nazi SS uniform terrorizes the French countryside.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: slasher, mountain, maniac, absurd violence, mental retardation, supernatural power, nazi zombie, horse, murder, supernatural, monster, mummy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
Style: surreal, scary, brutal, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: torture, murder, demon, serial killer, police, investigation, good versus evil, crimes, mysticism, violence, danger, crime ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Manhattan Baby (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An archaelogist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed enity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, investigation, foreknowledge, gory, family in danger, violence spree, missing child, murder, curses spells and rituals, slasher, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Toolbox Murders 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An attractive young woman is kidnapped, held captive and forced to endure the evils of one of the most violent homicidal maniacs in the city's history. "The Toolbox Killer" aka TBK. It is by her will, strength and her faith that she ...
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, murder, tools, slasher, hotel, video, toolbox, ambulance, supernatural power, church, blood splatter, mirror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident - and pushed into insanity, she then ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, alcohol abuse, mentally unstable, hotel, psychopath, isolation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, serial killer, family in danger, maniac ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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