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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)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:shed,  kitchen
Story:masked intruder,  pump action shotgun,  psychological torture,  knife murder,  butcher knife,  assembling gun,  sack mask,  rose petal,  held at knifepoint,  flannel,  smoke alarm,  loading a gun,  twisted ankle,  writing in blood,  shower curtain,  candlelight dinner,  unmasking,  broken windshield,  wind chime,  911 call,  masked woman,  ham radio,  red light,  crawling,  year 2005,  starts with narration,  car fire,  cat and mouse,  nightgown,  breaking through a door,  taunting,  cut hand,  masked villain,  bleeding to death,  country house,  scene of the crime,  cabin in the woods,  film starts with text,  bubble bath,  mind game,  very little dialogue,  homicidal maniac,  cottage,  one night,  hiding in a closet,  bag over head,  survival horror,  interrupted sex,  harassment,  woman in bathtub,  engagement ring,  blood on shirt,  flat tire,  wedding reception,  masked killer,  mormon,  intruder,  swing,  confrontation,  covered in blood,  masked man,  female killer,  stranger,  stabbed in the stomach,  vandalism,  ice cream,  barn,  fireplace,  pickup truck,  record player,  isolation,  threat,  stalking,  knocked out,  evil man,  terror,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  axe,  candle,  flashlight,  bedroom,  foot chase,  alcohol,  piano,  car crash,  rural setting,  psychopath,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  murder,  flashback

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:psychological torture,  ham radio,  cabin in the woods,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  flat tire,  pickup truck,  stalking,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder

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The Purge (2013)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge (2013)

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:masked intruder,  stranger,  masked woman,  cat and mouse,  film starts with text,  one night,  hiding in a closet,  survival horror,  intruder,  masked man,  stabbed in the stomach,  threat,  stalking,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  psychopath,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:panic
Mood:slasher
Story:butcher knife,  writing in blood,  masked villain,  masked killer,  covered in blood,  masked man,  fireplace,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:shed
Story:cabin in the woods,  survival horror,  woman in bathtub,  flat tire,  covered in blood,  fireplace,  pickup truck,  isolation,  knocked out,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  foot chase,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Mood:suspense
Story:harassment,  stranger,  pickup truck,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  flashlight,  car crash,  rural setting,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Collector (2009)
Horror

The Collector (2009)

When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:911 call,  cut hand,  masked villain,  interrupted sex,  masked killer,  masked man,  evil man,  terror,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Green Room (2015)
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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:pump action shotgun,  911 call,  bleeding to death,  survival horror,  stabbed in the stomach,  record player,  isolation,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  flashlight,  rural setting,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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,  fear
Mood:slasher
Story:psychological torture,  hiding in a closet,  blood on shirt,  masked killer,  masked man,  stabbed in the stomach,  isolation,  stalking,  knocked out,  marriage proposal,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:psychological torture,  psychopath,  cat and mouse,  taunting,  mind game,  one night,  blood on shirt,  flat tire,  covered in blood,  pickup truck,  record player,  isolation,  stalking,  knocked out,  nonlinear timeline,  tied to a chair,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. This is why The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:film starts with text,  one night,  hiding in a closet,  bag over head,  survival horror,  masked man,  stranger,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Criminal (2016)
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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:car fire,  bleeding to death,  female killer,  knocked out,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  foot chase,  piano,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Scream 4 (2011) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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,  suspense
Story:unmasking,  breaking through a door,  taunting,  hiding in a closet,  masked killer,  female killer,  stabbed in the stomach,  barn,  knocked out,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  flashlight,  foot chase,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  violence,  murder,  blood

The House Of The Devil (2009)
Horror

The House Of The Devil (2009)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Story:911 call,  film starts with text,  very little dialogue,  covered in blood,  stabbed in the stomach,  knocked out,  terror,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  foot chase,  piano,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:pump action shotgun,  psychological torture,  hiding in a closet,  flat tire,  masked man,  knocked out,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder

Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. This is why Scream (1996) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:psychological torture,  hiding in a closet,  blood on shirt,  masked killer,  covered in blood,  masked man,  stalking,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:female killer,  isolation,  knocked out,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  bedroom,  foot chase,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:slasher
Story:butcher knife,  shower curtain,  homicidal maniac,  cottage,  swing,  female killer,  stranger,  stabbed in the stomach,  fireplace,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  axe,  flashlight,  car crash,  rural setting,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Horror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:psychological torture,  writing in blood,  cut hand,  masked villain,  film starts with text,  homicidal maniac,  survival horror,  masked killer,  swing,  covered in blood,  masked man,  vandalism,  barn,  pickup truck,  stalking,  knocked out,  evil man,  terror,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  flashlight,  foot chase,  psychopath,  written by director,  serial killer,  knife,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  violence

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:barn,  pickup truck,  threat,  knocked out,  evil man,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  disguise,  alcohol,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Halloween II (2009) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Horror

Halloween II (2009)

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. This is why Halloween II (2009) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Story:breaking through a door,  country house,  film starts with text,  homicidal maniac,  interrupted sex,  covered in blood,  stalking,  evil man,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  flashlight,  car crash,  psychopath,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Themes:torture
Story:pump action shotgun,  cut hand,  cottage,  stabbed in the stomach,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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:paranoia,  torture,  fear
Story:psychological torture,  knife murder,  writing in blood,  film starts with text,  homicidal maniac,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  masked man,  female killer,  stabbed in the stomach,  knocked out,  evil man,  terror,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  foot chase,  psychopath,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Funny Games (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

Themes:torture
Locations:kitchen
Story:psychological torture,  cat and mouse,  country house,  mind game,  bag over head,  home invasion,  stabbed to death,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  violence,  independent film,  murder,  blood

The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:writing in blood,  masked woman,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  masked man,  threat,  knocked out,  evil man,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  car crash,  psychopath,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder

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. This is why Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008).

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:kitchen
Story:knife murder,  serial killer,  homicidal maniac,  harassment,  engagement ring,  female killer,  fireplace,  stalking,  knocked out,  marriage proposal,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  flashlight,  car crash,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence

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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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:survival horror,  barn,  pickup truck,  knocked out,  home invasion,  axe,  flashlight,  bedroom,  alcohol,  car crash,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

Don't Say A Word (2001)
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:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:hiding in a closet,  masked man,  fireplace,  stalking,  knocked out,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Friday The 13th (2009) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Horror

Friday The 13th (2009)

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

Themes:torture
Mood:slasher
Story:knife murder,  shower curtain,  masked villain,  country house,  homicidal maniac,  cottage,  masked killer,  covered in blood,  masked man,  fireplace,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  candle,  flashlight,  alcohol,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:slasher
Story:knife murder,  masked villain,  homicidal maniac,  masked killer,  masked man,  stabbed in the stomach,  barn,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  axe,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  dancing,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Last House On The Left (2009)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (2009)

While being transported by two detectives in a car, the dangerous criminal Krug is rescued by his brother Francis and his girlfriend Sadie, and they brutally kill the detectives. Meanwhile Emma, her husband John, and their daughter Mari Collingwood head to their summer home near the lake. Mari borrows the family car to meet her friend Paige that is working in a store in the town. While in the store, they befriend a teen boy named Justin, who offers some marijuana to Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking marijuana in Justin's room, Krug, Francis, and Sadie arrive and abduct the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she causes them to crash into a tree. Krug stabs Paige and rapes Mari; however Mari manages to escape, swimming in the lake, but Krug shoots her in the back. They walk through the isolated road in the woods and they reach Collingwood's house telling that they have just had a car accident. Emma and John welcome the strangers until they discover what has happened to their beloved daughter. This is why The Last House On The Left (2009) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:slasher
Locations:kitchen
Story:butcher knife,  country house,  homicidal maniac,  female killer,  stabbed in the stomach,  fireplace,  knocked out,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  violence,  murder,  blood

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:paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:knife murder,  butcher knife,  masked villain,  homicidal maniac,  flat tire,  masked killer,  masked man,  stabbed in the stomach,  stalking,  terror,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:suspense
Story:pump action shotgun,  breaking through a door,  masked man,  marriage proposal,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  disguise,  flashlight,  foot chase,  piano,  car crash,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence

Maniac (2012)
Horror

Maniac (2012)

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

Themes:torture,  fear
Mood:slasher
Story:knife murder,  serial killer,  breaking through a door,  hiding in a closet,  woman in bathtub,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  knife,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:car fire,  film starts with text,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  female killer,  stalking,  knocked out,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  foot chase,  car crash,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986)
Horror, Thriller

Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986)

Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally brings him back to life. Now it's up to Tommy to stop Jason's mindless killing and put him back where he belongs. This is why Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part Vi (1986) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Mood:slasher
Story:knife murder,  masked villain,  homicidal maniac,  masked killer,  masked man,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  violence,  murder,  flashback

Scream 2 (1997) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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:paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Story:hiding in a closet,  masked killer,  masked man,  stabbed in the stomach,  isolation,  stalking,  knocked out,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  bedroom,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  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.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:slasher,  suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:pump action shotgun,  crawling,  homicidal maniac,  survival horror,  stalking,  knocked out,  evil man,  terror,  nonlinear timeline,  death of friend,  flashlight,  bedroom,  psychopath,  written by director,  shotgun,  serial killer,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:shed,  kitchen
Story:shower curtain,  ham radio,  cat and mouse,  mind game,  confrontation,  barn,  pickup truck,  threat,  stalking,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  flashlight,  car crash,  rural setting,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:knife murder,  masked killer,  masked man,  stranger,  stabbed in the stomach,  threat,  evil man,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:ham radio,  blood on shirt,  stranger,  pickup truck,  stalking,  knocked out,  evil man,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  alcohol,  car crash,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  violence,  murder

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House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

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

Themes:torture,  fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:shed
Story:broken windshield,  breaking through a door,  masked man,  evil man,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  independent film,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence

Ang-ma-reul Bo-at-da (2010)
Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Ang-ma-reul Bo-at-da (2010)

SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  fear
Story:butcher knife,  serial killer,  cut hand,  scene of the crime,  bag over head,  engagement ring,  flat tire,  covered in blood,  masked man,  knocked out,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  car crash,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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

Themes:paranoia
Mood:slasher
Locations:kitchen
Story:knife murder,  butcher knife,  masked villain,  homicidal maniac,  hiding in a closet,  masked killer,  masked man,  stalking,  evil man,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  axe,  candle,  flashlight,  car crash,  psychopath,  serial killer,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
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:fear
Mood:suspense
Story:serial killer,  scene of the crime,  blood on shirt,  flat tire,  covered in blood,  stalking,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  flashlight,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. This is why Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:bag over head,  harassment,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  threat,  knocked out,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Repo Men (2010)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Repo Men (2010)

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. (Read More)

Story:butcher knife,  bag over head,  interrupted sex,  blood on shirt,  stabbed in the stomach,  record player,  knocked out,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  axe,  candle,  foot chase,  car crash,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence

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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can get out of the house... and then Michael arrives home! (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:slasher
Locations:kitchen
Story:butcher knife,  serial killer,  breaking through a door,  homicidal maniac,  hiding in a closet,  interrupted sex,  masked killer,  masked man,  evil man,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  flashlight,  foot chase,  psychopath,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like The Strangers (2008)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  torture
Story:cut hand,  hiding in a closet,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  evil man,  terror,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  car crash,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:knocked out,  evil man,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  candle,  flashlight,  bedroom,  foot chase,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder

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