Movies like They Wait

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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, asian horror
Plot: ghost, murder, death in the family, mystery, couples, supernatural, parents and children, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, grudge, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, hostage, illness, family relations, interracial relations, ghost story, funeral, father son relationship, pharmacist, husband wife relationship, seeing dead people, tradition versus modernity, mother son relationship ...
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, scary, suspenseful 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: Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007), Dead Silence (2007), Ghost Lake (2004), Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007), 11:11 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, afterlife, haunted house, murder, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, journalism, haunted by the past, supernatural horror, ghost hunter, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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100%
 6.1
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Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, legend, ventriloquist, murder, small town, mystery, urban legend, investigation, clown, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, small town, mystery, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, ghost, zombie, mentally unstable, dealing with death, river, small town life, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Plot: ghost, afterlife, murder, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, family in danger, mental illness, supernatural romance, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 3.6
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: college, mystery, investigation, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry, social relations, family problems, curses spells and rituals, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bangkok Haunted (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 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, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, anthology
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, ghost story, woman in danger, fall in love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, investigation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
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The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, family problems, parents and children, domestic disturbance, grudge, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ability, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, ghost, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, obsession, adopted son, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
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Altar (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, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mystery, supernatural, murder, vengeance, isolation, estate, on the run, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 739
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, ghost, riddles and clues, family life, isolation, curses spells and rituals, captivity, curse, babies and infants, supernatural ability, nightmare, ghost child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, youth, supernatural, mystery, college, curses spells and rituals, crimes, voodoo, artifact, mysticism, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, mystery, family in danger, supernatural, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, supernatural ability, uncover truth, pregnancy, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
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Three (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: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, missing person, uncover truth, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, ghost, curses spells and rituals, memory loss, getting home, doll ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
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Imago mortis (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They say that in 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Fumagalli, was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing his eyeballs it was possible to reproduce on paper ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, ghost, mystery, serial killer, crimes, murder, amateur detective, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
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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: ghost, supernatural, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, riddles and clues, haunted house, woman in danger, farm, game, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 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, ghost, isolation, fear, psychotherapy, murder, graphic violence, child killer, actor, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 742
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, prison, supernatural, confined, crimes, rivalry, mystery, investigation, police detective, violence, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, nanny, voodoo, family relations, couples, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, ghost, mysterious character, family problems, parents and children, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
KM 31: Kilometer 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, bleak, enigmatic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, haunted by the past, teenage life, supernatural, twins, isolation, vengeance, estrangement, afterlife, supernatural power, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.6
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
3G - A Killer Connection (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday. One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, couples, disorder, crimes, murder, cult, cell phone, vacation, phone terror, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 504
The Entrance (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A police detective is swept into a web of deception and, in search of the truth, finds herself in a contest with forces of the occult.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hostage, crimes, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, rivalry, confined, kidnapping, evil, demon, occult, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, small town, murder, supernatural, family in danger, drowning, witch, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, nightmare comes true, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, curse, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, abduction, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pray for Morning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, captivity, mystery, survival, supernatural, crimes, riddles and clues, ghost, murder, isolation, curses spells and rituals, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 509
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, couple relations, couples, parent child relationship, research, supernatural power, child murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.3
 2K
The Attic (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emma has a strong aversion towards her family’s new house, especially the attic. After moving in, she becomes miserable and reclusive. The rest of her family also seems unhappy and unsettled. The situation escalates one day when Emma is in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, attic, murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, woman in danger, police detective, mystery, twins ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 987
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: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, witnessing a crime, graphic violence, sexual content, education, teenager, tutor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, survival, ghost, isolation, family in danger, parents and children, mystery, forces of nature, forest, family relations, confined, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%