Psychotic murderer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychotic murderer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic and cult film films and TV shows about / with psychotic murderer, murder, blood, psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psycho murderer, psychopath, serial killer, serial murder and maniac plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychotic murderer: The House That Jack Built (2018), Misery (1990), Secret Window (2004), Man Bites Dog (1992), The Last House on the Left (1972), Shadow (1982), 3 from Hell (2019), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Maniac (1980), Friday the 13th Part III (1982).

List of psychotic murderer movies

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadistic psychopath, violence, cruelty, extreme violence, sadism, kidnapping, murder, psychopath as protagonist, psycho murderer, animal cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.8
 196K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, psychopath, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, obsessed fan, snow, manic, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.5
 189K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stephen king, stalking, paranoia, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
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 7.5
 39K
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, crime, robbery, ambition, satire, social decay, disorder, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, banned film, slasher, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, abduction, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
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 7.1
 22K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, woman in danger, psychopath, axe, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, rhode island ...
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 5.5
 13K
3 from Hell (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson, the demented Firefly clan escape to ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, panic, sadist, death, murder, homicidal maniac, prisoner, serial murder, criminal, brutality, evil, insanity ...
Time: year 1988, 80s
Place: mexico, texas
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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, hitchhiker, urban legend, violent, cannibalism, murder, teenage life, youth, violence, serial killer, psychopath, satanic ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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 6.5
 16K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, splatter, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, murder, psychopath, stalking, prostitute, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, forest, summer camp, axe, massacre, killing spree, sadism, lake, masked killer, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 6.6
 129K
Happy Death Day (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: time loop, dying repeatedly, college, time travel, masked killer, mystery killer, college student, murder, stalking, dead teenager, birthday, sorority ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: arizona
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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, murder, serial killer, small town, psychopath, deadly, journalism, halloween, insanity, satire, american horror, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, attempted murder, police detective, female killer, danger, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 175K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, gory, psychopath, captivity, gore, danger, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, dismemberment, serial murder, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, psycho, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.6
 8K
Amsterdamned (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mystery, danger, track down, murder mystery, unknown killer, diving ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: asthma, supernatural, murder, psychopath, serial killer, high school, martial arts, burned alive, sleeping, nightmare, dream, resurrection ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
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 6.4
 62K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, gory, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, hostage, masked man, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 7.0
 16K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, mind game, witnessing a crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
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The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, hallucination, murder, stalking, painting, social misfits, mental illness, vengeance, addiction, obsession, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 455
The Undertaker (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A deranged undertaker kills various people to keep as his friends in his seedy funeral home.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: psychotic, perversion, killing spree, serial murder, gory violence, bloody violence, sadistic psychopath, psycho killer, serial killer, extreme violence, villain, body count ...
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 963
Midnight (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl runs away from home because police officer/stepfather puts the moves on her. Hitchhiking to California, she's picked up by two guys who are also traveling cross-country. Along the way, they decide to camp out in the woods and run ...
Style: psychotronic, slasher, satanic, demonic, cult film
Plot: backwoods, satanic cult, impersonation, police officer killed, slasher killer, hitchhiking, supernatural, evil, evil man, bloody violence, bad guy, slashed to death ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania
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Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: disturbing, slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, sexual abuse, murder, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, strong sexual content, rape and murder, maniac, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, child in peril, hospital, forest, massacre, sadism, killing spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
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Midnight Killer (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nicola confronts his beautiful wife about the affair she's been having. But someone brutally murders her in the shower, right after he leaves the house. Naturally Nicola is made prime suspect. But his colleague, Anna, sees signs that the murder ...
Style: suspense, splatter, disturbing, slasher, macabre ...
Plot: extramarital affair, black gloves, masked villain, human monster, serial killer, homicidal maniac, mutilation, villain, bad guy, stalking, mysterious man, psycho killer ...
Place: italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 446
Warlock Moon (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. ...
Style: cult film, demonic, gothic horror, slasher
Plot: spa, old woman, ritual, satanism, cannibal, satanist, cooking, ruins, cook, abandoned, haunted house, college ...
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 3K
Absurd (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued to America by a priest where he embarks upon a killing spree while the priest tries to hunt him down ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, psycho killer, cannibal, monster, death, sadism, priest, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence spree, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 6K
Road Games (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.
Style: slasher, road movie, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, truck, stalking, on the road, murder, vigilantism, deadly, pets, crimes, danger, truck driver ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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 5.4
 14K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, serial killer, split personality, voyeurism, hotel, woman in danger, corpse, gore, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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