Movies like Don't Answer the Phone!

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Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
 4.9
 2K
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in show to describe his sexual hang-ups and misogynistic ways, while a local police detective, Lt. McCable, is always two steps behind in trying to catch the psycho.
Style: disturbing, scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, deadly, woman in danger, violence spree, misogynist, sexual abuse, telephone call, maniac, rape, prostitute, psychologist, psycho killer, shooting ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, vietnam, asia, california

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Most similar movies to Don't Answer the Phone!

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, psychopath, danger, murder and slasher mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Don't Answer the Phone!: Madhouse (2004), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Visiting Hours (1982), Scrapbook (2000), The Last Horror Movie (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
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100%
Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, danger, murder, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, investigation, psycho ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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32%
 4.2
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Scrapbook (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, woman in danger, psychopath, mind game, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, captivity, sexual torture, sadism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Go in the House (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As a child, Donald was tormented by his mother who used fire as a punishment. Now a deranged adult, Donald stalks women at clubs, then takes them home where he kills them with a flamethrower.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: old house, serial killer, murder, sadism, slasher, disco, abusive mother, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, burned alive, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, new york
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30%
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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, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, slasher, woman in danger, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, rough, cult film, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, vengeance, revenge, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, brutality, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
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Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, supermarket, danger, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, stalking, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, violence, sexualized violence, woman in danger, sadism, torture, violence against women, danger, murder, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, mental illness, murder, slasher, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Style: rough, disturbing, banned film, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: sadism, murder, hostage, violence, train, woman in danger, sexual harassment, vengeance, danger, revenge, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, christmas horror, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, investigation, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, nightlife, showbiz, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who...or what...is it? The lazy local sheriff blames bears. But the escalating body count seems to point to a human killer. Ignoring the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, vengeance, psychopath, serial killer, danger, murder, stalking, survival, on the run, isolation, mental illness, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, bra and panties, serial killer, psychopath, kidnapping, woman in danger, tools, violence, black gloves, knife murder, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: sadistic, rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, slasher, loneliness, violence spree, homicidal maniac, extreme violence, disturbed childhood, murder, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, danger, woman in danger, strong violent content, rape revenge, sexual humiliation, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Chaos (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual sadism, psychopath, in the woods, murder, gory, violence spree, slasher, deadly, gang, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
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The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: obsession, split personality, murder, mentally unstable, danger, blind ambition, dishonesty, disobey, psychopath, dangerous attraction, stalking, spouse killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, rapist, kidnapping, sister, knife murder, crimes, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, mind game, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, journalism, stalking, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, murder, slasher, psychopath, teenager, serial killer, stalking, violence, vengeance, youth, buddies, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, rivalry, crimes, slasher, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, violence, psychopath, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibal, gory, cannibalism, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.1
 506
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, woman in danger, mentally unstable, psychopath, family in danger, dangerous attraction, who done it, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%