Movies like Terror in the Night

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Terror in the Night (1964)
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Terror in the Night (1964)
Original name: Teen-Age Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: rock, murder, teenager, strangler, teenage life, crimes, serial killer, youth, riddles and clues, psychopath, crime, chase, haunted by the past, who done it, high school, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dog, death, nerd, stockings, janitor, strangulation, bulldog, dead woman ...
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to Terror in the Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, crime, serial killer, police investigation and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Terror in the Night: Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), The Commander (2003), Sketches of a Strangler (1978), The Rosary Murders (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, single parent, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
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85%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strangler, art student, crime, slasher, crimes, deadly, investigation, prostitute, psychopath, obsession ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, dishonesty, amateur detective, artists and showbiz, legal, actor's life, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, who done it, uncover truth, clergy, investigation, mystery, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Wandering Soul Murders (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widowed Joanne Kilbourn is an ex-police officer turned criminology professor. Her husband Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered, the murder never solved. Her current home life is on the most part a happy one, except ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: prostitute, murder, police detective, riddles and clues, amateur detective, police investigation, journalism, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger, mystery, who done it, suspicion, police investigation, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, gory, crimes, mind game, journalism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 97
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: amateur detective, estate, murder, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, deadly, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery, a vision, haunted by the past ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 918
Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, police investigation, supernatural ability, americana, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Like Father Like Son (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Life for Dee Stanton is improving at every turn. Her legal career is blossoming and her boyfriend Dominic unexpectedly proposes to her. Things were very different 11 years ago when her husband Paul was jailed for the brutal murders of four girls and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, single mother, murder investigation, convict, teenage son, prison, uncover truth, mystery, family relations, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, human nature, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, murder, crimes, crime, danger, mind game, law enforcement, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, psychopath, deadly, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, journalism, psychopath, who done it, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following the murders at the Rollerdome, Skye Rotter leaves town in search of a normal life. Reunited with the mother who abandoned her as a child, Skye's dream of a happier life starts to take shape - until her serial killer father returns.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, parents and children, deadly, crimes, youth, starting over, teenage life, small town, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, confined, prison, crimes, prison life, manipulation, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 979
Legacy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a geeky, overweight rushee is found dead at the hottest sorority on the campus, the three most popular girls of the house are prime suspects.
Style: witty, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, deadly, college life, reluctant partners, college, legal, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, murder, amateur detective, couple relations, who done it, haunted by the past, resort, riddles and clues, drug abuse, couples, crime, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulation, rivalry, high school, friendship, jealousy, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty, youth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, rivalry, slasher, police investigation, gory, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%