Movies like Midnight Matinee

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Midnight Matinee (1989)
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Midnight Matinee (1989)
Original name: Matinee
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, kiss, murder, ex husband ex wife relationship, blood, chainsaw, mother daughter relationship, hanging, weirdo, film starts with sex, small town, movie theatre, puritan, axe, blond boy, pepsi, theatre audience, stabbing, watching a movie, axe murder, film within a film, popcorn, hanged girl, 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, serial killer, death, gore, violence and psychopath mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Midnight Matinee: Edge of the Axe (1988), Urban Legend (1998), My Bloody Valentine (1981), Killers (1996), Terror Train (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: axe, serial killer, stabbed in the back, falling down stairs, blood, bar, violence, body count, masked killer, blood splatter, shot to death, violence against women ...
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 61K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, 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, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gory, deadly, gas station, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.5
 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: cold blooded murder, blood, cold blooded killer, darts, cigarette smoking, death, police, hostage situation, gun, male nudity, car, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 5.9
 10K
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, masked killer, psychopath, train, party, prank, stalking, revenge, danger, youth, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: slasher, scary, surprise ending, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, murder, college, masked killer, who done it, teenage life, psychopath, gory, college life, rivalry, movie business ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.2
 512
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: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, abandoned building, female nudity, decapitation, impalement, flashback, axe murder, gore, axe, blood, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, murder, serial killer, psychopath, danger, sadism, violence against women, violence, violence against a woman, death, stabbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, psychopath, attic, pianist, suicide attempt, abortion, telephone call, prank telephone call ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, surprise ending, splatter, cult film
Plot: college, quest, scavenger hunt, cheerleader, masked killer, stabbed in the chest, corpse, suicide, cat, sanitarium, flashlight, basketball ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, teenager, evil clown, opera house, youth, danger, psychopath, stalking, nightmare, characters killed one by one, mystery killer, female friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, mask, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, killing spree, sadism, massacre, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, characters killed one by one, serial killer, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, small town, death, slasher killer, mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 16K
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, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, teenager, vengeance, gory, red herring, disco ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, rape, small town, psychopath, revenge, murder, teenager, virgin, haunted by the past, deadly, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 985
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, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, murder, dead teenager, deadly, danger, youth, gory, graphic violence, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: machete, ghost story, gore, popcorn, head bashed in, blood, movie theatre, kill, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.6
 10K
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, axe, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 226K
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, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, haunted house, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, attic, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 9K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, chainsaw, psychopath, danger, stalking, woman in danger, sex maniac, killer, college, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 121K
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, murder, maniac, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, teenager, danger, fear, gory, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: crazy, respect, vengeance, revenge, chase, high school, psychopath, violence, killing spree, serial killer, death, blood ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, christmas horror, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: revenge, santa claus, murder, christmas, maniac, murder mystery, police detective, teenager, school, killer santa claus, teenage girl, axe in the head ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 10K
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, world war two, small town, vengeance, homecoming, youth, love affair, college, violence, sadism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, gory, deadly, mind game, crimes, teenage life, plot twist, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 367
Seclusion (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: death, murder, isolation, cabin, cabin in the woods, whodunit, serial killer, violent, friends, killing spree, escapades, threat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Massacre County (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a hideous crime in a mansion by the forest, where a group of young people was found murdered, a suspicious clown tries to prove his innocence to the investigator that found him covered in blood.
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, sadism, police, clown, blood, evil clown
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 790
The Psychopath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: revenge, wheelchair, stabbing, murder, poison, doll, exploding car, father daughter relationship, hanging, handicapped, psychopath, junkyard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Happy Hell Night (1992)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Yugoslavia
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, mental institution, halloween, murder, sex tape, fraternity, mausoleum, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, college life, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%