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: scary, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, stalking, murder, police investigation, slasher, vengeance, danger, mind game, sadistic psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, isolation, criminal heroes, deadly, police detective, woman in danger, maniac, prom, bad guy, slasher killer, creep ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa

Most similar movies to The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, danger, psychopath and slasher mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Terror Train (1980), The Zodiac (2005), The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982), Too Scared to Scream (1984), Kemper (2008). 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: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, masked killer, serial killer, small town, dismemberment, small town life, crimes, strong sexual content, haunted by the past, danger, social relations ...
Time: year 1976, year 2013, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation, violence spree, crimes, murder, danger, stalking, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 9K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, slasher, party, prank, stalking, revenge, youth, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, crimes, mystery, gory, mind game, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, school, supernatural, crimes, college life, slasher, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, scary, brutal, psycho film, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, danger, murder, manipulation, psychopath, slasher, deadly, crimes, manipulations, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, gory, who done it, danger, tragic hero, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.1
 483
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, psychological, suspenseful, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, danger, crimes, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, danger, track down, murder mystery, unknown killer, diving ...
Time: 80s, frogman
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands, holland
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, sadistic killer, chase, psychopath, murder, stalker, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, slasher, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, death in the family, dealing with death, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 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, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, crimes, deadly, who done it, danger, woman in danger, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, rivalry, friendship, vengeance, mind game, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crimes, investigation, police investigation, missing person, murder, reluctant partners, police detective, woman in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 25K
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 ⇓
47%
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, woman in danger, mind game, danger, psychopath, gory, journalism, amateur detective, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, slasher, deadly, psychopath, woman in danger, violence spree, gory, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 1K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, murder, danger, social relations, isolation, small town sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police detective, mystery, deal with the devil, danger, clergy, mind game, resurrection, shape shifting, occult ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
 1K
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: disturbing, rough, suspense, bleak, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, danger, murder, deadly, journalism, police detective, stalking, heavy metal, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, serial murder, stalking, psychopath, camp, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, masked killer, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, slasher, police detective, violence, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, gory, danger, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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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: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, mind game, crimes, mystery, murderous pair, danger, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 5K
Giallo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Torino, Celine, an American model, is abducted by a taxi driver while en route home to meet her sister Linda, visiting at her apartment. The next morning, Linda reports that Celine is missing - the sergeant in charge directs her to F.B.I. agent ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, fear, inspector, mysterious character, rescue, maniac, missing sister, torture, taxi, murder, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 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, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, woman in danger, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, spring break, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, gory, vengeance, woman in danger, stalking, mystery killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 9K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, soldier, world war two, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, college, love affair, sadism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime, mind game, investigation, serial killer, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, stalking, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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