Movies like The Call of Cthulhu

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The Call of Cthulhu
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: investigation, obsession, cult, monster, ocean or sea, island, adaptation, storytelling, legends and myths, splatter, expressionism, mythology, imagination, mental illness, religions or cults, first contact, deadly, brutality, maze, dialogue, literature, dark hero, mystery, witches, nightmare ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20s, 1930s, 20th century
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In the Mouth of Madness
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
95 min.
 7.2
The Conjuring 2
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Canada, USA
134 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to The Call of Cthulhu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and serious films with plots about supernatural, dialogue, brutality, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Call of Cthulhu: Dagon (2001), Below (2002), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Sisters (1972), They (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dagon
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, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, sacrifice, supernatural, god, monster, chase, cult, transformation, destiny, survival, dark hero, splatter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
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Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, mystery, supernatural, ghost, survival, underwater, ghosts, rescue, gory, wartime, paranoia, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
In the Mouth of Madness
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: atmospheric, surreal, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gory, insanity, small town, apocalypse, violence, paranoia, investigation, monster, supernatural, end of the world, mind game, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, new england, new hampshire, manhattan new york city
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System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
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Sisters
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, twins, private detective, model, sisters, police investigation, voyeurism, hospital, obsession, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo, quebec
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They
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, psychological, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, college, monsters, mentally unstable, chase, demons, serial killer, monster, psychology, slasher, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
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The Canal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, sex, cheating, murder, infidelity, violence, adultery, ghost, police investigation, psychology, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
Lady in White
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, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s, year 1962
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    User:   57%
 
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The Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, photographer, violence, cannibalism, murder, monster, obsession, splatter, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
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The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
Lord of Illusions
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, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, good versus evil, mystery, private detective, cult, magic, neo noir, dark fantasy, supernatural ability, murder, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Pit and the Pendulum
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, vengeance, death, torture, murder, adultery, cult, adaptation, palaces castles and temples, haunted by the past, visceral ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
 44K
New Nightmare
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, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, slasher, gory, alternate reality, storytelling, supernatural, death, transformation, serial killer, blood, ghost, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 5.1
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Rawhead Rex
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody, bleak ...
Plot: monster, gory, supernatural, irish, blood, deadly creature, monsters, demons, curses spells and rituals, village, mythology, mutant ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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The Woods
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, gory, monster, vengeance, witch, bullying, hospital, gore, teenage life, supernatural, violence, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
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Darkness Falls
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: scary, suspenseful, light, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, slasher, vengeance, witch, ghost, gory, chase, revenge, death, blood, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 6.1
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Cat People
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After years of separation, Irina (Nastassja Kinski) and her minister brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell), reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: incest, gory, sex, virginity, sexuality, transformation, murder, self discovery, male nudity, sexualized violence, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: atmospheric, stylized, scary, gothic, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, small town, witch, supernatural, maze, coming of age, childhood, devil, greed, friendship, dark fantasy, father son relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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The Conjuring 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, transformation, demons, ghosts, danger, single mother, family, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
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Sleepy Hollow
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, dark, surreal, fairy tale ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, small town, gory, supernatural, horseman, witch, murder, ghost, revenge, uncover truth, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 5.4
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The Ring Two
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, mental institution, ghost, haunted by the past, danger, ghosts, deadly, lame, catastrophe, police investigation, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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The Terror
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, murder, vengeance, witch, ghost, revenge, palaces castles and temples, cult, blood, death, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: dungeon
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
Insidious: Chapter 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, frightening, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family, serial killer, parents and children, ghosts, hospital, investigation, afterlife, demons, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, monster, parents and children, murder, blood, hospital, police investigation, curses spells and rituals, estate, demons, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
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System:   37%
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Pontypool
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, small town, radio, survival, virus, violence, blood, death, apocalypse, splatter, visceral, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 5.3
 6K
Hideaway
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, scary, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, afterlife, supernatural, destiny, brutality, death, supernatural ability, hospital, murder, adaptation, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c.
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
 6.9
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It
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, supernatural, vengeance, murder, monster, friendship, childhood, children, deadly creature, blood, spiders, book ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 6.2
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Dead Silence
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: scary, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
The Mothman Prophecies
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, warning, obsessive quest, supernatural, haunted by the past, first contact, death, alternate reality, death of wife, urban legend ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ohio, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 

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Last Shift
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop's world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with Paymon - King Of Hell. Officer Jessica Loren has the last shift at a transitioning police station, assigned to wait for a crew picking up bio-hazard waste from the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, intense, tense, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, cult, police, splatter, ghosts, police station, police investigation, cult leader, demons, investigation, haunted house, isolation ...
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 7.1
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Shutter
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, frightening ...
Plot: supernatural, gory, revenge, ghost, vengeance, ghosts, blood, hospital, death, danger, storytelling, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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