Dark killer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dark killer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, slasher, scary, serious and cult film films and TV shows about / with dark killer, murder, serial killer, violence, death, serial murder, evil, psycho killer, blood and gore plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark killer: The Phantom of the Opera (1998), The Purge (2018), Secret Window (2004), Suspiria (2018), It (2017), Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008), The Beast Kills in Cold Blood (1971), Facing Destiny (2012), Suspiria (1977), The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972).

List of dark killer movies

The Phantom of the Opera (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.
Style: gothic, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive love, murder, obsession, police protection, secret passageway, police shootout, opera, paranormal phenomena, dark killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), theater, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.5
 16K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: brutal, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, survival horror, psycho killer, murder, mass murder, social injustice, brutality, masked killer, serial killer, threat, terrorism, serial murder ...
Time: near future
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 6.5
 193K
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, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 6.7
 74K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: corporal punishment, ritual sacrifice, dead woman, ballet, good versus evil, paranormal phenomena, mysterious event, dance performance, psychotherapist, curse, witchcraft, choreography ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1977, year 1943, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin
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 7.3
 515K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
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: scary, suspense, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, monster, supernatural horror, killer clown, clown, small town, asthma, fear, death of brother, child killer, supernatural power, child ...
Time: year 1988, 80s, year 1989
Place: maine
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Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.
Style: slasher, scary, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, murder, crimes, hotel, voyeur, motel, night vision, truck driver, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004
Place: usa
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The Beast Kills in Cold Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.
Style: scary, mind bending, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clinic, murder, serial killer, obsession, nymphomaniac, nurse, power relations, crimes, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
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Facing Destiny (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A youth named Diego (David Chocarro) was released from prison, 20 years after being incarcerated. He was unjustly accused of a school massacre. Soon after his release, he finds himself entangled in a series of conspiracies and intrigues. With the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, mysterious character, false accusation, love and romance, fall in love, betrayal, vengeance, dishonesty, hopes, starting over, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magic, magical, chosen one, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, prophecy, best friends, school, boarding school life, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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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, serial killer, murder, small town, psychopath, journalism, halloween, insanity, satire, violence, maniac, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, incest, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, rape, extreme violence, manic, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
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 7.3
 91K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: coven, murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, boarding school, ballet, mystery, supernatural, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: stalking, murder, psychopath, crimes, investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, woman in danger, mysterious character, serial killer, whodunit, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 948
Knife of Ice (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now an adult, the still mute Martha lives with her uncle Ralph ...
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mute, mute girl, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, investigation, mystery, mute or deaf, serial killer, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
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Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, slasher, enigmatic ...
Plot: mad scientist, chase, deadly creature, supernatural, hospital, mystery, investigation, scientific experiment, serial killer, murder, police, scientist ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.0
 23K
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, psychopath, woman in danger, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york state, rhode island ...
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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, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, child in peril, hospital, forest, massacre, sadism, killing spree, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sinister ...
Plot: survival horror, sadism, murder, party, abuse of power, evil man, experiment, nightmare, mass death, terrorism, politics, racism ...
Time: year 2017, year 2014, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 6.6
 136K
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, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: time loop, mystery killer, dying repeatedly, college, time travel, masked killer, college student, murder, dead teenager, murderer, masked villain, birthday ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: arizona
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The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.
Style: slasher, tense, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, private detective, reporter, sadism, torture, stripper, serial killer, wizards and magicians, police detective, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: 70s
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: slasher, light, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, psychopath, paralysis, woman in danger, victim, stalker, wasp, punishment, escape, lust, spa ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
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Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, murder, woman in danger, obsession, love triangle, mysterious character, cult, dishonesty, femme fatale, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, turin italy, vienna, spain ...
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, florence
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 7.3
 331K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, masked killer, serial killer, high school, psychopath, who done it, murder, small town, mystery, violent, heroine, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 6.4
 4K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, surreal, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, crimes, fashion, family life, homicidal maniac, criminal, serial murder, whodunit, violence ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, insanity, serial killer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 5K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, a vision, haunted by the past, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, virginia, usa
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 4K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, serial killer, psychopath, murder, school, prank, chase, campus, graphic violence, teenage life, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: north carolina
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 5.0
 61
The Boundary (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story starts from pile murder, murderer exactly ten years ago, a woman was shot dead by police. A decade ago, it has not found an important clue surfaced, what old things associated with the murder a decade ago after a decade of existence in the ...
Style: suspense, gothic, psychological, enigmatic, sinister ...
Plot: missing person, false identity, husband wife relationship, lie, love, rivalry, paranoid schizophrenia, race against time, betrayal, murder, feud, haunted by the past ...
Place: china
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Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: tense, scary, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, obsession, psychopath, stalking, investigation, private detective, blackmail, decapitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, vatican, germany, rome italy, italy
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