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They Wait (2007)
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They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ghosts and violent deaths. After Sam is hospitalized, Sarah consults with a pharmacist who's well-informed about Chinese mythology and who tells her that supernatural forces threaten her son.
Style: asian horror, scary, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, murder, death in the family, supernatural, hostages, hostage, couple relations, supernatural ability, parents and children, life is a bitch, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, couples, curses spells and rituals, grudge, deadly, gory, illness, family relations, ghost story, interracial relations, father son relationship, funeral, pharmacist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada

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Most similar movies to They Wait

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, deadly, murder, mystery and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like They Wait: Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007), 11:11 (2004), The Echo (2008), Acacia (2003), The House at the End of Time (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, bleak, serious
Plot: murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, afterlife, family in danger, danger, homecoming, racism, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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95%
 3.6
 1K
11:11 (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eighteen years after the murder of her parents, Sara Tobias searches for the meaning of the numbers '11:11' that was scratched in blood beside her mother's body. Following three sudden murders, supernatural events are unleashed as she ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: college, mystery, gory, deadly, premonition, crimes, curses spells and rituals, gays and lesbians, death in the family, small town life, family problems, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.6
 5K
The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, family problems, danger, parents and children, domestic disturbance, gory, grudge, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, obsession, adoption, ghost, danger, parents and children, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family in danger, supernatural, murder, danger, mystery, haunted house, ghost, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 674
The Cradle (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife Helen to care for Sam as he desperately searches for a way to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, family life, gory, deadly, captivity, isolation, curses spells and rituals, danger, curse, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: serious, mind bending, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, fugitives, danger, deadly, crimes, mystery, psychic power, sex, train, flashback, runaway
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, estate, nightmare comes true, supernatural, murder, paranormal investigation, curse, mystery, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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KM 31: Kilometre 31 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Her twin sister Catalina telepathically feels the pain of Agata and ...
Style: serious, scary, enigmatic, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, teenage life, haunted by the past, supernatural, twins, danger, isolation, deadly, vengeance, estrangement, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 734
Ghost Son (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Ghost Son" takes place in South Africa. A married couple Stacey and Mark live on the farm with their black teenage maid. Mark and Stacey love each other deeply. Unfortunately Mark dies in a tragic truck accident.Stacey returns to the farm ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: ghost, family in danger, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, uncover truth, parents and children, missing child, pregnancy, deadly, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, fear, isolation, murder, psychotherapy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 3K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, danger, gory, murder, deadly, mystery, supernatural, youth, college, slasher, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, murder, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, journalism, supernatural ability, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
3 Extremes II (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Memories: A woman wakes up on a street without memory. A husband cannot remember why his wife left him. The woman wanders the streets trying to contact the only phone number she has on her. The husband see's her ghost in his apartment and ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, missing person, supernatural, haunted by the past, deadly, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, losing-it hero, ghost, danger, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Haunting of Radcliffe House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young family find themselves in serious danger when they move to an isolated haunted house in the Yorkshire Moors.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, mystery, supernatural, danger, vengeance, isolation, murder, deadly, on the run, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 467
Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, danger, family relations, couple relations, couples, parent child relationship, supernatural power, research, child murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 3K
Barricade (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: isolation, survival, ghost, parents and children, mystery, family in danger, supernatural, forces of nature, in the woods, family relations, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bangkok Haunted (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not listed in the order from the truck of Transportation Company ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, anthology
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, ghost story, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, vengeance, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.5
 943
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: vengeance, ghost, danger, supernatural, haunted by the past, rivalry, mystery, riddles and clues, haunted house, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.5
 783
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, deadly, vengeance, danger, supernatural, memory loss, crimes, haunted by the past, murder, nightmare, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, small town, family in danger, ghost, murder, drowning, witch, sheriff, pursuit, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 871
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, woman in danger, deadly, gory, crimes, loss of parent, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.7
 514
Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural, deadly, gory, ghost, hospital, slasher, blood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Voices from Beyond (1991)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giorgia Mainardi, a brutal and egoistic person, died. Noone is really interested in his death, but during his autopsy they find out he was murdered. As a voice from dead, he and his daugther try to find the murder of him... but they have to hurry, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: family relations, zombie, ghost, murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, couple relations, deadly, gory ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bad Blood... the Hunger (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For several college students embarked on a summer of sun and fun find that their adventure turns eerily macabre when dark and ancient forces propel them into a sinister enclave peopled by human, night-stalking, ravenous flesh-eaters whose wit and ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, mystery, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, isolation, religions or cults, gory, deadly, trapped, stranded, lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Red Shoes (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: supernatural, obsession, murder, ghost, haunted by the past, mystery, losing-it hero, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, gory, curse ...
Time: contemporary, year 1944, 1940s
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Haunting of Helena (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, supernatural, family relations, haunted house, ghost, danger, deadly, gory, child in peril, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 828
The Seamstress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Seamstress was brought into being by the desperate curse of an innocent woman being tortured to death by a vigilante mob. Voracious for blood, the hideously-mutilated specter hunts a small group of friends who become trapped on the island where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, seamstress, crimes, vigilantism, ghost, deadly, gory, family problems, vengeance, supernatural ability, mystery, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.9
 390
London Voodoo (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When ambitious analyst Lincoln Mathers (played by Doug Cockle) relocates his family from New York to London, his wife Sarah (Sara Stewart) discovers a new disturbing power and becomes hostage to an ancient spirit. As Mathers notices that the family ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, possession, nanny, voodoo, ghost, family relations, danger, couples, deadly, couple relations, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, usa, england, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Delivery tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: supernatural, pregnancy, couple relations, danger, tv show, obsession, evil spirit, ghost, media, couples, human host, child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%