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Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, insanity, paranoia, conspiracy, voyeurism, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge, love
Mood:slasher, suspense, satire, gore
Locations:bicycle, hospital
Characters:killer, hostage, detective, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:college, copycat killer, sorority party, sorority sister, tv cameraman, sorority house, director cameo, falling off a stage, stage director, prank call, death by impalement, mystery killer, female journalist, telephone terror, threatening telephone call, masked killer, news reporter, slasher flick, college campus, female reporter

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia, voyeurism, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, satire, gore
Characters:killer, hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:copycat killer, director cameo, mystery killer, female journalist, telephone terror, threatening telephone call, masked killer, news reporter, female reporter, police detective, serial killer, threatened with a knife, foot chase, thrown off a balcony, voice changer, thrown through a glass door, phone terror, metafiction, copycat, thrown from height

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. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense, satire, gore
Characters:killer, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:news reporter, reporter, mask, director cameo, mystery killer, telephone terror, threatening telephone call, masked killer, slasher flick, female reporter, escape attempt, serial killer, threatened with a knife, foot chase, film geek, voice changer, phone terror, metafiction, accomplice, generation x

Scream 4 (2011)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 4 (2011)

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, love, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense, satire, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:mystery killer, telephone terror, threatening telephone call, masked killer, serial killer, threatened with a knife, foot chase, reference to jeffrey dahmer, mise en abyme, thrown off a balcony, thrown through a glass door, phone terror, accomplice, villain not really dead cliche, red herring, stupid victim, stabbed in the shoulder, self referential, whodunit, hiding in a closet

Wrong Turn (2003) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:insanity, paranoia, escape, fear, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense, gore
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:slasher flick, college student, threatened with a knife, foot chase, villain not really dead cliche, death of boyfriend, climbing out a window, stupid victim, stabbed in the shoulder, offscreen killing, teen horror, characters killed one by one, teen movie, near death experience, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, group of friends, stalking, prank, stabbed in the back

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, woman kills a woman, death of boyfriend, woman kills a man, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, killing spree, evacuation, presumed dead, catfight, falling down stairs, suspicion, isolation, kicked in the face, knocked out, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, stabbed in the back

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:sadism, paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stabbed in the face, shot in the throat, woman kills a man, man kills a woman, englishman abroad, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, evacuation, mercilessness, female warrior, strong female lead, movie theater, falling down stairs, suspicion, stalking, scar, kicked in the face

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

Dracula 2000 (2000)

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

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:news reporter, female reporter, college student, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stupid victim, woman kills a man, offscreen killing, cameraman, englishman abroad, killing spree, stabbed in the throat, mercilessness, crucifix, kicked in the face, knocked out, lightning, product placement, stabbed in the back, attempted murder

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:insanity, paranoia, voyeurism, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, threatened with a knife, foot chase, red herring, tragic past, woman kills a man, offscreen killing, hiding in a closet, englishman abroad, ethnic slur, near death experience, haunted by the past, crime scene, masked man, shot in the arm, suspicion, stalking, scar, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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:sadism, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, love, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, hostage, detective, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:serial killer, escape attempt, police detective, villain not really dead cliche, stupid victim, self referential, woman kills a man, police chief, sequel to cult favorite, close up of eyes, killing spree, near death experience, murder of a police officer, presumed dead, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, suspicion, film within a film, stalking, scar, knocked out

Cursed (2005)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. This is why Cursed (2005) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, drunkenness, fear, revenge
Mood:suspense, satire
Characters:teenager
Story:escape attempt, foot chase, woman kills a man, fire truck, teen horror, teen movie, stabbed in the throat, evacuation, cameo, villainess, catfight, character says i love you, pizza, cult director, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, product placement, attack, shot in the forehead

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:killer, hostage, detective
Story:serial killer, escape attempt, police detective, threatened with a knife, foot chase, 555 phone number, red herring, tragic past, woman kills a man, whodunit, fake identity, killing spree, lens flare, construction site, murder of a police officer, crime scene, presumed dead, strong female lead, strong female character, pizza

Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:bicycle
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:escape attempt, threatened with a knife, cut arm, climbing out a window, woman kills a man, man kills a woman, characters killed one by one, ethnic slur, near death experience, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, evacuation, mercilessness, crime scene, female warrior, stabbed in the stomach, stage, isolation, cover up, stabbed in the back

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

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

Themes:insanity, paranoia, escape, drunkenness, fear, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:bicycle, hospital
Story:director cameo, college student, college, escape attempt, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stabbed in the ear, stupid victim, offscreen killing, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, group of friends, shot in the stomach, eavesdropping, cult director, shot in the arm, isolation, knocked out, product placement

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:escape, sadism, insanity, paranoia, deception, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:attack, news reporter, female psychopath, escape attempt, serial killer, threatened with a knife, foot chase, cult figure, reference to star wars, shot in the throat, female villain, man kills a woman, returning character killed off, close up of eyes, media coverage, killing spree, near death experience, stabbed in the throat, mercilessness, murder of a police officer

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. This is why The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:killer, hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:copycat killer, director cameo, college student, police detective, serial killer, copycat, mob of reporters, broken hand, red herring, tragic past, whodunit, ex cop, close up of eyes, ethnic slur, duct tape over mouth, crime scene, scar, knocked out, lightning, pay phone

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, love, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:escape attempt, foot chase, stabbed in the shoulder, woman kills a man, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, returning character killed off, cafeteria, near death experience, stabbed in the throat, female warrior, social commentary, strong female lead, falling down stairs, eavesdropping, strong female character, character says i love you, suspicion, scar, kicked in the face

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:killer, hostage, teenager
Story:escape attempt, threatened with a knife, foot chase, thrown from height, woman kills a man, englishman abroad, e mail, mercilessness, cameo, female warrior, eavesdropping, suspicion, stalking, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, cover up, product placement, pay phone, character repeating someone else's dialogue

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:insanity, paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:slasher flick, escape attempt, psychopath, police detective, foot chase, stupid victim, stabbed in the shoulder, woman kills a man, intimidation, characters killed one by one, near death experience, stabbed in the head, crushed to death, duct tape over mouth, videotape, eavesdropping, isolation, stalking, bodyguard, kicked in the face

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, love
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, threatened with a knife, tragic past, woman kills a man, man kills a woman, sequel to cult favorite, ex cop, mercilessness, social commentary, character says i love you, shot in the arm, kicked in the face, cover up, product placement, statue, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, no opening credits

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase, thrown from a car, woman kills a man, man kills a woman, fire truck, stabbed in the throat, crushed to death, mercilessness, duct tape over mouth, cameo, eavesdropping, bodyguard, scar, knocked out, product placement, attempted murder, library, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg

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

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, tragic past, stabbed in the shoulder, woman kills a man, near death experience, stabbed in the throat, crushed to death, mercilessness, female warrior, strong female lead, eavesdropping, strong female character, bodyguard, scar, knocked out, lightning, attack, stabbed in the back, library, double cross

You're Next (2011)
Horror, Thriller

You're Next (2011)

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Themes:conspiracy, deception
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:masked killer, slasher flick, college student, serial killer, foot chase, thrown through a glass door, woman punching a man, death of boyfriend, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the shoulder, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the head, masked man, heroine, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, no opening credits

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, insanity, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, thrown from height, close up of eyes, killing spree, near death experience, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, crime scene, shot in the stomach, pizza, knocked out, cover up, statue, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, double cross, hit by a car, disarming someone

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:teenager
Story:villain not really dead cliche, 555 phone number, fire truck, killing spree, character says i love you, suspicion, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, throat slitting, ambulance, flashlight, gay slur, f word

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, sadism, paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, teenager
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, cut arm, tragic past, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, business card, fire truck, hiding in a closet, ex cop, ethnic slur, falling to death, near death experience, mercilessness, crime scene, social commentary, falling down stairs, strong female character, shot in the arm, suspicion

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:masked killer, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stabbed in the shoulder, fire truck, duct tape over mouth, masked man, stabbed in the stomach, videotape, eavesdropping, character says i love you, bodyguard, kicked in the face, lightning, cover up, pay phone, stabbed in the back, library, double cross, disarming someone

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:insanity, paranoia, voyeurism, fear
Mood:slasher, suspense, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:killer, detective, teenager
Story:masked killer, slasher flick, college student, serial killer, villain not really dead cliche, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the throat, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, presumed dead, masked man, stabbed in the stomach, tv news, stalking, product placement, attempted murder, stabbed in the back, screaming, stalker, news report

Fallen (1998) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:killer, detective, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:copycat killer, serial killer, news reporter, police detective, foot chase, copycat, climbing out a window, tragic past, offscreen killing, business card, haunted by the past, murder of a police officer, crime scene, videotape, eavesdropping, character says i love you, pizza, shot in the arm, suspicion, stalking

Critters (1986)
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.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, love
Mood:suspense, satire
Locations:bicycle
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:escape attempt, death of boyfriend, climbing out a window, stupid victim, shot in the throat, close up of eyes, near death experience, evacuation, mercilessness, social commentary, prank, knocked out, lightning, pay phone, screaming, police officer killed, news report, impalement, axe, ambush

Sorority Row (2009)
Horror, Mystery

Sorority Row (2009)

"Sorority Row" sees a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer. This is why Sorority Row (2009) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997).

Themes:drunkenness, betrayal
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:sorority house, sorority, prank, sorority party, college student, serial killer, fire truck, hiding in a closet, intimidation, characters killed one by one, play, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, catfight, character says i love you, stalking, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stalker, hit by a car

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:news reporter, female reporter, college student, threatened with a knife, foot chase, cameraman, media coverage, ethnic slur, stabbed in the throat, construction site, presumed dead, tv news, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, scar, cover up, product placement, pay phone, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stalker, police officer killed

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
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, revenge
Mood:slasher, satire, gore
Characters:killer
Story:serial killer, masked killer, slasher flick, internet, college student, college, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stupid victim, fire truck, teen horror, whodunit, returning character killed off, hiding in a closet, sequel to cult favorite, characters killed one by one, killing spree, e mail, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat

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:insanity, drunkenness
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:hospital
Story:serial killer, stabbed in the face, returning character killed off, characters killed one by one, killing spree, stabbed in the head, murder of a police officer, duct tape over mouth, pizza, stalking, scar, attack, stabbed in the back, microphone, stalker, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, throat slitting

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

Near Dark (1987)

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

Themes:sadism, insanity, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge, love
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, near death experience, stabbed in the throat, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, shot in the stomach, scar, product placement, pay phone, attempted murder, screaming, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, van, double cross, hit by a car, disarming someone, stabbed in the chest

House On Haunted Hill (1999)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. This is why House On Haunted Hill (1999) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:insanity, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:female reporter, escape attempt, climbing out a window, stupid victim, offscreen killing, cameraman, fake identity, ethnic slur, near death experience, cameo, presumed dead, suspicion, knocked out, attempted murder, screaming, racial slur, double cross, false accusation, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Julie's back in college with her new friend, and they win a weekend trip to an island. On the way there, someone dies, and then the girls are tormented on the island.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:killer, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:college student, college, serial killer, threatened with a knife, villain not really dead cliche, death of boyfriend, red herring, stupid victim, offscreen killing, teen horror, sequel to cult favorite, characters killed one by one, lens flare, teen movie, near death experience, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, haunted by the past, presumed dead, interracial friendship

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, insanity, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, stabbed in the face, tragic past, shot in the throat, returning character killed off, media coverage, ethnic slur, near death experience, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, crushed to death, mercilessness, interracial friendship, social commentary, masked man, press conference, shot in the arm, bodyguard, kicked in the face, knocked out

Prom Night (2008)
Horror, Mystery

Prom Night (2008)

Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her dark past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, love
Mood:slasher, suspense
Characters:killer, detective, teenager
Story:slasher flick, police detective, threatened with a knife, death of boyfriend, stupid victim, fire truck, teen horror, hiding in a closet, characters killed one by one, teen movie, evacuation, haunted by the past, murder of a police officer, crime scene, stalking, kicked in the face, stalker, police officer killed, news report, stabbed in the chest

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:conspiracy, escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, stabbed in the face, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, man kills a woman, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, crushed to death, female warrior, social commentary, shot in the arm, kicked in the face, cover up, attack, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car

Split (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
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. This is why Split (2016) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997).

Themes:escape, insanity, paranoia, voyeurism, deception, fear, betrayal
Mood:slasher, suspense, gore
Characters:killer, hostage, teenager
Story:director cameo, escape attempt, serial killer, tragic past, teen horror, characters killed one by one, killing spree, e mail, near death experience, crushed to death, mercilessness, haunted by the past, cameo, interracial friendship, suspicion, stalking, scar, knocked out, attempted murder, stalker

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, insanity, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:villain not really dead cliche, stupid victim, offscreen killing, returning character killed off, sequel to cult favorite, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, killing spree, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, mercilessness, female warrior, presumed dead, cult director, suspicion, scar, lightning, statue, stabbed in the back

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, revenge, love
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt, foot chase, villain not really dead cliche, offscreen killing, police chief, man kills a woman, killing spree, near death experience, crime scene, masked man, eavesdropping, twenty something, character says i love you, shot in the arm, knocked out, cover up, product placement, attempted murder, screaming, police officer killed

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

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

Themes:voyeurism, deception, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:lens flare, murder of a police officer, duct tape over mouth, crucifix, cult director, shot in the arm, knocked out, lightning, pay phone, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, news report, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, throat slitting, impalement, ambulance, axe

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, foot chase, broken hand, stabbed in the shoulder, fake identity, near death experience, social commentary, crucifix, shot in the arm, suspicion, lightning, stabbed in the back, attempted murder, screaming, library, police officer killed, necklace, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. This is why Old Boy (2013) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt, foot chase, woman punching a man, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, presumed dead, videotape, crucifix, eavesdropping, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, racial slur, news report, internet, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Untraceable (2008)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, voyeurism, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:killer
Story:college student, police detective, serial killer, accomplice, e mail, strong female lead, press conference, videotape, falling down stairs, tv news, twenty something, pizza, product placement, pay phone, police officer killed, false accusation, internet, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, video camera

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, love, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:escape attempt, police detective, serial killer, foot chase, tragic past, female villain, offscreen killing, englishman abroad, killing spree, near death experience, crushed to death, construction site, mercilessness, haunted by the past, masked man, villainess, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, eavesdropping, bodyguard, kicked in the face

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Scream 2 (1997)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:news reporter, television, police officer, foot chase, man kills a woman, business card, fake identity, media coverage, ethnic slur, evacuation, social commentary, press conference, tv news, shot in the arm, film within a film, bodyguard, scar, knocked out, lightning, cover up

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:fire truck, englishman abroad, near death experience, presumed dead, interracial friendship, social commentary, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, cover up, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, double cross, disarming someone, no opening credits, ambulance, ambush, flashlight, survival

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