Movies like Summer of '84

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Summer of '84 (2018)
 6.7
 24K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Original name: Summer of 84
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, 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
Plot: murder, murder mystery, neighbor, surveillance, friendship, murder suspect, suspicion, basement, serial killer, child killer, home invasion, 15 year old, psycho killer, violence, teenage boy, child protagonist, house arrest, paranoia, psychopath, cat and mouse, teenager, paperboy, news report, walkie talkie, group of friends ...
Time: year 1984

Most similar movies to Summer of '84

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and surprise ending films with plots about serial killer, murder, violence, blood, psychopath, slasher and death mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Summer of '84: The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Disturbia (2007), It (2017), My Soul to Take (2010), Cry_Wolf (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, investigation, dark past, church, psychological thriller, fear, friendship, teenage boy, double life, sadism, murder ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 206K
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
Plot: neighbor, serial killer, paranoia, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 373K
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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, killer clown, group of friends, abandoned house, death of brother, monster, supernatural power, good versus evil, small town, child ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, murder, supernatural, psychopath, urban legend, haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, small town, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 25K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, nobody believes, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 368K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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, suspense, macabre, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, serial killer, psycho, insanity, violence, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, mercilessness, paranoia, survival, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, adolescence, teenager, embalming, gps, winter, thanksgiving, profiler, hunt down, supernatural ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.1
 11K
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, slasher, virgin, high school, teenager, sex, revenge, murder, dead teenager, urban legend ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 104K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory, cult ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 6K
The Intruder (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, neurotic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: home invasion, voyeur, sexual assault, shower scene, young couple, intervention, woman in danger, neighbor, mental disorder, threat, host, psycho ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, school, university, college, serial killer, slasher, sex, violence, knife, maniac, gory, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 109K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ 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: surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenager, police interrogation, friendship, telephone, blood, slasher, danger, knife in back, knife, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 188K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, twist ending, brutal, tense ...
Plot: violence, held captive, thief, break in, murder, robbery gone awry, cat and mouse, surveillance, isolation, blind man, kidnapping, teenager ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 676
Murder by Mail (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Dr. Peter Fales’s (Klaus Kinski) patients start getting annihilated by an unknown serial killer, he and his daughter Alison (Donna Wilkes) both come under suspicion. Part slasher film and part psychological thriller, Schizoid co-stars ...
Plot: violence, murder, patient, slasher, therapist, letter, female nudity, bound and gagged, widower, serial killer, threat, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 2K
Taboo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense, suspense ...
Plot: taboo, murder, crimes, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, teenage life, deadly, youth, revelation, betrayal, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 18K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, violence, insanity, nightmare, home invasion, doll, danger, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 203K
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, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, psychopath, violence, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, small town, teenage life, murder, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1963, 1960s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 25K
Open Grave (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, macabre ...
Plot: memory loss, paranoia, life turned upside down, experiment, suspicion, uncover truth, losing-it hero, murder, virus, flashlight, pit, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 124K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, bully, revenge, psychological thriller, paranoia, stalking, past, husband wife relationship, lie, friendship, manipulative person ...
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 26K
Sliver (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, neighbor, passionate interest, apartment building, dangerous attraction, erotic thriller, mind game, investigation, video surveillance, female protagonist, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve ...
Plot: sheriff, serial killer, prostitute, murder, private investigator, slasher, hanged man, brawl, murder mystery, small town, lightning, blood ...
Time: 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Christina's House (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The teenager Christina, her younger brother Bobby, and their father James Tarling moves to a rented house in a small town in Washington to be close to Christina's mother Joanne, who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, house, teenager, teenage life, couples, deadly, gory, small town, small town life, woman in danger, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Stepfather II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, maniac, wedding, dentist, violence, family relations, gory, family life, deadly, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 10K
Intruders (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, agoraphobia, plot twist, female protagonist, revenge, violence, brutality, obsession, murder, secret room, bedroom, strangulation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 32K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, research, violence, theft, sadism, snuff, thesis, video tape, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 2K
Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, slasher, college, psychopath, pregnancy, womanizer, murder, serial killer, machete, investigation, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, prank, ritual, nightmare, violence, fraternity, maniac, psycho killer, sorority, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, danger, serial killer, murder, in the woods, back from the dead, death, human monster, camp counselor, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: rough, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, countryside, college, investigation, mystery killer, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, southern italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%