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Death Proof (2007)
Action, Thriller

Death Proof (2007)

In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoe and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, drinking, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Period:2000s
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, killer car, woman killer, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, white panties, reference to woody woodpecker, on hood of moving car, lesbian innuendo, car obsession, repeated scene from a different perspective, intentional goof, car movie, vehicular homicide, reference to lindsay lohan, dangerous driving, woman fights man, stuntwoman

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)

Themes:sadism, friendship, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:homicidal maniac, killer car, serial killer, on hood of moving car, intentional goof, stuntman, jukebox, human monster, text messaging, severed leg, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, shot in the arm, beaten to death, marijuana, psychopath, car chase, car accident, black comedy

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, multiple homicide, female victim, crushed head, comic relief, human monster, killing spree, redneck, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, stalker, psychopath, panties, violence

Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986)
Horror, Thriller

Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986)

Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally brings him back to life. Now it's up to Tommy to stop Jason's mindless killing and put him back where he belongs.

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, killing spree, severed leg, psycho, maniac, evil man, breaking the fourth wall, psychopath, car chase, violence

Kalifornia (1993) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kalifornia (1993)

Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, sexual violence, human monster, killing spree, dark humor, redneck, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, car accident, title spoken by character, violence

The Last House On The Left (2009)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (2009)

While being transported by two detectives in a car, the dangerous criminal Krug is rescued by his brother Francis and his girlfriend Sadie, and they brutally kill the detectives. Meanwhile Emma, her husband John, and their daughter Mari Collingwood head to their summer home near the lake. Mari borrows the family car to meet her friend Paige that is working in a store in the town. While in the store, they befriend a teen boy named Justin, who offers some marijuana to Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking marijuana in Justin's room, Krug, Francis, and Sadie arrive and abduct the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she causes them to crash into a tree. Krug stabs Paige and rapes Mari; however Mari manages to escape, swimming in the lake, but Krug shoots her in the back. They walk through the isolated road in the woods and they reach Collingwood's house telling that they have just had a car accident. Emma and John welcome the strangers until they discover what has happened to their beloved daughter. This is why The Last House On The Left (2009) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, friendship, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, white panties, female victim, sexual violence, female friendship, human monster, misogynist, maniac, scantily clad female, cleavage, marijuana, psychopath, car accident, beating, panties, violence

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, beaten to death, psychopath, black comedy, title spoken by character, f rated, violence

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:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, sexual violence, human monster, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, beaten to death, psychopath

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Horror, Thriller

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his way back to the camp to once again murder its inhabitants. This time, has Jason met his match in the little boy Tommy Jarvis?

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, killing spree, redneck, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, breaking the fourth wall, psychopath, panties, violence

Friday The 13th Part III (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Friday The 13th Part III (1982)

Jason Voorhees, having barely survived a wound to his shoulder from his own machete, is back to revenge on all that visit "his" woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, sexual violence, human monster, killing spree, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath

Child's Play 2 (1990)
Horror, Thriller

Child's Play 2 (1990)

Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body? This is why Child's Play 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, severed leg, psycho, maniac, evil man, beaten to death, psychopath, car chase, car accident, black comedy

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)

Loosely based on serial killer 'Henry Lee Lucas' (qv), the film follows Henry and his roommate Otis who Henry introduces to murdering randomly selected people. The killing spree depicted in the film starts after Otis' sister Becky comes to stay with them. The people they kill are strangers and in one particularly gruesome attack, kill all three members of a family during a home invasion. Henry lacks compassion in everything he does and isn't the kind to leave behind witnesses - of any kind. (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:serial killer, psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, sexual violence, human monster, killing spree, dark humor, psycho, maniac, evil man, stalker, marijuana, psychopath, violence

Haute Tension (2003) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, broken glass, redneck, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, scantily clad female, psychopath, car chase, car accident, f rated, violence

Friday The 13th (1980)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday The 13th (1980)

One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe.

Themes:sadism, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, multiple homicide, female victim, human monster, killing spree, dead woman, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, stalker, marijuana, psychopath, beating, panties, violence

Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)

Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, multiple homicide, sexual violence, human monster, killing spree, redneck, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, stalker, psychopath, panties, violence

The Hunted (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Hunted (2003)

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled killers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter. This is why The Hunted (2003) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Period:2000s
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, killing spree, severed leg, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, car chase, car accident, violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

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 intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? (Read More)

Themes:sadism, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, killing spree, maniac, evil man, violence

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, white panties, human monster, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, scantily clad female, psychopath, car accident, panties, title spoken by character, violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, killing spree, black and white scene, maniac, evil man, psychopath, black comedy

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them.

Themes:friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, human monster, director cameo, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, stalker, psychopath, black comedy, panties, title spoken by character, violence

Friday The 13th Part Viii: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Friday The 13th Part Viii: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

The graduating class of the local high school is going on a luxury cruise with Jason Voorhees as a stowaway. The heroine Rennie Wickham believes she was almost drowned by Jason as a child. Jason eventually sinks the boat and kills many of the students on it, but many of them escape to Manhattan. A long battle with Jason ensues until Jason is washed away in the New York sewers by a midnight flooding of toxic waste. This is why Friday The 13th Part Viii: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, white panties, crushed head, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, panties, violence

Blow Out (1981)
Mystery, Thriller

Blow Out (1981)

This stylish Brian De Palma thriller plays off the theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust. (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, killing spree, dead woman, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, cleavage, psychopath, car accident, title spoken by character

The Last House On The Left (1972)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (1972)

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Mari Collingwood tells her parents that she is going to the concert of underground band Bloodlust in New York with her friend Phyllis Stone. She borrows the family's car and heads with her friend to a dangerous neighborhood in the city. Meanwhile, the sadistic and cruel escapees Krug Stillo and Fred 'Weasel' Podowski are hidden in a hideout with their partners Sadie (Jeramie Rain) and Krug's addicted son Junior Stillo (Marc Sheffler) after killing two guards and one shepherd in their runaway. The two girls seek marijuana near the theater and meet Junior that offers some Colombian grass to them. They go to his apartment and are subdued by the criminals that rape Phyllis. On the next morning, they hide the girls in the trunk of their convertible and head to Canada. However, they have a problem with the car's rod and they stop on the road close to Mari's house. When Phyllis tries to escape, the gang stabs her to death and shots Mari after humiliating and raping them. They seek shelter in Mari's home, but during the night, her mother overhears a conversation of the criminals telling that they have killed her daughter. She tells her husband and they plot a scheme to revenge the death of their princess. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, white panties, sexual violence, human monster, misogynist, grindhouse, maniac, evil man, scantily clad female, marijuana, psychopath, panties, violence

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:sadism, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:psycho killer, psychopathic killer, serial killer, black & white to color, wilhelm scream, severed leg, dark humor, dead woman, shot in the arm, evil man, scantily clad female, cleavage, psychopath, car accident, beating, panties, title spoken by character, violence

The People Under The Stairs (1991) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, human monster, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, black comedy, title spoken by character, violence

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's killer as Detective Marino who's in charge of the case is uncooperative in the investigation. This is why Dressed To Kill (1980) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, drinking, friendship
Characters:killer
Story:villain played by lead actor, serial killer, white panties, multiple homicide, female victim, broken glass, maniac, evil man, stalker, scantily clad female, cleavage, psychopath, car chase, beating, panties, violence

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, tears, car accident, crying, f rated, violence

Misery (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Misery (1990)

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, psycho, maniac, psychopath, car accident, beating, title spoken by character, violence

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can get out of the house... and then Michael arrives home! (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Period:2000s
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, human monster, text messaging, killing spree, maniac, evil man, psychopath, violence

The Hitcher (1986)
Thriller

The Hitcher (1986)

A young man transporting a car to another state is stalked along the road by a cunning and relentless serial killer who eventually frames the driver for a string of murders. Chased by police and shadowed by the killer, the driver's only help comes from a truck stop waitress.

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:villain played by lead actor, serial killer, human monster, maniac, stalker, psychopath, car chase, violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, killing spree, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath

Copycat (1995)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Copycat (1995)

In San Francisco, the criminal psychologist Helen Hudson is specialized in serial-killers. During a trial, the accused Daryll Lee Cullum kills a police officer and tries to kill her and she becomes agoraphobic. Now Helen lives a reclusive life with her gay friend Andy that helps her. Sometime later, there is a wave of crimes and Detectives M.J. Monahan and Reuben Goetz are investigating the murder cases. Helen identifies that the murderer is copycatting notorious serial-killers and she anonymously contacts the Police Department. After fourteen phone calls, she is identified by the police. Detectives M.J. and Reuben visit her and Helen teams up with them and prepares the profile of the killer that wants to be famous. But soon the copycat killer Peter Foley contacts and stalks Helen and M.J. and Reuben give protection to her. Will they be capable to stop Foley before the next murder? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, human monster, maniac, evil man, stalker, psychopath, panties, title spoken by character, violence

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, villain
Period:2000s
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, sexual violence, killing spree, psycho, maniac, evil man, breaking the fourth wall, psychopath, violence

Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, black and white scene, dark humor, maniac, evil man, breaking the fourth wall, psychopath, car chase, black comedy, beating, violence

It (2017)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

It (2017)

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, killing spree, psycho, maniac, psychopath, title spoken by character, violence

Halloween (1978)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. This is why Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, human monster, killing spree, dead woman, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, evil man, marijuana, psychopath, title spoken by character, violence

Irreversible (2002) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Irreversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, drinking, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:white panties, sexual violence, crushed head, misogynist, evil man, beaten to death, cleavage, beating, panties, violence

Disturbia (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Disturbia (2007)

After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? (Read More)

Themes:drinking, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher
Characters:killer, villain
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, car accident, human monster, killing spree, broken glass, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, black comedy, title spoken by character, violence

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, multiple homicide, repeated scene, dead woman, maniac, evil man, psychopath, tears, car accident, crying, title spoken by character, violence

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:killer
Period:2000s
Story:serial killer, sexual violence, jukebox, killing spree, redneck, tears, car accident, beating, crying, title spoken by character, f rated, violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, killing spree, maniac, evil man, psychopath, violence

Funny Games (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

Story:serial killer, white panties, dark humor, maniac, breaking the fourth wall, scantily clad female, cleavage, psychopath, crying, panties, violence

Psycho (1960)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Psycho (1960)

Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Characters:villain, killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, villain played by lead actor, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, human monster, director cameo, grindhouse, psycho, maniac, breaking the fourth wall, stalker, psychopath, violence

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time. (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, female victim, psycho, maniac, evil man, stalker, psychopath, car accident, violence

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, drinking
Characters:killer
Story:psycho killer, homicidal maniac, serial killer, talking while driving, female victim, dead woman, maniac, title spoken by character, violence

Wild At Heart (1990)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild At Heart (1990)

Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. This is why Wild At Heart (1990) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:dark humor, sex talk, dead woman, shot in the arm, beaten to death, psychopath, tears, car accident, black comedy, crying, title spoken by character, violence

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Period:2000s
Story:serial killer, killing spree, black and white scene, maniac, stalker, psychopath, car chase, car accident, beating, title spoken by character

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)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:villain
Period:2000s
Story:psychopathic killer, face ripped off, female victim, crushed head, human monster, severed leg, evil man, beaten to death, stalker, psychopath, black comedy, beating, violence

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) is one of the best movies like Death Proof (2007)
Action, Crime, Horror

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with three bodyguards. But soon they discover that the bar is a coven of vampires and they need to fight until dawn to leave the place alive. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, white panties, human monster, maniac, scantily clad female, cleavage, psychopath, car accident, black comedy, panties, title spoken by character, violence

No Country For Old Men (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

No Country For Old Men (2007)

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss ('Josh Brolin' (qv)) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh ('Javier Bardem' (qv)), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer, villain
Story:homicidal maniac, psychopathic killer, serial killer, human monster, killing spree, maniac, evil man, psychopath, car accident, black comedy, violence

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