Movies like Asylum 1972

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Asylum (1972)
 6.5
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Asylum (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, anthology, disturbing, scary, macabre, offbeat, serious, cult film ...
Plot: mental institution, objects come to life, murder, supernatural, serial killer, investigation, mad scientist, mind game, vengeance, missing person, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, psychiatrist, mental illness, crimes, androids and robots, psychopath, supernatural ability, infidelity, mentally unstable, deadly, rivalry, beast ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

Most similar movies to Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, supernatural, crimes, serial killer, gory and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Asylum: The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Don't Look in the Basement (1973), Darkness (2002), The Devil's Chair (2007), The Human Centipede (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: vampire, haunted house, curse, murder, inspector, wax museum, supernatural, ghost, danger, investigation, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 19K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mysterious character, danger ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Chair (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a shag and a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device - a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine - transforms ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, abandoned building, uncover truth, supernatural, gory, psychopath, supernatural ability, deadly, serial killer, slasher, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, offbeat, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, mad scientist, crimes, experiment gone awry, body horror, confined, surgeon, victim, violence, psychopath, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, slasher, ghost, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 55K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, mystery, investigation, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tomie: Re-birth (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young art student Hideo paints an unnerving portrait of Tomie, who whispers that she loves him. Inexplicably, he reacts by stabbing her to death with a painting trowel. Two friends, Takumi and Shunichi, arrive on the scene and help him dispose of ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, afterlife, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 107K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.4
 594
Hellborn (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: James Bishop is a young psychology resident, excited about his new job at St. Andrews Mental Hospital and the chance to help severely ill patients. The excitement changes to puzzlement, concern and finally terror as some of those patients ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, contemplative, scary
Plot: mental institution, human experiment, mystery, mentally unstable, supernatural, mental illness, doctors and patients, power relations, psychopath, crimes, investigation, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 11K
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, ghost, good versus evil, strangulation, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 2K
Cover Up (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1957, Dorothy and Edmund Yates (Keith and Rupert Davies) were committed to an institution for the criminally insane, she for acts of murder and cannibalism and he for covering up her crimes. Fifteen years later, they are pronounced fit for ...
Style: cult film, scary, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, mental illness, danger, family life, haunted by the past, woman in danger, who done it, isolation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cradle of Fear (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. Helped by deranged angel ...
Style: rough, gothic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, obsession, goth, slasher, violence spree, gory, mysterious character, mind game, danger, master and servant, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 6K
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, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 35K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, gothic horror, obsession, old dark house, ghost, supernatural, disappearance, mystery, mysterious character, haunted by the past, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1960s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
Macabre (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, necrophilia, murder, dead child, blindness, gory, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, mental institution, deadly, disembodied head ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 805
Dominique (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: ghost, last will and testament, suicide, mind game, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, deadly, supernatural ability, intrigue, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, missing child, family problems, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 551
Haunts (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman haunted by psychosexual nightmares begins to believe her father is responsible for a series of scissor-murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, zombie, mental illness, village, small town, repression, farm, supernatural, danger, ghost ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Whilst vacationing in the Carpathian Mountain, two couples stumble across the remains of Count Dracula's castle. The Count's trusted servant kills one of the men, suspending the body over the Count's ashes so that the blood drips from ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, vampire, blood, good versus evil, woman in danger, crucifix, stalking, vengeance, zombie, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual sacrifice, black magic, satanism, occult, coven, curses spells and rituals, danger, psychopath, rivalry, giant spider, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 849
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, mental illness, murder, slasher, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 10K
Dolls (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, doll, objects come to life, toys, youth, danger, toy, toy maker, evil doll, stranded, good versus evil, house ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: southern usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.3
 306
Scar (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While hiking in a remote forest, college student Zack disappears, leaving nothing but a bloody trail for his traumatized friend Tom. Now a year later and plagued by nightmares, Tom returns to the woods with Zack's girlfriend Jenny in a last ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, danger, gory, deadly, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Werewolf Woman (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but then she is raped and her lover is murdered so she goes out ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, transformation, rape, human becoming an animal, fall in love, deadly creature, human becomes animal, reincarnation, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: disturbing, psycho film, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, murder, necrophilia, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, death, violence, torture, creep, anthropophagus, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%