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Messiah of Evil (1973)
 6.5
 3K
Messiah of Evil (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, dark, psychotronic, suspense
Plot: zombie, vampire, supernatural, good versus evil, walking dead, curse, undead, albino, small town, flesh eating, living dead, danger, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, gory, deadly, social relations, beach, beach house, mental institution, cannibal, religion, model, moon ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Messiah of Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, zombie, gory, escapades and murder mostly in Horror genres. Some movies like Messiah of Evil: Night of the Seagulls (1975), Horror of the Zombies (1974), The Ghouls (2003), Darkness (1993), The House of Seven Corpses (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night of the Seagulls (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Knight Templars return in this fourth installment of the Blind Dead seris. On this outing, the Templars haunt a fishing village, where they rise seven nights every seven years to claim their sacrificial offerings in return for the safety of the ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: zombie, village, torture, undead, murder, revenge, tomb, ocean, escapades, deadly, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
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95%
Horror of the Zombies (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a pair of models go missing from a boat, a rescue party discover an empty galleon carrying the coffins of the long dead Knights Templar. The rescue party board the galleon and then discover their own boat has vanished. The survivors struggle ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, psychotronic
Plot: zombie, ship, supernatural, danger, gory, isolation, survival, curses spells and rituals, evil, woman in danger, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
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91%
 3.8
 477
The Ghouls (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his footage to the highest bidder and living on a steady diet of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary, cult film
Plot: journalism, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, supernatural, deadly creature, gory, zombie, rave, cannibalism, undead, eaten alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.6
 461
Darkness (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small community is besieged by vampires. After he watches friends ravaged in a convenience store, a lone avenger goes off to do battle with the undead, armed with shotgun, chainsaw, and Holy water. Later he finds other survivors and they try to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, battles, gore, blood, danger, rivalry, deadly creature, graphic violence, survival, small town, store ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, filmmaking, zombie, ghost, estate, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, supernatural power, film within a film, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.9
 819
Life Blood (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Forty years ago a supernatural force vanquished Brooke and Rhea, a sexy lipstick lesbian couple, after they committed an inconceivable murder. Now, on New Year's Eve, they'll rise from the dead. Still hot and still a couple, they're ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, deadly, crimes, supernatural, clergy, vampire, danger, imaginary, small town, tv show, good versus evil, television show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.8
 187
Lynch Mob (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The rural town of Leesburg Georgia holds a dark secret. A century old curse has condemned the citizens to a diet of human flesh. Unable to leave the city limits the town folks must lure unsuspecting travelers to their quaint town where they soon ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mafia, survival, rivalry, danger, isolation, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, small town, imaginary, deadly, confined, cannibal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.7
 494
The Damned (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A clan of vampires has just moved into the neighborhood, and college student Tom accidentally discovers his new neighbors' secret. When the vampires find out that Tom knows, he must do whatever he can to survive. His two roommates, a horror fan ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, police investigation, slasher, supernatural, deadly, danger, zombie, crimes, investigation, protagonist as suspect, heroes, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 2.2
 477
Dead Clowns (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The residents of Port Emmett prepare for a hurricane that will churn up a 50-year-old secret, awakening an army of zombie clowns. Left to die after a circus train accident, the clowns rise from their muddy graves to get revenge. The guilty can run, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspense, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: zombie, vengeance, supernatural, gory, deadly, crimes, small town, circus, evil clown, killer clown, danger, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, suicide, cemetery, priest, investigation, rescue, danger, buried alive, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, manhattan new york city, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 1K
FleshEater (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, awful ...
Plot: zombie, survival, on the run, deadly creature, deadly, rescue, danger, in the woods, gory, murder, eaten alive, sadism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.9
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Scary or Die (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the “City of Angles”. A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to protect the person he craves the most; a dirty cop and a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, brutal, anthology
Plot: gory, murder, vampire, zombie, evil clown, supernatural, crimes, family in danger, dismemberment, transformation, death, undead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, devil worship, murder, vampire, investigation, revenge, morgue, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 321
Deathmaster (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Quarry is a mysterious stranger with cult like following of hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them as he is a vampire.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, beach, hippie, small town life, danger, gang, mysterious character, supernatural, deadly, aging, murder, small town ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.7
 325
Doctor Dracula (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An evil hypnotist puts a beautiful woman under his spell.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, supernatural, escapades, deadly, ghost, obsessive quest, good versus evil, clergy, heroes, mysterious character, supernatural ability, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young militia is all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town decimated by the fracking industry.
Style: rough, scary, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, creature, survival, danger, deadly, isolation, plague, supernatural, heroes, escapades, gory, walking dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dracula's Dog (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Russian soldiers accidentally unleash Dracula's servant, as well as his dog, during excavations in Romania. Together they set out for America, to find the last descendent of the great Count.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, doberman, hearse, dog, occult, german shepherd, zombie, deadly, supernatural, escapades, deadly creature, master and servant ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, romania, europe, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 367
Savage Harvest (1994)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The agony and death of the Trail of Tears. A Cherokee elder, desperate to aid his people. Demons bursting into our world to destroy the entire tribe. And a great flood that washes the evil up into our modern world. The demons await the smell of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: forces of nature, legends and myths, small town, ghost, escapades, vampire, good versus evil, vengeance, small town life, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3.3
 442
Death Factory (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A woman working at a biological research facility becomes ill when she contracts a deadly, new virus. Sometime after, she becomes a half-monster beast and kills her old co-workers. Some time later, a group of teens go into the old research facility ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: deadly, danger, supernatural, zombie, strong violent content, mutant, gory, experiment gone awry, sexual content, survival, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Prince of Darkness casts his undead shadow once more over the cursed village of Kleinenberg when his ashes are splashed with bat's blood and Dracula is resurrected. And two innocent victims search for a missing loved one... loved to death ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, murder, good versus evil, village, castle, priest, coffin, bite mark, supernatural ability, supernatural, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a face-off against two of the most evil supernatural forces: vampires fueled by bloodlust and zombies who've come back from the dead to prey on the living. The two camps are bent on proving their superiority, so it's a race to ...
Style: serious, scary, exciting, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, chaos, imaginary, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, zombie, save the day, danger, deadly, rivalry, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Edges of Darkness (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three interconnected tales of terror set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, scary, exciting
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, chaos, addiction, obsession, future dystopia, undead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there's bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, survival, danger, supernatural, rescue, deadly, chaos, gory, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Terror of the Living Dead (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his uncle's death, Serge Chekov journeys to a spooky Scottish village for the reading of the will. But when he inherits the estate, Serge runs afoul of his uncle's jealous wife , his business partner , his maid and others. It's ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, satanism, gothic horror, necrophilia, conspiracy, curses spells and rituals, village, rivalry, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: scotland, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Norliss Tapes (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, investigation, vampire, reporter, wizards and magicians, deadly, mystery, crimes, danger, curses spells and rituals, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nothing Left to Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendy, her husband Dan and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter is being ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, enigmatic, serious
Plot: small town, family in danger, supernatural, family relations, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, social relations, evil, mystery, siblings relations, small town life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, isolation, mortician, drugs/alcohol, chaos, farm, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Plaga zombie: Zona mutante (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small town is the subject of some experiment with aliens where they were allowed to test some earth folks with some kind of disease, but of course it spread with disastrous results. And now, three oddballs have been dumped into the middle of this ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: zombie, plague, alien encounter, chaos, survival, gory, doctors and patients, deadly creature, danger, mutant, small town, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: slasher, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, ghost, supernatural, deadly, danger, crimes, serial killer, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, cannibalism, chaos, back from the dead, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, farmhouse, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%