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: brain, shapeshifting, vampire, monster, magic, inquisition, meteorite, catholic church, comet, death sentence, undead, resurrection, murder, flash forward, baron, astronomer, back from the dead, crucifix, telescope, invisible, burned alive, transformation, scroll, burned at the stake, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 17th century, 20th 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, serious, cult film and scary films with plots about murder, monster, mad scientist, gore, danger, blood and deadly mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Brainiac: The Curse of Nostradamus (1961), Alucarda (1977), A Woman Possessed (1968), Puppet Master II (1990), Bigfoot (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, hunchback, murder, revenge, professor, investigation
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 3K
Alucarda (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, satanic ...
Plot: convent, deal with the devil, nun, exorcism, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, friendship, gory, clergy, supernatural, witchcraft ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Woman Possessed (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Fantasy, 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, hay, stable, princess, back from the dead, resurrection, inquisition, undead, female demon, christmas, christmas tree
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, macabre, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, slasher, puppet, zombie, brain, gory, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, year 1912, 1910s, 1990s
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 2.6
 726
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: offbeat, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: legends and myths, woman in danger, kidnapping, danger, gang, mysterious character, deadly, rescue, escapades, dangerous animal, countryside, in the woods ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, arson, murder, dog, carnival, ferris wheel, doll, flashback, explosion, extramarital affair, puppet, island ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 1K
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, psychotronic
Plot: city, alien, murder, police, slasher, police detective, laser beam, evil alien, monster, chase, creature, grieving father ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: small town, garbage, creature, mutant, terror, high school, tv station, part animation, monster, party, environmental, contamination
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, creature, gore, expedition, burial ground, troll, goblin, murder, explorer, demon, tomb, spirit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 433
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: remake of cult film, psychotronic
Plot: scientist, wasp, model, sex on the beach, mad scientist, lust, sex in bed, sex scene, monster, woman in bra, advertising, killed during sex ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gallery of Horror (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: John Carradine narrates five horror tales, each with a comically predictable surprise ending. In the first, "The Witches Clock", The Farrells have purchased an old mansion in Salem Massachusetts, and are warned by the town doctor of the ...
Style: anthology, serious, scary, offbeat, low-budget ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, palaces castles and temples, woman in danger, vengeance, murder, curses spells and rituals, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: england, london, new england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 31K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, science, experiment gone awry, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, hallucination, danger, genetically altered, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 1960s, 60s
Place: san francisco, africa, california, boston, new york ...
⇓ 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, investigation, scientist, immortality, magic, murder, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 91
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: handcuffs, school principal, singing, severed arm, hare krishna, murder, rain, businesswoman, dog, mahjong, owl, corpse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rider of the Skulls (1965)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Episodic film in which a masked hero combats a trio of classic monsters.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: werewolf, vampire, witch, cemetery, fund raising, fundraiser, masked man, evil dead, monster, bat, disembodied head, masked hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: danger, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, government agency, secret past, conspiracy, scientist, murder, top secret, burned alive ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, year 1955, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 19K
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, monster, quarantine, military, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: murder, mad scientist, monster, mutation, violence, camp, dead children, bicycle, creature feature, gore
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, butler, coffin, carriage, maid, murder, resurrection, castle, good versus evil, female vampire, blood
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, danger, deadly, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A surgeon transplants the heart of an ape into his ailing son with horrific results.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: gorilla, wrestling, murder, rape, heart transplant, operation, shower, orangutan, stabbed in the chest, zoo, violence, decapitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.7
 1K
The Crawlers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: People from a small town are attacked by evil radioactive tree roots growing in the forest.
Style: ambiguous ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: creature, monster, darkness, violence, gore, brother sister relationship, bloody violence, corrupt sheriff, murder, blood, slim woman, cruiser ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 15K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, anthology, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, deadly, teenage life, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, atlanta georgia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4.2
 1K
The Being (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town's citizenry.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, monster, easter, female director, disfigurement, toxic waste, radioactivity, radioactive, revenge, gore, decapitation, blood splatter ...
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 32K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Creature of Destruction (1968)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A resort hypnotist and his assistant predict murders, which she then commits as a fanged monster.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, monster, reincarnation, creature, hypnotist, beach, rock band, hypnosis, hypnotism
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A doctor (Bernie Casey) in a Watts clinic takes his own medicine and becomes a monstrous white killer of hookers.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: jekyll and hyde, evil doctor, african american, police, prostitute, serum, race, potion, mad scientist, transformation, metamorphosis, scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: serious, experimental, scary, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, murder, experiment gone awry, mind control, space and aliens, chases and races, life is a bitch, imaginary, deadly, crimes, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 31K
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: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 1K
Konga (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to test out his theory. As he has many enemies at home, he ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, chaos, inventions and discoveries, dangerous animal, imaginary, deadly creature, danger, deadly, giant monster, lecher ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%