Movies like Nightmares

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Nightmares
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, slasher, supernatural, gory, video game, monster, obsession, on the road, store, urban legend, demons, suburbs, danger, devil, splatter, urban, deadly, brutality, murder, anthology, clergy, werewolf, male nudity, chase, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey

Most similar movies to Nightmares

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about brutality, splatter, supernatural, mentor, deadly, violence and adaptation mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Nightmares: Humanoids from the Deep (1980), C.H.U.D. (1984), Blood Beach (1980), The Fly II (1989), The Kindred (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Humanoids from the Deep
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, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, rape, mad scientist, zombie, survival, monster, gore, splatter, supernatural, blood, violence, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
 9K
C.H.U.D.
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gory, monster, slasher, gore, blood, police investigation, supernatural, anti heroes, monsters, homeless, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   73%
 
 4.4
 2K
Blood Beach
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, gory, investigation, supernatural, death, crimes, blood, monsters, danger, mystery, deadly, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
 5.0
 19K
The Fly II
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gory, mad scientist, teleportation, monster, revenge, dangerous animal, splatter, laboratory, violence, deadly creature, mentor, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   61%
 
 5.6
 1K
The Kindred
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: mad scientist, gory, murder, monster, supernatural, dangerous animal, death, monsters, splatter, blood, hospital, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   81%
 
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter
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: gory, hotel, supernatural, deadly creature, splatter, demons, monster, supernatural ability, murder, uninhibited rivalry, puppets, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, devil, ghost, blood, violence, demons, haunted house, supernatural ability, ghosts, catholicism, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   60%
 
Horror Express
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, gory, monster, alien, zombie, supernatural, murder, good versus evil, monk, slasher, gore, aliens ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: asia, china, england, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   68%
 
Kingdom of the Spiders
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, spiders, death, hotel, dangerous animal, countryside, catastrophe, deadly creature, splatter, vengeance, supernatural ability, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   73%
 
 6.7
 18K
From Beyond
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: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, gory, zombie, murder, supernatural, insanity, monster, blood, transformation, laboratory, splatter, torture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
Hellraiser: Bloodline
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, space station, blood, deadly creature, torture, splatter, demons, master villain, hell, supernatural ability, demon, save the world ...
Time: future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1996, 1780s ...
Place: france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
 3.6
 2K
Parasite
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, mad scientist, androids and robots, gory, alien, violence, post apocalyptic, splatter, gore, deadly creature, laboratory, blood ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
 6.4
 12K
The Fury
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, chase, supernatural, violence, blood, conspiracy, crimes, splatter, stylish, violent, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
 5.7
 8K
Puppetmaster
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, gothic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, murder, supernatural, blood, ghost, violence, splatter, slasher, demons, puppets, serial killer, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, murder, vengeance, serial killer, supernatural, violence, ghost, urban legend, blood, afterlife, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
 6.9
 21K
The Brood
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, vengeance, psychiatry, divorce, serial killer, child abuse, blood, mental illness, doctors and patients, mutant, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
Curse of the Puppet Master
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, supernatural, murder, death, puppets, police investigation, supernatural ability, violence, mind game ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, slasher, serial killer, factory, murder, supernatural, death, gory, deadly creature, male nudity, witch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
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Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, zombie, supernatural, slasher, good versus evil, martial arts, splatter, gore, master villain, demons, tall man, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
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, serious, tense, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, small town, supernatural, vampire, deadly creature, gory, transformation, vampire human love, danger, demons, deadly, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 6.8
 27K
Phantasm
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, gory, small town, zombie, good versus evil, splatter, alien, crimes, supernatural, deadly, blood, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Amityville II: The Possession
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, dysfunctional family, supernatural, murder, incest, vengeance, blood, gory, ghost, demons, losing-it hero, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
Amityville: It's About Time
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 ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, slasher, ghost, vengeance, gory, single father, serial killer, brutality, alternate reality, family, estate ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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Brainscan
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: scary, disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, video game, virtual reality, computer game, cult, blood, death, crimes, demons, danger, deadly, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, vengeance, laboratory, violence, monster, cult, experiment gone awry, splatter, deadly, censorship, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Two Evil Eyes
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, gothic ...
Plot: gory, vengeance, zombie, murder, violence, supernatural, greed, death, revenge, gore, blood, hypnosis ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Return of the Living Dead II
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, supernatural, blood, deadly creature, suburbs, splatter, slasher, gore, camp, parody, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
 5.4
 11K
Swamp Thing
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, scary, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, superhero, chase, monster, swamp, comics, master villain, monsters, splatter, weapons, adaptation, laboratory ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Graveyard Shift
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, zombie, monster, supernatural, dangerous animal, death, small town, insanity, monsters, splatter, deadly creature, spiders ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.5
 5K
Asylum
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: psychiatrist, serial killer, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, insanity, mental institution, mentally unstable, blindness, doctors, imaginary friend, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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