Movies like Midnight Matinee

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Midnight Matinee (1989)
 4.0
 220
Midnight Matinee (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Even though a devastating murder took place during a small town's horror film festival two years earlier, townspeople want another festival.
Style: slasher, splatter
Plot: death, murder, mother daughter relationship, weirdo, chainsaw, small town, movie theatre, hanging, axe murder, ex husband ex wife relationship, hanged girl, puritan, blond boy, supernatural serial murderer, kiss, blood, film starts with sex, axe, stabbing, popcorn, theatre audience, watching a movie, film within a film, film festival, hanged boy ...
Place: canada, british columbia

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Most similar movies to Midnight Matinee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about murder, blood, death, serial killer, gore, psychopath and violence mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Midnight Matinee: Urban Legend (1998), My Bloody Valentine (1981), Edge of the Axe (1988), Killers (1996), Terror Train (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 66K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gas station, hanging, dead teenager, dark and stormy night, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, psycho terror, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Edge of the Axe (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.
Style: slasher
Plot: serial killer, talking computer, small town, terror, masked man, sheriff, prostitute, stabbed in the back, computer nerd, computer, forest, masked killer ...
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 1K
Killers (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Odessa and Kyle James were just your average American boys until the night they went upstairs and killed their parents in cold blood... and smiled.
Plot: police officer, death, police, rain, matricide, patricide, car, murder, male nudity, cold blooded murder, sex, cold blooded killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 12K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, psychopath, train, prank, stalking, revenge, youth, uninvited guest, mind game, masked killer, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Grand Horror (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mysterious darkness has swallowed the earth. While running from blood-thirsty creatures, a group of six strangers are mysteriously drawn to an old movie theatre. Thinking themselves safe, they attempt to come to grips with the chaos happening to ...
Plot: ghost story, machete, movie theatre, theater, murder, gore, popcorn, head bashed in, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 551
School Killer (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six teenagers decide to spend the night at an old abandoned school where 27 years ago a horrible massacre occurred. The kids run afoul of the vicious crazed security guard who committed the brutal killings.
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, abandoned building, axe murder, female nudity, sex, decapitation, flashback, nudity (full frontal - brief), gore, axe, impalement, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.
Style: slasher, suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, murder, serial killer, psychopath, violence against women, violence, sadism, death, cell phone, sadist, sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, abortion, attic, psychopath, suicide attempt, pianist, prank telephone call, mystery killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Girls Nite Out (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.
Style: slasher, splatter, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: cheerleader, college, quest, sorority girl, cheating girlfriend, radio dj, serial killer, small town, sorority, psychopath, teenager, murder ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, school, college, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, stalking, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 28K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past, revenge, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Happy Hell Night (1992)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 25 years ago at Winfield College, psycho-priest Zachary Malius murdered seven frat boys and was put away in the local asylum. Now, however, the same fraternity stages a prank from which Malius is inadvertently set free and returns to the house to ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, mental institution, mausoleum, fraternity, sex tape, halloween, murder, psychopath, prank, clergy, supernatural, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Clown at Midnight (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven teenagers are stalked by a murderous clown while refurbishing an old opera house.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, evil clown, psychopath, youth, stalking, nightmare, characters killed one by one, mystery killer, teenager, extrasensory perception, female friendship, opera ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 133
Scream: Legacy (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In this fan film set twenty-two years after Scream 3, the daughter of Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro and is terrorized by a new Ghostface killer.
Style: slasher, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: news report, final showdown, masked villain, corpse, police, survival, psychopath, gory violence, revenge, mother daughter relationship, killing spree, whodunit ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, child in peril, hospital, forest, massacre, sadism, killing spree, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial murder, mine, miner, strong violent content, serial killer, characters killed one by one, survival, psychopath, small town, death, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 18K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, vengeance, red herring, disco, youth, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 14K
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: slasher, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, revenge, murder, virgin, rape, haunted by the past, who done it, teenage life, youth, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 1K
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: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, murder, dead teenager, youth, teenage life, graphic violence, killer, single parent, death of loved one, mental patient ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 135K
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
Plot: serial killer, maniac, murder, camp, psychopath, drowning, cult, fear, revenge, serial murder, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
 2K
A.M.I. (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A seventeen year old girl forms a co-dependent relationship with an artificial intelligence on her phone and goes on a murderous rampage.
Style: suspense, futuristic, bleak, slasher, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, boyfriend, murder, mother daughter relationship, technology, artificial intelligence, revenge, violence, girl, small town, young woman, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 11K
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 ⇓
38%
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Don't Go to the Reunion (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Scott Rantzen (Brady Simenson) is a horror movie loving misfit who is teased by the popular students in school. When a date with the very popular and very beautiful Erica Carpenter (Stephanie Leigh Rose) backfires, he feels as though his life is ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: crazy, respect, chase, vengeance, revenge, killing spree, high school, characters killed one by one, fear, society, maniac, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 243K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, fear, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
To All a Goodnight (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples ...
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, christmas horror
Plot: revenge, murder, santa claus, christmas, maniac, teenager, police detective, murder mystery, school, killer santa claus, teenage girl, murder of a nude woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 3K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, slasher ...
Plot: time loop, psychopath, death, murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, woman in danger, vengeance, destiny, rescue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 20K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dead teenager, youth, murder, found footage, tragedy, teenage life, supernatural, social relations, crimes, revenge, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 11K
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 ⇓
35%
 5.6
 11K
The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disappearance, forest, missing person, boarding school, teenage life, hallucination, police, boarding school life, isolation, vengeance, monster, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%