Movies like Mania 1974

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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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Grindhouse
Action, Horror, Thriller
USA
191 min.
 7.6
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Horror, Thriller
UK, USA
97 min.
 6.5
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Most similar movies to Mania

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, gothic and scary films with plots about violence, blood, torture, supernatural, brutality, death and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Mania: Jessabelle (2014), Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973), The Church (1989), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), The Terror (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, melancholic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, voodoo, ghost, ghosts, woman in danger, danger, estate, pornography, uncover truth, nudity (topless - notable), curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
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, italian gothic, blouse, entrails, stab wound, mistreatment, traumatic experience, deeply disturbed person, female corpse, voodoo, ballroom dancing ...
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System:   85%
    User:   89%
 
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 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:   85%
    User:   71%
 
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, hospital, blood, zombie, slasher, betrayal, obsession, supernatural, torture, gore, insanity, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   92%
 
 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 ...
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Place: dungeon
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System:   83%
    User:   83%
 
 5.8
 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 ...
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    User:   87%
 
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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: atmospheric, serious, 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:   74%
    User:   66%
 
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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:   70%
    User:   72%
 
Nightmare Castle
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, palaces castles and temples, mad scientist, serial killer, gothic horror, slasher, supernatural ability, supernatural, vengeance, greenhouse, obsession, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
 6.9
 17K
The Beyond
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: hotel, gory, zombie, gore, blood, violence, slasher, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, murder, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
 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, crimes, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, medical school, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
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, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
 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:   56%
 
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 6.3
 7K
Dolls
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gore, supernatural, blood, ghost, splatter, slasher, transformation, gory, demons, crimes, danger, toys ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
Spirits of the Dead
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious ...
Plot: obsession, redemption, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, mysterious character, adaptation, supernatural ability, devil, insanity, vengeance, transformation ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, tokyo, medical school, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 3.8
 602
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: orgy, haunted house, ghost, soldier, skin ripping, evil woman, decadence, green blood, mutilation, decomposing body, suicide attempt, poker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
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:   51%
    User:   41%
 
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinhead is trapped in a sculpture and fortunately for him the sculpture is bought by a young playboy who owns his own night club. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, nightclub, murder, vengeance, blood, hospital, violence, gore, transformation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Movie in collections
 4.0
 7K
The Mangler
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Australia, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, gore, death, deadly creature, splatter, demons, ghost, blood, mysterious character, first contact ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 7.0
 87K
Hellraiser
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, supernatural, murder, vengeance, revenge, blood, gore, monster, hospital, dangerous attraction, splatter, demons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psycho film, gothic
Plot: palaces castles and temples, gory, ghost, bondage, murder, deadly, psychopath, prostitute, crimes, gothic horror, pervert, sadist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 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, palaces castles and temples, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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 6.7
 136K
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:   44%
    User:   50%
 
Venus in Furs
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A couple who get involved in an underground scene of kinky sex and sadism have a surprise coming to them...
Style: erotic, serious, offbeat, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, ghost, mysterious character, mystery, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, trumpet, haunted by the past, reincarnation, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, turkey, rio de janeiro, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural ability, gory, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, danger, witch, urn, coffin, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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: perversity, experiment, lesbian, rape, violence, sex, sexual cruelty, transplant, nazi uniform, third reich, nazi soldier, girl fight ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, pregnancy, serial killer, gory, murder, vengeance, monster, torture, death, motorcycle, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 

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City of the Living Dead
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, gore, slasher, supernatural, violence, blood, cannibalism, brutality, small town, splatter, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, new york, georgia, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
 7.6
 166K
Grindhouse
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, sexy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, serial killer, car chase, violence, gore, blood, revenge, drugs/alcohol, motorcycle, murder, hospital ...
Time: year 2007
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, austin texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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