Movies like American Nightmare

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American Nightmare (2002)
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American Nightmare (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: halloween party, murder, psychopath, slasher, crimes, crime, danger, serial killer, destiny, chaos and mayhem, deadly, sister sister relationship, female psychopath, halloween, shower, pirate, radio show, cowardliness, female nudity, fear, female killer, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to American Nightmare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, danger, slasher, psychopath and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like American Nightmare: Halloween Night (2006), Insane (2010), Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011), Blood Widow (2014), Reality Check (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Halloween Night (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halloween Night starts as a young boy named Chris Vale (Sam Stone) witnesses his mum (Jan Anderson) get raped & then murdered before being horribly burnt by a jet of steam from a pipe. Jump forward 'Ten Years Later' on ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, murder of a nude woman, danger, crimes, youth, psychopath, mental institution, violence spree, halloween party, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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95%
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Insane (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, looking for somewhere to sleep. She's come to the wrong place. A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, Jenny is looking for her. She's come to the right place. The Bridgeburn Hotel
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, confined, danger, murder, gory, psychopath, crimes, deadly, isolation, woman in danger, hotel, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, friends, youth, deadly, revenge, psychopath, survival, slasher, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Blood Widow (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, danger, deadly, couples, serial killer, murder, crimes, confined, isolation, strong violent content, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Reality Check (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four young women and three young men, totally strangers to each other, are sent to an isolated house with the crew members of a reality show to stay living together for three months without any means of communication with the exterior, and in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, strong sexual content, sexual relations, deadly, crimes, serial killer, contests and competitions, ratings, profanity, isolation, prize money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, family relations, gory, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, youth, danger, isolation, in the woods, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, graphic violence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Knock Knock (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Knock Knock is a horror film that combines fear with revenge, hate with justice and responsibility with sacrifice. The bible says an "Eye for an Eye." Rico was just a big fun loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, small town, vengeance, serial killer, danger, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, mortician, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, who done it, police detective, bounty hunter, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, danger, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Blood Runs Cold (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, danger, psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, deadly, winter, isolation, gory, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mimesis (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: murder, slasher, crimes, danger, gory, psychopath, deadly, confined, isolation, role playing, farm, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Spiker (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nightmare come to life, the Spiker is a massive pink-eyed albino and a maniac killing machine whose physical endurance borders on the fantastic. He escapes from an asylum and returns to the small town he terrorized years before, where he slashed ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, small town, crimes, stalking, deadly, evil man, murder, ghost, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 474
Evil Eyes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A screenwriter is plagued by nightmares as he writes a script about a family that was slaughtered years before. Soon, the grisly murders he's writing about starts to actually happen.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: premonition, screenwriter, slasher, profanity, psychopath, gory, deadly, serial killer, crimes, writer's block, pregnancy, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 576
Sea of Fear (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College athlete Lance and his friend Tom meet Tom's girlfriend Kate and her friend Ashley in a marina to travel on a rented boat on a leisure trip. The Captain brings his navigator and first mate Joel and another unexpected passenger, Derek, ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, slasher, survival, psychopath, danger, mysterious character, deadly, ship, violence, cruise, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off... and forging a new path of terror and ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, survival, psychopath, crimes, haunted by the past, wannabe, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, danger, escapades, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Pumpkin Karver (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A feature film based on a story in which a young man is stabbed to death on the evening of October 31, 2003. One year later, at a Halloween party, six people were brutally butchered in a remote location. The victims faces were carved and mutilated ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: slasher, psychopath, haunted by the past, serial killer, starting over, mistaken identity, isolation, prank, deadly, mind game, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, danger, murder, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
54%
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 670
Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, crimes, danger, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, hotel, religions or cults, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Delta Delta Die! (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mother Fitch (Julie Strain) and her girls have an insatiable taste for men; their flesh that is. The Delta Delta Pi sorority girls are not only the most popular and wealthy on campus, but also the most deadly. Now, as they prepare for their 20th ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: psychopath, college, female psychopath, cannibalism, deadly, youth, crimes, student life, sexual relations, gory, sorority, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: psychopath, gory, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, crimes, farm, murder, bondage, torture, kidnapping, hitchhiker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 1K
Wreckage (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jared, Kate, Rick, and Jessica find themselves stranded in a wreckage yard after their car breaks down during a drag race. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office receives notice that a convict escaped from a local state prison. As the teenagers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: slasher, escaped prisoner, isolation, deadly, serial killer, buddies, crimes, confined, danger, murder, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, serial killer, blood, secret, violence, gory, crimes, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
 2.4
 292
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, danger, deadly, violence, gory, woman in danger, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kill the Scream Queen (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: psychopath, danger, confined, deadly, serial killer, dishonesty, woman in danger, captivity, strong violent content, filmmaking, gory, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The legend of Jack The Ripper comes to real when one of his descendants revive him.
Style: rough, scary, serious
Plot: supernatural, slasher, forest, decapitation, blood, murder, danger, imaginary, serial killer, crimes, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%