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Psycho (1960)
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Psycho (1960)

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

Themes:money,  madness,  dating,  insanity,  guilt,  theft,  divorce,  voyeurism,  deception,  funeral,  fear,  marriage
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:motel,  desert,  bathtub,  hotel,  church
Characters:sheriff,  secretary,  psychiatrist,  villain,  killer,  thief,  policeman,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:alimony,  phone booth,  psycho terror,  psycho killer,  arizona desert,  woman in bra,  slasher killer,  california,  shower curtain,  horror movie remade,  phoenix arizona,  psycho next door,  victim invited to dinner,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  motel owner,  motel clerk,  spurned woman,  jealous woman,  villain played by lead actor,  missing woman,  murder of a nude woman,  dead woman on floor,  female in bra,  naked dead woman,  psychopathic killer,  bra removing,  dead woman with eyes open,  black bra,  sadistic psychopath,  old woman,  driving in the rain,  bloody corpse,  hidden corpse,  rotting corpse,  screaming in fear,  hidden money,  stolen money,  serial killer,  murdered in a shower,  female in shower,  slashed to death,  murder weapon,  false accusation of murder,  listening to classical music,  bedridden mother,  covering a dead body,  sweeping floor,  famous twist,  alone in house,  posing as husband and wife,  house of horrors,  used car dealer,  stopped by police,  mislaid trust,  based on ed gein,  famous opening theme,  dissociative identity disorder,  cleaning up,  booth,  oedipal complex,  cult favorite,  irony of fate,  mutilated body,  jealous man,  highway patrol,  carrying a dead body,  insane,  looking through a window,  night driving,  psychological horror,  slip the undergarment,  dragging a dead body,  license plate,  lifting an adult into the air,  lifting a female into the air,  screaming in horror,  drive in classic,  seclusion,  year 1960,  stabbed with a knife,  looking in a window,  bad mother,  loss of girlfriend,  murder spree,  neon sign,  remade,  following,  car in water,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  taxidermy,  broken engagement,  wife leaves husband,  knife murder,  weirdo,  threat to kill,  deeply disturbed person,  talking to oneself,  mysterious stranger,  hardware store,  safe sex,  identity crisis,  working out,  red herring,  murder suspect,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  envelope,  stairwell,  curtain,  fade to black,  peep hole,  american horror,  butchery,  silhouette,  overhead camera shot,  recluse,  matricide,  realtor,  famous score,  sleeping in a car,  loss of sister,  embezzlement,  role reversal,  hearing voices,  split personality,  foot closeup,  domineering mother,  disposing of a dead body,  fly,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  female removes her dress,  slashing,  twist ending,  temptation,  human monster,  old dark house,  director cameo,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  female stockinged feet,  madman,  impotence,  characters killed one by one,  dead mother,  nervous breakdown,  bloodbath,  psychotic,  phone,  body count,  cellar,  meeting,  extortion,  death threat,  rainstorm,  arizona,  swamp,  gash in the face,  butcher,  impostor,  camera shot of feet,  apartment building,  peeping tom,  driving a car,  skull,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  impersonation,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  mutilation,  breaking and entering,  fainting,  female stockinged legs,  falling down stairs,  private detective,  eyeglasses,  maniac,  cross dressing,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  first part,  murderer,  basement,  trap,  female removes her clothes,  witness,  countryside,  long take,  scream,  missing person,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  terror,  first of series,  widower,  breaking the fourth wall,  stalker,  unrequited love,  bath,  bird,  darkness,  mental illness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  widow,  woman,  stabbing,  disguise,  police car,  bra,  newspaper,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  jail,  bathroom,  rural setting,  psychopath,  secret,  undressing,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  shower,  small town,  underwear,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback,  interview

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,  insanity,  voyeurism,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:sheriff,  villain,  killer,  policeman
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  sadistic psychopath,  old woman,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  deeply disturbed person,  american horror,  butchery,  silhouette,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  female stockinged feet,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  bloodbath,  body count,  butcher,  camera shot of feet,  driving a car,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  trap,  witness,  scream,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  stalker,  bath,  darkness,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  police car,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  psychopath,  secret,  small town,  telephone call,  cult film,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986)
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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:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  mutilated body,  lifting a female into the air,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  bloodbath,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  breaking the fourth wall,  darkness,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  psychopath,  small town,  surprise ending,  cult film,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
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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:insanity,  fear
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  knife murder,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  psychotic,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  stalker,  darkness,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  small town,  rain,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  murder of a nude woman,  naked dead woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  mutilated body,  lifting a female into the air,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  deeply disturbed person,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  butcher,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  breaking the fourth wall,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  underwear,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Psycho (1998)
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Psycho (1998)

Marion Crane steals a lot of cash from a man whom her boss is in business with. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates. She is murdered in the shower. Her sister, boyfriend, and a private investigator try to find out where she is, while we learn more about Norman Bates. This is why Psycho (1998) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  guilt,  deception,  money
Locations:motel
Characters:sheriff,  secretary,  psychiatrist,  thief
Story:psycho film,  motel owner,  villain played by lead actor,  missing woman,  bra removing,  old woman,  stolen money,  serial killer,  murdered in a shower,  based on ed gein,  alimony,  lifting an adult into the air,  hardware store,  recluse,  famous score,  embezzlement,  split personality,  domineering mother,  disposing of a dead body,  old dark house,  cellar,  swamp,  gash in the face,  driving a car,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  falling down stairs,  private detective,  character's point of view camera shot,  bird,  mental illness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  disguise,  california,  newspaper,  voyeur,  bathroom,  psychopath,  secret,  small town,  rain,  corpse,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  blood,  murder

Kalifornia (1993)
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Kalifornia (1993)

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

Themes:insanity,  theft,  fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:motel,  desert
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  black bra,  sadistic psychopath,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  psychotic,  body count,  rainstorm,  gash in the face,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  stabbed to death,  california,  psychopath,  cult film,  photograph,  bare chested male,  independent film,  one word title,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:villain,  killer
Period:1960s
Story:phone booth,  psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  villain played by lead actor,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  american horror,  butchery,  sleeping in a car,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  psychotic,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  mutilation,  falling down stairs,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  small town,  rain,  cult film,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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:insanity,  fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:church
Characters:villain,  killer,  friend
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  victim invited to dinner,  psycho film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  villain played by lead actor,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  slashed to death,  lifting a female into the air,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  american horror,  domineering mother,  serial murder,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  dead mother,  body count,  victim,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  good versus evil,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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

Friday The 13th (1980)

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

Themes:insanity,  voyeurism,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:killer,  sheriff,  villain,  policeman,  friend
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  remade,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  knife murder,  crime spree,  curtain,  american horror,  butchery,  famous score,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  characters killed one by one,  psychotic,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  maniac,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  terror,  first of series,  stalker,  darkness,  stabbed to death,  woman,  stabbing,  police car,  bra,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  rural setting,  psychopath,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)
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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 Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:killer,  villain
Story:phone booth,  psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  horror movie remade,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  lifting a female into the air,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  weirdo,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  psychotic,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  stalker,  darkness,  police car,  bra,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  secret,  corpse,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
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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:fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:desert
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  slashed to death,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  american horror,  butchery,  split personality,  serial murder,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  gash in the face,  butcher,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  basement,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  bird,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  psychopath,  underwear,  rain,  shower,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death

Misery (1990) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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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,  insanity
Mood:suspense
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  victim invited to dinner,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  deeply disturbed person,  mysterious stranger,  american horror,  butchery,  recluse,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  old dark house,  psychotic,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  darkness,  mental illness,  woman,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  small town,  surprise ending,  based on novel,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Split (2016)
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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:insanity,  voyeurism,  deception,  funeral,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  villain played by lead actor,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  old woman,  serial killer,  dissociative identity disorder,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  disturbed individual,  fade to black,  american horror,  split personality,  serial murder,  twist ending,  human monster,  director cameo,  bad guy,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  victim,  psycho,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  missing person,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  stalker,  mental illness,  police car,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  psychopath,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Halloween (2007)
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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:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  psychiatrist,  villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  psycho thriller,  naked dead woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  slashed to death,  mutilated body,  carrying a dead body,  insane,  lifting a female into the air,  murder spree,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  knife murder,  deeply disturbed person,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  matricide,  loss of sister,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  bloodbath,  psychotic,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  small town,  corpse,  photograph,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The People Under The Stairs (1991)
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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. This is why The People Under The Stairs (1991) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  money
Mood:slasher
Characters:villain
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  grindhouse film,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  house of horrors,  mutilated body,  insane,  dragging a dead body,  murder spree,  deeply disturbed person,  disturbed individual,  american horror,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  old dark house,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  cellar,  skull,  grindhouse,  psycho,  mutilation,  breaking and entering,  falling down stairs,  maniac,  basement,  terror,  darkness,  mental illness,  psychopath,  secret,  corpse,  cult film,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Gothika (2003) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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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:insanity,  fear,  marriage
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:bathtub
Characters:psychiatrist,  sheriff,  villain,  killer,  policeman
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  hearing voices,  serial murder,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  nervous breakdown,  cellar,  death threat,  rainstorm,  psycho,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  unrequited love,  darkness,  mental illness,  woman,  police car,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  psychopath,  rain,  corpse,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  photograph,  murder,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  interview,  flashback,  death

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Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)
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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:insanity,  money
Mood:slasher
Characters:killer,  villain,  friend
Story:serial killer,  psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  killing,  villain played by lead actor,  murder of a nude woman,  dead woman on floor,  naked dead woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  mutilated body,  murder spree,  knife murder,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  matricide,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  female stockinged legs,  maniac,  terror,  stalker,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  jail,  psychopath,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  independent film,  violence,  death,  blood

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:slasher
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  cult favorite,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  american horror,  famous score,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  darkness,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  shower,  cult film,  murder,  blood,  death

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

The Hunted (2003)

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

Themes:guilt
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  knife murder,  deeply disturbed person,  disturbed individual,  crime spree,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  psychopath,  corpse,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. This is why Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  psychiatrist,  villain,  killer
Period:1960s
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  horror movie remade,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  house of horrors,  carrying a dead body,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  weirdo,  knife murder,  american horror,  famous score,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  phone,  body count,  grindhouse,  psycho,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  first of series,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  small town,  surprise ending,  cult film,  death,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  violence

Blow Out (1981)
Mystery, Thriller

Blow Out (1981)

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

Themes:guilt
Mood:slasher
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:phone booth,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  car in water,  disturbed individual,  american horror,  serial murder,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  psychotic,  body count,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  witness,  disguise,  voyeur,  psychopath,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  murder

Haute Tension (2003)
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,  insanity
Mood:slasher
Locations:bathtub
Characters:killer,  villain,  friend
Story:psycho killer,  shower curtain,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  murder spree,  weirdo,  crime spree,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  gash in the face,  butcher,  grindhouse,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  terror,  unrequited love,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  bathroom,  rural setting,  psychopath,  corpse,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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,  insanity,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:slasher killer,  horror movie remade,  victim invited to dinner,  psycho film,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  rotting corpse,  screaming in fear,  serial killer,  house of horrors,  based on ed gein,  lifting a female into the air,  screaming in horror,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  remade,  disturbing,  bloody violence,  weirdo,  disturbed individual,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  slashing,  human monster,  old dark house,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  bloodbath,  body count,  butcher,  skull,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  cross dressing,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  first part,  murderer,  countryside,  terror,  first of series,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  psychopath,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  family relationships,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
Horror, Thriller

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

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

Themes:funeral
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:villain,  killer,  friend
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  villain played by lead actor,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  murder spree,  disturbing,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  old dark house,  bad guy,  butcher,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  widower,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  psychopath,  small town,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder

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? This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Mood:slasher
Locations:bathtub
Characters:killer,  villain,  friend
Story:psycho terror,  slasher killer,  horror movie remade,  grindhouse film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  drive in classic,  remade,  disturbing,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  cellar,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  falling down stairs,  maniac,  first part,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  first of series,  stabbed in the chest,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  jail,  psychopath,  secret,  arrest,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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

Themes:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:secretary,  villain,  policeman
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  female victim,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  cult favorite,  lifting an adult into the air,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  american horror,  serial murder,  slashing,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  victim,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  breaking and entering,  maniac,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  terror,  stalker,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  stabbing,  california,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  psychopath,  small town,  cult film,  death,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

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:insanity,  funeral
Mood:slasher
Locations:church
Characters:psychiatrist,  villain,  killer
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  lifting a female into the air,  drive in classic,  bad mother,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  slashing,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  lifting someone into the air,  falling down stairs,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  basement,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  newspaper,  bathroom,  psychopath,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Friday The 13th Part Viii: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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)

Mood:slasher
Characters:killer,  villain,  friend
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  black bra,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  mutilated body,  lifting a female into the air,  murder spree,  knife murder,  american horror,  butchery,  serial murder,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  butcher,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  hallucination,  psychopath,  rain,  cult film,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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Maniac (2012)
Horror

Maniac (2012)

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  fear
Mood:slasher
Characters:killer,  villain
Story:serial killer,  female victim,  villain played by lead actor,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  based on ed gein,  murder spree,  knife murder,  disturbed individual,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  nervous breakdown,  apartment building,  victim,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  maniac,  threatened with a knife,  terror,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  bathroom,  psychopath,  corpse,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  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? This is why Child's Play 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Characters:killer,  villain
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  false accusation of murder,  bloody violence,  american horror,  butchery,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  butcher,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  falling down stairs,  maniac,  threatened with a knife,  murderer,  basement,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  psychopath,  rain,  corpse,  death,  blood

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. (Read More)

Themes:money
Mood:slasher
Locations:bathtub
Characters:killer,  sheriff,  villain
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  shower curtain,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  villain played by lead actor,  psychopathic killer,  bra removing,  sadistic psychopath,  mutilated body,  insane,  knife murder,  weirdo,  silhouette,  disposing of a dead body,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  characters killed one by one,  dead mother,  psychotic,  body count,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  missing person,  terror,  stalker,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  woman,  stabbing,  police car,  bra,  hallucination,  psychopath,  corpse,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Dressed To Kill (1980) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

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

Themes:guilt,  voyeurism,  fear
Characters:psychiatrist,  killer,  policeman,  friend
Story:female victim,  villain played by lead actor,  black bra,  serial killer,  slip the undergarment,  deeply disturbed person,  mysterious stranger,  disturbed individual,  murder suspect,  split personality,  female removes her dress,  apartment building,  victim,  mutilation,  maniac,  cross dressing,  trap,  female removes her clothes,  witness,  scream,  stalker,  darkness,  mental illness,  woman,  disguise,  bra,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  bathroom,  psychopath,  undressing,  underwear,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  murder,  violence

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:voyeurism,  deception,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  killer,  friend
Story:grindhouse film,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  woman,  rotting corpse,  drive in classic,  remade,  bloody violence,  knife murder,  fade to black,  silhouette,  hearing voices,  slashing,  rainstorm,  victim,  grindhouse,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  fainting,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  first part,  murderer,  scream,  missing person,  character's point of view camera shot,  unrequited love,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  stabbing,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  voyeur,  hallucination,  bathroom,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  one word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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,  insanity
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:killer,  sheriff,  villain
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  psycho film,  female victim,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  killing,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  slashed to death,  murder spree,  bloody violence,  american horror,  butchery,  domineering mother,  serial murder,  slashing,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  maniac,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  terror,  breaking the fourth wall,  stabbing,  psychopath,  small town,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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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. This is why Halloween II (2009) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Mood:slasher
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:female victim,  homicidal maniac,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  screaming in fear,  serial killer,  bloody violence,  crime spree,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  bad guy,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  gash in the face,  victim,  maniac,  murderer,  stalker,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  hallucination,  psychopath,  rain,  corpse,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  interview,  violence,  blood,  death

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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:insanity
Mood:slasher
Locations:desert
Characters:villain
Story:psycho killer,  slasher killer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  mutilated body,  bloody violence,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  gash in the face,  psycho,  maniac,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  psychopath,  corpse,  surprise ending,  death,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  theft,  funeral,  fear
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  thief
Story:phone booth,  slasher killer,  victim invited to dinner,  dead woman with eyes open,  serial killer,  sleeping in a car,  human monster,  old dark house,  madman,  psychotic,  gash in the face,  skull,  psycho,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  threatened with a knife,  long take,  missing person,  character's point of view camera shot,  mental illness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police car,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

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

Themes:insanity
Mood:slasher
Locations:desert
Characters:killer,  villain
Story:serial killer,  psycho terror,  slasher killer,  victim invited to dinner,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  murder spree,  disturbing,  crime spree,  stairwell,  american horror,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  victim,  psycho,  blockbuster,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  terror,  psychopath,  arrest,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence,  interview

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! (Read More)

Themes:deception,  fear
Mood:slasher
Characters:killer,  psychiatrist,  villain
Story:serial killer,  slasher killer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  black bra,  sadistic psychopath,  lifting a female into the air,  crime spree,  peep hole,  american horror,  serial murder,  abandoned house,  human monster,  old dark house,  bad guy,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  rainstorm,  skull,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  murderer,  character's point of view camera shot,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  undressing,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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. This is why The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  deception,  fear
Locations:motel,  desert,  bathtub
Characters:sheriff,  villain,  policeman
Story:phone booth,  grindhouse film,  female victim,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  psychopathic killer,  serial killer,  female in shower,  mutilated body,  murder spree,  knife murder,  crime spree,  butchery,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  maniac,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  murderer,  basement,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  jail,  psychopath,  arrest,  corpse,  shower,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

The Last House On The Left (1972)

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

Themes:madness,  insanity,  voyeurism
Mood:slasher
Characters:sheriff,  villain,  killer,  friend
Story:slasher killer,  horror movie remade,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  serial killer,  female in shower,  drive in classic,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  disturbed individual,  american horror,  serial murder,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  bloodbath,  peeping tom,  victim,  grindhouse,  mutilation,  maniac,  killing,  murderer,  female removes her clothes,  terror,  bath,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  stabbing,  voyeur,  psychopath,  rain,  shower,  cult film,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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:insanity,  fear,  money
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho terror,  psycho killer,  slasher killer,  serial murderer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  rotting corpse,  screaming in fear,  serial killer,  murder spree,  butchery,  serial murder,  slashing,  human monster,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  madman,  body count,  rainstorm,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  maniac,  first part,  murderer,  terror,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  voyeur,  bathroom,  psychopath,  corpse,  photograph,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

It (2017)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

It (2017)

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

Themes:madness,  fear
Characters:villain,  killer
Story:psycho killer,  homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  sadistic psychopath,  screaming in fear,  serial killer,  screaming in horror,  bloody violence,  disturbing,  deeply disturbed person,  american horror,  abandoned house,  bad guy,  cellar,  butcher,  psycho,  mutilation,  eyeglasses,  maniac,  killing,  first part,  murderer,  basement,  missing person,  newspaper,  bathroom,  psychopath,  small town,  based on novel,  one word title,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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The Fog (1980) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
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:fear
Locations:church
Characters:sheriff,  villain
Story:horror movie remade,  grindhouse film,  california,  small town,  mutilated body,  drive in classic,  remade,  disturbing,  american horror,  butchery,  slashing,  mysterious man,  bad guy,  butcher,  victim,  grindhouse,  lifting someone into the air,  mutilation,  killing,  terror,  darkness,  stabbed to death,  woman,  stabbing,  rural setting,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. This is why Scream (1996) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960). (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Characters:killer,  sheriff,  villain
Story:slasher killer,  serial killer,  small town,  loss of girlfriend,  red herring,  director cameo,  characters killed one by one,  bloodbath,  phone,  lifting someone into the air,  falling down stairs,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  first part,  scream,  character's point of view camera shot,  first of series,  widower,  stalker,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  california,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  arrest,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  death,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  blood

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

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

Themes:theft,  divorce
Characters:killer,  thief,  policeman
Period:1960s
Story:phone booth,  psycho killer,  female victim,  homicidal maniac,  psycho thriller,  serial killer,  hardware store,  red herring,  mysterious man,  female stockinged feet,  rainstorm,  female stockinged legs,  maniac,  murderer,  basement,  witness,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  california,  newspaper,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  underwear,  rain,  telephone call,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  interview,  death

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Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:deception,  fear,  money,  marriage
Mood:slasher
Locations:motel,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:killer,  thief
Story:phone booth,  serial killer,  murder spree,  homicidal maniac,  murder of a nude woman,  dead woman with eyes open,  false accusation of murder,  knife murder,  disposing of a dead body,  rainstorm,  gash in the face,  skull,  mutilation,  private detective,  maniac,  killing,  stalker,  unrequited love,  bath,  stabbed in the chest,  police car,  psychopath,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  murder,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  death

Identity (2003) is one of the best movies like Psycho (1960)
Mystery, Thriller

Identity (2003)

Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new institution. They all can't leave the area because of washed out roads, all the other businesses around the motel are closed because of the storm, and all communication in and out is not functioning also because of the storm. One by one, they are murdered, the murderer leaving a calling card of a motel room key, starting with the room 10 key and working his way presumably to the room 1 key when the last person will be dead. Those still alive band somewhat together under Officer Rhodes and Ed's direction to find out which of the eleven is the murderer, and if, based on one of their theories, that they were brought to the motel by some force by the murderer as his intended targets. Whether those still alive can discover who the murderer is, discover why he has chosen to kill them, and be able to subdue him may well determine Malcolm's fate. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  marriage,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  desert
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:shower curtain,  rainstorm,  psycho thriller,  motel clerk,  hidden corpse,  serial killer,  dissociative identity disorder,  insane,  murder suspect,  split personality,  twist ending,  characters killed one by one,  body count,  meeting,  impostor,  threatened with a knife,  murderer,  scream,  mental illness,  stabbed to death,  widow,  police car,  psychopath,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death,  interview,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

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

Themes:divorce,  deception,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  church
Characters:killer,  secretary,  policeman,  friend
Story:serial killer,  homicidal maniac,  killing,  murder of a nude woman,  psychopathic killer,  dead woman with eyes open,  secret,  alimony,  talking to oneself,  hearing voices,  split personality,  serial murder,  peeping tom,  breaking and entering,  eyeglasses,  maniac,  murderer,  witness,  stabbing,  disguise,  bra,  newspaper,  voyeur,  hallucination,  psychopath,  underwear,  rain,  corpse,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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