Movies like Candyman 2021

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Candyman (2021)
Candyman (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
Style: scary, gothic, suspense, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic
Plot: urban legend, supernatural, revenge, serial killer, police, investigation, danger, haunted by the past, strong violent content, death, psychopath, fear, cult, blood, gory, urban decay, covered in blood, yelling, evil, slasher, killer, violence, african american, slasher killer, bloody violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Candyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about deadly, danger, murder, slasher, gory, psychopath and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Candyman: Cassadaga (2011), Dark House (2009), Evil Remains (2004), XII (2008), Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 71K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: macabre, scary, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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100%
 5.3
 3K
Cassadaga (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deaf girl attempts to contact her sister during a séance, only to connect with the ghost of a murdered woman.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: serial killer, uncover truth, ghost, supernatural, life turned upside down, deadly, danger, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, seance, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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44%
 4.0
 1K
Evil Remains (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, deadly creature, legends and myths, survival, slasher, imaginary, supernatural, ghost, murder, student life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.2
 507
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, strong violent content, deadly, serial killer, masked killer, danger, murder, violence, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: One year after running away from home, Nicole and Jesse are still missing. When Jesse's brother, Tom, returns home from active duty, he sets out with his friends Marilyn and Jared to locate the lost couple. Their search leads them to the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychopath, survival, danger, slasher, on the road, strong violent content, escapades, crimes, deadly, gas station ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 826
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, obsession, psychopath, deadly, crimes, murder, police, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.9
 961
The Maze (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. As they wander aimlessly through the maze the murderer follows ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, survival, psychopath, danger, slasher, strong violent content, stalking, deadly, gory, friends, chases and races, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 2.7
 512
Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: danger, ghost, deadly, supernatural, riddles and clues, psychopath, gory, slasher, hospital, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 2K
Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, danger, psychopath, gory, vengeance, kids in trouble, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.6
 1K
The Butcher (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tragic car accident in the middle of nowhere finds six stranded college students fighting for their lives after making a horrifying discovery in a remote farmhouse in director Edward Gorsuch's rural frightener. With no place to run and no ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, youth, danger, deadly, rivalry, gory, stalking, farmhouse, in the woods, chase, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, deadly, crimes, danger, in the woods, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, slasher, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, buddies, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, slasher, camp counselor, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, psycho, slasher killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 2K
The Chosen (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, danger, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, violence, death, child in peril, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 15K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, anthology, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, deadly, teenage life, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.0
 36K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, missing person, deadly, zombie, gore, gory, murder, video cassette, cannibalism, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: rough, disturbing, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.4
 1K
Bloody Mary (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary -- a supposed urban myth -- the slaughter begins. The legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: urban legend, missing person, ghost, gory, mental institution, hospital, violence, revenge, doctors and patients, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.9
 571
Deadly Weekend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two young couples take one last trip to the country before moving to different cities. Unfortunately, when secrets come out and jealously takes a toll the weekend takes an unexpected and deadly turn for the worst.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, psychopath, isolation, strong violent content, deadly, in the woods, confined, slasher, danger, group of friends, murder, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 826
Sam's Lake (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by a murder-mystery-turned-legend surrounding a massacre near "Sam's Lake," the film follows Sam, a young woman who, every summer, returns home to the secluded lakeside cottage she grew up in, to reconnect with her traditions ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, mysterious character, deadly, danger, crimes, wilderness, urban legend, best friends, in the woods, friends, river, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.1
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 23K
ATM (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
Style: scary, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, confinement indoors, stalking, automated teller machine, psychopath, escape attempt, isolation, survival, deadly, captivity, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 234K
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, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violent, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 2K
Hellbent (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, stalking, deadly, crimes, gory, killer, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Halloween Kills (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Story: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Style: atmospheric, psycho film, scary, suspense, intense ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, psycho, halloween, violence, maniac, massacre, killing spree, psychopath, stabbing, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.1
 135
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 1K
Heartstopper (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two hospitalized young people discover that things can get even worse when the dilapidated institution is stranded by a severe storm and a maniac stalks the corridors butchering the patients and staff.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary
Plot: hospital, serial killer, psychopath, murder, electric chair, vengeance, gory, youth, teenage life, danger, social misfits, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%