Macabre movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant macabre movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out macabre, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychological and serious films and TV shows about / with death, blood, brutality, violence, mentor, murder, weird, storytelling, danger and gory plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
macabre movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as macabre: Frontier(s) (2007), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Void (2016), Secret Window (2004), A Serbian Film (2010), Pet Sematary (1989), Candyman (1992), The Babadook (2014), Jessabelle (2014), The Orphanage (2007).

List of macabre movies

Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, violence, cruelty, confined, human monster, mad scientist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
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: atmospheric, fairy tale, captivating, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, imaginary, creature, monster, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, death, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, captivating, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, perfume, insanity, dangerous attraction, corpse, woman in danger, deadly, killings, orgy ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: macabre, dark, sinister, ambiguous ending, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, body horror, another dimension, mutation, insanity, violence, hospital, monster, murder, nurse, transformation, human experiment ...
Place: canada
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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, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, nervous breakdown, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi river, mississippi, tennessee, new york state
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A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: 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: brutal, banned film, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: rape, pedophilia, violence, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, sadism, insanity, murder, pornography, incest, necrophilia, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Pet Sematary (1989)
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, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, family in danger, supernatural, back from the dead, pet, indian burial ground, grief, loss of pet, coffin, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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Candyman (1992)
Genre: 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: macabre, gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature, dark fantasy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, uncover truth, disability, psychology, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, surprise ending, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, haunted by the past, orphan, death, ghosts, fear, paranormal activity, ghost, tragic event, psychic, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, macabre, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, satire, hidden identity, wall street, millionaire, fear, victim, confession, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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Tusk (2014)
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: macabre, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human becoming an animal, walrus, disfigurement, mad scientist, abduction, gory, psychopath, monster, deception, vengeance, death, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: macabre, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, murder, violence, maniac, sadism, investigation, riddles and clues, mysterious man, masked man, missing person, sadist ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
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Terrified (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police commissary Funes and three researches of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbia of Buenos Aires.
Style: macabre, scary, suspense, suspenseful, brutal
Plot: paranormal investigation, haunted house, paranormal phenomena, accident, small town, living dead, death of boy, violence, hit by a bus, decomposed body, death of wife, obsession ...
Place: argentina
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, bloody, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, monster, silence, strong female character, mother, creature feature, deafness, child in peril, life & death, death ...
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Brightburn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
Style: macabre, disturbing, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super villain, evil child, supernatural ability, fear, evil, danger, human alien, child, murderer, family, creature feature, bloody violence ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, 2000s, 2010s
Place: kansas
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The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, macabre, suspenseful, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, experiment gone awry, crimes, mad scientist, victim, surgeon, confined, violence, body horror, psychopath, excrement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Child's Play (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A remake of the 1988 film.
Style: scary, macabre, brutal, serious, bloody ...
Plot: killer doll, artificial intelligence, reboot, evil doll, violence, murder, slasher, neighbor, danger, friendship, characters killed one by one, advertising ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, japan
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Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, supernatural, undead, gory, vengeance, demon, danger, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted ...
Style: scary, macabre, dark, suspenseful, based on legend
Plot: found footage, fear, ghosts, mental institution, crew, youth, friends, video camera, violent death, night, wig, beer ...
Place: south korea
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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
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: dark humor, macabre, suspenseful, witty, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, nightmare, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, amateur detective, hidden identity, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, vampire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, humorous, macabre, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, supernatural ability, eccentric family, parents and children, accountant, dysfunctional family, family relations, family, fantasy world, mischievous children, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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: scary, brutal, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, trap, violence, psychopath, masked man, danger, held captive, gory, torture, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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Patient Seven (2016)
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: macabre, anthology, brutal, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: mental patient, psychiatrist, hallucination, doctor, book, mental institution, zombie apocalypse, interview, death, police, witchcraft, ghost ...
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One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, missing child, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, 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: macabre, humorous, feel good, dark humor, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dentist, flower, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, crimes, deadly creature, plan gone awry, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, impossible love, nerd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, black magic, paralysis, soul transference, rite, workplace, suspicion, nurse, ritual ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, uncover truth, man versus machine, rescue, race against time, danger, deadly, deadly creature, crimes, murder, psychopath, ghost ...
Time: 90s
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The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 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, art house, rough, underground film ...
Plot: male rape, violence, prison, deviant sex, sexual perversion, exploitation, murder, brutality, prisoner, beating, sexual cruelty, pervert ...
Place: russia
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