Movies like Asylum 1972

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Asylum (1972)
 6.4
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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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, twists and turns, gothic, suspense, slasher, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, supernatural, mad scientist, objects come to life, insanity, murder, investigation, mind game, mystery, missing person, vengeance, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, coming of age, mental illness, beast, mental disorder, blindness, catastrophe, witch, werewolf, monster, demon, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

Most similar movies to Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about deadly, serial killer, crimes, murder, supernatural, gory and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Asylum: Darkness (2002), Don't Look in the Basement (1973), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), The Devil's Chair (2007), The House by the Cemetery (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, solar eclipse, afterlife, family, vengeance, mystery, supernatural ability, psychopath, cult, haunted by the past ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mental institution, patient, mystery, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, losing-it hero, mind game, doctors, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Famous organist Anton Phibes is horribly disfigured in an automobile accident while rushing to the side of his sick wife and presumed to be dead. Once Phibes learns that his wife died on the operating table, he is convinced the doctors are ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, slasher, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, revenge, camp, curse, murder, doctor, disfigurement, obsession, master villain, tragic hero, haunted by the past, tragic villain ...
Time: 1920s, 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 911
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, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, mind game, survival, mental illness, murder, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: psychological, scary, atmospheric, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, abandoned building, murder, psychopath, uncover truth, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, serial killer, psychotic, voyeurism, sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (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, suspense, macabre, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, insanity, crimes, victim, experiment gone awry, body horror, psychopath, violence, surgeon, brutality, 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: slasher, psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, zombie, mad scientist, vengeance, serial killer, ghost, insanity, monster, husband wife relationship, corpse, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 113K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.2
 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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, psychopath, mental illness, cannibal, mental disorder, female psychopath, murder, criminally insane, exploitation, hospital, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, found footage, obsession, dark humor, psychopath, insanity, murder, mind game, split personality, vengeance, woman in danger, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, investigation, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, law enforcement, mind game, reincarnation, insanity, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 7K
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, zombie, brutality, violence, exploitation, visceral, human sacrifice, psycho killer, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, egypt, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 656
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, scary, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, human experiment, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, power relations, psychopath, doctors and patients, mental illness, crimes, ghost, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: disturbing, gothic, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: goth, serial killer, murder, obsession, mind game, mysterious character, violence spree, master and servant, supernatural ability, fear, sadism, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 4K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror
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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, social misfits, serial killer, youth, supernatural, mind game, isolation, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mentally unstable, ghost, intern, murder, supernatural, investigation, mental illness, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 3K
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: slasher, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: necrophilia, dead child, mental illness, blindness, murder, accident, haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, mental institution, perversion, mother kills own child ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 641
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: slasher, psychotronic, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, farm, repression, zombie, serial killer, supernatural, village, mental illness, small town, nightmare, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 horror, gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, female vampire, dracula, vengeance, zombie, monster, crucifix, good versus evil, woman in danger, stalking, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, death, vengeance, social worker, panic, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: slasher, disturbing, erotic, bloody, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, necrophilia, anthropophagus, exhumation, zombie, obsession, murder, cannibal, exploitation, necrophiliac, breast suckling, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, black magic, coven, serial killer, satanism, devil, ritual sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, rivalry, witchcraft ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
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Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: psychological, scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, lobotomy, mental illness, ghost, haunted house, insanity, transformation, murder, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.8
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The Fear (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, brutality, deadly creature, mental illness, haunted by the past, stalking, evil doll, fear, experiment, weekend, secrets ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, curse, female vampire, wax museum, vampire, witchcraft, inspector, murder, investigation, ghost, supernatural, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland yard, scotland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 11K
Dolls (1986)
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, macabre, slasher, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, evil doll, supernatural, youth, objects come to life, toys, stranded, ghost, toy maker, house, couple relations, monster ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Black Cat (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American photographer (Mimsy Farmer) and a Scotland Yard inspector (David Warbeck) suspect a man's (Patrick Magee) cat of murder.
Style: gothic, slasher, mind bending, serious, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, psychic, black cat, ghost, murder, village, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, supernatural ability, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nightmare Castle (1965)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, possessed woman, ghost, rivalry, murder, infidelity, vengeance, experiment gone awry, obsession, haunted by the past, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
 330
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, forest, investigation, missing person, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, buddies, ghost, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, murder, psychologist, psychoanalysis, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, hospital, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%