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, scary, suspense, psycho film and realistic films and TV shows about / with serial killer, psycho terror, sadistic psychopath, villain, psychopath, slasher, maniac, murder, violence and blood plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, Canada and other countries.
psycho terror
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psycho terror movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psycho terror: Identity (2003), Misery (1990), Dark Ride (2006), Black Christmas (1974), Natural Born Killers (1994), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), The Final Terror (1983), Autopsy (1975), The Glove (1979), Blade of the Ripper (1971).

List of psycho terror movies

 7.3
 212K
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, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, psychology, isolation, investigation, motel, stranded, coincidence, death, crime, psychiatrist, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: 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, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, obsessed fan, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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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, psychopath, good versus evil, danger, dream, nun, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, slasher, youth, mental institution, crimes, deadly, gory, maniac, amusement park, violence ...
Time: contemporary
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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: christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, psychopath, abortion, pianist, attic, incest, suicide attempt, prank telephone call, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, gory, on the road, cruelty, mass murder, crime, violence spree, brutality, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, new mexico
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, axe, psychopath, lake, camp, gory, vengeance, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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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, psychopath, slasher, stalking, wilderness, in the woods, youth, deadly, gory, fugitives, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
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 5.9
 1K
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, mind bending, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, danger, serial killer, investigation, student, priest, slasher killer, mystery, crimes, clergy, gory, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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 5.4
 290
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: revenge, torture, bounty hunter, ex convict, prison, gloves, retribution, slasher, homosexual, serial murder, blood spatter, serial killer ...
Place: los angeles, america
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 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: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, investigation, countryside, college, mystery killer, woman in danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, southern italy, 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, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, cult, love affair, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
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, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.7
 25K
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, offbeat, realistic ...
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
 264K
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, masked killer, woman in danger, small town, who done it, psychopath, teenage life, danger, murder, halloween ...
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, crimes, deadly, gory, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, serial murder ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crime, pursuit, skyscraper, psycho killer, mysterious villain, criminal, 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, fear, nightmare, disfigurement, 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, killing spree, masked killer, 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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 6.1
 41K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, yugoslavia, portland oregon ...
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He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, murder, slasher, stalker, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, police detective, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s
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 7.8
 209K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, masked killer, psychiatrist, evil, small town, teenage life, murder, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
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 6.5
 68K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, small town, psychopath, stalking, mask, sheriff, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
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 5.8
 101K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, insanity, supernatural ability, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, murder, danger, small town, summer camp, gory, slasher, brutality, blood, violence, two killers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: ohio, midwest, new jersey
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 3.8
 926
The Forest (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.
Style: sadistic, psycho film, suspense, rough
Plot: cannibalism, murder, slasher, psychopath, terror, violence, sadism, stalking, adultery, forest, campfire, children ...
Place: california
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 4.8
 2K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: psycho film, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, high school, murder, chase, college, school, prank, psychopath, knife murder, lifestyle, vampire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: campus
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, parents and children, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.8
 41K
Child's Play 2 (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, dark humor, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, psychopath, serial killer, objects come to life, murder, chase, gory, rivalry, crimes, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
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Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, obsession, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, torture, necrophilia, death, violence, creep, zombie, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, europe
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