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30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear, marriage, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:alaska, ship, airport, snow
Characters:sheriff, vampire
Period:winter, 2000s
Story:vampire versus vampire, husky dog, remote location, death by sunrise, oil pipeline, marital separation, wilhelm scream, axe murder, human versus vampire, child vampire, set on fire, person on fire, death of animal, harbinger of death, animal violence, reference to bela lugosi, idw publishing, animal killed, idw comics, traffic violation

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Period:2000s
Story:axe murder, person on fire, bear trap, dead animal, broken leg, murder of a police officer, wilderness, arson, dismemberment, severed arm, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, flashlight, decapitation, shot in the back, marijuana, car crash, rifle

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:vampire
Story:person on fire, throat ripping, bitten in the neck, sunrise, hunt, sunset, torso cut in half, murder of a police officer, severed hand, exploding building, mutilation, undead, shot in the arm, neck breaking, scream, gunshot, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:fear, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:ship, airport
Characters:vampire
Period:2000s
Story:person on fire, bitten in the neck, sunrise, hypodermic needle, revelation, undead, severed arm, neck breaking, injection, kicked in the face, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, flashlight, decapitation, shot in the back, supernatural power, handcuffs, falling from height

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:sheriff
Period:2000s
Story:person on fire, bitten hand, remote, burnt body, mercy killing, head blown off, dead animal, torso cut in half, dead dog, stabbed in the neck, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, isolation, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, axe, decapitation

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. This is why Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:ship
Characters:sheriff
Story:cut into pieces, bloody body of child, crushed head, based on graphic novel, head blown off, exploding head, murder of a police officer, killing an animal, dismemberment, severed arm, death of child, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, diner, impalement, based on comic book, flashlight, shot in the back, small town

Planet Terror (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Period:2000s
Story:person on fire, remote, cut into pieces, head blown off, killing a dog, subtitles, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, hypodermic needle, dismemberment, death of child, terror, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, diner, throat slitting, axe

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the town will be bombed by the government. They decide to rescue Kendall but they find that the address her boyfriend gave to them is wrong. What can they do to save Kendall? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder, person on fire, throat ripping, cut into pieces, bitten in the neck, burnt face, head blown off, dead animal, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, exploding building, walkie talkie, killing an animal, head butt, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, loss of father, policewoman

Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:vampire
Story:throat ripping, bitten in the neck, torso cut in half, hypodermic needle, killing an animal, shot in the arm, severed arm, neck breaking, injection, kicked in the face, child in peril, hit by a car, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, axe, flashlight, decapitation

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder, person on fire, cut into pieces, burnt body, bitten in the neck, head blown off, stranded, killing a dog, dead animal, walkie talkie, mutilation, killing an animal, dismemberment, severed arm, self sacrifice, terror, death of wife, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff, vampire
Story:human versus vampire, person on fire, cut into pieces, superhuman strength, bitten in the neck, based on graphic novel, torso cut in half, dynamite, killing an animal, head butt, revelation, severed arm, neck breaking, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement

Ghost Ship (2002)
Horror

Ghost Ship (2002)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. (Read More)

Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:ship
Story:person on fire, cut into pieces, burnt face, torso cut in half, severed hand, dismemberment, severed arm, death of child, child in peril, severed head, throat slitting, impalement, flashlight, decapitation, supernatural power, falling from height, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:brutality, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:throat ripping, mercy killing, stabbed in the neck, hypodermic needle, head butt, revelation, neck breaking, isolation, injection, kicked in the face, stabbed in the chest, diner, impalement, shot in the back, rifle, computer, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter

Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:person on fire, hand through head, bloody body of child, bitten in the neck, mercy killing, head blown off, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, head butt, severed arm, loss of father, neck breaking, death of child, kicked in the face, death of wife, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, axe

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:head blown off, torso cut in half, death of protagonist, alzheimer's disease, stabbed in the neck, severed hand, stranger, desperation, walkie talkie, hypodermic needle, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, neck breaking, self sacrifice, injection, kicked in the face, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:set on fire, person on fire, throat ripping, bloody body of child, killing an animal, severed arm, death of child, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, handcuffs, marijuana, car crash, falling from height, blood splatter, corpse, fire

Legion (2010) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Legion (2010)

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).

Themes:suicide
Story:diner, bitten in the neck, stranded, murder of a child, murder of a police officer, severed hand, exploding building, death of child, self sacrifice, child in peril, hit by a car, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, impalement, flashlight, shot in the back, supernatural power, car crash, rifle, falling from height

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Story:person on fire, cut into pieces, superhuman strength, crushed head, sunrise, head blown off, exploding head, head butt, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, injection, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, axe, decapitation, shot in the back, supernatural power

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:sheriff, vampire
Story:child vampire, person on fire, skull crushing, burnt body, bitten in the neck, burnt face, murder of a police officer, stranger, arson, undead, neck breaking, death of child, child in peril, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, diner, throat slitting, flashlight, shot in the back, supernatural power

The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
Comedy, Horror

The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Story:person on fire, throat ripping, bitten in the neck, burnt face, dead animal, torso cut in half, attic, murder of a police officer, exploding building, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, hit by a car, severed head, decapitation, shotgun, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, pistol

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:subtitles, vodka, stabbed in the neck, arson, shot in the arm, neck breaking, kicked in the face, hit by a car, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, car crash, falling from height, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, digit in title

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:crushed head, head blown off, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, severed hand, mutilation, dismemberment, death of child, kicked in the face, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, axe, decapitation, shot in the back, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:undead, person on fire, cut into pieces, bitten in the neck, torso cut in half, siren, severed hand, desperation, walkie talkie, hypodermic needle, head butt, revelation, shot in the arm, severed arm, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting

Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:ship
Period:2000s
Story:frozen, crushed head, torso cut in half, exploding head, exploding building, mutilation, hypodermic needle, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, neck breaking, self sacrifice, injection, kicked in the face, terror, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, flashlight

V/h/s/2 (2013) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

V/h/s/2 (2013)

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Story:throat ripping, head blown off, stabbed in the neck, severed hand, killing an animal, undead, neck breaking, death of child, child in peril, hit by a car, no opening credits, throat slitting, shot in the back, supernatural power, car crash, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, pistol

Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. This is why Doomsday (2008) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear, suicide
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder, person on fire, burnt body, head blown off, broken leg, severed hand, desperation, killing an animal, dismemberment, shot in the arm, neck breaking, kicked in the face, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head, throat slitting, axe, decapitation, shot in the back, car crash

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder, skull crushing, stranded, torso cut in half, dynamite, broken leg, dismemberment, severed arm, kicked in the face, terror, stabbed in the chest, impalement, rifle, falling from height, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse, fire, pistol

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:alaska, ship, snow
Story:undead, bitten in the neck, head blown off, torso cut in half, siren, exploding head, exploding building, killing an animal, revelation, shot in the arm, injection, kicked in the face, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, axe, flashlight, decapitation, shot in the back

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:wilhelm scream, person on fire, throat ripping, cut into pieces, head blown off, vodka, exploding head, walkie talkie, head butt, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, neck breaking, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:wilhelm scream, person on fire, murder of a police officer, hypodermic needle, killing an animal, revelation, injection, kicked in the face, death of wife, hit by a car, shot in the back, car crash, rifle, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse, fire, pistol

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. This is why Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:fear, suicide
Characters:sheriff
Story:stranger, wilhelm scream, throat ripping, bitten in the neck, based on graphic novel, dynamite, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, exploding building, killing an animal, revelation, shot in the arm, severed arm, self sacrifice, terror, gunshot, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement

Daybreakers (2009)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Daybreakers (2009)

In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:vampire
Story:child vampire, person on fire, bitten in the neck, sunrise, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, undead, dismemberment, shot in the arm, death of child, self sacrifice, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, decapitation, shot in the back, car crash, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:bait, bear trap, hunt, torso cut in half, killing an animal, head butt, severed arm, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, no opening credits, severed head, impalement, decapitation, shot in the back, falling from height, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Story:wilhelm scream, person on fire, cut into pieces, burnt face, stabbed in the neck, exploding building, head butt, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, neck breaking, self sacrifice, death of wife, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, decapitation, shot in the back, handcuffs

Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Story:terror, person on fire, head blown off, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, exploding building, killing an animal, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, diner, decapitation, supernatural power, marijuana, falling from height, small town

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. This is why Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:alaska
Story:wilhelm scream, cut into pieces, bitten in the neck, killing a dog, dead dog, killing an animal, undead, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, flashlight, decapitation

The Lost Boys (1987) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Comedy, Horror

The Lost Boys (1987)

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:vampire
Story:vampire versus vampire, child vampire, person on fire, small town, bitten hand, burnt face, sunset, torso cut in half, exploding head, severed hand, severed arm, neck breaking, kicked in the face, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, flashlight, marijuana, falling from height

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide
Mood:gore
Story:person on fire, skull crushing, cut into pieces, superhuman strength, based on graphic novel, exploding head, murder of a police officer, severed hand, desperation, head butt, dismemberment, neck breaking, kicked in the face, severed head, stabbed in the chest, diner, throat slitting, impalement, axe, decapitation

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:set on fire, beheading, dead dog, death of protagonist, murder of a police officer, shot in the arm, death of child, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, decapitation, shot in the back, falling from height, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, fire, explosion

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Mood:suspense
Story:stabbed in the neck, broken leg, stranger, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, diner, throat slitting, flashlight, shot in the back, marijuana, car crash, small town, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse, fire, pistol, knife

Death Sentence (2007) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Death Sentence (2007)

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. This is why Death Sentence (2007) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:death of protagonist, murder of a police officer, revelation, shot in the arm, death of wife, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, rifle, falling from height, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, brother brother relationship, knife, violence, blood

28 Weeks Later (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Story:person on fire, harbinger of death, cut into pieces, burnt body, bitten in the neck, torso cut in half, murder of a child, exploding head, loss of wife, dismemberment, self sacrifice, terror, child in peril, decapitation, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:wilhelm scream, based on graphic novel, beheading, exploding head, severed hand, mutilation, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, self sacrifice, injection, kicked in the face, hit by a car, severed head, throat slitting, axe, flashlight, decapitation, shot in the back, handcuffs

The Collector (2009)
Horror

The Collector (2009)

When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:throat ripping, bear trap, dead dog, murder of a police officer, desperation, hiding, mutilation, killing an animal, neck breaking, scream, terror, child in peril, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, impalement, flashlight, handcuffs, car crash, shotgun, blood splatter

The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide
Period:2000s
Story:person on fire, stabbed in the neck, broken leg, neck breaking, death of wife, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, shot in the back, falling from height, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, cult film, knife, explosion, death, violence

Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated. This is why Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Story:throat ripping, blackout, stabbed in the neck, desperation, mutilation, hypodermic needle, revelation, record player, policewoman, isolation, injection, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, diner, throat slitting, flashlight, shot in the back, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Period:2000s
Story:subtitles, siren, broken leg, desperation, hypodermic needle, head butt, revelation, shot in the arm, loss of father, policewoman, injection, scream, gunshot, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, axe, flashlight, shot in the back, handcuffs, shotgun

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:throat ripping, mercy killing, hunt, broken leg, loss of wife, wilderness, killing an animal, arson, shot in the arm, neck breaking, death of wife, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, axe, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like 30 Days Of Night (2007)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:airport, snow
Story:wilhelm scream, based on graphic novel, vodka, head butt, revelation, arson, neck breaking, kicked in the face, gunshot, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, based on comic book, shot in the back, car crash, based on comic, falling from height, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:brutality, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Period:2000s
Story:set on fire, person on fire, stabbed in the neck, arson, policewoman, self sacrifice, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, fire, pistol, number in title, murder, blood, violence

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