Movies like Psycho 1998

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. Although this version is in color, features a different cast, and is set in 1998, it is closer to a shot-for-shot remake than most remakes, Gus Van Sant often copying Hitchcock's camera movements and editing, and Joseph Stefano's script is mostly carried over. Bernard Herrmann's musical score is reused as well, though with a new arrangement by Danny Elfman and recorded in stereo.

If you already watched and love Psycho, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Psycho.

1 Children Of The Corn 1984

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Fritz Kiersch

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), George Goldsmith (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

2 Halloween II 1981

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Country:

United States of America
6.5

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 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

5 The Blair Witch Project 1999

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Directors:

Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez (as Eduardo Sanchez)

Writers:

Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez (as Eduardo Sanchez)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 The Amityville Horror 1979

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg

Writers:

Sandor Stern (screenplay), Jay Anson (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

7 Pet Sematary 1989

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Stephen King (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

8 Candyman 1992

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Clive Barker (based on "The Forbidden" by), Bernard Rose

Country:

United States of America
6.6

9 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

10 Black Christmas 1974

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Roy Moore (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
7.2

11 The Texas Chain Saw 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

12 The Omen 1976

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

David Seltzer

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

13 Amityville II: The Possession 1982

The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay), Hans Holzer (book)

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
5.5

14 Christine 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Bill Phillips (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

15 Psycho II 1983

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

16 Psycho III 1986

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writers:

Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

17 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 The Exorcist III 1990

Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 The Changeling 1980

After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a lonely big house that has been uninhabited for many years. But, soon after, the obscure history of such an old mansion and his own past begin to haunt him.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Russell Hunter (story), William Gray (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Canada
7.2

20 The Dead Zone 1983

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

21 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

22 Duel 1971

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, TV Movie

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Richard Matheson (screenplay), Richard Matheson (story)

Country:

United States of America
7.6

23 Poltergeist 1982

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (screenplay), Michael Grais (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 1998

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7