Psycho terror movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psycho terror movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, scary and psycho film films and TV shows about / with psycho terror, slasher, blood, villain, serial killer, murder, violence, maniac, psychopath and sadistic psychopath plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psycho terror: Black Christmas (1974), Misery (1990), The Hypnotist (2012), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Hitch Hike (1977), Mind Games (1998), Identity (2003), Deadly Force (1983), Dark Ride (2006), 10 to Midnight (1983).

List of psycho terror movies

Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, suicide attempt, pianist, abortion, incest, attic, psychopath, prank telephone call, psycho terror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, isolation, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, witnessing a crime, murder, psychologist, moral dilemma, danger, cop witness relations, crime, law enforcement, hypnotist, deadly, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, investigation, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, fear, friendship, teenage boy, murder, double life, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 6.9
 2K
Hitch Hike (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker whom threatens to kill them unless they take him to a santuary, and in return agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, rape, hitchhiker, on the run, on the road, violence, hostage, crimes, desert, kidnapping, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona, southern california
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 4.7
 112
Mind Games (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A couple that seems perfect is hiding big secrets from each other. They are all revealed after they meet a psychotic psychologist.
Plot: ex cop, kitchen, sex, bathroom, deception, psycho terror, marital reconciliation, manipulation, unfaithful wife, unfaithful husband, therapy, burning car ...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, satanic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, danger, psychopath, good versus evil, dream, disfigurement, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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 7.3
 207K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychology, investigation, murder mystery, crime, isolation, coincidence, motel, stranded, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 4.5
 196
Deadly Force (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York. All this changes when the daughter of an old friend ...
Plot: taxi driver, murder investigation, serial killer, coroner, violence, murder, sex, hammock, tragedy, brawl, widower, disarming someone ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, road trip, carnival, mental institution, crimes, youth, deadly, on the road, college ...
Time: contemporary
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10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, murder, danger, psychopath, violence, police, stalking, killer, vigilantism, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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The Last Showing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, captivity, obsession, deadly, mind game, murder, violence, evil man, maniac, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Scum of the Earth (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe blade makes the point moot. Panic stricken, Helen runs ...
Style: sadistic, psycho film, suspense
Plot: vacation, exploitation, cabin, violence, homicidal maniac, butcher, psychopathic killer, slasher, bad guy, human monster, backwoods, maniac ...
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What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
Style: psycho film, suspense, sadistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: slasher killer, mystery killer, police, psychopath, blood, motorcycle, violence, sex, killer, prostitute, suicide, maniac ...
Place: europe, italy
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The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Style: realistic, scary, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mind game, serial killer, stalking, danger, desperation, passion, blackmail, mask, secret, paranoia ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, london, england, athens greece
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The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wealthy English lord is suffering a mental breakdown following the death of his red-headed wife, Evelyn, whom he feared was cheating on him. He tours local bars and dives, scouring for lovely red-heads willing to come back to his decaying castle ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psycho film, gothic
Plot: bondage, murder, psychopath, sadist, pervert, supernatural, deadly, crimes, ghost, gory, maniac, redheaded woman ...
Time: 70s
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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: psycho film, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, private detective, psychopath, torture, violence, sadism, reporter, stripper, serial killer, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
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Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, crimes, violence spree, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, maniac, mutilated body, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, wilderness, in the woods, youth, deadly, gory, fugitives, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
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 5.9
 999
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: realistic, sexual, mind bending, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, danger, serial killer, investigation, priest, student, slasher killer, zombie, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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 5.4
 280
The Glove (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this actioner, a bounty hunter is assigned to bring back an enormous and angry ex-convict who wears a deadly glove made of leather and steal. Rock'em sock'em mayhem ensues.
Style: sadistic
Plot: torture, revenge, retribution, prison, victim, acoustic guitar, claw, stalking, crime scene, psycho, attempted murder, slasher ...
Place: america
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, rough, psycho film ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, perversion, stalking, investigation, countryside, college, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, rome italy, southern italy
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Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Austria
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, psycho film, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, murder, obsession, love triangle, cult, danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, femme fatale, power relations, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, sicily italy
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 8.6
 1.3M
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.7
 24K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, psycho film, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: housewife, serial killer, murder, suburban life, courtroom, female killer, dentist, masturbation, court, perfectionist, crime, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.2
 258K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, small town, woman in danger, halloween, masked killer, psychopath, danger, teenager, who done it, news reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 6.4
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, psychological, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, deadly, crimes, fashion, family life, criminal, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crime, pursuit, skyscraper, mysterious villain, psycho killer, sadistic killer, evil man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, nightmare, disfigurement, fear, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, high school, serial killer, burned alive, dreams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, violence, small town, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
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