Movies like How to Be a Serial Killer

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How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)
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How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: HOW TO BE A SERIAL KILLER is the story of Mike Wilson, a charismatic, educated, and articulate young man who has found his life's purpose in exterminating people. Mike is determined to spread his message about the joy of serial killing and recruits a lost soul named Bart to be his pupil. Mike leads Bart through the ethics of serial killing as well as teaching him various lessons in disposing corp
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, deadly, hitman, misfit, stalking, one on one, frame up, danger, chaos and mayhem, law enforcement, gory, psychiatrist, desert, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, poison, crimes, store, murderous pair, prison, hostage, gun, beach, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles

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Most similar movies to How to Be a Serial Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, rough and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, danger, gory, serial killer, slasher and psychopath mostly in Horror, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like How to Be a Serial Killer: Nightstalker (2002), Death by Engagement (2005), Freak Out (2004), Monsturd (2003), Jason Z (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, danger, mind game, murderous pair, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, slasher, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Death by Engagement (2005)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to track down a vicious serial killer bent on reclaiming his mother's family heirloom wedding ring as it passes from bride to bride with the killer always one step behind, and the detectives one step behind the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, vengeance, track down, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.2
 579
Freak Out (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two best friends, Merv Doody (James Heathcote) and Onkey (Dan Palmer), take a hapless escaped mental patient under their wing and attempt to teach him how to become a real serial killer.
Style: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, violence spree, vengeance, danger, stalking, serial killer, chaos and mayhem, deadly, crimes, insanity, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.7
 931
Monsturd (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A serial killer mutates with a chemical inside a sewer, to become a monster made of human waste just as the FBI and police are onto him.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, mad scientist, serial killer, laboratory, experiment gone awry, gory, psychopath, mutant, supernatural, crimes, danger, toxic waste ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 4.6
 2K
Jason Z (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: At an exclusive, secluded North American ski resort up on Mount Rocky Summit, brutal slashing, severing and beheading on a group of teenagers are taking place and are believed to be the work of a mysterious skier dressed in black.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: snowboard, slasher, danger, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, gory, skiing, survival, teenage life, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A cricket team are dismissed by a moustachioed serial killer with a razor sharp cricket glove and an arsenal of sharpened stumps. One by one the killer exacts revenge for the torment he endured 20 years earlier.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, vengeance, on the run, danger, deadly, crimes, rivalry, gory, psychopath, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Janitor (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lionel is a custodian that longs for more. Bombarded with daily disrespect and insults from his co-workers, Lionel sets on a path of revenge and begins to brutally murder everyone in his path.
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, scary, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, friendship, murder, gory, rivalry, deadly, crimes, college life, violence spree, sexual relations, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Andre the Butcher (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Andre the Butcher will make sure you pay for your sins.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: slasher, confined, psychopath, survival, gory, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, mind game, supernatural, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Chop (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, murder, paranoia, save the planet, rivalry, leather jacket, ambush, knife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Taming of the Shrews (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A horror-comedy of errors, Die-ner (get it?) explores the existential dilemma of a sociopath killer who runs into the unique problem of his victims rising from the dead...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, zombie, diner, confined, deadly, supernatural, hostage, gory, crimes, small town, hostages, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Satan's Little Helper (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A naïve young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, suspenseful, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, halloween party, gory, danger, crimes, deadly, satire, obsession, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cruel Restaurant (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Just what is the mystery ingredient in the pot stickers at Togen Restaurant? Those who look for the answer have a habit of disappearing. So when body parts start washing up on the beach, police trace the murders to Togen's seemingly innocent ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, restaurant, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, serial killer, missing person, gory, psychopath, cooking and food, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Drive Thru (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil clown, killer clown, masked killer, clown, slasher, danger, psychopath, teenage life, social misfits, stalking, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Green River Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: serious, rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prostitute, police investigation, serial killer, who done it, mind game, investigation, police detective, gory, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.6
 877
Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, riddles and clues, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 906
Hide and Creep (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Residents of a small Southern town contend with bloodthirsty zombies, a mysterious flying saucer, and bad television reception.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, scary ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, small town, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, small town life, store, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Horror master Ulli Lommel is back with a terrifying tale of a copycat killer in Los Angeles. A young rookie cop and his team discover dismembered female bodies in L.A. similar to the Black Dahlia cold case from 1947. A serial killer seems to be ...
Style: rough, psychological, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, bodily dismemberment, deadly, slasher, serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, femme fatale, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sorority Party Massacre (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In danger of losing his badge, a big city detective agrees to aid a small town sheriff in a routine missing persons investigation only to discover that at least one girl has gone missing in this sleepy fishing town each year for the last twenty ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious ...
Plot: missing person, serial killer, slasher, danger, crimes, gory, violence spree, woman in danger, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sorority, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Tripper (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hippie, serial killer, psychopath, danger, murder, violence spree, gory, stalking, massacre, insanity, slasher, axe murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Great American Snuff Film (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two pretty young women are abducted to be the featured stars of a snuff film produced by a couple low-life goons. The ladies are bound, gagged, tortured, burned with cigarettes and forced to dig their own graves.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious
Plot: torture, deadly, serial killer, danger, slasher, crimes, murder, gory, voyeurism, psychopath, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 276
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mummy, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, slasher, murder, parents and children, police detective, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, high school, slasher, murder, gore, filmmaking, screenwriter, gory, supernatural, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 80s
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46%
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Camp Slaughter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While searching for a way out of the woods, a group of lost friends stumble upon Camp Hiawatha and take up with the teens who are bunking there. But the party's over when they discover that this camp is literally stuck in a time warp -- 1981, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, teenage life, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, gory, in the woods, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, teenage life, slasher, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 2K
Skinned Deep (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The horror film Skinned Deep begins when a family suffers a flat tire on a barren stretch of road with only a diner dotting the landscape. They meet Granny, the seemingly nice old woman who runs the establishment, but they soon find that she is the ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, deformity, psychopath, mutant, woman in danger, murder, deadly, serial killer, gang, crimes, abduction, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Slaughter Party (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Here's what Judge David Johnson has to say about this film: Yes, there is a party, and some people do get slaughtered. Beyond that you're better off looking the other way and using your time more wisely. Go read a book. Or run for a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, psychotronic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, parody, disorder, slasher, crimes, danger, mad scientist, stalking, deadly, murder investigation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Legion of the Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two guys, handsome William and his side kick Luke have just started their trip through the beautiful California desert when they're kidnapped by the notorious Psycho Mike, The Kern River Killer. Securing their escape through hilarious means and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: vampire, murder, psychopath, desert, uncover truth, zombie, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Terror Toons (2002)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: chaos and mayhem, deadly, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, gory, siblings relations, mad scientist, surgery, when the parents are away, killer doll, devil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Gingerdead Man seeks revenge against Sarah Leigh for causing him to live his life in the body of a gingerbread man. Her only hope is to team up with Larnell who has problems of his own in the form of a magical talking bong named Eebee.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, redemption, serial killer, rivalry, danger, deadly, terrorism, slasher, bad trip, creature feature, bong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Iceland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, escapades, confined, slasher, ship, survival, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, death, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%