Movies like Nightmares

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Nightmares (1983)
 5.7
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Nightmares (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense, suspense, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, urban legend, monster, maniac, demon, scientist, truck, priest, anthology, slasher, gory, obsession, video game, crimes, on the road, monastery, clergy, dangerous animal, legends and myths, danger, urban, mind game, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey

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Most similar movies to Nightmares

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, slasher, murder and crimes mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightmares: Blood Beach (1980), Hell's Highway (2002), The Kindred (1987), The Fly II (1989), Amityville: It's About Time (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, sexploitation film, bloody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, investigation, sand, beach, gory, supernatural, missing person, deadly, danger, rivalry, escapades, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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95%
 4.1
 511
Hell's Highway (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four college friends take a fateful road trip. The road, Hell's Highway--a direct route to terror. They pick up Lucinda: A hot young hitchiker, full of sexual deviance and lust for the bloody kill. After being terrorized and nearly killed, the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, on the road, afterlife, danger, dangerous animal, crimes, human becomes animal, college, zombie, supernatural, terrorism, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 1K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, gory, murder, supernatural, deadly, teenage life, disorder, survival, investigation, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 20K
The Fly II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: teleportation, monster, laboratory, mutation, genetic engineering, human becomes animal, mad scientist, gory, transformation, child as adult, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, vengeance, slasher, mentally unstable, suburbs, deadly, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert the Doctor is trying to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, gory, vengeance, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, crimes, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, curses spells and rituals, mind game ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect the new puppet master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, puppet, evil doll, gory, supernatural, hotel, chaos, mutant, danger, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 859
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, supernatural, serial killer, survival, child killer, gory, deadly, danger, woman in danger, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An author who was sent to the town Drakho, because of a nervous breakdown, gets wound up in a mystery revolving around demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real she ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, small town, vampire, priest, howling, blood, supernatural, disorder, gory, supernatural ability, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Girls School Screamers (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, ghost, murder, reincarnation, student life, crimes, who done it, mysterious character, serial killer, supernatural, danger, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
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Headspace (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological, rough ...
Plot: danger, woman in danger, psychopath, obsession, murder, crimes, who done it, serial killer, intelligence, chess, mystery, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, legends and myths ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, mass murder, carnival, fisherman, boat, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, supernatural, survival, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, good versus evil, time travel, hell, demon, space station, gory, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, deadly, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 18th century, 1780s, 22nd century, 1990s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, ghost, model, demon, hell, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, teenage life, couples, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, police, shower, bum, cannibal, flamethrower, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
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Dead Mary (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During a fun-filled getaway at a remote lake, teenager Kim (Dominique Swain) and her friends unwittingly unleash a murderous spirit when they make the mistake of playing the game 'Dead Mary' in this horror story. The body count rises as ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, youth, survival, ghost, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, city life, cons and scams, student life, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed the warlock a century before. A newcomer and the daughter ...
Style: rough, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: slasher, scarecrow, warlock, supernatural ability, love affair, clergy, countryside, danger, ghost, deadly, deal with the devil, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, baby, mutant, monster, babies and infants, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, gory, supernatural ability, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.9
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The Cell 2 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now ...
Style: exciting, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, amnesia, deadly, supernatural ability, law enforcement, police detective, supernatural, chases and races, who done it, life is a bitch, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Puppet Master 4 (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young scientist working on an artificial intelligence project is the target of strange gremlin-like creatures, who are out to kill him and thus terminate his research. By coincidence, in one of the rooms he uses, there's a mysterious case ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, supernatural, gory, chaos, imaginary, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, laser ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, slasher, deadly, zombie, vengeance, ghost, psychopath, afterlife, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
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The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, chaos, gory, zombie, apocalypse, vengeance, signal, new year, contact, deadly, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 3.5
 917
The Fear (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mannequin, slasher, haunted by the past, gory, deadly, crimes, deadly creature, theme park, mental illness, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 1K
976-Evil II (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being bestowed with demonic powers following a phone call to Hell, a psychotic teacher begins a rampage of death and destruction in a small town, forcing a teen and her boyfriend to fight him off so that they can get away.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, zombie, slasher, obsession, murder, chase, telephone call, escapades, crimes, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, ghost ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 8K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hotel, puppet, objects come to life, supernatural, stalking, imaginary, good versus evil, ghost, rivalry, serial killer, miraculous event ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 548
Scanner Cop II (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.
Style: rough, exciting, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police officer, supernatural ability, gory, mutant, investigation, rivalry, slasher, terrorism, supernatural, serial killer, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 4K
Devour (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends become increasingly addicted to a video game that has an evil agenda.
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, occult, obsession, afterlife, high school, deadly, teenage life, supernatural ability, gory, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 492
Shriek (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Clark (Tanya Dempsey), a young Mathematics major at University, thinks she's found the best deal for student housing: a group of squatters who live in an abandoned hospital secretly. The quirky residents let her into their community provided ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: hospital, college, monster, crimes, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, mind game, slasher, zombie, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, gory, violence spree, future dystopia, a.i., deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, imaginary, superhuman powers, man versus machine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%