Movies like Nightmare 1964

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Nightmare (1964)
 6.7
 2K
Nightmare (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
Style: psychological thriller, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: mental institution, doll, dream, neo noir, mother, doctor, female protagonist, fear, mask, insanity, knife, mansion, paranoia, nightmare, guardian, key, flashback, birthday cake, stabbing, injury, dreaming, traumatic experience, recurring nightmare

Most similar movies to Nightmare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, blood, nightmare, insanity, death, violence and deadly mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Nightmare: A Taste of Evil (1971), Paranoiac (1963), Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973), Terrified (1995), The Psychopath (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Taste of Evil (1971)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: flashback, mental institution, rape, mansion, maniac, female protagonist, strong female character, alcoholic, crying girl, getting home, woman in danger, slim woman ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 2K
Paranoiac (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: family relations, psychopath, impostor, aunt, suicide attempt, crimes, mentally unstable, dealing with death, mystery, deadly, rescue, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.
Style: psychological thriller, psychotronic
Plot: sculptor, insane, female alcoholic, knife murder, missing sister, old woman, female student, environmentalist, housekeeper, murder, college, summer job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.3
 469
Terrified (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Traumatized after witnessing her jealous husband kill her adulterous lover and then himself, an unbalanced, nymphomaniac young woman finds herself stalked by an unknown assailant, but she cannot make anyone believe her desperate situation.
Plot: stalker, insanity, infidelity, dream, desire, police, adultery, violence, fear, nightmare, murder, nymphomaniac ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 732
The Psychopath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: exploding car, doll, poison, stabbing, wheelchair, murder, revenge, slasher, blowtorch, handicapped, sculptor, junkyard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Scream of Fear (1961)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound young girl returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
Style: psychological, scary, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, father, mystery, uncover truth, mistaken identity, missing person, parents and children, estate, disability, deadly, loss of father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 256
Playroom (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.
Style: cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: axe, cave, archaeologist, injury, bloody body of a child, monastery, insanity, death of family, imaginary friend, severed head, torture, demon ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 567
Crescendo (1970)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An innocent project transforms into a perilous nightmare when researcher Susan Roberts arrives in France in search of information on a deceased composer. She contacts his widow whose mental deterioration, precipitated by the death of her husband, ...
Style: psychological thriller, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: disability, student, addiction, drug abuse, curses spells and rituals, master and servant, twins, life is a bitch, pursuit, wheelchair, paranoia, mansion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 39K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, obsession, maniac, fear, mental patient, psychopath, murder, pursuit, stalker, mental illness, psychiatric ward, sexual assault ...
Place: portugal, pennsylvania, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 330
Deadly Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: From the director of the highly acclaimed "Body Chemistry," comes a frightening excursion into terror. Alex is caught in a web of distrust between his brother, his best friend, a beautiful stranger and the renewed dreams of the slaughter ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: slasher, nightmare, female director, murder, rifle, childhood trauma, dead boy, inheritance, masked killer, killer, death of parents, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nutcracker: An American Nightmare (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychopath, insanity, nightmare, doctor, christmas, mental institution, religion, fan, swamp, sex, blood, gift ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fear in the Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It took Penny Heller a long time to recover from the trauma of a brutal physical assault, suffered in her youth. When she married Robert, he provided her with the love and reassurance she craved for and the two settled down in a pretty house in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, nervous breakdown, graphic violence, family problems, couples, conspiracy, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, mind game, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 660
Hysteria (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown benefactor, he attempts to unravel what looks increasingly ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological thriller, psychotronic
Plot: murder, power relations, mystery, deadly, disorder, crimes, memory loss, investigation, losing-it hero, private detective, riddles and clues, shower ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 4K
Curtains (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, violence, mental institution, psychopath, maniac, serial killer, mask, crimes, slasher, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 686
The Mask (1961)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: curse, nightmare, mask, suicide, archaeologist, supernatural, psychiatry, h.p. lovecraft, supernatural power, insanity, archaeology, occult
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 23
Shockwave (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Just as Wes thought his summer couldn't get any worse it got terrifying when he wakes up one morning to find a bloody mess with a letter to add the cherry on top to a confusing puzzle that leads to a gruesome trail of shock and horror.
Style: surprise ending, cult movie cast, suspense, cult film
Plot: fright, stalking, terror, bad guy, homicidal maniac, psycho killer, slasher, ghost, shower, hair, wig, knife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 1K
Night Watch (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, crime, false accusation, couples, mystery, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, lightning, hiding, police inspector ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 78K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, ghosts, violence, nanny, supernatural, mansion, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 79K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
2 Bedroom 1 Bath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple moves into what appears to be the perfect home, but when they discover that they will soon become parents, things begin to fall apart. Rachel, the expectant mother, is haunted by a ghost in a red dress, while Kevin, the soon to be ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, rough
Plot: pregnancy, husband wife relationship, evil force, vengeful ghost, fear, nightmare, expectant father, marriage, landlord, supernatural, haunted house, lust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 1K
Maniac (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The rape of his teenage daughter instigated a violent, maniacal retribution on the perpetrator for which Georges was incarcerated in an asylum for the insane. When a stranger enters a quiet, country town and is seduced by a sensuous married woman he ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychotronic, british noir
Plot: blowtorch, painter, proto-slasher, traumatic experience, torture, barmaid, 19 year old, female criminal, french countryside, scheme, female villain, villainess ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 849
The Comeback (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: proto-slasher, pop star, gore, nightmare, supernatural power, penthouse, housekeeper, murder of wife, nudity (full frontal - brief), fall in love, country house, blood ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 3K
Braid (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two drug dealers on the lam seek refuge inside their mentally unstable friend’s mansion. But in order to stay, they have to participate in her elaborate, and increasingly dangerous, game of permanent make-believe.
Style: macabre, disturbing, neurotic, brutal
Plot: mansion, game, insanity, odd, necrophiliac, save the day, mental disorder, best friends, redhead, latex gloves, foot fetish, woman kills a man ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
Deadly Revisions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hypnotherapy and drugs are used to help an amnesiac horror writer, but are the terrifying images that surface real or imagined?
Plot: axe, nightmare, doll, murder, cabin, rope, evil, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 3K
Darling (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young woman slowly goes crazy after taking a job as the caretaker for an ancient New York home.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: insanity, murder, nightmare, mad woman, schizophrenia, psycho killer, hallucination, alone, female protagonist, paranoia, death, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, prank, ritual, sorority, fraternity, violence, psycho killer, serial killer, supernatural, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 1K
The Mimic (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.
Style: psychotronic, psychological thriller, gothic
Plot: old woman, grandmother granddaughter relationship, broken windshield, falling into a hole, police, flashlight, missing child, police detective, alzheimer's disease, father daughter relationship, family home, killing a dog ...
Place: busan, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 9K
In Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, danger, psychopath, stranger, survival, in the woods, fear, wilderness, off the road, dark secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: seance, murder, doctor, hallucination, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, gory, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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