Movies like The Call of Cthulhu

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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, talky, macabre, atmospheric, enigmatic, cerebral, light ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, legends and myths, investigation, obsession, cult, ocean or sea, notebook, expressionism, mental illness, religions or cults, deadly, supernatural, escapades, inheritance, monster, island, retro, eskimo indian, nephew, death of uncle, silent film, abandoned ship, idol, puzzle ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s

Most similar movies to The Call of Cthulhu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, murder, mystery, crimes and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Call of Cthulhu: The Ring Two (2005), Sleepy Hollow (1999), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Lost Voyage (2001), Dagon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: suspense, gothic, atmospheric, surreal, scary ...
Plot: insanity, disappearance, small town, violence, paranoia, apocalypse, ghost town, publisher, insurance investigator, crucifix, church, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.8
 1K
Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, danger, supernatural, ship, ocean or sea, supernatural ability, investigation, survival, deadly, obsession, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.3
 14K
Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, suicide, mutant, village, gory, god, survival, supernatural, sibling relationship, fishing village, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 56K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, island, investigation, supernatural horror, foreskin, paganism, disappearance, ritual, human sacrifice, virgin, missing person, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, legend, murder, ghost, doll, mystery, small town, funeral, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: legends and myths, riddles and clues, neo noir, mystery, deadly creature, danger, deadly, imaginary, space and aliens, dishonesty, supernatural, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: new england, usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, college, ghost, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, mind game, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, sacrifice, insanity, transformation, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, demons, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, ancient mystery, uncover truth, escapades, ghost, found footage, gory, death, mythology, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 2K
I, Madman (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, christmas horror ...
Plot: murder, obsession, slasher, bookstore, woman in danger, gory, doctor, crimes, danger, deadly, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 44K
New Nightmare (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, slasher, psychopath, alternate reality, serial killer, nightmare, dream, earthquake, disfigurement, fire, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 98K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, ship, countryside, mermaid, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, dark past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 84K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, buddies, storm, time loop, danger, ocean or sea, sea disaster, friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 54K
Red Lights (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, obsession, investigation, uncover truth, experiment, mind game, supernatural, deception, attack, polaroid camera, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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House of Shadows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Audrey investigates a murder that occured 23 years ago in a dark mansion. She searches for the dead body, the killer, and the truth.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Plot: murder, supernatural, old mansion, haunted house, investigation, crimes, estate, deadly, mystery, orphan, terrorism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 29K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, fear, witch doctor, grave, forest, catholicism, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children controlled by evil forces. Yet even as bodies begin cropping ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: children, murder, slasher, religions or cults, danger, mystery, deadly, escapades, supernatural, rescue, curses spells and rituals, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, wizards and magicians, neo noir, occult, fanatic, resurrection, private detective, investigation, supernatural ability, mystery, good versus evil, sect ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, boy, investigation, mystery, serial killer, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 3K
Shatterbrain (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical engineer, and the smells from his experiments (and the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric
Plot: laboratory, resurrection, private detective, gory, supernatural ability, zombie, investigation, obsession, afterlife, experiment gone awry, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.2
 691
13 Seconds (2003)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A rock band gathers at an abandoned schoolhouse to record their latest album, but there is something sinister waiting for them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary, tense ...
Plot: seance, rock, gory, ghost, school, haunted house, music band, mystery, supernatural, danger, buddies, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 6K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, serial killer, supernatural, psychopath, afterlife, woman in danger, destiny, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Satan will no longer be beast... but beauty!" That declaration comes early in The Eighteenth Angel, signaling the kind of horror movie we're in for: thick and cheesy. When that line (and others like it) is uttered by mad monk ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary, bleak
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, zombie, investigation, mystery, mind game, race against time, track down, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 2K
The Ferryman (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Out on a dead calm ocean, in a thick fog, a group of tourists on a pleasure craft are about to cross paths with an ancient and terrible evil. Sharing the same ocean, a sick, dying old Greek man drifts alone on a stricken yacht. The Greek (John ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, rough
Plot: ocean or sea, ghost, gory, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, deadly, supernatural, slasher, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Night Walker (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: laboratory, nightmare, dream, betrayal, murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, split personality, palaces castles and temples, violence, crime, memory loss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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