Movies like Maniac 2012

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Maniac (2012)
 6.1
 37K
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, suspenseful, psycho film, psychological, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, brutality, mannequin, loneliness, violence spree, homicidal maniac, mental illness, sadism, psychopath, extreme violence, disturbed childhood, murder, exhibition, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, disfigurement, woman in danger, manic, schizophrenia, misogynist, maniac, violence ...
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 slasher films with plots about blood, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, deadly and gore mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Maniac: I Spit on Your Grave (2010), P2 (2007), Split (2016), Eden Lake (2008), He Knows You're Alone (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 16K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, 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, splatter, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, murder, psychopath, stalking, prostitute, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, rape revenge, danger, sexual humiliation, woman in danger, strong violent content, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 33K
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, woman in danger, stalking, kidnapping, escape attempt, torment, danger, confinement indoors, survival, hostage, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 458K
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, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, insanity, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, schizophrenia, serial killer, held captive, female victim, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 81K
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: brutal, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, fear, youth, gang, chase, murder, in the woods, sadism, weekend, camping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
100%
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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, violence, sexualized violence, sadism, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, danger, brutality, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 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: slasher, cult film, psycho film, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, theater, hypnosis, psychopath, psycho killer, evil doctor, mentally unstable, law enforcement, mad scientist, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, america, los angeles, spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, amusement park, mental institution, murder, serial killer, maniac, crimes, deadly, youth, gory, homicidal maniac, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 2003, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 252K
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, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, mask, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1978, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, dark humor, mind game, vengeance, split personality, deadly, woman in danger, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, slasher, rough, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, santa claus, christmas, danger, survival, characters killed one by one, insanity, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, psycho, teenage life, danger, wilderness, forest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 14K
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 ⇓
29%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, 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, slasher, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, abduction, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 103K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, serial murder, death, in the woods, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, slasher killer, forest, human monster ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.2
 1K
Escapee (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While on a class observation trip at a local mental hospital, young psychology major, Abby Jones has a chilling encounter with high-risk patient, Harmon. She returns home for an evening of normal study with her two roommates unaware of the darkness ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, convict, woman in danger, obsession, track down, violence spree, isolation, deadly, murder, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, riddles and clues, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, obsession, split personality, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, dungeon, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, student life, woman in danger, danger, stalking, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, forest, psychopath, mask, serial murder, supernatural, masked killer, zombie, summer camp, massacre, supernatural horror, lightning ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: serious, tense, slasher, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, decapitation, killer santa claus, christmas, obsession, woman in danger, vengeance, mental institution, gory, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, psycho, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 97K
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: slasher, psychological thriller, scary, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, serial killer, survival horror, hidden camera, danger, isolation, hostage, hotel, estranged couple, deception, one night, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 128K
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: maniac, serial killer, murder, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, danger, fear, gory, revenge, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 10K
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, perversity, killer, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, psycho terror, valentine's day, characters killed one by one, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 48K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, escape, gory, sadistic horror, survival horror, serial murder, mercenary, gore, crimes, masked killer, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 4K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, serial killer, psychopath, murder, school, prank, chase, campus, friendship, high school life, teenage life, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 27K
See No Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, danger, murder, maniac, characters killed one by one, slasher killer, axe, serial murder, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%