Sadistic killer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sadistic killer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, rough and realistic films and TV shows about / with sadistic killer, psychopath, murder, blood, serial killer, violence, maniac, killer, gore and death plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sadistic killer: The Green Mile (1999), Cargo 200 (2007), It (2017), Halloween (2018), Autopsy (1975), Summer of '84 (2018), Horror High (1973), In Fear (2013), Secret Window (2004), Mother's Day (1980).
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Crime, Drama
USA
154 min.
 8.9
Twin Peaks (1990)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.8
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Halloween (2018)
Horror, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.0
Summer of '84 (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Canada, USA
105 min.
 6.7

List of sadistic killer movies

 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: supernatural ability, death row, false accusation, prison life, supernatural, human nature, death sentence, healing power, confined, life philosophy, prison, magic realism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, murder, sexual perversion, hostages, crimes, rape, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 7.4
 324K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, abandoned house, death of brother, killer clown, group of friends, monster, child in peril, supernatural power, traumatic childhood, sadistic psychopath, flashback ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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 7.0
 55K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, halloween costume, stabbed to death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: midwest, illinois
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, monster, serial killer, nightmare, dream, fetus, murder, nun, birth, disfigurement, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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 5.9
 958
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher killer, student, priest, danger, serial killer, investigation, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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 6.7
 15K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: friendship, serial killer, murder, neighbor, paranoia, surveillance, suspicion, newspaper, teenage crush, news report, teenager, paperboy ...
Time: year 1984
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The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2) (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In February 1999, a string of murders has Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou on edge. These crimes share a disturbing resemblance to a similar set of homicides from 1995, when Shiki and Mikiya first met, and awaken a dark, murderous desire that has ...
Style: biting, dark
Plot: supernatural, blood, blonde, news report, handcuffs, neo noir, gore, corpse, blood splatter, knife, psychopath, running ...
Time: 1990s
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 5.1
 684
Horror High (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors at the high school, Vernon Potts goes on a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, exciting
Plot: high school, school, slasher, investigation, murder, rivalry, mad scientist, gory, college, prank, teachers and students, college life ...
Time: 70s
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 5.5
 8K
In Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, psychopath, fear, stranger, sadist, stalking, stalker, survival, wilderness, in the woods, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, ireland
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 6.6
 164K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 5.4
 4K
Mother's Day (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, dark humor, rough ...
Plot: murder, rape, revenge, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, kidnapping, psychopath, reunion, college, gory, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, knife murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, teenager, lake, telekinesis, camp, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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 5.7
 58K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, tough heroes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, mannequin, resistance, prosecution, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 4.9
 1K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: island, beach, slasher, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, slasher killer, fear, death, artist, violence, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Cat and the Canary (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: British remake of the classic comedy thriller play. A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, dark humor
Plot: black cat, murder, ghost, mystery, master and servant, mysterious character, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, investigation, afterlife, death in the family, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 1900s, 1930s
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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, blood, murder, slasher, mysterious stranger, swimming pool, home invasion, road trip, violence, sadism, psychopath ...
Place: cross country
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Never Hike Alone (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A hiker's survival skills is put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: blood, punched in the face, camera, brutality, psychopath, running, tent, mercilessness, good versus evil, knife, gore, corpse ...
Place: new jersey
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The College Girl Murders (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas
Plot: unknown killer, mystery killer, monk, girls' boarding school, poison gas, sadistic killer, splatter, body count, sadistic psychopath, female victim, killing spree, butcher ...
Place: scotland yard
Is relevant ?
Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.
Plot: masked killer, gore, cell phone, murder, gun, home invasion, mask, sword, serial killer, hand, sadistic killer, radiator ...
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 6K
Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film centers on Darren Mullet, a bullied asthmatic, driven to suicide by his tormented life - ignored by his parents, ridiculed by his teachers and bullied at school. He returns from the dead to pay his teenage tormentors a final visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, dead teenager, serial killer, high school, revenge, bullying, school, asthma inhaler, suicide, severed head, drowning, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, gang, violence, vandalism, manipulations, brother, sadist, suspicion, neighborhood, torture, corpse, pot smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, survival, gory, lone wolves, chases and races, martial arts, urban, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 4.5
 578
Wacko (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer"
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, whipped cream, slasher spoof, murder, small town, gory, parody, deadly, traumatic childhood, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 314K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, paranoia, monster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, transformation, danger, fear, supernatural, confined, destruction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 5.4
 13K
Shocker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: sadistic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, gore, supernatural, rage, maniac, terror, blackout, killer, evil, electricity ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 8K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, slasher killer, small town, pitchfork, maniac, psychopathic killer, soldier, gory, college ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1980, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 25K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pianist, psychopath, stalking, danger, family in danger, mysterious character, serial killer, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, australia, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, boxing, criminal heroes, violence, crime, rape, crime boss, overdose, strong sexual content, accidental killing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, incest, human monster, slasher killer, creep, shotgun, serial killer, murder, terminal illness, eviction, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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