Movies like The Brain 1988

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The Brain (1988)
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The Brain (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks...
Style: scary, psychological, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious, christmas horror, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, evil alien, christmas, alien, hallucination, murder, chainsaw, car accident, decapitation, convenience store, creature, teenage life, crimes, youth, supernatural, prodigy, danger, imaginary, escapades, gory, disorder, deadly, prank, police chase, teenager ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, psychotronic and serious films with plots about supernatural, deadly, danger, escapades, gory, murder and space and aliens mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Brain: Monster High (1989), Dark Universe (1993), The Deadly Spawn (1983), Helldriver (2010), Horror Planet (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monster High (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two high school goofs steal an explosive device from another world that has been hidden on earth, and an alien named Mr. Armageddon is sent to retrieve it from them.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, disorder, escapades, deadly, space and aliens, rivalry, danger, youth, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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95%
 3.3
 323
Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, danger, rescue, escapades, deadly, heroes, rivalry, imaginary, space and aliens, journalism, good versus evil ...
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, super soldier, technology gone awry, terrorism, battles, deadly creature, danger, deadly, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, alien, monster, alien invasion, evil alien, teenage life, heroic mission, alien encounter, outer space, survival, anti hero, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Helldriver (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, evil alien, chaos, apocalypse, gory, deadly virus, infected, escapades, chases and races, good versus evil, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Horror Planet (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: pregnancy, murder, alien, evil alien, disorder, gory, escapades, save the world, deadly creature, babies and infants, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
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Creature (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, evil alien, planet, monster, alien, distant planet, alien encounter, space wars, gory, imaginary, deadly, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Invisible Maniac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An invisible scientist escapes from an asylum and teaches high-school physics to nubile teens.
Style: semi serious, humorous, slasher, splatter, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, mad scientist, sexploitation, experiment gone awry, vengeance, school, voyeurism, gory, disorder, psychopath, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant spider, evil alien, mad scientist, small town, save the world, experiment gone awry, danger, amateur detective, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.6
 768
Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, rescue, mutant, alien encounter, technology gone awry, deadly, rivalry, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, secret project ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, mutant, evil alien, astronaut, space travel, escapades, supernatural, man versus machine, nasa, battles, zombie, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Wishcraft (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life is about to change for Brett Bumpers, Martin Van Buren High School's resident brain. Socially inept and head over heels in love with Samantha the school beauty. Brett receives a mysterious package, a talisman, and the power to make three ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, dead teenager, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, wish come true, fall in love, youth, deadly, gory, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Crawling Hand (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, mutant, astronaut, deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, teenage life, violence, small town, beach, disembodied hand ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 1K
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, small town, violence, murder, alien, monster, motorcycle, cheating girlfriend, countryside, alien encounter, violence spree, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, scary, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, disorder, mutant, deadly, dealing with death, danger, crimes, supernatural, gory, mental illness, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Septic Man (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: losing-it hero, survival, contamination, murder, supernatural, danger, investigation, mysterious character, evacuation, small town, crimes, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A week before Christmas a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer Frank Talbot finds himself trapped with them. As death closes ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, christmas horror, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, love triangle, chaos, danger, escapades, virus, christmas, murder, violence, police station, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professor "Johnny Longbow" Salina, a man who really knows his stews, introduces Paul Carlson to the practical-joking Kathy Nolan. Paul and Kathy seem to hit it off rather well but, during a meteor storm, a meteorite fragment strikes Paul, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, danger, escapades, supernatural, buddies, transformation, vengeance, chase, space and aliens, imaginary, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 958
Shadowzone (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. ...
Style: serious, scary, offbeat, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: nasa, evil alien, gory, disorder, chaos, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, parallel world, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Decoys (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly...human.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, scary, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dying during sex, college, space and aliens, supernatural, impossible love, alien encounter, dangerous attraction, youth, deadly, best friends, dark humor, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 336
Big Meat Eater (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After killing the crooked mayor a homicidal janitor named Abdullah goes to work for a butcher who has invented a new language for the town's planned futuristic theme park. In the butcher shop is a septic tank where scraps of meat are dumped ...
Style: scary, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, alien, butcher, meat, evil alien, alien encounter, mutant, disorder, chaos, graphic violence, murder, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Big Monster on Campus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A student receives a serial killer's brain in a transplant after being thrown into a pool with no water in it
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, brain transplant, dark humor, social misfits, crimes, adolescence vs adulthood, laboratory, teenage life, reincarnation, college life, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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It Lives Again (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The monster child returns - but now there are three!
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, monster, mutant, baby, babies and infants, mischievous children, youth, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, danger, escapades, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 283
The Arrival (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old man, who has been near a fallen meteor, starts to get younger and younger, with a terrible thirst for blood.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, vitality, feminism, time travel, alien encounter, murder, golden years, imaginary, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 113K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, parasite, alien, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, teenager, evil alien, space and aliens, first contact, high school life, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 852
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, semen, factory, danger, supernatural, save the world, escapades, space and aliens, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dr. Caligari (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, zombie, crimes, danger, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, disorder, experimenting, psychopath, transplant, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.7
 6K
Laserblast (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Loner teenager Billy Duncan (Kim Milford) stumbles across a lost alien ray gun while wandering the desert one day. Billy uses the destructive weapon to get revenge on his enemies, but quickly finds himself beginning to turn into a violent, alien ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, scary, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, pinball machine, mutation, exploding car, alien, spacecraft, machine gun, evil alien, battles, injustice, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%