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Evil Dead II (1987)
Comedy, Horror

Evil Dead II (1987)

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, memory, monster, dance, surrealism
Mood:epic, nightmare, gore
Locations:woods, backwoods, storm, castle, kitchen, forest
Characters:dancer
Period:1990s, 1980s
Story:cabin, cabin in the woods, evil dead, book, demonic undead, evil spirit, animate tree, demonic possession, playing piano, book of evil, book of the dead, sawed off shotgun, demon, romantic song, blood splatter, sprayed with blood, black blood, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, self strangulation, cutting off own hand

The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Evil Dead (1981)

Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, dance
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Period:1980s
Story:cabin, book, cabin in the woods, evil dead, necronomicon, demonic undead, evil spirit, animate tree, demonic possession, book of evil, book of the dead, blood splatter, attacked by a plant, fighting with self, absurd violence, part stop motion, decapitated head, over the top, pixelation, cult figure

Army Of Darkness (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. (Read More)

Themes:monster, surrealism
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Period:1990s
Story:necronomicon, book, demonic undead, book of evil, book of the dead, blood splatter, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, oldsmobile, same actor playing two characters, 14th century, 1300s, part stop motion, over the top, evil dead, vortex, cult figure, tongue in cheek, one liner, dark fantasy, store

Evil Dead (2013)
Fantasy, Horror

Evil Dead (2013)

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin, cabin in the woods, book, demonic undead, animate tree, demonic possession, book of the dead, blood splatter, attacked by a plant, oldsmobile, head cut in half, evil dead, head blown off, cellar, h.p. lovecraft, severed hand, self mutilation, chainsaw, shot in the arm, severed arm

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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)

Mood:gore
Locations:backwoods, woods, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, cabin, blood splatter, hillbilly, head blown off, deer, reverse footage, self mutilation, fireplace, obscene finger gesture, cult director, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, hallucination

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Horror

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. This is why The Cabin In The Woods (2012) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:monster, surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Story:cabin in the woods, animate tree, cabin, blood splatter, supernatural horror, stabbed in the eye, cellar, 20th century, severed hand, dismemberment, severed arm, basement, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, decapitation, book, black comedy, ghost, surprise ending

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, monster, surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest, castle, woods
Characters:dancer
Story:animate tree, curse, dark fantasy, dagger, reverse footage, severed arm, rat, haunting, possession, stabbed in the back, tree, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, axe, decapitation, hallucination, book, falling from height

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, blood splatter, head cut in half, hillbilly, self mutilation, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, tree, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, falling from height, shotgun, black comedy, surprise ending, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, monster
Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1980s
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, reanimation, american horror, one liner, stabbed in the eye, fog, self mutilation, falling down stairs, spirit, splatter, undead, basement, skeleton, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, decapitation, numbered sequel, demon

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.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Period:1980s
Story:blood splatter, reanimation, american horror, beheading, shovel, splatter, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, severed head, stabbing, decapitation, numbered sequel, demon, surprise ending, cult film, number in title, sequel, sex, violence

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? This is why Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:backwoods, woods
Period:1980s
Story:blood splatter, american horror, meat cleaver, eyeball, hillbilly, stabbed in the eye, eye gouging, psychotronic, chainsaw, obscene finger gesture, axe, decapitation, numbered sequel, low budget film, panties, surprise ending, cult film, chase, independent film, number in title

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)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, sawed off shotgun, blood splatter, black blood, dark fantasy, head blown off, exploding head, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, stabbed in the back, curse, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, axe, good versus evil, decapitation, falling from height

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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
Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1980s
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, american horror, spirit, splatter, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, skeleton, good versus evil, demon, falling from height, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, violence, sequel, blood, sex

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, monster, surrealism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1990s
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, green blood, american horror, exploding head, self mutilation, falling down stairs, undead, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, demon, falling from height, airplane, black comedy, ghost, cult film, independent film, blood, murder, sequel

Braindead (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Braindead (1992)

Deep in the lush jungles of the isolated Skull Island lies the habitat of the elusive, yet endangered and utterly vicious "Simian Raticus", or better known as by its common name, the Sumatran Rat-Monkey, a hideous mix of a virus-carrying slave-ship rat and a tree monkey. Presently, back in New Zealand's Wellington, the oppressed Lionel Cosgrove who lives with his despotic mother Vera, has finally found his soulmate, Paquita, but sadly, his world will rapidly change when after a stroll at the local Zoo, a live specimen of the rare species will bite Vera. Now that she's got the "bite", with the infection spreading and turning Vera into a festering, puss-squirting living dead ravenous for flesh, things are bound to get out of hand, as an ever-growing collection of stiffs and other stimulant-enhanced zombie misfits detained in Lionel's house basement will demand immediate action. Poor Lionel he needs to step up and clear up the mess, but above all, summon the courage to confront his decomposing mummy and the family's ugly secret. Will he save the day? (Read More)

Themes:sadism, surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:backwoods
Story:rat, basement, blood splatter, stop motion scene, part stop motion, head cut in half, over the top, hand cut off, reanimation, tongue in cheek, gross out comedy, hillbilly, exploding head, shovel, reverse footage, severed hand, self mutilation, undead, dismemberment, severed arm

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:blood splatter, head blown off, cellar, exploding head, severed hand, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, good versus evil, decapitation, hallucination, falling from height, black comedy, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, surprise ending

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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:surrealism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Story:blood splatter, one liner, levitation, stabbed in the eye, reverse footage, undead, severed arm, stabbed in the back, curse, severed head, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, decapitation, hallucination, falling from height, airplane, shotgun, mirror, black comedy, surprise ending

Prince Of Darkness (1987)
Horror

Prince Of Darkness (1987)

A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and discovers a vat containing a green liquid. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it. Unfortunately, they discover that the liquid contains the essence of Satan himself, and they also discover that he will release HIS father - an all-powerful Anti-God! The liquid later comes to life itself, turning some of the students into zombies as the Devil comes forward to release his father. Will these students be able to stop him? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Period:1990s, 1980s
Story:demonic possession, basement, blood splatter, reanimated corpse, supernatural horror, portal, stabbed in the eye, severed hand, self mutilation, undead, cult director, dismemberment, severed arm, possession, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, good versus evil, decapitation

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. (Read More)

Themes:monster, surrealism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1980s
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, american horror, self mutilation, undead, obscene finger gesture, rat, basement, possession, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, numbered sequel, hallucination, demon, second part, shotgun, underwear, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Period:1980s
Story:american horror, eyeball, hillbilly, store, stabbed in the eye, psychotronic, severed hand, roman numeral in title, splatter, dismemberment, severed arm, cabin, axe, numbered sequel, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, number in title, blood, sequel, sex

Dracula (1992) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
Horror

Dracula (1992)

This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. This is why Dracula (1992) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:storm, castle
Story:blood splatter, beheading, reverse footage, undead, rat, stabbed in the back, curse, severed head, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, decapitation, avant garde, falling from height, shotgun, voice over narration, cult film, blood

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)

Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1980s
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, reanimation, american horror, undead, severed arm, skeleton, severed head, stabbed in the chest, numbered sequel, demon, black comedy, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, cult film, independent film, number in title, sequel, blood, murder

Suspiria (1977)
Horror

Suspiria (1977)

Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns the next morning and this time is let in. She learns that the young woman she saw fleeing the previous evening, Pat Hingle, has been found dead. Strange things soon begin to occur. Suzy becomes ill and is put on a special diet; the school becomes infested with maggots; odd sounds abound; and Daniel, the pianist, is killed by his own dog. A bit of research indicates that the ballet school was once a witches' coven - and as Suzy learns, still is. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, dance, surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:dancer
Story:evil spirit, blood splatter, reanimated corpse, supernatural horror, psychotronic, reverse footage, self mutilation, cult director, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, good versus evil, hallucination, demon, piano, bathroom, avant garde, falling from height, voice over narration, surprise ending, cult film

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, monster
Mood:nightmare, gore
Story:sawed off shotgun, blood splatter, absurd violence, reanimation, american horror, hillbilly, head blown off, exploding head, psychotronic, severed hand, undead, cult director, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, basement, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, monster
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:blood splatter, green blood, head blown off, deer, exploding head, dismemberment, severed arm, rat, stabbed in the back, stabbed in the chest, second part, shotgun, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, sequel, violence, blood

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. This is why House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, monster, surrealism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Story:blood splatter, hand cut off, cult figure, severed hand, tape recorder, cult director, skeleton, tree, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, hallucination, book, shotgun, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film

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)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:blood splatter, absurd violence, head blown off, stabbed in the eye, deer, exploding head, reverse footage, self mutilation, falling down stairs, fireplace, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, basement, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, shotgun

I, Frankenstein (2014)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. (Read More)

Themes:monster, surrealism
Locations:woods, forest
Story:demonic possession, blood splatter, reanimation, rat, skeleton, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, good versus evil, decapitation, demon, book, falling from height, voice over narration, surprise ending, chase, murder, violence

Idle Hands (1999) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Idle Hands (1999)

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:demonic possession, fighting with self, disembodied hand, meat cleaver, eyeball, dagger, eye gouging, severed hand, self mutilation, undead, basement, anti hero, severed head, good versus evil, decapitation, demon, black comedy, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship

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.

Mood:gore
Period:1980s
Story:blood splatter, thunderstorm, falling down stairs, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, basement, skeleton, severed head, decapitation, shotgun, black comedy, surprise ending, cult film, chase, independent film, blood

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
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? This is why Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Period:1980s
Story:blood splatter, american horror, meat cleaver, hillbilly, obscene finger gesture, cabin, stabbed in the back, severed head, decapitation, low budget film, underwear, brother sister relationship, panties, surprise ending, cult film, number in title, violence, murder, sequel, blood

The Fog (1980)
Horror, Thriller

The Fog (1980)

As the centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California approaches, paranormal activity begins to occur at midnight. 100 years ago, the wealthy leper Blake bought the clipper ship Elizabeth Dane and sailed with his people to form a leper colony. However, while sailing through a thick fog, they were deliberately misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the ship toward the light and crashing it against the rocks. While the town's residents prepare to celebrate, the victims of this heinous crime that the town's founders committed rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the ominous glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Period:1980s
Story:fog, evil spirit, american horror, eye gouging, psychotronic, reverse footage, tape recorder, undead, cult director, curse, stabbing, decapitation, demon, ghost, surprise ending, cult film, chase, independent film, murder, blood

Ghost Ship (2002) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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:gore
Story:blood splatter, head cut in half, severed hand, dismemberment, severed arm, rat, haunting, skeleton, stabbed in the back, severed head, decapitation, falling from height, shotgun, ghost, cult film, violence, murder, blood

Dod Sno (2009)
Comedy, Horror

Dod Sno (2009)

Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R and R together. Their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man who informs them that during WWII, Nazi invaders of the area were brutal and harsh in their methods of control until, according to a legend, a villager's revolt drove the invaders up into the cold, dark mountains, where they perished. But now there's the rumor that they returned in the form of zombies --evil Nazi zombies. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:kitchen
Story:cabin in the woods, blood splatter, evil dead, stabbed in the eye, eye gouging, self mutilation, chainsaw, cult director, severed arm, cabin, anti hero, severed head, decapitation, falling from height, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, sex, blood

Day Of The Dead (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:nightmare, gore
Period:1980s
Story:blood splatter, american horror, eyeball, eye gouging, psychotronic, reverse footage, tape recorder, undead, cult director, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, skeleton, severed head, decapitation, low budget film, book, black comedy, surprise ending, cult film

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

Sharon Da Silva believes that she is on the run with her adoptive father because he killed a man in self-defense when she was young. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, living under the alias of Heather Mason, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Sharon discovers he has been protecting her from a religious cult called the Order of Valtiel. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever in a place known as Silent Hill. This is why Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:nightmare, gore
Story:blood splatter, pendant, stabbed in the eye, fog, severed hand, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, decapitation, hallucination, second part, mirror, surprise ending, three word title, blood, sequel

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:memory, monster, surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Period:1990s
Story:blood splatter, portal, h.p. lovecraft, fireplace, cult director, dismemberment, severed arm, basement, anti hero, axe, good versus evil, hallucination, demon, bathroom, book, shotgun, black comedy, surprise ending, cult film, chase

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.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Story:blood splatter, green blood, falling down stairs, severed arm, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, falling from height, cult film, three word title, chase, independent film, violence, blood, murder

Dog Soldiers (2002)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Dog Soldiers (2002)

A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:kitchen, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, blood splatter, stabbed in the eye, severed hand, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, basement, skeleton, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, falling from height, shotgun, surprise ending, cult film, independent film, blood

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:monster
Mood:gore
Story:undead, sawed off shotgun, blood splatter, head blown off, fog, exploding head, shot in the arm, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, good versus evil, decapitation, bathroom, falling from height, airplane, shotgun, voice over narration, brother sister relationship

Antichrist (2009) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Antichrist (2009)

A couple lose their young son when he falls out of a window while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. This is why Antichrist (2009) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, deer, shovel, loss of son, self mutilation, cabin, stabbed in the back, stabbing, hallucination, bathroom, avant garde, book, underwear, panties, cult film, husband wife relationship, kiss, violence, murder, blood

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen
Story:demonic possession, blood splatter, eye gouging, falling down stairs, chainsaw, severed arm, basement, severed head, axe, decapitation, hallucination, demon, falling from height, shotgun, black comedy, chase, blood

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:monster, surrealism
Story:demonic possession, playing piano, dark fantasy, portal, dagger, basement, skeleton, stabbed in the back, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, demon, piano, falling from height, surprise ending, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, violence, murder

The Amityville Horror (1979)
Horror

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house which ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. With the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective, George and Kathy face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children... (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Story:evil spirit, demonic possession, rocking chair, supernatural horror, thunderstorm, fireplace, spirit, haunting, curse, tree, axe, demon, shotgun, ghost, panties, cult film, three word title, husband wife relationship, independent film, murder

Child's Play 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:evil spirit, american horror, stabbed in the eye, eye gouging, exploding head, shovel, severed hand, falling down stairs, obscene finger gesture, basement, possession, stabbed in the chest, second part, falling from height, black comedy, chase, husband wife relationship, blood, sequel

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. This is why Vampires (1998) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun, blood splatter, over the top, shovel, severed hand, undead, cult director, shot in the arm, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, good versus evil, decapitation, shotgun, black comedy, cult film, chase, violence

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
Mood:gore
Story:head blown off, stabbed in the eye, exploding head, loss of son, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, basement, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, good versus evil, decapitation, falling from height, black comedy, underwear, ghost, cult film, violence

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
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:memory
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:forest
Story:evil spirit, demonic possession, blood splatter, reanimated corpse, american horror, beheading, eye gouging, psychotronic, severed hand, spirit, splatter, undead, dismemberment, severed arm, cabin, severed head, stabbing, decapitation, demon, falling from height

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011) is one of the best movies like Evil Dead II (1987)
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:sadism
Mood:gore
Story:sawed off shotgun, blood splatter, head blown off, exploding head, severed hand, dismemberment, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, axe, decapitation, shotgun, black comedy, cult film, violence, murder, blood

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Story:roman numeral in title, severed arm, skeleton, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, decapitation, demon, second part, book, falling from height, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, sequel, violence, blood

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