Movies like Maniac 2012

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Maniac (2012)
 6.1
 34K
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: rough, sadistic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, brutal, psycho film, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, slasher, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, mental illness, mannequin, exhibition, psychopath, homicidal maniac, dangerous attraction, crimes, violence spree, danger, disfigurement, woman in danger, manic, schizophrenia, misogynist, brutality, maniac, violence, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Maniac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and cult film films with plots about serial killer, murder, blood, slasher, psychopath, violence and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Maniac: P2 (2007), Split (2016), Eden Lake (2008), He Knows You're Alone (1980), The Last House on the Left (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 14K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gory, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, park, rage, shotgun, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, torment, kidnapping, woman in danger, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, isolation, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 401K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, held captive, serial killer, schizophrenia, split personality, mercilessness, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 74K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: suspense, brutal, bleak, bad ending, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, fear, in the woods, slasher, camping, forest, weekend, sadism, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, sadistic killer, murder, stalker, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, slasher, police detective, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, banned film, suspenseful, bleak, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, slasher, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, violence, sexualized violence, slasher, torture, sadism, woman in danger, danger, murder, violence against women, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, serial killer, amusement park, deadly, youth, crimes, mental institution, gory, maniac, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
 3K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: psycho film, atmospheric, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, hypnosis, slasher, obsession, murder, theater, serial killer, evil doctor, crimes, mysterious character, mental illness, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, america, los angeles, europe, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence, cruelty, murder, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, psychopath, axe, lake, camp, psycho terror, gory, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 219K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, masked killer, violence, psychiatrist, evil, small town, violent, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1971, year 1984, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, mind game, vengeance, split personality, violence spree, deadly, woman in danger, investigation, slasher, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 14K
Shocker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: sadistic, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, maniac, electric chair, evil, psychopath, reincarnation, police investigation, vengeance, violence, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, Australia, UK
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, deadly, crimes, danger, obsession, split personality, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, graphic violence, dungeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, photographer, mind game, mentally unstable, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 8K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery killer, university, danger, psychopath, stalking, woman in danger, chainsaw, slasher, killer, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.4
 12K
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: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, split personality, voyeurism, woman in danger, hotel, blood, corpse, sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, masked killer, survival, vengeance, halloween, student life, stalking, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 92K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival horror, slasher, serial killer, trapped, danger, hostage, isolation, estranged couple, hidden camera, one night, deception, psychological thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, murder, psychopath, teenager, stalking, serial killer, violence, vengeance, slasher, buddies, mentally unstable, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, pervert, slasher, stalking, rapist, psychopath, kidnapping, sister, knife murder, creep, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, cemetery, mask, lightning, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 3K
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: psycho film, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, high school, prank, school, college, chase, psychopath, murder, lifestyle, high school life, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, gory, law enforcement, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Showing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, mind game, danger, captivity, obsession, deadly, evil man, serial murder, maniac, insanity, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, murder, stalking, camp counselor, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, psycho, forest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1989, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, killing spree, masked killer, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%