Movies like Brainscan

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Brainscan (1994)
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Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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 brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre, serious, cult film, surprise ending, allegory, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, murder, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, crimes, danger, technophobia, hypnosis, deadly, trance, mentor, transformation, teenage life, androids and robots, voyeurism, imaginary, chaos, disorder, teenager, cult, blood, death, dog, party ...
Time: 90s, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, gory, supernatural, murder, crimes and violence mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brainscan: The Kindred (1987), The Signal (2007), Stay Alive (2006), How to Make a Monster (2001), The Machine (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, chaos, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.1
 32K
Stay Alive (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman, known as ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: technology gone awry, murder, ghost, teenage life, characters killed one by one, video game, virtual reality, baroness, hacker, survival horror, group of friends, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
How to Make a Monster (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring the game to market and a million-dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, virtual reality, video game, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, survival, save the day, a.i., supernatural, vengeance, technology gone awry, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Machine (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This deftly made French psychological thriller terrifies with its exploration of an experiment gone horribly wrong. Dr. Marc Lacroix, a psychiatrist specializing in brain functions, is obsessed with the link between mind and spirit. To find his link ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, futuristic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mad scientist, psychopath, experiment gone awry, switching roles, obsession, deadly, crimes, disorder, chaos, brutality, criminal's revenge, time travel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 3K
Nightmares (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, slasher, anthology, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, supernatural, monster, maniac, priest, obsession, video game, mind game, crimes, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 2K
Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, experiment gone awry, psychopath, crimes, danger, vengeance, kidnapping, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 11K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, woman in danger, family in danger, criminal heroes, psychopath, danger, stalking, misfit, crimes, deadly, violence, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.6
 13K
Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, technology gone awry, gory, deadly, danger, society, a.i., race against time, robot, chaos, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 3K
The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, escapades, deadly, experiment gone awry, social relations, abandoned mine, tentacle, heist, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, single parent, stalking, ghost, psychopath, computer virus, dog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: midwest, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Slaughterhouse (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his 350lbs, mentally retarded son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, murder, dark humor, slaughterhouse, vengeance, gory, danger, deadly, buddies, rock, police investigation, pig ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 25K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 12K
Anatomy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical school, university, dissection, amateur detective, gory, serial killer, woman in danger, teenage life, deadly, crimes, professor, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: humorous, scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, laboratory, mad scientist, zombie, danger, good versus evil, perversion, experiment gone awry, basement, doctor, corpse, reanimation ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 715
Zombie Town (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, chaos, danger, violence spree, experiment gone awry, isolation, deadly, survival, disorder, toxic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 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, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, zombie outbreak, deadly, danger, supernatural, experiment gone awry, environmentalism, chaos, disorder, escapades, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carrying on the Prom Night tradition, this film begins back at Hamilton High School on Prom Night in 1957. As a young couple are enjoying a romantic moment together in the back seat of a car, they are interrupted by Father Jonas, a priest who ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, crimes, stalking, youth, danger, psychopath, captivity, teenage life, priest, monk, casual sex ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 28K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, danger, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos and mayhem, plague, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film ...
Plot: laboratory, medical school, baboon, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 1K
Chop (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, gory, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, paranoia, rivalry, save the planet, leather jacket, hit and run, stakeout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 3.6
 4K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dinosaur, deadly creature, chaos, mutant, danger, deadly, imaginary, dangerous animal, gory, disorder, extinction ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 11K
Monkey Shines (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: paralysis, murder, monkey, disability, revenge, rage, experiment, vengeance, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, zombie, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, high school, murder, gore, filmmaking, screenwriter, gory, supernatural, psychopath, college, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Five college women buy the old Hokstedter place for their new sorority house. They got it cheap because of the bloody incidents from five years before. They decide to stay in it for the night so they can meet the movers in the morning, but begin to ...
Style: slasher, splatter, erotic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, sorority, seance, supernatural, gory, ouija, deadly, youth, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 7K
Isolation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: quarantine, infection, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, deadly, race against time, danger, escapades, genetic engineering, countryside, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 12K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, disorder, murder, gang, crimes, deadly, danger, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, organized crime, triad ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%