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In a Thicket (1996)
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In a Thicket (1996)
Original name: 藪の中
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sato's re-imagining of In a Grove, on which Rashomon was based. In this version, instead of a web of lies and agendas, we get a web of desires, perversions like incest, and occult phenomenon like an oracle-demon, hallucinations, and human sacrifice. Once again, the story starts with a detective trying to unravel the story of a man and a woman encountering a bandit-rapist in the woods, but the real story keeps turning out to be unfathomable as layer upon layer of strange motives and events keep turning up.
Plot: samurai, bandit, rape, ghost, incest, forest, desert, death, female nudity, criminal, water, suicide, summer, moon, seduction, brother, sword fight, male nudity, deception, search, lake, brother sister incest, oracle, kiss, duel ...

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Most similar movies to In a Thicket

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, blood, death, ghost, supernatural, violence and female nudity mostly in Horror, Mystery and Fantasy genres. Some movies like In a Thicket: Celluloid Nightmares (1988), Dagon (2001), Farewell to the Ark (1984), We Are the Flesh (2016), Hellish Love (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Celluloid Nightmares (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A gruesome snuff video is found in a sex booth. It shows a young woman who is tortured, killed, and dismembered by an unknown sadist.The deadly blade is hidden inside the camera itself. Hisayasu Sato's regular Kiyomi Ito begins to investigate ...
Style: pink cinema
Plot: undressing, pantyhose, lingerie, serial murder, noise, rescue, incest, serial killer, video tape, sex shop, video camera, erotica ...
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95%
 6.2
 16K
Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, mutant, supernatural, gory, disorder, survival, mystery, village life, deadly, danger, good versus evil, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Farewell to the Ark (1984)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A remote village has its own norms, rites and traditions. Sue and Sutechiki are a couple and cousins. Their sex life had been better: Sutechiki is impotent and Sue have a magical chastity belt. Themes such as time, memory, modernization and social ...
Plot: death, insanity, incest, flute, clock, countryside, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), chastity belt, surrealism, chastity, cockfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar. As if drawn to her by cosmic force, he soon finds himself ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, sexual ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, college, ghost, water, search, occult, pursuit, rape, investigation, supernatural, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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We Are the Flesh (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.
Style: avant garde, allegory
Plot: brother sister incest, post apocalypse, throat slitting, masturbation, male nudity, female full frontal nudity, lesbian sex, female nudity, severed head, cannibalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), labia ...
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73%
 6.0
 109
Hellish Love (1972)
Genre: Romance, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Based on a traditional Japanese ghost story, the movie follows a man who falls deeply in love with a mysterious woman, only to find she belongs to the world of the dead.
Plot: kimono, female nudity, seduction, extramarital affair, infidelity, adultery, sword fight, ghost, blood splatter, scientist, servant, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Voyage to Agatis (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Isabell and Rafael are going on holiday. On their trip, they pick up young Lisa, who is completely unaware of Rafael’s violent vein, and of his passion for humbling others.
Plot: knife murder, nude woman murdered, nudity (full frontal - brief), tied up, voyage, water, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male nudity, nihilism, evil man, labia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 126K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, dark fantasy, incest, estate, brother sister incest, old mansion, supernatural romance, brother sister relationship, greed ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
Style: gothic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, killer, anger, fear, violence, adultery, jealousy, female psychopath, rage, necrophilia, confusion, obsession ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Murder Obsession (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. He and his girlfriend Deborah go to his mother's for the weekend, and are joined by the director and others from a recent film ...
Style: erotic
Plot: murder, knife murder, black gloves, breast sucking, gothic horror, insanity, memory loss, whodunit, blood, anger, bathtub, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Summer Vacation 1999 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage friends spending the summer at boarding school become entangled in love triangles after one commits suicide.
Plot: soccer, summer vacation, possession, boat, ghost story, violin, loneliness, vacation, computer, school uniform, ghost, dream ...
Time: 1990s, future, year 1999, 90s, 80s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
J-Horror Theater Vol. 5 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: samurai, supernatural, ghost, murder, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, reincarnation, rivalry, grudge, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Black Cat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, murder, samurai, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, black cat, curse, love, trap, afterlife ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Screams of a Winter Night (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.
Style: anthology, psychotronic
Plot: blood, demon, supernatural, forest, hanged man, monster, ghost, cabin in the woods, cabin, screaming, wind, storytelling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 322K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1790s, 19th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 251K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, fear, isolation, haunted house, trapped, survival, insanity, supernatural, paranoia, danger, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Night Flier (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: vampire, murder, investigation, serial killer, journalism, airport, reporter, airplane, undead, supernatural, zombie, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, haunted by the past, urban legend, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.3
 2K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Plot: beach, slasher, island, murder, supernatural, danger, graphic violence, psychopath, evil, artist, death, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, witch, sword fight, samurai, monster, village, mountain, henchman, rescue, evil man, brother, mask ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Illusion of Blood (1965)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: spirit, ghost story, death, revenge, murder, ghost, husband murders wife, face ripped off, samurai, skin ripping, ronin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Angela, the universe's most unpleasant party crasher, returns! Angela's sister, Mouse, is taken by her bullying Catholic school classmates to a party at Angela's favorite haunt, and before long, everybody's being turned into ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween party, psychopath, halloween, prank, school, ghost, danger, teenage life, supernatural ability, looking for sex, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 268
Byleth (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man becomes obsessed with Byleth, the demon of incest, and it leads to an unhealthy infatuation with his sister.
Plot: incest, murder, possession, theology, fencing, witchcraft, nipples, night, forest, flashback, kiss, horse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 182
The Raven (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Roderick throws a masquerade ball inside a creepy mansion with a dark past. An infamous mass-murder happened there fifty years ago to the night, but that's part of the fun for the posh hotties who show up for some boozy partying. The reverie is ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: preparatory school, mask, gay kiss, knife, gay, gay sex, team, ex boyfriend, alcoholic, homosexual, homosexuality, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Walk on the Scaffold (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two people in love will find a hut in the woods that they decide to sleep in. The cottage is located on the shore of a lake and beautiful views is just a shadow of an ax stuck in the executioner's block of wood near the house. When they wake up ...
Plot: nature, lake, food, blood, axe, nightmare, exposed brain, parable, female full frontal nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), peacock, scaffold ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 291
Black Kiss (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, crimes, danger, who done it, slasher, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 8K
Haunt (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, parallel world, supernatural, youth, death, abusive father, murder, ghost, teen romance, teenagers, teenager, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Woman in the Silver Plate (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: An aging photographer's obsession with an early form of photography draws his assistant and daughter into a work of mystery.
Plot: suicide by gunshot, falling down stairs, gun, photograph, murder, father daughter relationship, factory, greenhouse, photographer, blood, suicide, ghost ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 1K
Apocalyptic (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A local news crew become horribly involved with a doomsday cult.
Style: dark, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: evil, danger, fear, violence, murder, cult, death, forest, darkness, panic, fright, camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Subconscious Cruelty (2000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A surrealistic anthology of horror films; four segments structured as an intense fever dream...
Style: surreal, rough, disturbing, psychological, brutal ...
Plot: torture, brother sister incest, blood, symbolism, strong sexual content, genital mutilation, danger, deadly, gory, incest, cannibalism, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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