Movies like Nightmares

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Nightmares (1983)
 5.7
 3K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, intense, suspense, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, urban legend, monster, anthology, maniac, demon, scientist, truck, priest, slasher, video game, gory, on the road, store, obsession, danger, suburbs, urban, deadly, clergy, dangerous animal, hidden identity, domestic disturbance, mind game ...
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 scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, murder, slasher and crimes mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightmares: Blood Beach (1980), The Fly II (1989), The Kindred (1987), Hell's Highway (2002), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
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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, bloody, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, beach, sand, investigation, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, mystery, supernatural, missing person, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: monster, teleportation, laboratory, gory, mad scientist, human becomes animal, genetic engineering, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment, industrialist, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: gory, mad scientist, mutant, dangerous animal, murder, experiment gone awry, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, disorder, twins ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: semi serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, on the road, ghost, college, gory, slasher, zombie, afterlife, psychopath, crimes, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, gory, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, supernatural ability, mind game, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, puppet, evil doll, gory, hotel, deadly creature, supernatural ability, supernatural, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, small town, priest, blood, howling, vampire, deadly creature, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, gory, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, vengeance, supernatural ability, estate, suburbs, domestic disturbance, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: space station, hell, demon, gory, time travel, good versus evil, destiny, deadly creature, master villain, artificial intelligence, supernatural ability, save the world ...
Time: future, 18th century, 22nd century, 1780s, year 1996 ...
Place: manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, model, demon, hell, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 9K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, decapitation, mutant, bum, sewer, police detective, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, boat, fisherman, mass murder, carnival, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, village, anti heroes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, murder, serial killer, ghost, hook, supernatural, gory, vengeance, killer, curse, afterlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 19K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, psychopath, chaos, infidelity, deadly creature, zombie, vengeance, serial killer, apocalypse, slasher, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, suspenseful, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, gory, deadly creature, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, reincarnation, danger, deadly, imaginary, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: atmospheric, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hotel, puppet, objects come to life, ghost, supernatural, serial killer, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, survival, monster, danger, chase, brother, serial killer, death, characters killed one by one, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, slasher, murder, gory, college, school, mysterious character, serial killer, investigation, mind game, college life, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 3.5
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mannequin, slasher, gory, danger, theme park, deadly, deadly creature, stalking, haunted by the past, mental illness, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, high school, gory, back from the dead, teenager, fear, dreams, burned alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 19K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, gory, body horror, bondage, laboratory, zombie, murder, parallel world, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: mutant, monster, baby, murder, gory, deadly creature, slasher, supernatural ability, investigation, family in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 2K
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: serial killer, intelligence, obsession, murder, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, gory, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, torture, violence, disfigurement, psychopath, hitchhiker, chainsaw, mentally unstable, violence spree, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: slasher, scarecrow, warlock, countryside, gory, deadly creature, small town, ghost, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, murder, sorority, hospital, escaped mental patient, hiding, serial killer, gory, knife murder, psychic power, mental institution ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 9K
Venom (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Venom is a fright-filled voodoo thriller loaded with a sizzling cast of the screen's hottest young stars. Set deep in the eerie swamps of southern Louisiana - Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers), Jonathan Jackson (Tuck Everlasting) and Meagan ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: voodoo, slasher, youth, swamp, teenage life, danger, serial killer, supernatural, survival, race against time, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.9
 2K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, amnesia, slasher, psychic, violence, investigator, mind game, who done it, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, police investigation, gore, murder, screenwriter, filmmaking, gory, college, movie business, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, telephone call, zombie, chase, obsession, murder, gory, college, ghost, afterlife, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%