Movies like Dark Asylum

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Dark Asylum (2001)
 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, and her only help is the janitor, Quitz who may in fact be a forgotten asylum inmate.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, investigation, mental illness, mentally unstable, slasher, murder, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, doctors and patients, gory, crimes, special agents, confined, chases and races, who done it, rivalry, woman in danger, psycho, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Dark Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, danger, psychopath and slasher mostly in Horror, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Dark Asylum: The Last Horror Movie (2003), The Cellar Door (2007), Madhouse (2004), Little Erin Merryweather (2003), Ripper (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, rivalry, crimes, slasher, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
72%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, scary, serious, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, mind game, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, journalism, stalking, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 3K
Ripper (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police detective, college, haunted by the past, police investigation, mind game, slasher, danger, youth, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 665
Buried Alive (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, juvenile delinquency, gory, mental illness, teenage life, school, serial killer, youth, insanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 3K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, youth, deadly, mind game, gory, survival, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, teenage life, family life, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 1.8
 208
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 ⇓
54%
.com for Murder (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a possible killer in an Internet chatroom. She and her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur detective, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, mentally unstable, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 569
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, couples, psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, losing-it hero, supernatural, investigation, mysterious character, mental illness, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 2K
Steel Trap (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A who-is-it setting in the claustrophobic corridors of an abandoned and locked-off office building that has several guests invited to a party by their mysterious, unknown host. Only it is they who are the victims of their crimes. Suspense and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: captivity, murder, mind game, survival, psychopath, danger, isolation, game, serial killer, race against time, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 625
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, sexy, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, femme fatale, supernatural, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, slasher, power relations, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, journalism, danger, psychopath, gory, curses spells and rituals, investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, mental illness, obsession, hospital, losing-it hero, stalking, mind game, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.1
 506
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, slasher, deadly, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.3
 2K
Blood Ranch (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four college students and an Iraq War vet, lost on a desert highway, encounter a terrified young woman with a black van on her trail. They survive the ensuing chase but their car doesn't, forcing them to seek help at a nearby ranch. Only when ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: perversion, slasher, psychopath, survival, serial killer, isolation, murder, mental illness, rescue, danger, deadly, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, deadly, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 381
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, christmas horror, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, investigation, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, nightlife, showbiz, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: survival, slasher, forest, serial killer, psychopath, murder, rescue, danger, gory, religions or cults, confined, fanatic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shallow Ground (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, gory, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, murder, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dead in 3 Days 2 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One year ago, Nina survived the attacks of a serial killer. She wants to flee from these memories but one call at night recalls all memories and she is again in the middle of a murder mystery.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, amateur detective, escapades, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, gory, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 1K
Stitches (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also been hunted. Prey turned predator. The victims quickly ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: black market, police detective, slasher, crimes, rivalry, confined, gory, bondage, survival, captivity, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 1K
Evil Remains (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, deadly creature, legends and myths, survival, slasher, imaginary, supernatural, ghost, murder, student life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 605
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: stalking, serial killer, transvestism, murder, deadly, investigation, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: serious, tense, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, killer santa claus, decapitation, christmas, deadly, orphan, mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%