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20 best movies like Re-Animator (1985)

List of the best movies like Re-Animator (1985): Man's Best Friend, ABCs of Death 2, Nazis at the Center of the Earth, 7 from Etheria, Grindhouse, Maximum Overdrive, Piranha II: The Spawning, Raptor Ranch, Frankenfish, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.

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Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Heroes, Losers
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceLaboratory
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:05
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Hired assassins, FBI
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Justice
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Creepy

Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Robots, Hitler, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Snow
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Caves, Antarctica, Laboratory
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

A group of researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a platoon of masked soldiers and dragged into a hidden continent in the center of the Earth. There, they discover that surviving Nazi soldiers are plotting an invasion of Earth to revive the Third Reich.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration03:11
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Weapon
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Fancy, Black humor, Disturbing

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersZombie, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Supernatural
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan, Italy
Duration01:24
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Special agents
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceSchool, Islands, Ships, Beach
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersZombie, Dinosaurs, Heroes, Losers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Experiments
PlaceCollege, Texas, Small cities
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A group of young people stuck in the small Texas town of Fossil Ridge have to fight for their lives against dinosaurs that have been reanimated by a local scientist.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Serial killers, Heroes, Losers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Pursuit, Viruses
PlaceSchool
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he meets his family and friends. They find that Chinese snake-heads genetically engineered that belong to a wealthy hunter are attacking and killing the locals. While the group fights to survive, the hunter Jeff arrives with his team to hunt the predators.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Werewolf, Heroes
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Gothic, For men, Disturbing

Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersZombie, Mutant, Heroes, Insects, Bees
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's blind friend Beverly Rowe. Devin Hall and the entomologist Katherine Randell are summoned to help with the investigation. Devin is Jane's brother-in-law and former boyfriend, and Jane still has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Kelsey befriends the scientist Eli Giles, who has developed genetically modified wasps to the army as a weapon, and now he is trying to revert the process. When the wasps attack Black Stone, Jane, Devin and Eli team-up to attempt to destroy the swarm.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersZombie, Hired assassins, Heroes, Partners
PlotSupernatural, Pursuit
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersMonsters, Spiders, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Basketball, Supernatural, Viruses, Snow
PlaceLaboratory
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

When a young ski team training for the Olympics arrives at the remote and isolated Lost Mountain Ski Resort to focus on training, they're thrilled to find a retired Olympic skier is there to help them train. But their plans are halted when a scientist working at a nearby government lab arrives with the horrifying news that a top secret Government project has produced giant spiders and they have escaped, killing and eating everything in sight.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersZombie, Teens, Losers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleHeavy

A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSpiders, Military, Tourists
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented our armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator - including man. No place is safe no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersZombie, Teens, Robots, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Basketball, Revenge, Superpowers, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceCollege
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious

Scientific whiz-kid Paul moves to a new town to study artificial intelligence at the local university. One of Paul's high-tech inventions is a growly-voiced robot named BeeBee, and one of his new friends is the lovely girl next door, Samantha. When tragic events take both BeeBee and Samantha from him, the boy genius desperately sets out to restore the love he lost — and, like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, discovers too late that he has created a rampaging monster.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens
PlotObsession, Friendship, Death, Alien invasion, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

After status-obsessed teen Sara has sex for the first time, she wakes up the next day nine months pregnant-with an alien.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story. The beginning of an invasion! However, instead of lasers, space ships, and epic force, these aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth. To resurrect their dead as their own army set with but one goal… To wipe out all mankind! Only the townsfolk on this Halloween night stand in the way of total domination. From the police department, to those trapped in a convenient store, and even those trying to stay alive in the streets, this night will decide the fates of all who walk the planet and thought they were the top of the food chain.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Singapore
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Robots, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Death, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:52
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Giants, Police, Scientists
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceEngland, Scotland, Laboratory
Time19th century
StyleSteampunk, Touching, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Viruses
StyleCreepy, Depressive, Serious, For men

When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. Along the way, they encounter an increasingly terrifying horde of parasites, and if any of them intend to survive, they'll have to outsmart the deadly organisms.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Experiments
PlaceHospitals, Texas, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Heroes, Losers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Experiments, Uprising
PlaceIslands
TimeFuture
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA—with horrific results.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Serial killers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Revenge, Supernatural, Viruses
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Serial killers, Blonde girls, Monkeys
PlotRevenge, Cars, Investigation, Experiments
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Revenge, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they fight to survive the night against the rats and rapidly multiplying cannibal mutants.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSurgeons
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Black humor, Serious

Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor in an attempt to learn the whereabouts of a powerful occult book. As other patients start to disappear, Trevor begins to wonder who and where he really is.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie, Robots, Mutant, Blonde girls, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceJungle
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

Lovely and resourceful Daria and Tisa escape a space gulag only to crash land on a nearby world where a guy in tight pants named Zed is playing The Most Dangerous Game. Zed turns the girls and another guest loose in his jungle preserve to serve as the prey in a mad hunt. Armed only with knives and their wits, the girls must battle their way across the jungle to a hidden arms cache before Zed catches and kills them.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:05
CharactersWomanizers
PlotMotorcycles, Obsession, Friendship, Death, Water
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Serious

Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Lithuania, Italy
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Horses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Supernatural
PlaceForest, Bunker, Laboratory
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of Allied soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war's most terrifying secrets and realize they have woken up a far more deadlier enemy.





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