Movies like Mania

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Mania (1974)
 5.7
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Mania
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Professor Brecht finds out his wife Lisa have an affair with his twin brother Giordano. The brother disappears under mysterious circumstances while the professor his place and pretend to be Giordano, driving his wife mad.
Style: gothic
Plot: mad scientist, ghost, torture, illicit affair, twin brother, lesbian, false identity, sex toy, loud sex, female nudity, lesbian sex, burnt body, suicide, violence, laboratory
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The Haunting
Horror
UK, USA
112 min.
 7.6
Anguish
Horror, Thriller
Spain
86 min.
 6.7
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Most similar movies to Mania

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and gothic films with plots about blood, supernatural, violence, danger, murder, torture and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Mania: Hell Night (1981), The Terror (1963), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Jessabelle (2014), Anguish (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.9
 5K
Hell Night
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, haunted house, gory, serial killer, supernatural, ghost, college, survival, splatter, halloween, blood, murder ...
Time: 80s
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System:   95%
    User:   78%
 
 5.0
 6K
The Terror
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, murder, vengeance, witch, ghost, revenge, palaces castles and temples, cult, blood, death, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: dungeon
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System:   93%
    User:   76%
 
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, ...
Style: scary, surreal, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, hospital, blood, zombie, slasher, betrayal, obsession, supernatural, torture, gore, insanity, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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System:   93%
    User:   82%
 
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, ghost, woman in danger, danger, estate, voodoo, curses spells and rituals, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 3K
Anguish
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: theater, ghost, serial killer, mentally unstable, slasher, mysterious character, obsession, mind game, murder, mental illness, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern california, europe, america, california, spain
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System:   82%
    User:   81%
 
 6.1
 11K
Anatomy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, serial killer, train, german, university, woman in danger, psychopath, splatter, sexualized violence, college, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, medical school, europe
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System:   79%
    User:   66%
 
Death Smiles on a Murderer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
Style: gothic
Plot: murder, killer, hat, shooting, traumatic experience, deeply disturbed person, female corpse, voodoo, ballroom dancing, mysterious girl, necrophilia, inspector ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
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 5.4
 36K
The Messengers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, ghosts, hospital, parents and children, farm, family, siblings relations, mystery, sunflower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
 5.7
 6K
Dementia 13
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, supernatural, guilt, irish, police investigation, violent, violence, insanity, parents and children, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 6.2
 5K
The Church
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a large Gothic church above the cursed remains. It is now present day, and this elaborate cathedral still stands. But when its sealed crypt is ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, bleak, gothic, serious ...
Plot: gory, supernatural, church, zombie, religion, death, witch, deadly creature, demons, splatter, ghost, devil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
House on Haunted Hill
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, gory, supernatural, zombie, murder, halloween, goth, mental institution, blood, ghost, insanity, ghosts ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
Women's Camp 119
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prisoner is forced to serve as a doctor's assistant, giving her a front row seat for the horrible goings-on. There's the experiment to revive Nazi soldiers who have frozen to death by having nude women rub their bodies all over the ...
Plot: violence, sex, rape, lesbian, experiment, perversity, breasts, homosexual, nazi, nipples, surgical operation, dead man ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
30 Days of Night
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: scary, tense, suspense, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, gory, survival, violence, brutality, isolation, fear, blood, transformation, winter, sunrise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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In a Dark Place
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, school, nanny, estate, supernatural ability, mystery, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
 3.8
 607
Sodoma's Ghost
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The spirits of Nazis who were killed by bombs while having an orgy return 50 years later to terrorize a group of six teens who stumble upon the house of their death site.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: haunted house, orgy, ghost, soldier, male nudity, falling down stairs, lesbian, lesbianism, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, sadism, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 4.3
 295
Hellblock 13
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a haunted death row cellblock, a deranged female serial killer reads a trio of twisted tales to her executioner.
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: ghost, prison, gory, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, crime, zombie, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
The Ultimate Degenerate
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Man drugs, photographs & tortures women he meets by personal ads.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: torture chamber, trap, stabbing, psycho, gas mask, blood, wheelchair, sex in bed, torture, brooklyn new york city, murder, sex ...
Place: manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 5.0
 43K
The Grudge 2
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hospital, haunted house, murder, ghost, death, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, goth, revenge, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, usa, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
Movie in collections
 6.6
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wealthy English lord is suffering a mental breakdown following the death of his red-headed wife, Evelyn, whom he feared was cheating on him. He tours local bars and dives, scouring for lovely red-heads willing to come back to his decaying castle ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, gothic, psycho film
Plot: ghost, gory, palaces castles and temples, bondage, murder, deadly, psychopath, prostitute, crimes, sadist, castle, redhead ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Curse of Chucky
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark humor, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, vengeance, death, blood, puppets, murder, violence, splatter, wheelchair, doll ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 6.6
 75K
Pet Sematary
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, family drama, death, family in danger, grave robbing, life & death, loss of pet, afterlife, zombie, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 138K
Event Horizon
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, space travel, insanity, survival, supernatural, violence, science, outer space, blood, transformation, gore, ghost ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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The House by the Cemetery
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, gory, zombie, slasher, serial killer, gore, supernatural, vengeance, mad scientist, blood, murder, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The Lords of Salem
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: witch, gory, supernatural, devil, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, rock, violence, witches, brutality, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Legend of Hell House
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, gory, supernatural, mystery, investigation, survival, blood, isolation, ghost, ghosts, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 7.6
 30K
The Haunting
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, obsession, ghost, ghosts, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character, demons, alcohol, disappearance, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
Death of a Ghost Hunter
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, gory, supernatural ability, investigation, afterlife, haunted by the past, missing child, menstrual blood, crimes, deadly, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 

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Mother of Tears
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, stylized ...
Plot: gory, supernatural ability, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, danger, coffin, urn, witch, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
 4.5
 145
The Echo Game
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural ability, deadly, supernatural, mad scientist, chase, parents and children, danger, family relations, rooftop chase, possession, killer, killer child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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