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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, maniac, slasher, stalking, murder, psychopath, human monster, mystery killer, bad guy, unknown killer, sadistic psychopath, creep, slasher killer, police investigation, prom, mystery, proto-slasher, small town, mind game, sociopath, violence spree, woman in danger, deadly, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: arkansas, texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about crimes, serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, slasher and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Too Scared to Scream (1984), Terror Train (1980), Resurrection (1999), Amsterdamned (1988), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). 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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, small town, strong sexual content, small town life, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: year 1976, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
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75%
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: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, wheelchair, murder, voyeurism, psychopath, danger, mystery killer, police detective, gory, crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher, mind game, stalking, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, murder, college, serial killer, slasher, revenge, party, mask, masked killer, psycho, stalker, costume ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, violence, brutality, murder, mystery, husband wife relationship, amputee, race against time, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psycho killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, boat chase, motorcycle chase, police investigation, crime, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, small town, psychopathic killer, pitchfork, maniac, soldier, knife murder, slasher killer, college, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1980, year 1944 ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 24K
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychiatrist, fbi, murder, psychopath, car chase, riddles and clues, crime, chase, psychotherapy, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 21K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, revenge, voyeur, serial killer, motel, blood, starting over, gory, mother son relationship, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, private detective, stalking, psychopath, urban legend, gory, obsession, mental institution, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, knife murder, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, single parent, church service ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psycho film, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalker, psychopath, chase, murder, knife murder, gory, stalking, who done it, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, serial killer, in the woods, murder, back from the dead, death, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, killing spree, valentine's day, danger, brutality, violence, masked killer, youth, characters killed one by one, blood spatter, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, summer camp, lake, camp, psychopath, gory, axe, vengeance, in the woods, summer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, gory, crime, investigation, reporter, family conflict, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalking, pervert, psychopath, sister, knife murder, creep, rapist, gory, reporter, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, dormitory, psychopath, stalking, mystery killer, college, gory, school, power drill ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.
Style: psycho film, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, torture, sadism, violence, reporter, stripper, psychopath, private detective, gory, nightclub ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, death, niece, evil, small town, gory, mass murder, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, valentine's day, slasher, psychopath, vengeance, gory, danger, woman in danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, road trip, slasher, carnival, on the road, mental institution, crimes, college, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, gore, violence, serial killer, rage, park, killer, sadism, mannequin, shotgun, gory, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, teenage life, mental patient, evil, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.5
 409
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, morgue, camp, psychopath, gory, knife murder, summer camp, strong sexual content, in the woods, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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