Movies like The Scarecrow 1982

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The Scarecrow (1982)
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The Scarecrow (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The same night as a girl is slain in the woods, the teenagers Sam and Les are robbed of all of their hard earned hens. In the quest for their hens they cross the murderer's path.
Plot: teenager, investigation, magician, family relations, hypnosis, bully, childhood, murder, brother sister relationship, carnival, small town, scarecrow

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Most similar movies to The Scarecrow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, deadly, serial killer, crimes, supernatural and ghost mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Scarecrow: Reaper (2000), Whispers (1990), Creepy (2016), The Dark Area (2000), Jigsaw (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reaper (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. A young woman is murdered in the woods nearby, in circumstances similar to those in his bestselling novel, "Reaper". Faced with increasing pressure ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, motel, investigation, writer's block, sheriff, alcohol abuse, sexual murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 488
Whispers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, necrophilia, twins, psychiatry, hypnosis, stalker, childhood trauma, danger, mystery, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 4K
Creepy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, unsolved crime, police detective, murderer, husband wife relationship, unsolved mystery, family relations, neighbor, murder, basement, mind control, dinner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.6
 143
The Dark Area (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Five friends get lost in the woods. Soon one by one gets killed by a mysterious person...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: found footage, murder, night, slasher, video camera, forest, handheld camera, screaming, mass hysteria, lost in the woods, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.2
 124
Jigsaw (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.
Plot: amnesia, investigation, lsd, murder, blackmail, apartment, government, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 3K
Lake Bodom (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, New Zealand, Estonia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, teenager, tourist, forest, lake, mass murder, slasher, camping, stabbed to death, volvo, knife, sleeping bag ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, erotic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, sadism, supernatural, crimes, animal life, gory, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
House of Shadows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Audrey investigates a murder that occured 23 years ago in a dark mansion. She searches for the dead body, the killer, and the truth.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, investigation, haunted house, old mansion, deadly, terrorism, danger, mystery, crimes, orphan, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Voices from Beyond (1991)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giorgia Mainardi, a brutal and egoistic person, died. Noone is really interested in his death, but during his autopsy they find out he was murdered. As a voice from dead, he and his daugther try to find the murder of him... but they have to hurry, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending
Plot: family relations, zombie, ghost, deadly, mystery, investigation, crimes, couple relations, murder, parents and children, uncover truth, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales ...
Style: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, investigation, group of friends, small town, urban legend, supernatural, murder, teenager, legends and myths ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 2K
Fingerprints (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary
Plot: rehabilitation, ghost, urban legend, small town, teenager, murder, uncover truth, missing child, crimes, haunted by the past, small town life, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: psycho film, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, gory, nightmare comes true, danger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Curse of Nostradamus (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An aristocratic vampire swears an oath to kill the enemies who killed his father. In order to terrify them even further, he warns each one when he is coming for them.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vampire, hunchback, murder, revenge, professor, investigation
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
KM 31: Kilometre 31 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Her twin sister Catalina telepathically feels the pain of Agata and ...
Style: scary, serious, enigmatic, bleak, post modern ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, teenage life, haunted by the past, twins, supernatural, danger, deadly, isolation, vengeance, estrangement, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 800
The Inn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television reporter investigates a small town's dark secret.
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, scary
Plot: missing person, disappearance, dark secret, murder, female reporter, small town, curse, ghost, voodoo, hotel, voodoo doll, slasher
Place: louisiana, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 3K
Homicidal (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers around a murderous scheme to collect a rich inheritance. The object of murder is Miriam Webster, who is to share in the inheritance with her half brother Warren, who lives with his childhood guardian Helga in the mansion where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mute, mystery, mysterious character, serial killer, deadly, crimes, isolation, vengeance, small town, palaces castles and temples, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, ghost, halloween, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, child's point of view, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, danger, country house, family vacation, investigation, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.8
 10K
Malevolent (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.
Style: mysterious, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: ghosts, supernatural, family business, brother sister relationship, mansion, murder, cheating, mother daughter relationship, supernatural power, torture, hallucination, old house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 6K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, good versus evil, twins, mystery, countryside, family relations, psychopath, graphic violence, unlikely criminals, crimes, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, holland, connecticut, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 12K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, revenge, teenager, murder, virgin, haunted by the past, youth, deadly, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 49K
The Wailing (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Style: enigmatic, atmospheric, disturbing, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: shaman, investigation, police, murder, daughter, small town, zombie, supernatural, curse, ghost, police protagonist, little girl ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 2K
Berserk (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Monica Rivers, is the owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus and who'll stop at nothing to draw bigger audiences. When a series of mysterious murders begins to occur and some of her performers die gruesomely, her profits soar. She hires ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: circus, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, mysterious character, crime, mind game, performer's life, artists and showbiz, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 2.9
 102
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, serial killer, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, urban legend, secret mission, haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, teenage life, who done it, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 16K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dangerous to Know (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A young woman recovers from a suicide attempt in a secluded cabin, but things quickly go horrifyingly wrong when a series of unexplained incidents occur.
Style: psychological, psychological thriller
Plot: sociopath, murder, running, sheriff, knife, mountain, borderline personality disorder, waterfall, cabin in the woods, neo noir, emotional manipulation, going crazy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 964
Lovers Lane (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who killed 13 years before goes out on the loose to kill his victims' children.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, small town, murder, dead teenager, gory, youth, deadly, danger, teenage life, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Scream Bloody Murder (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The odd, unhealthy relationship between a psychologically damaged man and his sister is upended by the arrival of a mysterious drifter.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: mannequin, murder, biker, skinny dipping, virgin, brother sister relationship, insanity, alcoholic father, serial killer, voyeur, shark, nightmare ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 74K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, ghost, clairvoyance, paranoia, hypnosis, murder, haunted house, supernatural, obsession, rape, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%