Movies like The Zodiac Killer

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The Zodiac Killer (1971)
 4.3
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The Zodiac Killer (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck driver, or the seemingly mild-mannered mailman, or even a cop?
Style: slasher, cult film, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, murder, zodiac, psychotic, mystery killer, psycho, police officer, violence, female nudity, teenage girl, taxi, african american, truck driver, lie, mirror, sadism, rabbit, nudity (full frontal - brief), psycho killer, lake, night, masked killer, letter, desperation, rage ...
Place: california, san francisco

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Most similar movies to The Zodiac Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, suspenseful, serious and scary films with plots about blood, murder, serial killer, violence, psychopath, gore and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Zodiac Killer: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), The Prowler (1981), The Toolbox Murders (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 11K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1945, year 1980 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping, serial killer, teenage life, computers and web, vengeance, obsession, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 135K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, maniac, murder, camp, psychopath, drowning, cult, fear, revenge, serial murder, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, maniac, murder, psychopath, sadism, investigation, pedophilia, torture, torment, suffering, criminal psychologist ...
Time: year 2001
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, child in peril, hospital, forest, massacre, sadism, killing spree, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.
Style: slasher, suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, murder, serial killer, psychopath, violence against women, violence, sadism, death, cell phone, sadist, sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 106K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, torture, death, serial killer, murder, forest, human monster, vengeance, violence spree, back from the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
 14K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, serial killer, split personality, woman in danger, voyeurism, hotel, corpse, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, transvestism, voyeurism, on the run, stalking, serial killer, killer, stalker, mystery killer, solitude, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several murders have taken place in London. All the victims are prostitutes and the murderer is using the same techniques as Jack the Ripper. Peter Dockerman, an ex-acrobat and husband of one of the victims is the prime suspect. But whoever the ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: murder, prostitute, maniac, voyeurism, killer, mystery killer, cannibal, murder of a prostitute, death, murder of wife, attraction, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, united kingdom, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, crimes, supernatural, college life, school, law enforcement, isolation, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, forest, summer camp, massacre, killing spree, lake, sadism, masked killer, camp, psycho terror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 86K
Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, suspense, reboot
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, whodunit, psychopath, hallucination, fandom, homecoming, killing spree, murder, attempted murder, sister sister relationship, hospital, characters killed one by one ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 27K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: slasher, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), starting over, attic, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, graphic violence, split personality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 14K
The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, hacking, cyberspace, strong violent content, woman in danger, found footage, privacy invasion, fear, brutality, witnessing a crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Gruesome Twosome (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop. A persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, serial killer, mentally challenged, murder, psychopath, scalping, mysterious character, golden years, crimes, zombie, woman in danger, student life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The ...
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: killing an animal, corpse, police officer, threat, dark killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), police psychologist, fear, psychiatrist, rain, death, snow ...
Place: switzerland, ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Killer Is Still Among Us (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Forensic student Christina Marelli decide to write about a mysterious serial killer who kills couple in love. The killer shows up just when the little lovebirds sitting in their cars and have a cozy time. He shoots them to death and then uses her ...
Style: surprise ending, slasher
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, whodunit, supernatural horror, humiliation, forced sexual contact, sex maniac, couples, male female relationship, female nudity, psychological trauma, perversion ...
Place: italy, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, social relations, teenage life, police investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: year 2013, year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
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Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, pregnancy, riddles and clues, mysterious character, investigation, love affair, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
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Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past, revenge, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 11K
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, obsession, teenage life, violence, investigation, dark past, characters killed one by one, insanity, fear, inheritance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Slasher Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Manny Velazquez underground slasher tribute about a number of serial killers on the loose in Chicago and begins a murder spree. Meanwhile,, a young man watches over his friends house over the weekend until he realizes that something is wrong.
Style: macabre, dark, surprise ending, slasher, bloody ...
Plot: evil, maniac, murder, chase, violence, home invasion, teenage boy, chaos, teenage girl, killing spree, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, serial killer ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins slaughtering blonde, blue-eyed women - and leaving their eyeballs ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, sadism, psycho killer, ex convict, rapist, hypnosis, family relations, estate, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film starts out incredibly in a beautiful Gothic castle in Germany. As little girls, Kitty Wildenbrück and her sister Evelyn have been fighting when their grandfather tells them the story behind an incredibly uncanny painting: Legend has it ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, whodunit, death, female psychopath, mercilessness, brutality, sadism, violence, insanity, evil, cruelty ...
Place: germany, west germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 1K
Lovers Lane (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who killed 13 years before goes out on the loose to kill his victims' children.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, murder, dead teenager, youth, teenage life, graphic violence, killer, single parent, death of loved one, mental patient ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 18K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, vengeance, red herring, disco, youth, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: tense, serious, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, decapitation, killer santa claus, christmas, mental illness, obsession, mental institution, doctors and patients, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: slasher, scary, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, school, mental institution, mystery, crimes, youth, friendship, teacher, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%