Movies like Summer of '84

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Summer of '84 (2018)
 6.7
 35K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Original name: Summer of 84
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense, retro, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, murder mystery, murder, child protagonist, murder suspect, child killer, serial killer, friendship, teenage boy, neighbor, basement, surveillance, psychopath, friendship between teens, psycho killer, serial child killer, home invasion, 15 year old, violence, suspicion, paranoia, teenager, suburbs, news report, walkie talkie ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: usa, oregon

Most similar movies to Summer of '84

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, slasher and serious films with plots about murder, violence, psychopath, death, blood, knife and teenager mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Summer of '84: Disturbia (2007), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), It (2017), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016), Prom Night (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 224K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, boy scout, investigation, father son relationship, church, sadistic psychopath, friendship, teenage boy, murder, mysterious villain, fear ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 470K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, fear, killer clown, clown, monster, asthma, supernatural horror, inhaler, supernatural power, stephen king, small town, death ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, psychopath, stalking, sociopath, teenager, fear, adolescence, supernatural power, serial murder, murderer ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.6
 44K
Ma (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: female psychopath, mental health, party, underage drinking, teenager, kidnapping, danger, social network, parents and children, torture, african american, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 75K
The Babysitter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: blood, corpse, slasher killer, satanic ritual, murder, book, sacrifice, bully, teenager, dark humor, characters killed one by one, villainess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 17K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, burned alive, murder, camp, serial killer, summer camp, prank, violence, evil man, danger, youth, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales ...
Style: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, small town, urban legend, murder, teenager, racism, supernatural, investigation, legends and myths ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 26K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, mental illness, murder, ghost, abandoned house, violence, secret, plot twist, love, attic, murder of family, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, camp, psychopath, psycho killer, who done it, investigation, deadly, crimes, danger, mind game, gory ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 3K
Jasper Jones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: boy, secret, racism, small town, 14 year old, coming of age, friendship, love, australian, suspicion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen suicide ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, teenager, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.4
 4K
Nomads (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things become more unsettling as he realizes the price paid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, murder, obsession, hospital, doctor, anthropologist, danger, ancient mystery, scientist, skyscraper, vandalism, anthropology ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 14K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, family relations, stepfather, maniac, investigation, teenager, widow, murder of family, real estate agent, shower ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.8
 26K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prank, school, friendship, death, high school life, crimes, nobody believes, masked killer, chase, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Killer in Prague (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. There is every indication that the masked murderer has been ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, police interrogation, danger, group of friends, masked killer, psychopath, friendship, violence, phone terror, mystery killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
13%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, dark humor, serial killer, gender, crimes, loneliness, mental illness, flat, suspicion, dangerous friend, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
25%
 6.5
 20K
Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, investigation, obsession, psychopath, home invasion, maniac, sadist, captive, held captive, murder, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 26
Chain Mail (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A usual chain mail is forwarded to a group of people. Some pass it while others ignore. One dies and is followed by series of sudden and unexplainable deaths of others. Soon after, a revelation begins to unfold, the chain mail is cursed and so she ...
Style: macabre, suspense, gothic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: death, supernatural power, dark past, friendship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, characters killed one by one, paranoia, dark secret, survival, haunted by the past ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Six female athletic actresses who gets cast for being superhero's on a wrestling show. After hard training and ups and down's in the gym, the fresh wrestlers board the bus to their first fight in Las VegasS. The bus get stuck in the middle ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: ghost story, secret, psychopath, escape, violence, hollywood, chase, ghost town, group of friends, girl band, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, psychopath, pursuit, prank, rivalry, gang, revenge, dead teenager, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, neighbor, slumber party, gory, killing spree, deadly, crimes, youth, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, gothic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, obsession, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, high school, child abuse, police, mental illness, incest, coach ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 523
Dead at 17 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Alyssa's 17-year-old son Jason commits suicide, something doesn't sit right. As she and her daughter Danni begin to take a deeper look in the circumstances surrounding Jason's death, they discover that he may have been involved ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: psychopath, stripper, murder, brother brother relationship, group of friends, dark secret, party, accidental death, cover up, mother daughter relationship, teenage boy, canadian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, sex maniac, nude woman murdered, vigilante, murder, psychopath, danger, violence, revenge, criminal, stalking ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, opposites attract, high school, woman in danger, murder, high school life, who done it, graphic violence, gory, teenage life, profanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%