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The list contains the best, new and most relevant macabre movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out macabre, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, suspense and scary films and TV shows about / with death, murder, brutality, supernatural, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, blood, gory and catastrophe plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Spain, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as macabre: A Serbian Film (2010), Castle Freak (1995), Creepshow (1982), The Collector (2009), Split (2016), Pet Sematary (1989), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Tusk (2014), The Strain (2014), Cat's Eye (1985).
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Twin Peaks
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.8
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
USA
76 min.
 8.0
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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir
Adventure, Fantasy
Italy
53 min.
 5.2
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
93 min.
 7.0

List of macabre movies

 5.2
 48K
A Serbian Film
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: macabre, rough, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, brutality, murder, pornography, rape, gory, insanity, strong sexual content, perversity, sadism, torture, incest ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: bleak, macabre, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: torture, brutality, sexual abuse, rape, libertine, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, sexual perversion, atrocity, sex, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 5.9
 5K
Castle Freak
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gory, castle, danger, cellar, freak, haunted by the past, brutality, parents and children, family drama, blind girl, death, cannibalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, dungeon
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 6.9
 35K
Creepshow
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, dark humor, bloody ...
Plot: monster, cult, gory, danger, zombie, death, violence, multiple storylines, transformation, brutality, murder, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1830s, future, 19th century
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 6.4
 50K
The Collector
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, torture, brutality, gory, violence, masked man, trap, held captive, danger, extreme violence, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.3
 271K
Split
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, kidnapping, serial killer, schizophrenia, violence, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, survival, paranoia, teenage girl, psychiatrist, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.6
 74K
Pet Sematary
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, family drama, death, family in danger, grave robbing, life & death, loss of pet, afterlife, zombie, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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House of 1000 Corpses
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, rough, bloody, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, cannibalism, murder, violence, torture, insanity, urban legend, evil doctor, violent, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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 5.4
 37K
Tusk
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, surreal, scary, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disfigurement, human becoming an animal, monster, abduction, transformation, vengeance, gory, loneliness, mad scientist, death, walrus, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
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 7.4
 69K
The Strain
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, bleak, macabre, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, danger, deadly, supernatural, save the world, infected, heroic mission, vampire slayer, chaos and mayhem, gory, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 20K
Cat's Eye
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, psychological, tense ...
Plot: danger, cat, revenge, life & death, supernatural, child in peril, girl, dishonesty, multiple storylines, demons, couple relations, cure ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, dark ...
Plot: obsession, perfume, serial killer, psychopath, secret formula, sense of smell, dark fantasy, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Little Shop of Horrors
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he ...
Style: dark humor, macabre, absurd, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: flower, experiment gone awry, workplace, deadly creature, music, impossible love, nerd, down on your luck, crimes, murder, unlikely criminals, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, suspense, intense, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ouija board, demons, ghosts, possession, dialogue, death, storytelling, devil, teenagers, survival, murder ...
Time: 1960s
Place: los angeles
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 6.1
 30K
Splinter
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: bleak, bloody, scary, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, zombie, isolation, death, virus, transformation, infected, infection, hit by a car, creature, blood splatter, torn in half ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, slasher, hotel, one night, trapped, serial killer, psychological thriller, hostages, estranged couple, torture, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 62K
The Boy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, murder, violence, plot twist, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, mystery, brutality, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, england
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 6.6
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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The Green Elephant
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: sadistic, macabre, rough, art house, sinister
Plot: violence, exploitation, prison, russian soldier, jail cell, brutality, sadism, cruelty, all male cast, beating, prisoner, murder ...
Place: russia
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The Skin I Live In
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, disturbing, macabre, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mad scientist, vengeance, rape, obsession, physical appearance, doctors, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, twists & turns, secrets, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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The Nightmare Before Christmas
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, colourful, dark, surreal, macabre ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, holiday, skeleton, dreams, christmas, good versus evil, save the day, dark fantasy, imagination, imaginary kingdom, adventure, music ...
Time: 1990s
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 6.7
 26K
Z Nation
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: tense, exciting, macabre, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, virus, on the road, gory, adaptation, gunfight, chaos, weapons, loneliness, brutality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
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Patient Seven
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, ...
Style: brutal, macabre, psychological, enigmatic, twist ending
Plot: mental patient, psychiatrist, interview, death, hallucination, doctor, anthology, book, mental institution, multiple storylines, storytelling, haunted ...
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 8.8
 143K
Twin Peaks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, who done it, supernatural, paranormal investigation, murder mystery, agent, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 53 min.
Story: After his graduation from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Tom Riddle disappears. He comes back ten years later, with new powers and a new name. His journey in search of the secrets of dark magic has deeply changed him, and it's up ...
Style: macabre, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, teenage life, dishonesty, fantasy world, school, friends, mystery killer, betrayal, murder, conspiracy
Place: england
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 5.5
 83K
Ghost Ship
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, macabre, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, survival, death, ghost, greed, isolation, danger, mystery, gory, deception, gold ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 544K
Pan's Labyrinth
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, surreal, suspenseful, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: maze, young heroes, monster, fantasy world, imagination, magic, fascism, dark fantasy, brutality, violence, fairy, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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Tales from the Crypt
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark humor, witty, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mysterious character, amateur detective, hidden identity, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, master villain, nightmare comes true, nightmare, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.8
 37K
Ginger Snaps
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, obsession, transformation, death, sisters, high school, coming of age, blood, teenager, gory, violence, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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