Movies like 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.

If you already watched and love Child's Play, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Child's Play.

1 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Marcus Nispel

Country:

United States of America
6.2

2 Friday The 13th 2009

Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Marcus Nispel

Writers:

Damian Shannon (screenplay), Mark Swift (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

3 A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010

The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Samuel Bayer

Writers:

Wesley Strick (screenplay), Eric Heisserer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.2

5 Final Destination 2000

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

James Wong

Writers:

Glen Morgan (screenplay), James Wong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

6 House Of Wax 2005

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Charles Belden (story), Chad Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

7 Saw 2004

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Crime

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Leigh Whannell, James Wan (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

8 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.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.1

9 Wolf Creek 2005

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman, who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Writer:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Country:

Australia
6.2

10 Scream 1996

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
7.2

11 I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997

As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year later somebody starts sending them letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Jim Gillespie

Writers:

Lois Duncan (novel), Kevin Williamson (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

12 The Omen 2006

A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Moore

Writer:

David Seltzer

Country:

United States of America
5.5

13 Cujo 1983

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Teague

Country:

United States of America
6.1

14 Friday The 13th 1980

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Sean S. Cunningham

Writer:

Victor Miller

Country:

United States of America
6.5

15 Hellraiser 1987

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Clive Barker

Writer:

Clive Barker

Country:

United Kingdom
7

16 Halloween 1978

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

17 A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Chuck Russell

Writers:

Wes Craven (story), Bruce Wagner (story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 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.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Ronny Yu

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.4

19 Carrie 1976

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

20 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writers:

David Chaskin, Wes Craven (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

21 Child's Play 2 1990

When Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

John Lafia

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini

Country:

United States of America
5.8

22 The Exorcist 1973

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (written for the screen by), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
8

23 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Kim Henkel (screenplay by), Tobe Hooper (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5