Movies like Asylum

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Asylum (2008)
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Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed suicide, to overcome her demons. While walking to her dorm, she meets the weird janitor Wilbur Mackey that tells her that the place is haunted. Madison befri
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, serious, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, doctors and patients, serial killer, youth, supernatural, danger, social misfits, isolation, mind game, gory, deadly, crimes, college, supernatural ability, dark secret, hallucination, psychopath, confined, student life, murder, curses spells and rituals, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and slasher films with plots about deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, gory, ghost and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Asylum: Soul Survivors (2001), The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014), Deep in the Woods (2000), Heartstopper (2006), Boogeyman 3 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, experiment gone awry, supernatural, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deep in the Woods (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to present a performance of Little Red Riding Hood in his isolated castle to ...
Style: fairy tale, psychological, slasher, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: forest, murder, supernatural, deadly creature, ghost, deadly, confined, youth, danger, isolation, in the woods, little red riding hood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, psychopath, electric chair, vengeance, youth, supernatural, teenage life, gory, danger, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.7
 5K
Boogeyman 3 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a college student witnesses the alleged suicide of her roommate, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause her to fear the supernatural entity. As she tries to convince the rest of her dorm that the Boogeyman does exist, the ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: boogeyman, supernatural, ghost, college, crimes, supernatural ability, deadly, serial killer, danger, mysterious character, mind game, youth ...
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, murder, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, journalism, danger, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Spirit Trap (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When five young students move into an old unoccupied mansion an inexplicable chain of events is set into motion as a mysterious spirit clock begins to tick again. As the story unfolds, revealing each student's dark secrets, the boundary between ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, afterlife, haunted house, mysterious character, uncover truth, ouija board, youth, teenage life, family in danger, captivity, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
 5K
Boo (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The friends Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines and asks him to help to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, ghost, mental institution, human experiment, deadly, afterlife, supernatural, violence, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, mind game, gory, survival, death, investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ryan has been plagued with nightmares since the night his sister Amy went missing 8 years earlier after playing the game "Bloody Mary." Amy had stumbled onto a website on the Internet (www.marked4mary.com) about a witch called Bloody Mary ...
Style: serious, slasher, scary, suspense
Plot: college, ghost, afterlife, witch, monster, priest, mentally unstable, supernatural, gory, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, gory, small town life, game, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 1K
Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, mentally unstable, mental institution, crimes, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, deadly, danger, violence, murder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 2K
Dead Scared (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Evil Dead meets Scream as an evil professor, through an ancient staff and a book of incantation, possesses the bodies of a group of fraterity and sorority pledges during a night of "hazing" activities in an abandoned mansion. When the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, supernatural, supernatural ability, murder, gory, survival, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, college, mystery, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, journalism, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mental illness, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
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Seance (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over Thanksgiving weekend, all but five students in an old Manhattan building that's now a college dormitory leave for home: staying on one floor are roommates Lauren, Melina, and Alison, plus her boyfriend Diego and Grant, a loner in a room ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, seance, college, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, youth, danger, deadly, gory, college life, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 7K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 2K
Dead Mary (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During a fun-filled getaway at a remote lake, teenager Kim (Dominique Swain) and her friends unwittingly unleash a murderous spirit when they make the mistake of playing the game 'Dead Mary' in this horror story. The body count rises as ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, youth, urban legend, psychopath, survival, evil witch, ghost, buddies, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, game, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, murder, serial killer, youth, genie, supernatural, seance, vengeance, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Raven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: obsession, danger, serial killer, music band, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, supernatural, showbiz, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
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11:11 (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eighteen years after the murder of her parents, Sara Tobias searches for the meaning of the numbers '11:11' that was scratched in blood beside her mother's body. Following three sudden murders, supernatural events are unleashed as she ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: college, mystery, murder, gory, deadly, serial killer, investigation, danger, uncover truth, small town life, death in the family, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Detention (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, school, danger, confined, high school, youth, deadly, prank, teenage life, isolation, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.5
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Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: slasher, serious, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, vengeance, legends and myths, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hell's Highway (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four college friends take a fateful road trip. The road, Hell's Highway--a direct route to terror. They pick up Lucinda: A hot young hitchiker, full of sexual deviance and lust for the bloody kill. After being terrorized and nearly killed, the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, semi serious, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, on the road, psychopath, danger, deadly, gory, highway, terrorism, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, teenage life, vengeance, serial killer, confined, danger, survival, crimes, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, afterlife, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, murder, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, youth, twins, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pray for Morning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, supernatural, captivity, mystery, survival, gory, ghost, isolation, danger, riddles and clues, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nightmare Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris is attacked by a "being" she refers to as THE NIGHTMARE MAN. Her doctors and husband, William believe Ellen is a paranoid schizophrenic and needs to spend some ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, psychopath, nightmare, demon rape, supernatural ability, deadly, mind game, serial killer, on the run, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%