Movies like The Brainiac

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The Brainiac (1962)
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The Brainiac (1962)
Original name: El barĂ³n del terror
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor's descendants
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: shapeshifting, vampire, monster, magic, revenge, inquisition, murder, meteorite, comet, brain, catholic church, undead, resurrection, death sentence, astronomer, baron, flash forward, back from the dead, invisible, crucifix, transformation, burned alive, telescope, observatory, guilty verdict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 17th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: mexico, spain

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Most similar movies to The Brainiac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense and scary films with plots about murder, monster, gore, violence, blood, death and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Brainiac: A Woman Possessed (1968), The Curse of Nostradamus (1961), Bigfoot (1970), Demon Inside (2013), Cemetery of Terror (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Woman Possessed (1968)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An evil princess who kills her lovers is condemned by the Inquisition. Four centuries later she returns with the help of a vampire and tries to live forever in the body of an identical woman.
Style: psychotronic, christmas horror
Plot: vampire, female demon, undead, inquisition, princess, resurrection, back from the dead, christmas, stable, hay, christmas tree
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Curse of Nostradamus (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An aristocratic vampire swears an oath to kill the enemies who killed his father. In order to terrify them even further, he warns each one when he is coming for them.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vampire, murder, hunchback, investigation, professor, revenge
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 2.6
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Bigfoot (1970)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.
Style: scary, serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: forest, disorder, gang, rescue, escapades, dangerous animal, mysterious character, countryside, kidnapping, legends and myths, woman in danger, biker ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 711
Demon Inside (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marta used to be a recognized and successful psychic, but after a dramatic experience, she loses faith in her gift and develops agoraphobia. She couldn't see the devilish side of her rapper, Mario, and now, Marta is afraid that Mario will stalk ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural power, revenge, supernatural, ghost, murder, mission, curses spells and rituals, rescue, youth, killings, escapades, evil ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Pyro... The Thing Without a Face (1964)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A married man has a brief affair, then goes back to his wife and children. His jilted mistress, believing that if he had no more family he'd come back to her, sets fire to his house, hoping to kill them. The man, unsuccessfully trying to rescue ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: revenge, murder, arson, doll, dog, puppet, carnival, flashback, extramarital affair, island, engineer, explosion ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cemetery of Terror (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A professor suspects that a vicious killer may have discovered a way to return from the grave and continue his violent spree. His fears are proved true when a group of teenagers decide to pull a Halloween prank by stealing the killer's body ...
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, captivating, slasher ...
Plot: professor, undead, zombie, halloween, cemetery, haunted house, back from the dead, supernatural, murder, old dark house, teenager, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Dark (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter, the father of one of the victims, and a police detective, but despite their efforts only the mysterious psychic DeRenzy ...
Style: twist ending, slasher, psychotronic
Plot: alien, police, murder, evil alien, creature, monster, police detective, city, police investigation, serial killer, darkness, daughter ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Beaks: The Movie (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vanessa, a television reporter covering a story of a farmer attacked by his chickens, discovers that this is not an isolated incident. Travelling to Spain with her cameraman Peter, the two discover the survivors of a town wiped out by the birds ...
Style: mexploitation
Plot: bird attack, killing an animal, death, reporter, birthday party, pigeon, children, bird, house, horse, nudity (full frontal - brief), sheep ...
Place: mexico, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Shriek of Terror (1991)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Hugo Stiglitz is a treasure hunter who leads an expedition that includes Roberto Ballesteros, an important scientist, and Edna Bolkan, a beautiful anthropologist, into the jungle. The group arrives at an ancient tomb and after opening it, they take ...
Plot: monster, revenge, explorer, sacrifice, creature, demon, expedition, forest, treasure hunter, spirit, tomb, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Wasp Woman (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Janice Starlin is an aging model who owns a cosmetics company. When a researcher experimenting with wasps brings her a serum that will turn back the aging process, she decides to first try it on herself. The serum works, but it also turns her into a ...
Style: psychotronic, remake of cult film
Plot: scientist, wasp, model, sex scene, drugs, female nudity, sex, murder, jealousy, exploitation, female executive, photographer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Milpitas Monster (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A monster created from a garbage dump; local pollution terrorizes a town
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: contamination, mutant, environmental, creature, terror, garbage, party, monster, small town, high school, part animation, tv station
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 46
Aztech (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fragments of a meteor crash in Mexico and United States. Thirteen stories in different spaces and times happen in places of collisions .
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, rough, anthology
Plot: ancient mystery, crash, ancient, meteorite, survival, curses spells and rituals, evidence, unfulfillment, legends and myths, mermaid, danger, female director
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Monster Invaders from Space (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsters from space attack earth, two scientists and a couple of teenagers try to stop the extraterrestrial invaders.
Style: psychotronic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: alien, outer space, invasion, alien invasion, monster, violence, teenager, extraterrestrial, murder, scientist, heroes, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, supernatural, government agency, secret past, conspiracy, burned alive, scientist, murder, race against time, anger, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1955
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.3
 2K
Romina (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A shocking assault inspires horrific violence when a group of teens encounters a girl from their school while camping in a remote spot.
Style: suspense, brutal, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, murder, rape, rape and revenge, torture, rape victim, isolation, psychopath, trap, deathtrap, confined, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 35K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, isolation, genetics, psychologist, science, transformation, university, genetically altered, mad scientist, insanity, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 60s
Place: harvard university, california, boston, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
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Fear Chamber (1971)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The frightening Boris Karloff 60s thriller with Karloff as a demented doctor using torture for scientific experiments.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, torture, heroic mission, laboratory, obsession, experiment gone awry, disorder, heroes, gays and lesbians, supernatural, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rostro infernal (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Investigating a series of kidnappings leads a police inspector to confront a scientist trying to gain immortality.
Plot: mad scientist, immortality, magic, murder, investigation, scientist, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Honeymoon (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychotic doctor kidnaps his neighbor and locks her in a dungeon, where he uses twisted conditioning methods to make her submit to being his wife.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, lonely man, unrequited love, murder, torture, possessed woman, evil spirit, ghost, hunting, killings, couples, peril ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 125
Possessed II (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hsiao and his family move into a big apartment which is surprisingly cheap. When they get settled, strange things start to happen. In the 50s, a bar waitress, Lucy lived with her boyfriend Tim in the same apartment. Tim was a US sailor and he had to ...
Plot: owl, businesswoman, killing an animal, suicide, puzzle, overweight, mahjong, female nudity, rape, boy scout, ice, school principal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Weasels Rip My Flesh (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Returning from the planet Venus, an errant NASA spacecraft crashes into the ocean, spilling its radioactive cargo. Enveloped by a radioactive mass, a rabid weasel is transformed into a gigantic killer mutant. Prowling the countryside, the huge ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, monster, murder, bicycle, creature feature, camp, violence, mutation, dead children, gore
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ekimmu the Dead Lust (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The unassuming town of Briar Creek seems to be keeping a nasty secret... On a cross country trip home a young couple, Mike and Beth make a late night stop in this little town, only to stumble across a mysterious girl lying along the dark roadside, ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, violence, murder, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural ability, loss, death, rivalry, victim, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 21K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, monster, military, good versus evil, sheriff, ghost town, quarantine ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Empire of Dracula (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vampires gather together at a remote mansion in the countryside. United, we stand.
Plot: vampire, murder, butler, resurrection, female vampire, good versus evil, castle, maid, coffin, carriage, blood
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Puppet Master II (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The puppets return, this time they hunt some Paranormal Researchers to take their brain fluid for the dead/living puppet master, Andre Toulon
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, puppet, zombie, supernatural, monster, supernatural ability, rivalry, heroes, escapades, crimes, good versus evil, revenge ...
Time: 90s, year 1912, 1910s
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.8
 1K
The Crawlers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: People from a small town are attacked by evil radioactive tree roots growing in the forest.
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, splatter, cult film
Plot: creature, high school sweetheart, blonde, car chase, dog, bartender, killer animal, old man, gas station, sheriff, cruiser, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Year 2889 (1969)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.
Style: scary, serious, bleak, rough, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, survival, murder, radiation, post apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, distopia, chaos, disaster, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 54K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, scientist, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, world domination, misfit, social misfits, telepathy, violence, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 37K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: quarantine, evil alien, small town, survival, chaos, race against time, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%