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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic and cult film films and TV shows about / with serial killer, murder, psycho killer, blood, violence, serial murder, homicidal maniac, psychopath, maniac and crazy plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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psychotic murderer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psychotic murderer: The House That Jack Built (2018), Misery (1990), Secret Window (2004), Man Bites Dog (1992), The Devil's Rejects (2005), The Last House on the Left (1972), Shadow (1982), 3 from Hell (2019), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Maniac (1980).

List of psychotic murderer movies

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
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: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, cruelty, murder, sadistic psychopath, kidnapping, psychopath as protagonist, extreme violence, animal cruelty, obsessive compulsive disorder, disturbed individual ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.8
 214K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, obsessed fan, rage, hostage, mentally unstable, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.5
 198K
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: psychological, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, twists and turns, split personality, psychology, isolation, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, murder, writer's life, mentally unstable, paranoia, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 7.4
 41K
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, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, brutality, found footage, murder, violent, crimes, society, insanity, dysfunctional family, manipulation, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, brussels, belgium
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Western
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, disturbing, bloody ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, killer clown, sheriff, humiliation, murder, kidnapping, brutality, clown, redneck, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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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, slasher, scary, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, serial killer, youth, rape and revenge, revenge, life is a bitch, kidnapping, murder, police investigation, sexual abuse, gang, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
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 7.0
 25K
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: slasher, scary, disturbing, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, writers, obsession, dog attack, misogynist, animal attack, violence against women, shoplifter, dark and stormy night, murder mystery, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, new york ...
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 5.4
 16K
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: slasher, suspense, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, panic, clown, evil, sadist, serial murder, murder, death, serial killer, murderer, insanity, brutality ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
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: macabre, disturbing, scary, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: halloween, supernatural, killer clown, murder, disturbed individual, urban legend, violent, hitchhiker, insanity, brutality, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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 6.4
 18K
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, sadistic horror, murder, violent, torture, exploitation, extreme violence, disturbed individual, weirdo, maniac, schizophrenic, schizophrenia ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, bloody, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, murder, masked killer, lake, summer camp, psychopath, summer, supernatural, torture, camp, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 6.6
 144K
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: twist ending, slasher, surprise ending, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: time loop, time travel, college student, mystery killer, repeated event, murder, dying repeatedly, masked killer, college, surprise birthday party, murderer, masked villain ...
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, macabre, suspenseful, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, dark humor, satire, small town, found footage, insanity, psychopath, journalism, halloween, dead teenager ...
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, slasher, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, crimes, maniac, murder, voyeurism, mind game, murder mystery, police detective, female killer, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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 5.4
 15K
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, suspense, bloody, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psycho, murder, mental illness, accidental death, characters murdered one by one, insanity, depression, twists and turns, nudity (full frontal - brief), corpse, nun ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 182K
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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, crimes, captivity, sadistic horror, dismemberment, torment, surgery, violent, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, suspense, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, masked killer, psychopath, serial murder, teenager, crazy, demon, stalking, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, crimes ...
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: suspense, slasher, macabre, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, blind man, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, blindness, chase, obsession, voyeurism, stalking, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, turin italy
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 6.6
 9K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, diving, murder, scuba diving, psychopath, mystery, mind game, investigation, track down, murder mystery, unknown killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, holland, amsterdam
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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, bloody, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, asthma, high school, monster, serial killer, time loop, murder, teenager, demon, martial arts, nightmare comes true, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1991
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
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 6.0
 11K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspense, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, chainsaw, college, psychopath, stalking, exploitation, sadistic psychopath, investigation, woman in danger, childhood trauma, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, year 1942, year 1982
Place: boston, usa
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Cemetery of Terror (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A professor suspects that a vicious killer may have discovered a way to return from the grave and continue his violent spree. His fears are proved true when a group of teenagers decide to pull a Halloween prank by stealing the killer's body ...
Style: slasher, suspense, bleak, captivating, rough ...
Plot: zombie, halloween, supernatural, professor, undead, cemetery, haunted house, back from the dead, old dark house, murder, teenager, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico
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 6.2
 102K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, murder, survival horror, estranged couple, hotel, voyeurism, surveillance, survival, deception, hostage, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, mysterious villain, psychopath, murder investigation, evil man, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, serial killer, dark humor, small town, funeral, supernatural ability, fbi, life & death, poltergeist, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, amusement park, mental institution, homicidal maniac, murder, masked killer, serial killer, crimes, youth, violence, on the road, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 2003, year 1990
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 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: slasher, surreal, mind bending, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, hypnosis, surrealism, psycho killer, survival, spirituality, mental disorder, cult, teenager, obsession, theater, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, america, spain, southern california, california ...
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, monster, two killers, murder, brutality, violence, teenager, human monster, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, homicidal maniac, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, year 1973, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new jersey, midwest, ohio
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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: slasher, bloody, sadistic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, stalking, sexual predator, sex maniac, murder, deaf, stalker, reporter, woman in danger, psychopath, home invasion ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
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 6.7
 36K
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, slasher, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, blindness, disability, suicide, mind game, twin sister, murder, mysterious villain, uncover truth, mystery, delusion, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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