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, suspense, suspenseful, scary, weird and disturbing films and TV shows about / with violence, brutality, blood, death, murder, storytelling, gore, mentor, gory and corpse plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
macabre movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as macabre: One Missed Call (2003), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Void (2016), Hellraiser (1987), Crimson Peak (2015), Saw (2004), The Orphanage (2007), The Skeleton Key (2005), Jeepers Creepers (2001).

List of macabre movies

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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, urban legend, hospital, mystery, supernatural, child abuse, spirit, good versus evil, mysterious death, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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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, rough, sadistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, torture, murder, psychopath, maniac, investigation, violence, sadism, suffering, torment, psycho killer ...
Time: year 2001
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york state, new york
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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: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, surreal, gothic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, mythology, legends and myths, creature, cruelty, good versus evil, imagination, fantasy world, alternate reality, young heroes, fairy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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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, suspense, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body horror, hospital, monster, insanity, another dimension, human experiment, mutation, murder, cult, small town, isolation, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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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: scary, macabre, gothic, slasher, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: body horror, monster, demon, supernatural, torture, surrealism, murder, vengeance, occult, human sacrifice, violence, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, incest, murder, psychopath, brother sister incest, betrayal, estate, old mansion, ghost story, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
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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, atmospheric, suspense, clever, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, perfume, psychopath, insanity, sense of smell, genius, visceral, psychology, killings, woman in danger, twists and turns ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: france, paris france, provence, europe
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Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, mind game, plot twist, survival horror, fear, violent, trapped, killings, survival, insanity, extreme violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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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, psychological, surprise ending, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, death, tragic event, twists and turns, afterlife, orphanage, life is a bitch, imaginary friend, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, occult, plot twist, voodoo, witchcraft, supernatural horror, twists and turns, black magic, ritual, supernatural, rite, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: witch, monster, gargoyle, mummy, murder, transformation, supernatural, vengeance, hitman, cat, child in peril, artist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, supernatural, demon, death, serial killer, scarecrow, characters murdered one by one, chase, road trip, torture, dead teenager, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
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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: disturbing, macabre, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil child, evil, evil wins, alien, baby, little boy, child, home invasion, killer child, super villain, adopted son, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2016, year 2006
Place: kansas
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, crimes, extreme violence, brutality, rape, strong violent content, mercilessness, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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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: macabre, slasher, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology gone awry, psychopath, exorcism, supernatural, uncover truth, man versus machine, murder, rescue, race against time, ghost, deadly creature, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, bleak, disturbing, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, murder, sex crime, misfit, loser, alcoholic, murderer, brutality, loner, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1970
Place: hamburg germany, west germany, northern germany, central europe
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It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil, being followed, teenage girl, death, voyeurism, sex, supernatural being, monster, sex in car, peeping tom ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
Style: disturbing, macabre, sadistic, brutal, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, pervert, sexual abuse, bad guy wins, sexual sadism, mad scientist, sadism, violent, violence, violent death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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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: disturbing, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, torture, insanity, psychopath, incest, perversion, murder, sexual perversion, pedophilia, sadism ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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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, scary, macabre, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, deaf, silence, monster, alien creature, deafness, survival horror, alien invasion, creature, sign language ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, new york, new york state, america
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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, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, indian burial ground, back from the dead, cat, cemetery, grave robbing, family in danger, death, murder, supernatural, grief, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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Splinter (2008)
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: scary, macabre, psychological, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: infected, infection, creature, monster, zombie, virus, death, supernatural, transformation, parasite, body horror, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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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: scary, suspenseful, macabre, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sadistic horror, cannibalism, torture, psychopath, human monster, survival, confined, cruelty, sadism, insanity, violence, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
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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: macabre, dark, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: found footage, mental institution, ghost, fear, night, youth, paranormal investigation, vlogger, legend, friends, supernatural horror, paranormal activity ...
Place: south korea
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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: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal investigator, reanimated corpse, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, dead child, living dead, death of boy, supernatural, supernatural power, freak, suburban life ...
Place: argentina, south america, buenos aires argentina
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High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, survival, home invasion, kidnapping, sadistic horror, insanity, psycho killer, killing spree, split personality, disturbed individual, torture, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, sadistic horror, serial killer, psycho killer, sadistic killer, survival, massacre, road trip, outback, disturbed individual, brutality, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, texas, sydney australia
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Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, macabre, tense, bloody ...
Plot: torture, femme fatale, sadism, murder, twists and turns, sadistic horror, psychopath, revenge, violent, serial killer, violence, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Lights Out (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and ...
Style: macabre, scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mental illness, monster, darkness, paranormal, child in peril, mental institution, haunted house, depression, violence, paranormal phenomena ...
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