Movies like Mr. Sardonicus

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Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
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Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more grotesque results! The audience gets an opportunity to vote--via the "Punishment Poll"--for the penalty Sardonicus must pay for his deeds...
Style: scary, gothic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: baron, mystery, lottery, danger, physical appearance, haunted by the past, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, woman in danger, master villain, palaces castles and temples, grave, torture, castle, bondage, cemetery, fog, doctor, mask, grave robber, servant, leech, corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe, london

Most similar movies to Mr. Sardonicus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychotronic films with plots about danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mystery, woman in danger and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Mr. Sardonicus: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973), Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Count Dracula (1977), Count Dracula (1970), A Taste of Blood (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: deal with the devil, obsession, destiny, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, manipulation, aging, escapades, manipulations, obsessive quest, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of his intended thirteenth victim and the son of his prosecutor ...
Style: serious, gothic, scary, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, snake, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly, crimes, in the woods, gory, palaces castles and temples, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, insanity, buried alive, castle, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, deadly, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Count Dracula (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's ...
Style: gothic, tense, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, dracula, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, rave, psychopath, track down, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, zombie ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Count Dracula (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, West Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.
Style: scary, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, dracula, supernatural, vampire, blood, master and servant, deadly creature, rivalry, chase, heroes, legends and myths, dangerous attraction ...
Place: europe, romania, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Taste of Blood (1967)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A businessman turns into a vampire after drinking brandy laced with vampire blood and sets out on an odyssey of killing the descendent's of Dracula's executioners.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, rivalry, chase, escapades, supernatural, imaginary, good versus evil, master villain, stalking, deadly, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, florida, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Dracula (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, vampire, bloodsucker, stalking, countryside, destiny, village, gothic horror, blood, obsessive quest, danger, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Remake of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). Shot entirely on green screen. Some exact shots from the 1920 film were superimposed to properly replicate the original. Francis relates the story of traveling magician Dr. Caligari and Cesare. Their ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, crimes, investigation, mystery, manipulations, danger, rivalry, police detective, serial killer, manipulation ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, slasher, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: sherlock holmes, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, mysterious character, private detective, rivalry, estate, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Premature Burial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, tomb, death, fear, coffin, haunted by the past, eccentric family, mystery, crumbling marriage, mental illness, gothic horror, cat ...
Time: 60s, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Voodoo Possession (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Imagine an insatiable demon that feeds on blood, thrives on pain, and reaches from beyond the grave to torment the living...and the dead. For believers and skeptics alike, there is nothing in this world or the next to rival the relentless evil of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: voodoo, supernatural, possession, rivalry, danger, deadly, mystery, curse, showdown, standoff, salvation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 945
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, haunted house, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, blood, immortality, small town, surrealism, danger, palaces castles and temples, hidden identity, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, plague ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 22K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, nightmare, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 824
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, murder, mysterious character, private detective, deadly, danger, partners against crime, deadly creature, supernatural, crimes, nosy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when Jessica moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, low-budget ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, ghost, haunted by the past, murder, hippie, haunted house, drowning, paranoia, mental institution, domestic disturbance, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Satan's School for Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman enrolls at an all-girls college in New England to investigate her sister's suicide and is slowly lured into a witchcraft cult by a quartet of students wanting to make her their fifth member of their evil circle.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: college, amateur detective, mystery, supernatural, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, death in the family, witch, secret movement, death of sister ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 1K
Dracula (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: dracula, vampire, unfulfilled love, mysterious character, supernatural, couples, chaos, terminal illness, couple relations, deadly creature, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, europe, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 537
Spellcaster (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, supernatural, zombie, treasure hunt, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, rock, escapades, gang, contests and competitions, mentally unstable, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the case to uncover the truth about a monstrous, supernatural ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, curse, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, murder, deadly creature, danger, haunted by the past, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Satan will no longer be beast... but beauty!" That declaration comes early in The Eighteenth Angel, signaling the kind of horror movie we're in for: thick and cheesy. When that line (and others like it) is uttered by mad monk ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, scary, serious
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, chases and races, race against time, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, track down, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 2K
Dark Waters (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia, UK, Ukraine, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.
Style: gothic, bleak, surreal, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: island, amateur detective, supernatural, isolation, woman in danger, friendship, convent, mystery, unlikely criminals, religions or cults, good versus evil, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, mystery, family in danger, woman in danger, death in the family, mysterious character, master and servant, family relations, family problems, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, serial killer, psychopath, danger, slasher, forest, violence spree, gory, youth, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 732
Voodoo Moon (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Voodoo Moon takes place in the mid-west United States, where a demonic figure murders the entire population of a small town, save for one young boy and his sister. Twenty years later, the boy has been consumed with trying to track the devil down and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, deadly creature, danger, deadly, experiment gone awry, siblings relations, woman in danger, obsession, survival ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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