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The Thing (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi

The Thing (1982)

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed,  earth,  tunnel,  snow
Characters:biologist,  american,  alien,  doctor
Period:winter,  1980s
Story:alien parasite,  fire alarm,  power generator,  lens flare,  axe murder,  computer chess,  horror movie remake,  shape shifting alien,  alien life form,  alien creature,  exploding helicopter,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  blood and guts,  sled dog,  husky dog,  stuck in the middle of nowhere,  polar research station,  scientific expedition,  boarded up window,  blood sample,  cardiopulmonary resuscitation,  j&b scotch,  surgical stitches,  bittersweet ending,  blood test,  dog sled,  research station,  breaking through a wall,  human duplication,  organism,  kennel,  tentacles,  shape shifting,  ancient astronaut,  kerosene,  split head,  stitch,  trail of blood,  lovecraftian,  long tongue,  dread,  part stop motion,  campsite,  coors beer,  assimilation,  finger cut,  hand through chest,  norwegian,  excavation,  table tennis,  imitation,  defibrillation,  geologist,  generator,  frozen body,  power failure,  scientific research,  remote,  red herring,  video cassette,  kicking in a door,  smoking pot,  breaking through a door,  animal killing,  dragging a body,  ping pong,  vcr,  antarctica,  flying saucer,  silhouette,  arm cut off,  shape shifter,  roller skates,  morphine,  distrust,  shapeshifting,  open ended,  famous score,  body horror,  claw,  stars,  parasite,  unsubtitled foreign language,  quarantine,  noose,  mercy killing,  shot in the eye,  blizzard,  tentacle,  metamorphosis,  tape recording,  bearded man,  scalpel,  african american,  flare,  dead dog,  lighter,  alarm,  physician,  playing pool,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  tractor,  all male cast,  intestines,  characters killed one by one,  weather,  ambiguous ending,  flamethrower,  mutation,  lantern,  title at the end,  refrigerator,  disfigurement,  autopsy,  infection,  dynamite,  creature feature,  pool table,  reverse footage,  rampage,  severed hand,  videotape,  spacecraft,  beard,  cowboy hat,  cook,  tape recorder,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  gothic,  burned alive,  destruction,  grenade,  sabotage,  ice,  heart attack,  cult director,  trust,  severed arm,  tied up,  suspicion,  exploding body,  isolation,  injection,  long take,  based on short story,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  controversy,  radio,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  drug use,  scientist,  revolver,  marijuana,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  remake,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  blood,  dog,  death,  murder,  violence

The Thing (2011)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thing (2011)

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps 100,000 years. Not far from where the craft landed, they find the remains of the occupant. It's cut out of the ice and taken back to their camp but as the ice melts, the creature reanimates and not only begins to attack them but manages to infect them, with team members devolving into the alien creature. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  snow
Characters:alien,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:lens flare,  shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  person on fire,  husky dog,  polar research station,  split head,  assimilation,  norwegian,  imitation,  frozen body,  scientific research,  antarctica,  shapeshifting,  claw,  body horror,  tentacle,  flare,  characters killed one by one,  flamethrower,  mutation,  autopsy,  spacecraft,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  grenade,  sabotage,  ice,  severed arm,  suspicion,  exploding body,  isolation,  transformation,  axe,  flashlight,  scientist,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  dog,  death,  murder,  blood

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

Alien: Covenant (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth
Characters:biologist,  alien,  doctor
Story:alien parasite,  alien creature,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  lovecraftian,  remote,  distrust,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  burned to death,  characters killed one by one,  infection,  creature feature,  rampage,  severed hand,  spacecraft,  beard,  cowboy hat,  burned alive,  cult director,  suspicion,  exploding body,  danger,  pilot,  radio,  outer space,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:snow
Characters:biologist,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:horror movie remake,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  organism,  tentacles,  part stop motion,  distrust,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  tentacle,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  rampage,  cook,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  remake,  helicopter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  dog

The Colony (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Themes:panic,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:tunnel,  snow
Period:winter
Story:power generator,  lens flare,  axe murder,  frozen body,  breaking through a door,  quarantine,  flare,  weather,  infection,  dynamite,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  beard,  ice,  exploding body,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:alien
Period:1980s
Story:shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  human duplication,  shape shifting,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  mutation,  creature feature,  pool table,  reverse footage,  spacecraft,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  danger,  radio,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth
Characters:doctor
Story:research station,  arm cut off,  morphine,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  autopsy,  rampage,  spacecraft,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  outer space,  severed head,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  drinking
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  animal killing,  body horror,  quarantine,  mercy killing,  african american,  dead dog,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  infection,  reverse footage,  burned alive,  cult director,  severed arm,  isolation,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  radio,  false accusation,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence

Whiteout (2009) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Whiteout (2009)

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:doctor
Period:winter
Story:axe murder,  polar research station,  research station,  stitch,  trail of blood,  hand through chest,  geologist,  frozen body,  antarctica,  blizzard,  physician,  weather,  autopsy,  ice,  trust,  isolation,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  radio,  map,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder

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)

Themes:fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  sled dog,  husky dog,  generator,  remote,  mercy killing,  dead dog,  tractor,  dynamite,  severed hand,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  destruction,  severed arm,  isolation,  injection,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  marijuana,  rifle,  computer,  shotgun,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:american,  alien
Period:1980s
Story:exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  trail of blood,  remote,  kicking in a door,  dragging a body,  unsubtitled foreign language,  intestines,  characters killed one by one,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  killing an animal,  gothic,  severed arm,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  outer space,  map,  death of friend,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:research station,  distrust,  mercy killing,  characters killed one by one,  mutation,  rampage,  beard,  cook,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  trust,  suspicion,  isolation,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  death of friend,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Prometheus (2012) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:biologist
Story:alien parasite,  lens flare,  person on fire,  ancient astronaut,  lovecraftian,  geologist,  open ended,  parasite,  mercy killing,  tentacle,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  mutation,  infection,  pool table,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  injection,  pilot,  outer space,  severed head,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  drinking
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:alien
Story:alien creature,  animal killing,  tentacle,  blizzard,  metamorphosis,  flare,  burned to death,  spacecraft,  beard,  electronic music score,  isolation,  danger,  pilot,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  death of friend,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:biologist,  alien
Story:lens flare,  person on fire,  animal killing,  flare,  burned to death,  creature feature,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  anti hero,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  dog,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Horror

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Judy Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  kerosene,  remote,  african american,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  intestines,  mutation,  infection,  creature feature,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  gothic,  burned alive,  cult director,  severed arm,  exploding body,  isolation,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  controversy,  radio,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Dawn Of The Dead (1978) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  kicking in a door,  mercy killing,  shot in the eye,  african american,  flare,  burned to death,  intestines,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  creature feature,  severed hand,  beard,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  grenade,  cult director,  severed arm,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  controversy,  radio,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  dog,  violence,  murder,  death

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth
Characters:alien
Story:alien parasite,  campsite,  distrust,  open ended,  quarantine,  flare,  spacecraft,  hypodermic needle,  destruction,  grenade,  sabotage,  trust,  suspicion,  injection,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  map,  disguise,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Host (2006)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Drama

The Host (2006)

The film revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s. He runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives with his two sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life, but maybe they are a bit poorer than the average Seoulite. Hee-bong's elder son Gang-du is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s, whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il is the youngest son, an unemployed grumbler, and daughter Nam-joo is an archery medalist and member of the national team. One day, an unidentified monster suddenly appears from the depths of the Han River and spreads panic and death, and Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is carried off by the monster and disappears. All of the family members are in a great agony because they lost someone very dear to them. But when they find out she is still alive, they resolve to save her. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:tunnel,  snow
Characters:american,  doctor
Story:blood sample,  long tongue,  animal killing,  quarantine,  shot in the eye,  tentacle,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  mutation,  infection,  creature feature,  rampage,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  sabotage,  injection,  danger,  map,  disguise,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  shot in the eye,  molotov cocktail,  characters killed one by one,  disfigurement,  severed arm,  danger,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  marijuana,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Characters:biologist
Story:exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  geologist,  bearded man,  african american,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  flamethrower,  creature feature,  pool table,  beard,  burned alive,  destruction,  grenade,  severed arm,  suspicion,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  pilot,  radio,  severed head,  map,  survival,  scientist,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Day Of The Dead (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Period:1980s
Story:split head,  morphine,  distrust,  mercy killing,  african american,  intestines,  autopsy,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  rampage,  beard,  tape recorder,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  cult director,  severed arm,  isolation,  injection,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  radio,  severed head,  death of friend,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  breaking through a door,  animal killing,  quarantine,  shot in the eye,  molotov cocktail,  disfigurement,  infection,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  grenade,  exploding body,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare,  exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  open ended,  flare,  flamethrower,  mutation,  infection,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  radio,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  rifle,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  animal killing,  distrust,  open ended,  flare,  burned to death,  infection,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  dog

The Mist (2007)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Mist (2007)

The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist. David and Billy and their neighbour Brent Norton go into town. There they discover that the mist contains some frightening creatures, creatures intent on killing humans. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:power generator,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  lovecraftian,  power failure,  parasite,  mercy killing,  tentacle,  flamethrower,  creature feature,  destruction,  based on short story,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  false accusation,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  murder

Cell (2016)
Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Adventure

Cell (2016)

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:tunnel
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  mutation,  refrigerator,  disfigurement,  cook,  burned alive,  exploding body,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  dog,  blood,  violence,  murder

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Locations:snow
Story:exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  hand through chest,  distrust,  tentacle,  african american,  flare,  burned to death,  mutation,  dynamite,  rampage,  severed hand,  beard,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  death

Underworld: Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Characters:doctor
Story:open ended,  shot in the eye,  scalpel,  flamethrower,  mutation,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  gothic,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:alien creature,  hand through chest,  dragging a body,  open ended,  scalpel,  flare,  characters killed one by one,  spacecraft,  killing an animal,  trust,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  anti hero,  outer space,  severed head,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

The Invasion (2007)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Invasion (2007)

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth,  tunnel
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:horror movie remake,  alien life form,  organism,  finger cut,  quarantine,  dead dog,  physician,  molotov cocktail,  mutation,  infection,  injection,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  outer space,  map,  survival,  watching tv,  remake,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  death

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

Near Dark (1987)

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

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed
Period:1980s
Story:person on fire,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  pool table,  reverse footage,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  gothic,  burned alive,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  dog,  violence,  death

The Last Days On Mars (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he's made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster, when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they begin to realise; the life-form they've discovered is highly dangerous to all human life. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:tunnel
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare,  blood sample,  excavation,  mercy killing,  alarm,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  mutation,  infection,  spacecraft,  hypodermic needle,  injection,  based on short story,  danger,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

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

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:gore
Story:lens flare,  person on fire,  hand through chest,  burned to death,  severed hand,  burned alive,  cult director,  tied up,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  throat slitting,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Characters:alien
Story:lens flare,  shape shifting alien,  shape shifting,  hand through chest,  animal killing,  tractor,  pool table,  killing an animal,  exploding body,  suspicion,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  death of friend,  disguise,  flashlight,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  dog,  violence,  murder

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

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

Themes:monster,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  tunnel
Story:person on fire,  breaking through a door,  intestines,  lantern,  creature feature,  severed hand,  tape recorder,  cult director,  tied up,  long take,  shot in the forehead,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Starman (1984) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Romance, Sci-fi

Starman (1984)

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:alien
Period:1980s
Story:shape shifting alien,  alien life form,  shape shifting,  flying saucer,  spacecraft,  cook,  electronic music score,  cult director,  long take,  outer space,  map,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Period:1980s
Story:person on fire,  kicking in a door,  body horror,  burned to death,  reverse footage,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  cult director,  exploding body,  injection,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Videodrome (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Videodrome (1983)

Max Renn runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand, goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Period:1980s
Story:assimilation,  hand through chest,  vcr,  body horror,  intestines,  ambiguous ending,  videotape,  electronic music score,  gothic,  cult director,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  held at gunpoint,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  drinking
Mood:suspense
Story:fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  scientific research,  quarantine,  burned to death,  characters killed one by one,  flamethrower,  rampage,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  cult director,  injection,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  survival,  scientist,  sunglasses,  computer,  punched in the face,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
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,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  open ended,  burned to death,  reverse footage,  rampage,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  burned alive,  severed arm,  injection,  pilot,  transformation,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Themes:monster,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  snow
Characters:alien
Story:alien parasite,  shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  exploding helicopter,  trail of blood,  shapeshifting,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  blizzard,  infection,  spacecraft,  exploding body,  transformation,  death of friend,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  dog

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:lens flare,  flying saucer,  open ended,  unsubtitled foreign language,  tentacle,  flare,  reverse footage,  rampage,  spacecraft,  beard,  destruction,  exploding body,  danger,  pilot,  radio,  outer space,  severed head,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  dog,  violence,  death

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth,  snow
Period:1980s
Story:shape shifting,  shape shifter,  famous score,  claw,  burned to death,  mutation,  reverse footage,  rampage,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  danger,  transformation,  outer space,  severed head,  map,  throat slitting,  disguise,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  violence,  dog,  blood

Slither (2006) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi

Slither (2006)

In this blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero's zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town. Grant finds it, and is infected by a parasite worm, which installs in his brain and causes him a creepy transformation into a monster. Starla, his wife, and Bill, a policeman, will try to stop him and the plague of worms generated by the creature. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:alien
Story:parasite,  tentacle,  dead dog,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  creature feature,  killing an animal,  grenade,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  severed head,  map,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  blood

Dog Soldiers (2002)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Dog Soldiers (2002)

A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:campsite,  breaking through a door,  arm cut off,  metamorphosis,  flare,  molotov cocktail,  intestines,  severed hand,  killing an animal,  grenade,  severed arm,  shot in the forehead,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  dog,  blood,  death

The Crazies (2010)
Horror, Thriller

The Crazies (2010)

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

Mood:gore
Characters:doctor
Story:horror movie remake,  person on fire,  open ended,  quarantine,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  mutation,  autopsy,  infection,  shot in the forehead,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  remake,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Doom (2005)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Doom (2005)

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien
Story:research station,  defibrillation,  scientific research,  remote,  quarantine,  autopsy,  severed hand,  killing an animal,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  outer space,  severed head,  survival,  scientist,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  blood,  violence,  murder

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  snow
Story:exploding helicopter,  open ended,  flare,  mutation,  infection,  cook,  killing an animal,  grenade,  tied up,  exploding body,  injection,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  dog,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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,  gore
Story:fire extinguisher,  animal killing,  shot in the eye,  tape recording,  characters killed one by one,  tape recorder,  hypodermic needle,  isolation,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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