Movies like Criminally Insane

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Criminally Insane (1975)
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Criminally Insane (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.
Style: slasher, cult film
Plot: killing spree, meat cleaver, prostitution, mental illness, obese, prostitute, serial killer, psycho, cannibal, dead man, violence, food, death, kitchen, house, cemetery, cannibalism, female protagonist, good versus evil, insanity, cooking, obese woman, knife, pimp, psycho killer ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, cult film, serious and suspenseful films with plots about murder, death, psychopath, psycho killer, serial killer, blood and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Criminally Insane: Death Nurse 2 (1988), The Forest (1982), Death Nurse (1987), Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970), Halloween Kills (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Criminally Insane 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house. Ethel is psychotic, delusional and has a hefty appetite. In fact, her killing spree began 13 years before with the ...
Style: slasher
Plot: obese, meat cleaver, mental illness, delusional woman, delusion, delusional disorder, female killer, psycho killer, obese woman, fat woman, murder, female psychopath ...
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95%
 2.7
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Death Nurse 2 (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: That crazy killer nurse is at it again! Edith Mortley continues to slay more and more dumbfounded patients, turning them into rat food.
Style: slasher
Plot: fat woman, female killer, death, obese woman, murder, nurse
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Forest (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.
Style: slasher, sadistic, suspense, rough, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, forest, cannibalism, psychopath, violence, sadism, terror, stalking, adultery, camping, children, ghost ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: slasher, realistic, scary, suspenseful, mad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibalism, cannibal, gory, severed foot, sadism, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Death Nurse (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shady Palms Clinic, a place where nurse Edith Mortley and her brother Dr. Gordon Mortley take great care of their patients. They tuck you in, offer free burial service, and serve freshly made sandwiches.
Style: slasher
Plot: nurse, fat woman, death, female killer, murder, obese woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Sweeney Todd, a barber, and Maggie Lovett, a baker, join forces to commit a series of brutal, gory murders in London with a little help from Tobias Ragg, an employee of Maggie' bakery who abducts a number of customers from the barber shop and ...
Style: awful, psycho film, psychotronic, british horror, slasher ...
Plot: murder, gore, dismemberment, cannibal, hairdresser, killing spree, anthropophagus, slasher killer, kill, homicidal maniac, deeply disturbed person, slashing ...
Time: 70s, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Halloween Kills (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Story: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Style: slasher, atmospheric, psycho film, intense, rough ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, halloween, psycho, maniac, massacre, violence, killing spree, police, slasher killer, psychopath, fear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, summer camp, teenager, axe, killing spree, massacre, lake, forest, sadism, masked killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, halloween, masked killer, good versus evil, attic, niece, ambulance, knife, evil, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, escaped mental patient, revenge, maniac, escape, family relations, blackout, siege, mental institution, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, woman in danger, police detective, deadly, danger, stalker ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 262
Psycho Sisters (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mean and domineering Jane and the sweet and ditsy Jackie are two radically contrasting sisters who suffer from severe trauma after witnessing the murder/suicide of their parents as well as seeing their other sibling Janice raped and killed by her ...
Style: slasher, suspense, splatter
Plot: female serial killer, stabbing, female nudity, child murder, strangulation, bloody body of a child, garden shears, murder, sister, mutilation, female killer, knife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, morgue, summer camp, massacre, sadism, supernatural horror, killing spree, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, serial murder, supernatural, masked killer, zombie, teenager, summer camp, sadism, supernatural horror, killing spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, supernatural, teenager, summer camp, psychiatrist, killing spree, sadism, massacre, supernatural horror, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: slasher, psycho film, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, serial killer, psychopath, murder, school, prank, chase, campus, friendship, high school life, teenage life, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 238K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, serial killer, masked killer, violent, evil, violence, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1978, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, psychiatric ward, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 5K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, camp counselor, slasher killer, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, forest, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blood Song (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.
Style: psycho film, cult film, slasher
Plot: murder, mental institution, blood transfusion, escaped mental patient, american horror, death, maniac, mysterious villain, stalking, psycho, weirdo, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, raped by monster, slasher killer, desert, survival, cave, cannibal, rescue, supernatural, escape attempt, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, masked killer, serial killer, murder, school, death, anniversary, psychopath, stalking, small town, evil, boarding school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Intruder (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, supermarket, gory, danger, stalking, crimes, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who...or what...is it? The lazy local sheriff blames bears. But the escalating body count seems to point to a human killer. Ignoring the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, murder, serial killer, danger, stalking, survival, on the run, wilderness, mental illness, isolation, group of friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, estate, danger, crimes, serial murder, brutality, beach, haunted house ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 13K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, serial killer, split personality, voyeurism, hotel, woman in danger, corpse, gore, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, stalking, psychopath, rapist, kidnapping, sister, knife murder, deadly, mute or deaf, danger, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 36K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: sadistic, slasher, rough, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, loneliness, violence spree, mental illness, homicidal maniac, extreme violence, disturbed childhood, murder, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, psychopath, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%