Movies like Sam's Lake

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Sam's Lake (2006)
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Sam's Lake (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by a murder-mystery-turned-legend surrounding a massacre near "Sam's Lake," the film follows Sam, a young woman who, every summer, returns home to the secluded lakeside cottage she grew up in, to reconnect with her traditions and memories of the past deep within an isolated forest.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, mysterious character, crimes, wilderness, urban legend, forest, best friends, friends, graphic violence, river, summer, legend, redneck, retreat, danger, deadly, profanity, in the woods, lake or river
Time: contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Sam's Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about danger, deadly, crimes, psychopath, murder, serial killer and graphic violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Sam's Lake: Beneath the Darkness (2011), The Devil's Ground (2009), Long Distance (2005), The Woods Have Eyes (2007), Desecrated (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, young heroes, investigation, amateur detective, confined, crimes, youth, murder, social relations, small town, mortician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Ground (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving through the night and almost hits a wounded teenage girl with ...
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, violence spree, survival, crimes, murder, strong violent content, stalking, escapades, forest, wilderness, masked killer, deviant sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, psychopath, murder, crimes, stalking, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, graphic violence, deadly, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, crimes, survival, psychopath, isolation, forest, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 3.3
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Desecrated (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A rich heiress and her friends head for a weekend of fun at her isolated ranch house in the middle of no man's land. They soon find that the caretaker's dark past, has taken him down a bloody killing spree.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, sexy, tense ...
Plot: buddies, psychopath, isolation, mysterious character, ranch, struggle for survival, violence, heiress, violence spree, crimes, parents and children, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, escaped prisoner, serial killer, isolation, confined, crimes, buddies, graphic violence, friends, car race, irony, redneck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, hidden identity, river, crimes, obsessive quest, city life, villain played by lead actor, cabin in the woods, casting couch, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 570
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, crimes, strong violent content, serial killer, masked killer, murder, violence, escaped prisoner, chase, comeback, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Crawlspace (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - hiding in the house attic and methodically taking out all those ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, privacy invasion, stalking, crimes, graphic violence, uninvited guest, domestic disturbance, home invasion, survival, survival horror, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 628
Deadly Weekend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two young couples take one last trip to the country before moving to different cities. Unfortunately, when secrets come out and jealously takes a toll the weekend takes an unexpected and deadly turn for the worst.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: strong violent content, forest, survival, psychopath, isolation, confined, group of friends, murder, trap, serial killer, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 1K
The Maze (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. As they wander aimlessly through the maze the murderer follows ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, psychopath, survival, strong violent content, stalking, friends, cornfield, killer, maze, game, psycho killer, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 2K
Backwoods (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While camping in Jasper Park up North California, the couple Tom Alan Smithee and Gwen Marie Holden are attacked by a group of strangers; Tom is immediately killed and Gwen is abducted by the men to an underground facility to breed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, psychopath, on the run, wilderness, camping, redneck, backwoods, torture, attempted rape, isolation, crimes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, mysterious character, serial killer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sexual content, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cold Prey III (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Takes place in the '80s where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, psychopath, friends, graphic violence, serial killer, escapades, killer, cruelty, buddies, hotel, youth, little boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: slasher, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, forest, uncover truth, murder, violence, graphic violence, redneck, serial murder, danger, deadly, profanity, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, tense ...
Plot: forest, psychopath, murder, youth, isolation, crimes, graphic violence, teenage life, boot camp, juvenile delinquent, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, premonition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 1K
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.8
 217
April Fools (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A year ago, DeAnna a young hottie, seduces Melvin the class nerd, only to set him up for a cruel April Fools' joke that inadvertently ended in murde. Now, DeAnna, her boyfriend and her friends are being stalked by a hooded figure. Is Melvin ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mysterious character, stalking, youth, rivalry, vengeance, graphic violence, crimes, friends, prank, social relations, hip hop, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Butcher (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tragic car accident in the middle of nowhere finds six stranded college students fighting for their lives after making a horrifying discovery in a remote farmhouse in director Edward Gorsuch's rural frightener. With no place to run and no ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, rivalry, stalking, farmhouse, forest, chase, killer, car accident, high society, redneck, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
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The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, vengeance, haunted by the past, supernatural, urban legend, forest, rivalry, violence, murder, supernatural ability, graphic violence, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: tense, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: river, psychopath, chase, serial killer, forest, asthma, survival, confined, on the run, missing person, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.8
 751
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, captivity, graphic violence, crimes, law enforcement, confined, psycho killer, cannibalism, cannibal, strong female presence, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, isolation, fear, psychotherapy, murder, graphic violence, child killer, actor, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hayride 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The end of one journey only marks the beginning of another as Detective Loomis returns to uncover the truth behind the Legend of Pitchfork.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: uncover truth, murder, psychopath, strong violent content, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, legend, killer, chase, violence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, murder, prank, crazy, manhunt, survival, violence, isolation, contamination, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.4
 381
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: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rock, survival, rave, teenage life, crimes, stalking, murder, rock band, van, axe murder, teenager, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
See No Evil 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, graphic violence, crimes, strong violent content, rivalry, chase, murder, man in a wheelchair, serial murder, no survivors, giant, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.4
 9K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: 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: slasher, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, stalker, murder, college, prank, strong violent content, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 283
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, brutality, violence, fight, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.8
 565
Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: psychopath, ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, hospital, gory, danger, deadly, blood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%