Movies like Screamplay

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Screamplay (1985)
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Screamplay (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.
Style: scary, humorous, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, murder, crimes, writer's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, gory, deadly, parody, writers, death, rock star, supernatural power, insanity, dwarf, screenwriter, actress, surrealism, filmmaker, apartment, head ripped off, tongue in cheek
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Screamplay

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, scary, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, gory, slasher, danger and serial killer mostly in Comedy, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Screamplay: This Girl for Hire (1983), Blades (1989), Shock Value (2014), Pandemonium (1982), The Janitor (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, farce, store, showbiz, hollywood, investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 460
Blades (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: HAPPY GILMORE meets MANIAC in this gore-filled swing at one of the most popular sports today, golf. A game of hooks slices...and slaughter!!! Meet Blades, the most terrifying character ever to tear up the screen...and Blades isn't even human. ...
Style: humorous, rough, offbeat, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jealousy, parody, greed, golf, lawn mower, murder, crimes, heroes, investigation, rivalry, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
 510
Shock Value (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Struggling 'B' movie Director blackmails a serial killer to be the star of his next film.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, manipulation, unlikely partners, crimes, fish out of water, manipulations, deadly, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, psychopath, film making ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 1K
Pandemonium (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
Style: scary, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, serial killer, murder, slasher, crimes, friendship, teenage life, partners, deadly, horse, canadian, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 415
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 ⇓
66%
 6.0
 465
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 393
Homebodies (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, murder, senior citizen, golden years, aging, danger, rivalry, hitman, eviction, vengeance, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Among Friends (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A twisted horror about a dinner party gone wrong. Set against an 80s backdrop, the good time takes a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in an attempt to help the others come clean about their secret betrayals against one ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, isolation, betrayal, best friends, dishonesty, danger, gory, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Actress Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This saucy mockumentary follows a first-time filmmaker with ambitions to make "the greatest movie ever made," a low-budget slasher boasting a Native American killer. The director knows buxom starlets are the key to his success. But when ...
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, murder, starlet, filmmaking, gory, danger, deadly, artists and showbiz, film within a film, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Attitude for Destruction (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Hollywood Roses is starting to make it big and they’re ready for the next step. Of course all their success has come after the band killed off the original founder, Drake. Once they realized he was holding them back, they turned on him and now ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: slasher, vengeance, showbiz, music band, musician's life, rivalry, desire for fame, crimes, investigation, deadly, artists and showbiz, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1977 a group of young, horny, out of control Christians are spending a fun filled weekend at the mountain lakeside Happy Day Bible Camp. One by one these youthful sinners pay a BLOODY penance for their misdeeds. Flash forward 7 years, when ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, dark humor, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, danger, camp, deadly, nun, crimes, profanity, catholicism, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1977
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 929
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young couple spend the night in a restaurant, only to find out that it is haunted by three dead women who hunger for human flesh.
Style: offbeat, humorous, scary, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, restaurant, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), survival, curses spells and rituals, deadly, crimes, danger, society, sexual content, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Woodchipper Massacre (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon, Tom, and Denise accidently kill their senile old Aunt while she's looking after them while their father is away on business. Not sure what to do, they decide to dispose of the body in the rented woodchipper in the backyard. But more ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: murder, family relations, slasher, siblings relations, psychopath, gory, fugitives, crimes, danger, deadly, suburban life, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It turns out that the house is the place of a satanic cult ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, scary, not serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, ghost, parody, mad scientist, haunted house, mansion, disorder, gory, estate, curses spells and rituals, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, disorder, mutant, crimes, danger, dealing with death, deadly, supernatural, gory, silly humor, cult, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
You Can't Kill Stephen King (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Siblings Monroe (Monroe Mann) and Hilary (Crystal Arnette) have discovered that they have inherited a lake house and to make things even better, the famous horror author Stephen King is rumoured to live somewhere nearby. They decide to take their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, deadly, buddies, youth, murder, danger, exploitation, lake or river, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, river ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, gory, deadly, mind game, crimes, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Late Fee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young couple’s quest to rent the scariest movie on DVD on Halloween eve results in a real life horror show they may live to regret!
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, anthology, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, supernatural, terrorism, murder, isolation, gory, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, stalking, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 4.5
 2K
Pervert! (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: While visiting his Bible-thumping yet lecherous father in the desert, randy college student James (Sean Andrews) tries everything he can to hook up with the local curvaceous cuties, but his sex quest stalls when a bloodthirsty killer targets every ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, erotic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, deadly, mentally unstable, youth, crimes, estrangement, gory, parents and children, desert, pervert ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Seven Vampires (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Botanist is incapable of handling a carnivore plant that turns its victims into vampires. Clumsy detective and his secretary are hired to solve the mysterious deaths happening in a nightclub show.
Style: scary, sexy, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: vampire, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, violence spree, imaginary, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, police investigation, mad scientist, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Man Who Collected Food (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An obsessive food collector, determined not to desecrate his precious vittles, resorts to the alarming act of cannibalism.
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: obsession, psychopath, losing-it hero, deadly, cooking and food, eating disorder, insanity, collector, murder, cannibalism, eating, victim ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.9
 100
Playhouse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After years hiding in the shadows, the ancient ghosts of an old Pittsburgh theater make their presence known once again.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, deadly, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, haunted house, gory, theater, zombie, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 1K
Smash Cut (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Television news celebrity April Carson turns to the services of private investigator Isaac Beaumonde to seek her missing sister, a stripper known as Gigi Spot. Carson assumes a role in a horror movie in the process, eventually learning that the ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, private detective, slasher, sexy nurse, partners against crime, serial killer, psychopath, unfulfillment, crimes, deadly, gory, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 446
Lucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ever have one of those lifetimes where nothing seems to go right? Failing cartoon writer, Millard Mudd, has sunk deep into one. Living hermit-like and existing on a strict alcohol diet, Mudd's world has collapsed. But one day everything changes ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, one more chance, crimes, unlikely partners, supernatural ability, writer's life, deadly, talking dog, strong sexual content, imaginary, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%