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The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Evil Dead (1981)

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

Themes:evil, sadism, dance
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:student, friend
Period:1980s
Story:tape, cabin, evil dead, book, evil spirit, cabin in the woods, book of evil, necronomicon, thrown across a room, locked in a cellar, tape recording, playing cards, psychotronic film, grindhouse film, spirit world, severed hand, animate tree, self mutilation, evil laugh, demonic possession

Evil Dead II (1987)
Comedy, Horror

Evil Dead II (1987)

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

Themes:evil, sadism, dance
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Period:1980s
Story:evil dead, cabin, tape, evil spirit, cabin in the woods, book of evil, book, tape recording, severed hand, animate tree, self mutilation, demonic possession, book of the dead, demon, attacked by a plant, demonic undead, fighting with self, absurd violence, decapitated head, part stop motion

Evil Dead (2013)
Fantasy, Horror

Evil Dead (2013)

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

Themes:evil
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin, cabin in the woods, book, locked in a cellar, severed hand, animate tree, self mutilation, demonic possession, evil dead, book of the dead, ancient book, supernatural rape, raped by trees, attacked by a plant, demonic undead, group of five, incantation, extreme violence, severed foot, stabbed in the arm

Army Of Darkness (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Army Of Darkness (1992)

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

Themes:evil
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:necronomicon, book of evil, book, severed hand, evil dead, book of the dead, car, demonic undead, sumerian, part stop motion, over the top, cult figure, tongue in cheek, dark fantasy, levitation, h.p. lovecraft, siege, psychotronic, reverse footage, fireplace

The Cabin In The Woods (2012) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

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

Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods
Story:cabin in the woods, severed hand, animate tree, cabin, slasher flick, group of five, dead teenager, supernatural horror, characters killed one by one, trip, cellar, dark humor, group of friends, dismemberment, directorial debut, basement, stabbed in the back, grave, severed head, stabbed to death

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. This is why The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism
Mood:slasher
Story:grave, trip, psychotronic film, grindhouse film, self mutilation, chainsaw, slasher flick, group of five, porch swing, horror movie remade, dead teenager, decomposing body, no ending, american horror, female victim, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, dark humor, psychotronic, grindhouse

Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Story:slasher flick, car, tennessee, severed leg, siege, grindhouse, dismemberment, basement, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed to death, bridge, stabbing, decapitation, supernatural power, shot in the head, black comedy, teenage boy, ghost, fire

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Horror

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

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

Themes:evil
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:hand, grindhouse film, self mutilation, evil dead, slasher flick, horror movie remade, dead teenager, american horror, characters killed one by one, cellar, room, grindhouse, cult director, first part, character's point of view camera shot, first of series, subjective camera, supernatural power, demon, blood splatter

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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

Themes:evil, sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Story:graphic rape, stabbed in the foot, extreme violence, sexual violence, death of loved one, severed leg, trip, stabbed in the leg, mutilation, dismemberment, first part, stabbed in the back, severed head, axe, shot in the head, shotgun, remake, car, blood splatter, teenage boy

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:cabin in the woods, severed foot, kiss on the lips, dark fantasy, stabbed in the arm, death of loved one, stabbed in the leg, grindhouse, dismemberment, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed to death, stabbing, axe, decapitation, supernatural power, written by director, shot in the head, shotgun

The Descent (2005)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures. This is why The Descent (2005) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:friend
Story:cabin in the woods, trapped, cult figure, blood on camera lens, eye gouging, stabbed in the leg, group of friends, fireplace, cult director, first part, cabin, isolation, necklace, book, car, blood splatter, ghost, surprise ending, cult film, blood

Saw (2004)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Saw (2004)

Waking up in a undisclosed location in a unknown room two men, adam and gordon are trapped into a single room with a dead body. Given random tools with riddles hidnen around the room. Wondering who could have done this there are clues to who might of done it; the jigsaw killer. The question is not just who but why would a serial killer leave two men in a room. Both adam and gordon hiding secrets they must trust and work together to get out or die...can they survive jigsaws game or die trying? (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Story:room, self mutilation, slasher flick, extreme violence, severed foot, tape, based on short film, hand, amputation, dead man, trapped, black humor, blockbuster, first part, key, stabbed to death, shotgun, surprise ending, cult film, independent film

Scream 2 (1997) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
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
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:friend
Story:college, slasher flick, book, cult figure, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, blockbuster, group of friends, cult director, isolation, stabbed in the back, stalker, necklace, stabbed to death, stabbing, axe, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, surprise ending

Halloween (1978)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween (1978)

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

Themes:evil
Mood:slasher
Characters:student
Story:grindhouse film, slasher flick, horror movie remade, dead teenager, no ending, american horror, female victim, hand, grindhouse, blockbuster, mutilation, first part, character's point of view camera shot, first of series, stabbed to death, stabbing, subjective camera, low budget film, blood splatter, car

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)

Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:slasher flick, teenage girl, dead teenager, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the leg, group of friends, cult director, first part, character's point of view camera shot, first of series, stabbed in the back, stalker, stabbed to death, ghost, subjective camera, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, teenage boy, fire

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. This is why Saw IV (2007) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Characters:friend
Story:severed hand, self mutilation, tape, severed leg, eye gouging, stabbed in the leg, dismemberment, key, severed head, stabbed to death, axe, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, rape, surprise ending, murder, death, blood, violence

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror, Mystery

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015)

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Mood:gore
Locations:forest, woods
Story:demonic possession, no ending, american horror, levitation, burial, directorial debut, isolation, possession, grave, stabbing, axe, subjective camera, supernatural power, demon, blood splatter, ghost, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, independent film, murder

Carrie (2013)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:evil, dance
Mood:gore
Characters:student
Story:self mutilation, dead teenager, stabbed in the arm, levitation, characters killed one by one, room, stabbed in the leg, reverse footage, destruction, stabbed in the back, grave, stabbed to death, stabbing, supernatural power, remake, car, blood splatter, fire, teenage girl, rape

Saw III (2006)
Horror

Saw III (2006)

Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences. (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism
Mood:gore
Story:self mutilation, stabbed in the foot, no ending, severed foot, severed leg, room, reverse footage, caucasian, mutilation, chainsaw, dismemberment, necklace, severed head, axe, decapitation, shot in the head, shotgun, car, blood splatter, surprise ending

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Story:evil spirit, supernatural horror, american horror, dark fantasy, beheading, stabbed in the leg, occult, cult director, dismemberment, haunting, tree, grave, severed head, stabbing, ghost, axe, decapitation, supernatural power, black comedy, blood splatter

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface. This is why The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:friend
Story:chainsaw, group of five, severed foot, group of friends, mutilation, dismemberment, directorial debut, basement, severed head, axe, shot in the head, remake, blood splatter, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, violence, murder, blood, death

The Strangers (2008)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Strangers (2008)

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive. (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Locations:woods
Story:cabin in the woods, very little dialogue, one night, fireplace, isolation, stabbed to death, axe, written by director, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, violence, murder, blood

Hellboy (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy (2004)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Story:severed hand, self mutilation, demon, decomposing body, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, reverse footage, trapped, occult, first part, stabbed in the back, grave, anti hero, stabbed to death, black comedy, fire, murder, blood

Carrie (1976)
Horror

Carrie (1976)

It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White whose beliefs are well known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie's phys ed classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, self absorbed Chris Hargensen, vows revenge against Carrie for that punishment, the method of the revenge associated to the phys ed class incident. Another student however, the popular Sue Snell, begins to feel sorry for Carrie. In wanting to help her get out of her shell, Sue asks her boyfriend, the equally popular Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. This move does not sit well with Mrs. White, who in her extreme view believes Carrie will fall prey to sin. All these competing issues lead to Carrie deciding on an impulse to use a newfound skill to free herself from the figurative chains that have long been placed around her, with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism, dance
Characters:student
Story:grindhouse film, demonic possession, horror movie remade, dead teenager, american horror, reverse footage, grindhouse, blockbuster, destruction, cult director, first part, isolation, stabbed in the back, grave, stabbed to death, stabbing, supernatural power, black comedy, car, teenage boy

Dracula Untold (2014) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Locations:woods, forest
Story:self mutilation, stabbed in the foot, decomposing body, siege, stabbed in the leg, burial, directorial debut, character's point of view camera shot, stabbed in the back, anti hero, stabbed to death, axe, subjective camera, river, supernatural power, demon, blood splatter, fire, surprise ending, death

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. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:severed hand, death of loved one, close up of eyes, characters killed one by one, cult director, character's point of view camera shot, stabbed in the back, grave, severed head, axe, subjective camera, decapitation, river, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, fire, surprise ending, murder, death

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology.

Mood:slasher
Characters:friend
Story:severed hand, slasher flick, dead teenager, no ending, characters killed one by one, dead man, blockbuster, first part, character's point of view camera shot, first of series, grave, stabbed to death, college, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blood

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)

Mood:slasher, gore
Story:book, self mutilation, dead teenager, stabbed in the foot, stabbed in the arm, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the leg, group of friends, stabbed in the back, stabbed to death, black comedy, blood splatter, ghost, surprise ending, cult film, violence, murder, death, blood

Rec (2007) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Rec (2007)

'REC' turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

Mood:gore
Story:trapped, demonic possession, fire, horror movie remade, blood on camera lens, one night, siege, first part, isolation, character's point of view camera shot, subjective camera, shooting, blood splatter, surprise ending, cult film, violence, blood, murder, death

The Exorcist (1973)
Horror

The Exorcist (1973)

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. (Read More)

Themes:evil, sadism
Mood:gore
Story:self mutilation, demonic possession, demon, supernatural horror, american horror, stress, levitation, room, psychotronic, destruction, occult, first part, basement, possession, pain, supernatural power, book, car, blood splatter, teenage girl

Planet Terror (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. This is why Planet Terror (2007) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:over the top, hand, blood on camera lens, one night, death of loved one, severed leg, dismemberment, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed to death, axe, decapitation, shot in the head, shotgun, black comedy, blood splatter, car, fire, cult film

30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:severed hand, beheading, siege, mutilation, destruction, dismemberment, isolation, severed head, axe, decapitation, supernatural power, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, fire, cult film, violence, blood, murder, death

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:melting face, death of loved one, dismemberment, stabbed in the back, key, stabbed to death, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, death, blood, murder

Hostel (2005)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hostel (2005)

3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:friend
Story:severed hand, slasher flick, extreme violence, severed leg, eye gouging, mutilation, chainsaw, dismemberment, first part, character's point of view camera shot, pain, severed head, subjective camera, college, blood splatter, cult film, violence, blood, murder, death

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Story:trapped, evil dead, car, extreme violence, american horror, blood on camera lens, room, siege, chainsaw, directorial debut, character's point of view camera shot, severed head, axe, dark comedy, subjective camera, shooting, shot in the head, shotgun, remake, black comedy

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Paranormal Activity (2007)

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. This is why Paranormal Activity (2007) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Characters:friend
Story:self mutilation, demonic possession, no ending, room, blockbuster, first part, haunting, first of series, subjective camera, supernatural power, demon, low budget film, written by director, fire, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, murder, blood

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Story:tape recording, demonic possession, college, spirit, occult, possession, grave, snake, stabbing, supernatural power, demon, teenage girl, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, murder

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:evil
Mood:slasher
Story:slasher flick, characters killed one by one, trapped, cult director, first part, stabbed in the back, stalker, anti hero, supernatural power, black comedy, blood splatter, fire, rape, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss, death, blood, violence, murder

The Ring (2002)
Horror, Mystery

The Ring (2002)

Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son's and her own life. (Read More)

Characters:student, friend
Story:tape, cabin in the woods, tape recording, playing cards, room, supernatural horror, first part, cabin, tree, axe, supernatural power, remake, teenage boy, ghost, teenage girl, surprise ending, death, murder, blood

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

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

Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:dead teenager, american horror, female victim, characters killed one by one, caucasian, basement, character's point of view camera shot, stalker, necklace, subjective camera, river, written by director, shotgun, black comedy, teenage girl, rape, surprise ending, blood, death, murder

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
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. This is why Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods
Story:stabbed in the arm, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the leg, cult director, basement, isolation, stabbed in the back, stalker, stabbed to death, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, ghost, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, independent film, murder, death, blood

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)

Mood:gore
Story:self mutilation, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, character's point of view camera shot, stabbed in the back, anti hero, severed head, stabbed to death, axe, subjective camera, decapitation, supernatural power, shot in the head, shotgun, blood splatter, fire, surprise ending, violence, death, murder

House Of Wax (2005)
Horror

House Of Wax (2005)

Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles, so two of the friends accept a stranger's ride into a small town named Ambrose. The main attraction in Ambrose is the House of Wax. Except something is not right in this town, the wax figures are so realistic and the whole town is deserted - except for two murderous twin brothers. The six friends must fight to survive and escape from being the next exhibits in the House of Wax. (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Story:slasher flick, car, college, stabbed in the foot, stabbed in the arm, characters killed one by one, stabbed in the leg, group of friends, severed head, stabbed to death, decapitation, shot in the head, shotgun, fire, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, three word title, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, blood

Final Destination (2000)
Horror, Thriller

Final Destination (2000)

Alex is boarding his plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. When Alex and a group of students are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the surviving students falls victim. Whilst preventing the worst from happening, Alex must also dodge the FBI, which believes Alex caused the explosion. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:student
Story:trip, cabin in the woods, dead teenager, telling someone to shut up, characters killed one by one, group of friends, first part, first of series, severed head, decapitation, supernatural power, blood splatter, fire, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, murder, blood

Tucker And Dale Vs Evil (2010) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
Comedy, Horror

Tucker And Dale Vs Evil (2010)

Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw-wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody and hilarious turn for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Story:cabin in the woods, severed leg, group of friends, chainsaw, cabin, college, shot in the head, cult film, blood

Silent Hill (2006)
Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Silent Hill (2006)

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. This is why Silent Hill (2006) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:gore
Story:melting face, blood on camera lens, fog, trapped, mutilation, dismemberment, key, bridge, supernatural power, demon, car, blood splatter, ghost, violence, blood, murder, death

Dracula (1992)
Horror

Dracula (1992)

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

Mood:gore
Characters:friend
Story:death of loved one, beheading, reverse footage, blockbuster, stabbed in the back, severed head, decapitation, supernatural power, shotgun, blood splatter, rape, cult film, death, blood

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Characters:student, friend
Story:blockbuster, fireplace, occult, haunting, possession, key, grave, supernatural power, college, ghost, teenage girl, surprise ending, three word title, murder, blood, death

It (2017) is one of the best movies like The Evil Dead (1981)
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:evil, sadism
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Period:1980s
Story:american horror, cellar, sexual abuse, mutilation, first part, basement, supernatural power, demon, book, blood splatter, death, blood, kiss, murder, violence

1408 (2007)
Horror

1408 (2007)

The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his latest book, he travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in the Dolphin Hotel's posessed room 1408, which is permanently unavailable for guests. The reluctant manager Mr. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally relates the death of more than fifty guests over decades in the cursed room. However Mike threatens Mr. Olin, promising to sue the hotel, and is finally allowed to check into the room. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Story:room, book, supernatural horror, eye gouging, trapped, destruction, occult, haunting, possession, key, grave, supernatural power, ghost, fire, surprise ending, death, murder, blood

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