Movies like When a Killer Calls

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When a Killer Calls (2006)
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 489
When a Killer Calls (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: slasher, teenage life, crimes, youth, terrorism, legends and myths, danger, urban, urban legend, city life, gory, deadly, prank, serial killer, female nudity, home invasion, murder, nanny, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, basement, telephone call, bound and gagged, hung by wrists
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to When a Killer Calls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, slasher, murder, danger, gory and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When a Killer Calls: Brutal (2007), The Choke (2006), Flashback (2000), Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001), The Woods Have Eyes (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.6
 873
Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, riddles and clues, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.4
 351
The Choke (2006)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A band playing their final gig in a former meat packing factory find themselves being stalked by a psychopath
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: slasher, rock, survival, danger, deadly, rave, gory, teenage life, crimes, stalking, band, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.4
 880
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, spring break, stalking, danger, crimes, woman in danger, vengeance, gory, deadly, youth, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, crimes, danger, deadly, in the woods, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Hillside Cannibals (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of teenagers in the desert become the prey of cannibalistic inbreds who live in the nearby hillside.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: desert, survival, deadly, danger, gory, murder, slasher, cannibal, gore, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.3
 3K
Simon Says (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside. They find the perfect place to camp out, but end up crossing paths with twin brothers, Simon and Stanley. The twins then begins to knock off the campers in some ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psycho killer, serial killer, deadly, youth, crimes, danger, woman in danger, teenage life, college, gory, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.7
 4K
Choose (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fiona Wagner, a journalism student, tracks a cold-blooded killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: killer, investigation, woman in danger, sadistic psychopath, journalism, danger, deadly, crimes, parent child relationship, gory, slasher, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Madison County (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, uncover truth, danger, deadly, in the woods, murder, violence, profanity, graphic violence, forest, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, serial killer, danger, stalking, strong sexual content, crimes, youth, deadly, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.1
 1K
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, computer program, computer, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, urban legend, serial killer, college, murder, teenage life, who done it, gory, masked killer, psychopath, rivalry, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.2
 1K
Wreckage (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jared, Kate, Rick, and Jessica find themselves stranded in a wreckage yard after their car breaks down during a drag race. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office receives notice that a convict escaped from a local state prison. As the teenagers ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: slasher, escaped prisoner, deadly, serial killer, isolation, confined, danger, crimes, buddies, murder, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Actors: Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, Chico Benymon, Andrea Bogart, James Ferris
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, heist, crimes, legends and myths, college, deadly, storm, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, supernatural, slasher, survival, gory, danger, confined, deadly, captivity, isolation, in the woods, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.4
 8K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, danger, deadly, murder, masked killer, college, prank, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 920
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 517
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, survival, vengeance, danger, supernatural, crimes, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4.8
 3K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, slasher, gory, danger, murder, deadly, mystery, supernatural, youth, college, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 1.4
 512
The Raven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer ...
Style: realistic, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: danger, obsession, slasher, serial killer, haunted by the past, rivalry, supernatural ability, woman in danger, murder, music band, showbiz, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.6
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, youth, mind game, survival, gory, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: psycho film, scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, gory, nightmare comes true, danger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Several teenagers in a small-town in Colorado concoct a July 4th prank based on a frightening legend that goes awry when their friend ends up accidentally killed; however, the teens agree to keep their involvement a secret from the authorities, who ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, violence, small town, rock concert, psychopath, prank, danger, deadly creature, vengeance, who done it, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, teenage life, confined, deadly, psychopath, danger, gory, isolation, crimes, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 502
My Pure Joy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath...his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, obsession, terrorism, mentally unstable, crimes, slasher, deadly, gory, teenage life, youth, psycho, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Halloween Night (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halloween Night starts as a young boy named Chris Vale (Sam Stone) witnesses his mum (Jan Anderson) get raped & then murdered before being horribly burnt by a jet of steam from a pipe. Jump forward 'Ten Years Later' on ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, danger, youth, crimes, mental institution, violence spree, psychopath, halloween party, murder of a nude woman, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dead Above Ground (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the style of I Know What You Did Last Summer, troubled Goth student Jeff Lucas directs and screens his won "horror movie" and is subsequently ridiculed by his fellow students. Following a tragic car accident Jeff is burnt alive and not ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: high school, slasher, vengeance, social misfits, deadly, chase, teenage life, youth, rivalry, axe murder, car falling off a cliff, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Local teens have long commemorated the death of 'Mary Hatchet' -- a girl who took an ax and killed her family in the 1970s -- with the aptly named Blood Night. But things never got truly bloody until Mary's ghost (Samantha Facchi) ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: gory, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, survival, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 437
Hazard (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: slasher, prank, psychopath, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, female director, reality tv, reality, contamination, mask, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 824
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence, profiler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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