Movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown 1976

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film, based on true events
Plot: mystery killer, serial killer, stalking, unknown killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, human monster, vengeance, mind game, sadistic psychopath, crimes, isolation, law enforcement, police detective, woman in danger, criminal heroes, maniac, masked killer, prom, masked man, mystery, small town, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946, post world war two, 40s
Place: arkansas, texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, danger and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Se7en (1995), Terror Train (1980), The Zodiac (2005), Kemper (2008), The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, psychopath, train, prank, stalking, revenge, youth, uninvited guest, mind game, masked killer, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
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44%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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44%
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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43%
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 ⇓
43%
Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, manipulation, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, disability, dishonesty, criminal, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Amsterdamned (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery killer, serial killer, psychopath, murder, mystery, mind game, investigation, track down, unknown killer, murder mystery, masked killer, diving ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, mind game, crimes, tragic hero, buddies, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, murderer, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
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41%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, police detective, woman in danger, stalker, sadistic killer, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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40%
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Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, murder, police detective, crimes, murderous pair, law enforcement, true crime, violence, rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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40%
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: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
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40%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, woman in danger, who done it, police investigation, crimes, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, dealing with death, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, rivalry, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
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39%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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38%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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38%
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The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, isolation, murder, social relations, small town sheriff, darkness, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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The First Power (1990)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man born out of an incestuous relationship, after enduring an emotionally scarring childhood, gives in to the dark side of Satanic forces and becomes a weapon of evil. He kills with such ferocity that he becomes the main target of the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, murder, deal with the devil, mystery, clergy, mind game, resurrection, occult, psychopath, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
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37%
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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: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, youth, stalking, spring break, murder, dark secret, mystery killer, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, mind game, hitchhiker, survival, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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36%
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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 ⇓
36%
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Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, rivalry, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes, mystery, murderous pair, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, summer camp, violence spree, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, cons and scams, supernatural, forest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, psycho terror, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
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The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, crimes, serial murder, brutality, secret room, estate, beach, haunted house ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%