Movies like A Blade in the Dark

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A Blade in the Dark (1983)
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A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Original name: La casa con la scala nel buio
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, dark, sinister, cult film
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, transvestism, stalking, on the run, danger, voyeurism, killer, stalker, secret, mystery killer, knife murder, crimes, youth, riddles and clues, supernatural, obsession, transsexual, mystery, who done it, solitude, isolation, countryside, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany

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Most similar movies to A Blade in the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, suspenseful, serious and scary films with plots about murder, danger, violence, serial killer, psychopath, deadly and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Blade in the Dark: Pieces (1982), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971), Opera (1987), Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), A Bay of Blood (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, chainsaw, psychopath, danger, stalking, woman in danger, sex maniac, perversity, killer, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, mystery killer, attempted murder, police detective, female killer, danger, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 16K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, crimes, mind game, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: slasher, light, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, woman in danger, psychopath, paralysis, knife, tarantula, spa, wasp, lust, escape, jacket ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 10K
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, axe, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, violence, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 2K
Delirium (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, woman in danger, obsession, serial killer, stalking, supernatural, crimes, danger, mystery, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, stalking, college life, school, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After several coeds are murdered at a college, a professor (Fabio Testi) who is involved with a student becomes a suspect, along with several other male and female teachers.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: college, murder, serial killer, teenage life, love affair, deadly, investigation, mystery, youth, crimes, law enforcement, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 35K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, manic, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, lebanon, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, murder, perversion, stalking, college, countryside, investigation, mystery killer, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, murder, psychopath, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, who done it, multiple suspects, mysterious character, deadly, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, erotic, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery killer, psychopath, danger, woman in danger, investigation, on the run, crime, crimes, courtroom drama, mystery, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, serial killer, investigation, strangulation, psychopath, masked killer, murder, blackmail, model, whodunit, mind game ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, manipulation, serial killer, danger, stalking, mind game, passion, mask, hotel, millionaire, blackmail ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, london, england, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, human monster, prostitute, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, violence, mystery, amateur detective, brutality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psycho murderer, crazy, psycho, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, psychopath, danger, murder, woman in danger, journalism, investigation, crimes, psycho, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 11K
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, masked killer, psychopath, train, party, prank, stalking, revenge, danger, youth, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday party, birthday, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 17K
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, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, vengeance, gory, red herring, disco, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.6
 3K
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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, psychopath, serial killer, murder, suspicion, pregnancy, mysterious character, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 125K
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: maniac, serial killer, murder, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, danger, fear, gory, revenge, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s, year 1958 ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, riddles and clues, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The French Sex Murders (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey")suspects otherwise. And when the murders continue after ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, investigation, danger, serial killer, prostitute, decapitation, french giallo, vengeance, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Card Player (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, crimes, psychopath, murder, police investigation, vengeance, track down, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.
Style: slasher, christmas horror, scary, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, mental illness, danger, serial killer, psychopath, santa claus, gore, christmas, knife murder, police detective, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, scotland yard, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 2K
Bloody Moon (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five years later, into the care of his sister, Manuela who, along with their ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, party, mental institution, danger, woman in danger, youth, crimes, rape, dangerous attraction, violence, mental patient ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%