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: suspense, scary, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film, christmas horror, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, hallucination, decapitation, creature, high school, evil alien, eaten alive, murder, chainsaw, monster, teenager, doctor, matricide, mutilation, axe murderer, christmas, killer, car accident, body horror, creature feature, police chase, supernatural, youth, crimes, prodigy ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and cult film films with plots about supernatural, deadly, danger, escapades, gory, murder and disorder mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Brain: Monster High (1989), Dark Universe (1993), Horror Planet (1981), The Deadly Spawn (1983), Wishcraft (2002). 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: parody, scary, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, teenager, monster, end of the world, basketball, murder, computer nerd, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, silly humor, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super soldier, superhuman powers, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, terrorism, soldier, battles, technology gone awry, rivalry, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.1
 385
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: semi serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, swamp, female journalist, crash, outer space, female nudity, trapped in space, astronaut, space mission, evil alien, space wars ...
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, erotic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, monster, pregnancy, outer space, evil alien, female nudity, rape, murder, space and aliens, creature feature, cave, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: bloody, slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien invasion, parasite, creature feature, deadly creature, evil alien, extraterrestrial, violent, body horror, exploitation, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, scary, serious, suspenseful, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dead teenager, supernatural, murder, supernatural ability, wish come true, teenage life, youth, fall in love, characters killed one by one, serial killer, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: exciting, scary, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, apocalypse, deadly virus, infected, good versus evil, save the world, escapades, rivalry, dark humor, master warrior, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, astronaut, mutant, escapades, supernatural, space travel, battles, disorder, nasa, mad scientist, a.i. ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, intense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, monster, death, secrets, transformation, genetics, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: slasher, sex comedy, sexy, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, serial killer, sexploitation, cheerleading, invisible man, psycho, invisibility, mad scientist, sex, scientist, death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 958
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, monster, technology gone awry, creature feature, outer space, rescue, secret project, alien encounter, mutant, deadly creature, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: scary, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, silly humor, farce, reincarnation, cult, mental illness, disorder, mutant, crimes, dealing with death, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 821
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural, investigation, contamination, evacuation, small town, mysterious character, crimes, paranormal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 562
The Open Door (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pirate radio station is granting callers their hearts' desires. But as some teenagers find out, be careful what you wish for.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, wish come true, youth, rivalry, curse, murder, group of friends, beauty, high school life, disorder, high school, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, mutant, astronaut, crimes, supernatural, teenage life, small town, violence, mind control, killer, monster, beach ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: macabre, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, virtual reality, video game, teenager, transformation, mentor, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, hypnosis, technophobia, crimes, computer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, christmas, survival, love triangle, chaos, escapades, virus, murder, violence, fighting crime, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, high school, halloween, brain transplant, crimes, social misfits, dark humor, mad scientist, mentally challenged, supernatural, deadly creature, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, giant spider, spider, evil alien, mad scientist, monster, save the world, experiment gone awry, supernatural, amateur detective, deadly creature, mutant ...
Time: 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, creature feature, cheating girlfriend, exploitation, deadly creature, motorcycle, murder, evil alien, small town, dangerous animal, benign alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, buddies, escapades, supernatural, beast, monster, transformation, vengeance, tyrannosaurus rex, creature, exploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: slasher, scary, suspense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, beach, supernatural, investigation, death, violence, murder, brutality, crimes, missing person, escapades, sexploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 5K
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: sexy, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, college, virginity, dying during sex, supernatural, impossible love, dangerous attraction, alien encounter, youth, best friends, dark humor, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: macabre, serious, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: monster, babies and infants, body horror, baby, mutant, creepy child, evil child, pregnancy, psycho, murder, supernatural ability, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 1K
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, mind bending, surreal, experimental, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, cannibal, sexual fantasy, nymphomaniac, transvestite, electrocution, psychiatrist, laboratory, female masturbation, absurd humor, postmodernism, supernatural being ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 325
Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, alien, monster, leadership, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film, offbeat
Plot: monster, female nudity, nasa, evil alien, extraterrestrial, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, graphic violence, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, parallel world, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
 2K
Severed (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest...
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, murder, attempted rape, forest, experiment gone awry, supernatural, chaos, disorder, environmentalism, survival, escapades, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 5K
Devour (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends become increasingly addicted to a video game that has an evil agenda.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, occult, psychopath, nightmare, obsession, high school, teenage life, youth, supernatural ability, afterlife, devil ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 379
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: surreal, slasher, scary, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, butcher, alien, meat, alien encounter, murder, chaos and mayhem, mutant, chaos, disorder, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%