Maniac movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant maniac movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with maniac, murder, serial killer, blood, violence, crimes, deadly, slasher, psychopath and death plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as maniac: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Zodiac (2007), The Collector (2009), Unsane (2018), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), Terrifier (2016), Friday the 13th (1980), 31 (2016), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Blood of the Undead (1976).

List of maniac movies

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, maniac, investigation, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, maniac, serial murder, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, necrophilia, escape, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.7
 445K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, maniac, crime, paranoia, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, code, victim ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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 6.4
 57K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, violence, serial killer, gory, home invasion, held captive, torture, masked man, extreme violence, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 6.4
 39K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, obsession, maniac, fear, mental patient, psychopath, murder, pursuit, stalker, mental illness, psychiatric ward, sexual assault ...
Place: portugal, pennsylvania, boston
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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, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, sadism, criminal psychologist, murder, maniac, psychopath, pedophilia, investigation, riddles and clues, masked man, mysterious man ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
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 5.6
 13K
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: killer clown, evil clown, maniac, slasher, clown, halloween, massacre, murder, kidnapping, stranded, disfigurement, characters killed one by one ...
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 6.5
 116K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, maniac, drowning, camp, teenager, danger, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
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 5.1
 18K
31 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Style: satanic, psychotronic, brutal, rough, disturbing
Plot: killer clown, maniac, sadism, survival, game, betting, bet, mercilessness, midget, brutality, trapped, fight to the death ...
Time: 70s, year 1976
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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, southern usa
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Blood of the Undead (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological thriller ...
Plot: psychopath, maniac, obsession, stalking, wedding, woman in danger, danger, mystery, losing-it hero, pursuit, murder, slasher ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, maniac, plague, violence, murder, vietnam war, zombie apocalypse, on the run, survival, deadly virus, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
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Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: psychological thriller, atmospheric, clever, suspense, psychological
Plot: fbi, maniac, serial killer, true crime, mind game, investigation, crimes, violence, manipulation, murder, human monster, convict ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 34K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: realistic, semi serious, absurd, suspenseful, slang ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, college, sorority, rich girl, investigation, blood, woman in danger, crimes, danger, flirting, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
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Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, who done it, youth, danger, psychopath, murder, massacre, high school, teenage life, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.1
 5K
Chain Letter (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, computers and web, teenager, threat, maniac, violence spree, psychopath, computer virus, deathtrap, friendship, text messaging, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
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Made Me Do It (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College student Ali Hooper and her little brother are attacked by a masked maniac, and the key to them surviving the night lies in unlocking a secret from the killer's past.
Style: dark, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, experimental
Plot: maniac, murder, strong female lead, axe murder, slasher, obsession, rescue, mystery, woman in danger, kidnapping, masked killer, video cassette ...
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 5.8
 3K
Nightmares (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, anthology, suspense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, urban legend, serial killer, monster, maniac, priest, obsession, video game, mind game, crimes, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 5.5
 15K
Shocker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: sadistic, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, maniac, electric chair, evil, psychopath, reincarnation, police investigation, vengeance, violence, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, ghost, halloween, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, danger, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york
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The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, maniac, murder, hallucination, stalking, painting, social misfits, slasher, obsession, vengeance, addiction, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, merciless, maniac, strangulation, incest, rape, manic, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
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The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
Style: toilet humor, absurd, scary, rough, bad taste humour ...
Plot: maniac, disco, competition, slasher, father son relationship, son, innocence, fall in love, first sexual experience, affection, running, brutality ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.1
 43K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, swat team, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, fbi, combat, dark past, ex soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, murder, maniac, woman in danger, journalism, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, mystery killer, female killer, police detective, attempted murder, danger, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Alone in the Dark (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, revenge, escaped mental patient, maniac, escape, family relations, siege, mental institution, blackout, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 89K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, psychological torture, brutality, family in danger, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, who done it, crime, crimes, police investigation, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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 5.7
 4K
Curtains (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, violence, mental institution, psychopath, maniac, serial killer, mask, crimes, slasher, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
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