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, weird and psychological films and TV shows about / with death, violence, brutality, blood, murder, storytelling, mentor, gory, supernatural and catastrophe plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as macabre: The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), Frontier(s) (2007), Secret Window (2004), The Void (2016), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), One Missed Call (2003), The Skeleton Key (2005), Terrified (2017), Dead Silence (2007), The Collector (2009).

List of macabre movies

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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, sadism, maniac, murder, psychopath, investigation, pedophilia, torture, suffering, torment, criminal psychologist ...
Time: year 2001
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.2
 26K
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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, strong violent content, cruelty, survival, confined, sadism, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.5
 189K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stephen king, stalking, paranoia, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 34K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: dark, macabre, stylized, ambiguous ending, sinister ...
Plot: lovecraftian, another dimension, body horror, mutation, insanity, hospital, monster, murder, nurse, human experiment, brutality, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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 8.2
 641K
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, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: monster, creature, fairy, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, cruelty, young heroes, good versus evil, resistance, fantasy world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, perfume, insanity, genius, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, corpse, killings, deadly, sense of smell ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence
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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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, mystery, mysterious death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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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, suspenseful, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, supernatural horror, black magic, attic, ritual, plot twist, rite, soul transference, mysterious character, paralysis ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 13K
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, psychotronic ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, haunted house, paranormal phenomena, hearing voices, reanimated corpse, paranormal investigator, police officer, dead child, living dead, death of wife, suburbs, death of boy ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, south america
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 6.2
 90K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, legend, ventriloquist, murder, doll, small town, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 62K
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: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, gory, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, hostage, masked man, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 61K
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: banned film, brutal, disturbing, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, violence, gory, strong sexual content, pornography, necrophilia, sexual perversion, murder ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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 7.4
 152K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, ghosts, missing child, supernatural, death, orphan, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, afterlife, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 99K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: stephen king, zombie, afterlife, family in danger, indian burial ground, supernatural, pets, cemetery, pet, coffin, back from the dead, grief ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 16K
Terrifier (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.
Style: slasher, macabre, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: maniac, killer clown, evil clown, halloween, clown, murder, kidnapping, stranded, massacre, psychopath, duct tape over mouth, disfigurement ...
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 6.5
 140K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, dark fantasy, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, psychopath, incest, supernatural, murder, supernatural romance, estate, female protagonist, brother sister incest, ghosts, ghost story ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, usa, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 90K
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, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil child, evil, super villain, supernatural ability, adoption, baby, escape attempt, little boy, bloody violence, child, adopted son, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, year 2016, 2000s, 2010s, year 2006
Place: kansas
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 24K
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.6
 530K
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: psychological thriller, psychological, stylized, macabre, brutal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, psycho, millionaire, hidden identity, killings, satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
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 4.3
 9K
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: macabre, rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, technology gone awry, psychopath, exorcism, man versus machine, uncover truth, danger, deadly, deadly creature, rescue, ghost, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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 7.0
 113K
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: scary, gothic, macabre, dark fantasy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, brutality, gory, demon, murder, supernatural, danger, undead, vengeance, monster, violence, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: macabre, based on true events, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex crime, misfit, loner, murder, mentally unstable, brutality, murder of a prostitute, prostitute, alcohol abuse, worm, loser ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: hamburg germany, west germany, central europe, northern germany
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 84K
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: scary, slasher, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Southbound (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are ...
Style: macabre, suspense, anthology, dark, road movie ...
Plot: highway, desert, sacrifice, occult, monster, murder, band, occult ritual, traveler, survival, supernatural, chase ...
Place: arizona
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, silence, alien monster, monster, deafness, survival horror, child in peril, alien invasion, creature, mother ...
Time: near future
Place: new york, america, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 209K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, tense, scary, macabre, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, danger, ghost, family in danger, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 29K
Thinner (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, macabre, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, stephen king, legal action, vengeance, death, supernatural, paranoia, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 97K
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, psychological thriller, scary, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, serial killer, survival horror, hidden camera, danger, isolation, hostage, hotel, estranged couple, deception, one night, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 50K
Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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: scary, macabre, surreal, absurd, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human becoming an animal, abduction, psychopath, disfigurement, monster, dark humor, gory, transformation, walrus, mad scientist, death, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 351K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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