10 best movies like Child's Play (1988)

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Child's Play 1988
A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

List of the best movies like Child's Play (1988): Lady in White, Victor Crowley, Haunter, My Soul to Take, Just Before Dawn, Asylum, Gothika, See No Evil 2, Almost Human, Taboo.

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Lady in White (1988)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Victor Crowley (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

Haunter (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

My Soul to Take (2010)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Just Before Dawn (1981)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

In the Oregon mountains, a pair of hunters encounter a machete-wielding killer in an abandoned church. Meanwhile, five campers arrive to examine some property one of them has inherited but are warned by the forest ranger not to venture forth. Soon after they set up camp, they begin hearing strange noises, encounter a mysterious singing girl and start disappearing one by one.

Asylum (2008)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed suicide, to overcome her demons. While walking to her dorm, she meets the weird janitor Wilbur Mackey that tells her that the place is haunted.

Gothika (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration01:38

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

See No Evil 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia, Canada
Duration01:30

See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

Almost Human (2013)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

The year is 2048. By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. Detective John Kennex returns to work after waking up from a 17-month coma. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, Dorian, a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues.

Taboo (2002)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

The Wisher (2002)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryCanada, USA

Mary is a horror-movie junkie whose obsession is out of control, leading her over-protective father to ban her from seeing scary flicks. But when she and her friends sneak out to see a film called The Wisher, its creepy antagonist seems to escape into her life and make her darkest desires come true.

Death Factory (2014)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.

8213: Gacy House (2010)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to room with hand-held cameras, performing séance's and asking for John Gacy to come forward. As the evening progresses it seems the investigators are not prepared for the horror still within the house.

Dementia 13 (1963)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:15

When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if her husband is alive. The Halorans are a strange family, still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen who drowned in a pond when she was just a child. They hold an annual ceremony of remembrance every year on the anniversary of her death. This year however, someone is wielding an ax intent on murder.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.

Finders Keepers (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A haunted doll teaches one little girl why children shouldn't play with undead things.

Buddy Hutchins (2015)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:08

With his business in shambles, a mounting criminal record, and a cheating wife, today is the day that Buddy Hutchins snaps.

Dark Ride (2006)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park.

When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.

The Hand (1981)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.

Take Shelter (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.

The Pact II (2014)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life

Vampire Clan (2002)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA

Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy raod trip. His behaviour begins to frighten his friends, though they went along with it at first. All end up in prison except Heather.

Cucuy: The Boogeyman (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.

Needle (2010)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:30

In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.

Tooth and Nail (2007)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

In a post-apocalyptic world, a small group of survivors, who call themselves Foragers, plan to rebuild civilization from their headquarters in an empty hospital based in what is left of Philadelphia. But they're soon forced into a face-off war with the Rovers, another gang of survivors whom are a brutal gang of cannibals.

Lord of Illusions (1995)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.

They (2002)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29

After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..




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