Movies like Sam's Lake

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Sam's Lake (2006)
 4.5
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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
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, mysterious character, crimes, danger, wilderness, deadly, urban legend, best friends, in the woods, friends, graphic violence, lake or river, profanity, summer, legend, slasher, retreat
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 suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, crimes, murder, slasher, psychopath and graphic violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sam's Lake: The Devil's Ground (2009), Long Distance (2005), The Woods Have Eyes (2007), Desecrated (2015), Crawlspace (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, violence spree, psychopath, gory, crimes, deadly, danger, survival, murder, stalking, wilderness, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
69%
 3.3
 505
Desecrated (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, deadly, isolation, buddies, mysterious character, ranch, struggle for survival, danger, heiress, violence, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.7
 773
Crawlspace (2013)
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, suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, psychopath, privacy invasion, crimes, stalking, deadly, domestic disturbance, uninvited guest, graphic violence, suburbs, voyeurism, attic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
61%
 4.1
 509
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, strong violent content, crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, violence, masked killer, danger, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.8
 572
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, scary, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, psychopath, isolation, strong violent content, confined, in the woods, deadly, slasher, murder, group of friends, danger, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, hidden identity, slasher, deadly, lake or river, crimes, city life, obsessive quest, urban, casting couch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
52%
 3.9
 919
The Maze (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, chase, psychopath, survival, danger, strong violent content, gory, stalking, deadly, chases and races, friends, game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, profanity, serial killer, investigation, young heroes, amateur detective, murder, danger, deadly, youth, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: bound and gagged, survival, psychopath, deadly, danger, on the run, gory, wilderness, camping, attempted rape, torture, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 812
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: danger, violence, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.8
 187
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, mysterious character, vengeance, youth, danger, deadly, rivalry, stalking, friends, crimes, graphic violence, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.0
 135
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, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, isolation, danger, youth, deadly, crimes, in the woods, teenage life, graphic violence, slasher, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.6
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, danger, gory, stalking, farmhouse, in the woods, chase, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.0
 693
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, captivity, law enforcement, danger, confined, slasher, crimes, deadly, graphic violence, cannibalism, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 1K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chase, danger, lake or river, survival, isolation, woman in danger, missing person, on the run, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 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, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, fear, isolation, psychotherapy, murder, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
 4.3
 220
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, vengeance, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, hotel, deadly, psychopath, crimes, slasher, danger, violence, best friends, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kill Katie Malone (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle "Dixie" Canning, pool their cash to buy a "ghost" in an online auction. The three think it's all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, vengeful ghost, deadly, danger, supernatural, buddies, ghost, best friend, murder, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, danger, vengeance, friendship, in the woods, strong violent content, youth, rivalry, deadly, slasher, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.7
 513
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
Plot: ghost, gory, danger, psychopath, deadly, supernatural, riddles and clues, hospital, slasher, blood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 666
Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: supernatural, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, deadly, couples, crimes, murder, dishonesty, danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
 2.6
 574
Sea of Fear (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College athlete Lance and his friend Tom meet Tom's girlfriend Kate and her friend Ashley in a marina to travel on a rented boat on a leisure trip. The Captain brings his navigator and first mate Joel and another unexpected passenger, Derek, ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: murder, slasher, survival, psychopath, danger, mysterious character, deadly, ship, cruise, violence, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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