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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:madness,  cannibalism,  childhood,  cruelty,  homophobia,  abduction,  bullying,  sadism,  brutality,  racism,  memory,  monster,  fear
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Locations:sewer,  bicycle,  forest,  school
Characters:jew,  villain,  bully,  zombie,  children,  teenager
Period:summer,  1980s
Story:evil clown,  serial child murderer,  child murderer,  school bullying,  stuttering character,  thrown down a well,  red balloon,  killing a sheep,  flooded basement,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  traumatic childhood experience,  childhood crush,  clown doll,  traumatic childhood,  killing spree,  killer clown,  loss of brother,  evil creature,  bullying victim,  serial child murder,  violence against a child,  disappearance of a child,  child rapist,  child eater,  sexual child abuse,  child smoking cigarette,  serial child killer,  child killer,  child swearing,  child killed,  child molester,  childhood friend,  missing child,  murder of a child,  death of brother,  hiding in a bathroom,  supernatural powers,  clown,  sadistic psychopath,  painting comes to life,  child in peril,  child abuse,  fear of clowns,  screaming in fear,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  blood oath,  reference to new kids on the block,  cutting the palm of one's hand,  carving into human flesh,  reference to molly ringwald,  reference to lois lane,  cutting one's own hair,  reference to clark kent,  arm bitten off,  sheep farm,  floating in the air,  boy wearing glasses,  paper boat,  serial killers,  throwing stones,  cutting own hair,  new boy in town,  closed door,  evil father,  slut shaming,  curses,  sadistic killer,  missing boy,  son kills father,  reference to metallica,  serial teen killer,  boy in underwear,  headless corpse,  arm in a cast,  plaster cast,  dark killer,  storm drain,  easter egg,  projector,  bitten in the face,  hell on earth,  leper,  slideshow,  implied incest,  inhaler,  missing person poster,  screaming in horror,  family life,  hit with a rock,  adulterer,  unlikely friendship,  sink,  pool of blood,  bar mitzvah,  pocket knife,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  hypochondriac,  monsters,  flickering light,  camaraderie,  deeply disturbed person,  dutch angle,  arm ripped off,  graphic violence,  year 1988,  reference to michael jackson,  glowing eyes,  sidewalk,  creep,  teenage girl in underwear,  overbearing mother,  year 1989,  old house,  american horror,  ghoul,  fourth of july,  jumping into water,  stuttering,  cleaning,  raining,  bare chested boy,  parent,  patricide,  pharmacy,  abandoned house,  well,  bicycling,  wood,  girl in bra and panties,  psychopathic killer,  outcast,  bad guy,  spitting,  pervert,  underdog,  heroism,  abusive father,  broken arm,  cellar,  turtle,  pedophile,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  bravery,  covered in blood,  switchblade,  interracial friendship,  eaten alive,  psycho,  overalls,  mutilation,  sexual abuse,  street,  balloon,  eyeglasses,  sister,  maniac,  splatter,  garage,  killing,  severed arm,  first part,  murderer,  brother,  basement,  missing person,  library,  creature,  coffin,  child,  little boy,  newspaper,  gay slur,  demon,  piano,  bathroom,  psychopath,  book,  painting,  battle,  cat,  small town,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  one word title,  death,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback

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
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain,  children,  teenager
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  child killed,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  child abuse,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  evil father,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  creep,  american horror,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  abusive father,  butcher,  psycho,  sexual abuse,  mutilation,  street,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  demon,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
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,  fear
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  bloody violence,  arm ripped off,  american horror,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  child,  demon,  serial killer,  death,  blood,  murder,  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.

Themes:monster
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain,  zombie,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  bloody violence,  american horror,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  child,  demon,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain,  children,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  death of brother,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  abusive father,  broken arm,  butcher,  mutilation,  street,  maniac,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  coffin,  demon,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  blood,  murder

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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 It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  monster,  fear
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  street,  serial child killer,  child killer,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  hell on earth,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  basement,  child,  demon,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood,  murder,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (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:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain,  children,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  american horror,  ghoul,  abandoned house,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  switchblade,  street,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  newspaper,  demon,  bathroom,  psychopath,  serial killer,  murder,  violence,  death

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:fear,  abduction,  brutality,  memory
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain,  children,  zombie
Story:street,  serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  child killed,  killing,  murder of a child,  death of brother,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  battle,  serial teen killer,  hell on earth,  missing person poster,  bloody violence,  arm ripped off,  graphic violence,  american horror,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  severed arm,  murderer,  library,  demon,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback

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Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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,  brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  sadistic killer,  serial teen killer,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  deeply disturbed person,  graphic violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  brother,  psychopath,  battle,  serial killer,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  death of brother,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

Kalifornia (1993)
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. This is why Kalifornia (1993) is one of the best movies like It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  serial killers,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  graphic violence,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  gay slur,  psychopath,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

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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:madness,  abduction,  sadism
Characters:villain
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  serial child killer,  child killer,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  bloody violence,  deeply disturbed person,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  psychopath,  book,  small town,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:madness,  cannibalism,  brutality,  memory,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  sadistic killer,  pool of blood,  bloody violence,  deeply disturbed person,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  butcher,  covered in blood,  psycho,  street,  eyeglasses,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  missing person,  gay slur,  psychopath,  cat,  serial killer,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  police

Halloween II (1981)
Horror

Halloween II (1981)

In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot pursuit.

Themes:madness,  brutality,  memory,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  dark killer,  pool of blood,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  deeply disturbed person,  graphic violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  murderer,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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The People Under The Stairs (1991)
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:cannibalism,  sadism
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  children
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  child abuse,  blood splatter,  deeply disturbed person,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  cellar,  stabbed in the throat,  psycho,  mutilation,  sister,  maniac,  brother,  basement,  psychopath,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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. This is why The Last House On The Left (1972) is one of the best movies like It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:madness,  cruelty,  abduction,  sadism,  brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain
Story:serial child murderer,  homicidal maniac,  serial child killer,  child molester,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  pocket knife,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  american horror,  parent,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  pedophile,  switchblade,  mutilation,  sexual abuse,  maniac,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  psychopath,  serial killer,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

Friday The 13th Part III (1982) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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:abduction
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  psycho,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  child,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood,  murder,  death

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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  cannibalism,  cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:brother,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  killer clown,  evil clown,  death of brother,  clown,  child in peril,  blood splatter,  serial killers,  dutch angle,  graphic violence,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  covered in blood,  interracial friendship,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  gay slur,  psychopath,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Halloween (2007)
Horror

Halloween (2007)

The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet... but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home... is it pure coincidence that she and her friends are being stalked by him? (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:school
Characters:villain,  bully,  teenager
Story:sister,  psycho killer,  killing spree,  child killed,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  blood splatter,  sadistic killer,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  deeply disturbed person,  graphic violence,  creep,  american horror,  abandoned house,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  broken arm,  butcher,  psycho,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  murderer,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Horror

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  children
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  homicidal maniac,  serial child murder,  street,  serial child killer,  child killer,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  graphic violence,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  cellar,  butcher,  switchblade,  psycho,  maniac,  first part,  demon,  psychopath,  serial killer,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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The Hunted (2003) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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 It (2017). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:sewer,  bicycle,  forest
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  deeply disturbed person,  graphic violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  psychopath,  cat,  serial killer,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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:cannibalism,  brutality,  monster,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain,  teenager
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  child rapist,  child molester,  sadistic psychopath,  child abuse,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pedophile,  interracial friendship,  eaten alive,  psycho,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  missing person,  psychopath,  painting,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

Halloween II (2009)
Horror

Halloween II (2009)

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  screaming in fear,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  broken arm,  covered in blood,  sister,  maniac,  murderer,  brother,  clown,  psychopath,  book,  serial killer,  violence,  death,  blood,  flashback

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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:cannibalism
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  psycho,  maniac,  splatter,  severed arm,  gay slur,  psychopath,  serial killer,  death,  murder

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:school
Characters:villain
Period:1980s
Story:sister,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  killing,  murder of a child,  sadistic psychopath,  child abuse,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  abusive father,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  psychopath,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death,  police

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems... This is why The Dead Zone (1983) is one of the best movies like It (2017).

Themes:madness,  fear
Mood:supernatural
Locations:school
Characters:villain
Period:1980s
Story:serial child murderer,  child murderer,  homicidal maniac,  serial child murder,  serial child killer,  child killer,  child killed,  child in peril,  screaming in fear,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  child,  little boy,  psychopath,  battle,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  police,  murder,  kiss,  death

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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Story:abusive father,  homicidal maniac,  traumatic childhood,  killing spree,  child abuse,  blood splatter,  serial killers,  implied incest,  pool of blood,  dutch angle,  patricide,  psychopathic killer,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  sexual abuse,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  murderer,  gay slur,  demon,  psychopath,  book,  serial killer,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood,  death

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)
Horror

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)

A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life? (Read More)

Themes:madness,  cannibalism,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:loss of brother,  blood splatter,  hell on earth,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  american horror,  ghoul,  butcher,  eaten alive,  eyeglasses,  splatter,  killing,  basement,  blood,  murder,  death

Haute Tension (2003) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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:madness,  sadism,  brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  murder of a child,  death of brother,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  sadistic killer,  graphic violence,  creep,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  bathroom,  psychopath,  cat,  serial killer,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  police,  death

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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)

Themes:memory,  fear
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  missing child,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  flickering light,  graphic violence,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  cellar,  psycho,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  psychopath,  serial killer,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  flashback,  blood,  kiss

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. This is why Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981) is one of the best movies like It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  teenager
Period:summer,  1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  creep,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  murderer,  psychopath,  cat,  serial killer,  death,  flashback,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  blood

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

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:sewer,  school
Characters:villain,  zombie,  teenager
Period:1980s
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  sadistic psychopath,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  american horror,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  child,  demon,  psychopath,  battle,  serial killer,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
Horror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and its enduring ability to scare audiences both new and old, Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  cannibalism,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Characters:villain,  teenager
Story:brother,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  loss of brother,  death of brother,  screaming in fear,  blood splatter,  cutting the palm of one's hand,  hell on earth,  screaming in horror,  pocket knife,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  creep,  american horror,  abandoned house,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  covered in blood,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  psychopath,  serial killer,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  children,  teenager
Period:summer
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  serial teen killer,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  stabbed in the throat,  butcher,  psycho,  maniac,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  psychopath,  serial killer,  police,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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

Themes:madness,  cannibalism,  sadism,  brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  children
Story:homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  blood splatter,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  mutilation,  maniac,  splatter,  killing,  severed arm,  first part,  murderer,  psychopath,  serial killer,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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Friday The 13th (2009)
Horror

Friday The 13th (2009)

A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors. As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover. Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents' cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister's attacker sets upon them all. This is why Friday The 13th (2009) is one of the best movies like It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:bicycle,  forest
Characters:villain
Period:summer,  1980s
Story:sister,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  missing person poster,  pool of blood,  graphic violence,  creep,  old house,  abandoned house,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  brother,  missing person,  child,  psychopath,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

Suspiria (1977) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:supernatural,  gore
Locations:school,  forest
Characters:teenager
Story:supernatural power,  blood splatter,  hell on earth,  bloody violence,  flickering light,  graphic violence,  glowing eyes,  ghoul,  psychopathic killer,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  missing person,  creature,  coffin,  demon,  piano,  bathroom,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  memory
Locations:bicycle,  forest,  school
Characters:bully
Story:child molester,  childhood friend,  murder of a child,  child in peril,  child abuse,  inhaler,  pedophile,  bravery,  severed arm,  basement,  coffin,  gay slur,  psychopath,  small town,  flashback,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  death

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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,  fear
Characters:villain,  zombie,  children
Period:1980s
Story:killing spree,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  small town,  hell on earth,  leper,  sink,  disturbing,  american horror,  ghoul,  bad guy,  butcher,  mutilation,  killing,  little boy,  demon,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Wolf Creek (2005)
Horror

Wolf Creek (2005)

Three backpackers travel into the Australian Outback, only to find themselves stranded at Wolf Creek crater. Once there they are encountered by a bushman, Mick Taylor, who offers them a ride back to his place. Little do the three know that their adventure into the Outback, would be a complete nightmare after the backpackers find a way to escape. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  abduction,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  sadistic psychopath,  screaming in fear,  blood splatter,  creep,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  pervert,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  garage,  first part,  murderer,  gay slur,  bathroom,  psychopath,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  death

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. This is why Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like It (2017).

Themes:monster,  fear
Locations:bicycle
Characters:teenager
Period:1980s
Story:child swearing,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  monsters,  glowing eyes,  broken arm,  cellar,  bravery,  eaten alive,  first part,  creature,  little boy,  cat,  small town,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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The Green Inferno (2013)
Adventure, Crime, Horror, Thriller

The Green Inferno (2013)

In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain
Story:sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  bloody violence,  graphic violence,  american horror,  bad guy,  broken arm,  covered in blood,  eaten alive,  mutilation,  splatter,  killing,  severed arm,  murder,  violence

Martyrs (2008)
Horror

Martyrs (2008)

Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, Lucie embarks on a bloody quest for revenge against her oppressors. Along with her childhood friend, Anna, who also suffered abuse, she quickly descends, without hope, into madness and her own delusions. Anna, left on her own begins to re-experience what Lucie did when she was only twelve years old. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  madness,  cruelty,  abduction,  sadism,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Story:childhood friend,  child in peril,  child abuse,  supernatural power,  blood splatter,  hell on earth,  graphic violence,  mutilation,  murderer,  creature,  bathroom,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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? (Read More)

Mood:supernatural,  gore
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  sadistic psychopath,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  bloody violence,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  butcher,  psycho,  maniac,  murderer,  basement,  psychopath,  serial killer,  police,  blood,  death

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Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
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. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:school
Characters:villain,  teenager
Story:sister,  psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  child,  blood splatter,  american horror,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  brother,  little boy,  psychopath,  small town,  serial killer,  title spoken by character,  death,  one word title,  violence,  police,  murder

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
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! This is why Halloween: Resurrection (2002) is one of the best movies like It (2017). (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain
Story:homicidal maniac,  killing spree,  sadistic psychopath,  blood splatter,  serial killer,  serial teen killer,  american horror,  abandoned house,  psychopathic killer,  bad guy,  stabbed in the throat,  sister,  maniac,  killing,  severed arm,  murderer,  psychopath,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  death

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  cruelty,  bullying,  brutality,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:forest,  school
Characters:bully,  children
Period:1980s
Story:murder of a child,  cutting the palm of one's hand,  glowing eyes,  outcast,  cellar,  covered in blood,  switchblade,  severed arm,  newspaper,  bathroom,  book,  cat,  serial killer,  blood,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  kiss,  police

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Child 44 (2015)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  sadism
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:child murderer,  serial child killer,  murder of a child,  switchblade,  maniac,  murderer,  child,  psychopath,  serial killer,  based on novel,  violence,  murder,  flashback

The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like It (2017)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:memory
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:children
Story:child murderer,  serial child killer,  child killer,  child molester,  missing child,  blood splatter,  serial killer,  serial teen killer,  sink,  creep,  bad guy,  pervert,  cellar,  pedophile,  eyeglasses,  sister,  murderer,  little boy,  book,  painting,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  kiss,  police,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  cruelty,  bullying,  memory,  fear
Locations:bicycle,  forest,  school
Characters:bully,  children
Story:loss of brother,  death of brother,  child abuse,  floating in the air,  bare chested boy,  abandoned house,  spitting,  eyeglasses,  killing,  brother,  clown,  coffin,  little boy,  newspaper,  piano,  book,  painting,  cat,  small town,  death,  police,  flashback,  kiss

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