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Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
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 1K
Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
Original name: La morte ha sorriso all'assassino
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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, captivating, suspense, disturbing, slasher, gothic horror ...
Plot: murder, necrophilia, killer, violence, fear, anger, obsession, death, jealousy, adultery, psycho killer, rage, human monster, female psychopath, confusion, incest rape, ghost girl, zombie, sex, maniac, lesbian, horse, erotica, serial killer, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, cult film, scary and slasher films with plots about sadism, murder, serial killer, violence, gore, blood and female nudity mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Death Smiles on a Murderer: Play Motel (1979), A Bay of Blood (1971), The Card Player (2003), The Beast Kills in Cold Blood (1971), The Killer Nun (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Play Motel (1979)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The motel has a special room designed for sexual activities. It also has a habit of photographing sex act engines and extorting the parties concerned. One day a mysterious killer with black gloves up and the situation is changing.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: sex maniac, murder, murder witness, death, fear, hotel, dead woman, good versus evil, violence, mysterious man, psycho killer, maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, obsession, teenage life, violence, investigation, dark past, characters killed one by one, insanity, fear, inheritance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Card Player (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, investigation, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, murder, police investigation, track down, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, female killer, attempted murder, maniac, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Beast Kills in Cold Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.
Style: scary, mind bending, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clinic, murder, serial killer, obsession, nymphomaniac, nurse, power relations, crimes, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Killer Nun (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, scary, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, hospital, sexual abuse, murder, mental institution, addiction, revenge, sadism, adultery, rape, lust ...
Time: 70s
Place: belgium
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Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, manipulation, repression, mental illness, sexual abuse, rape, doctor, extramarital affair, crimes, unlikely criminals, law enforcement ...
Place: italy, europe
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Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, obsession, supernatural, cult, bird, rivalry, crimes, investigation, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 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: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, human monster, prostitute, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, violence, mystery, amateur detective, brutality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, police investigation, amateur detective, journalism, small town, obsession, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: transvestism, sexual frustration, murder, obsession, supernatural horror, investigation, obsessive quest, crimes, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, amateur detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: slasher, light, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, psychopath, paralysis, woman in danger, victim, stalker, wasp, punishment, escape, lust, spa ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, investigation, college, countryside, mystery killer, woman in danger, strong sexual content, masked killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: southern italy, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film starts out incredibly in a beautiful Gothic castle in Germany. As little girls, Kitty Wildenbrück and her sister Evelyn have been fighting when their grandfather tells them the story behind an incredibly uncanny painting: Legend has it ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic ...
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Place: germany, west germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, crimes, chase, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, scary ...
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Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Death Laid An Egg (1968)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill ...
Style: suspense, splatter
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After several coeds are murdered at a college, a professor (Fabio Testi) who is involved with a student becomes a suspect, along with several other male and female teachers.
Style: tense, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, canary islands ...
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Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, tense, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, clergy, mystery, zombie, suffering, child murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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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: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping, serial killer, teenage life, computers and web, vengeance, obsession, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 70s
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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich man gathers together friends and relatives at the abandoned theatre he owns, but the party isn't fun for long since apparently one of them is a murderer.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, cult film
Plot: murder, obsession, humiliation, love, fear, dancing, mental illness, female nudity, killer, desire, victim, wound ...
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52%
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, psychopath, death, torture, anthropophagus, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nine short tales of horror filmed by various directors are presented together in one chilling volume, featuring enough killers, psychopaths and supernatural demons to satisfy the most demanding fans of human perversity and madness. Featured titles ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, obsession, split personality, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, dungeon, graphic violence, irony of fate, uncontrollable, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1945, year 1980 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The ...
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: killing an animal, corpse, police officer, threat, dark killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), police psychologist, fear, psychiatrist, rain, death, snow ...
Place: switzerland, ireland, dublin ireland
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