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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
 6.0
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen.
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sadistic, intense, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, sadism, murder, maniac, psychopath, investigation, pedophilia, torture, violence, torment, suffering, criminal psychologist, crime, sadist, riddles and clues, mysterious man, missing person, danger, masked man, mask, slave, brainwashing, deviant sex, fbi ...
Time: year 2001
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about violence, death, murder, blood, danger, brutality and psychopath mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Poughkeepsie Tapes: Megan Is Missing (2011), The Den (2013), Untraceable (2008), A Serbian Film (2010), Thesis (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Megan Is Missing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, deathtrap, found footage, teenage girl, danger, perversity, internet, missing child, rape, camera, bullying, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
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The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: hacking, murder, danger, cyberspace, woman in danger, video chat, fear, brutality, witnessing a crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, website, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, internet, torture, violence, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
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A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: banned film, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, murder, strong sexual content, necrophilia, pornography, gory, incest ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Thesis (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, snuff, serial killer, research, violence, sadism, theft, video tape, thesis, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
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100%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial murder, serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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100%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mask, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, psychopath, killing spree, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
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100%
 6.8
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, ghost, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, paranormal activity, attic, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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50%
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The Bunny Game (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.
Style: banned film, sadistic, rough, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: sadism, violence, sexual cruelty, perversity, sadist, sexual torture, torture, prostitute, misogyny, mercilessness, captivity, torturer ...
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, rough, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, cult, brutality, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 903
Snuff 102 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Argentinian reporter is writing an article about snuff films - which depict real torture, rape and murder of people. But seeking the films and those behind them might backfire. She herself is in danger of becoming one of the suffering.
Style: brutal, macabre, sinister, awful, suspense ...
Plot: sexualized violence, violence against women, torture, violence, murder, brutality, rape, sexual cruelty, sadism, attempted rape, mockery, snuff ...
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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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, maniac, serial killer, camp, drowning, teenager, danger, fear, gory, cult, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, human monster, prostitute, blood, mysterious character, mind game, investigation, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, stalking, college life, school, crimes, supernatural, slasher, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
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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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
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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: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, university, chainsaw, danger, psychopath, stalking, woman in danger, killer, college, sex maniac ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, death, in the woods, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, world war two, vengeance, homecoming, youth, love affair, college, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1980, 80s ...
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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
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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
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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
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30%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
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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, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
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Evil Things (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, stalking, danger, missing person, survival, isolation, murder, violence, group of friends, slasher, trap, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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 ⇓
30%
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Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violent, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, slasher, party, prank, stalking, revenge, youth, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
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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 ⇓
29%