Movies like The Call of Cthulhu

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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
 7.3
 7K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, talky, macabre, atmospheric, enigmatic, cerebral, light ...
Plot: nightmare, investigation, ancient mystery, obsession, cult, ocean or sea, notebook, expressionism, legends and myths, mental illness, religions or cults, deadly, supernatural, escapades, inheritance, monster, island, ship, silent film, giant monster, puzzle, neo noir, doctor, boat, insanity ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s

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Most similar movies to The Call of Cthulhu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about death, brutality, murder, supernatural, dialogue, chase and danger mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Call of Cthulhu: In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Lady in White (1988), Dagon (2001), They (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, church, ghost town, publisher, crucifix, insurance investigator, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 303K
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: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, murder, curses spells and rituals, investigation, uncover truth, small town, legends and myths, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 15K
Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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, dream, nightmare, fishing village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
33%
 5.9
 12K
The Canal (2014)
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, christmas, haunted house, sex, cheating, ghost, protagonist as suspect, missing person, danger, murder, infidelity, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 88K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, time loop, gory, danger, buddies, storm, ocean or sea, masked killer, sea disaster, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 46K
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, alternate reality, serial killer, nightmare, dream, sleepwalking, fire, disfigurement, kidnapping, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 6K
The Terror (1963)
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, talky ...
Plot: ghost, castle, baron, haunted by the past, mystery, soldier, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, murder, mysterious character, supernatural ability, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, neo noir, occult, resurrection, fanatic, private detective, wizards and magicians, investigation, mystery, good versus evil, sect, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 85K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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 ⇓
29%
 4.7
 2K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, danger, supernatural, darkness, bermuda triangle, thunderstorm, cruise ship, ocean or sea, supernatural ability, investigation, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, mermaid, countryside, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, dark past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 13K
Sisters (1972)
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, suspense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: twins, murder, mystery, model, insanity, hallucination, witness, neighbor, police, psychic, amateur detective, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 29K
Darkness Falls (2003)
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: suspenseful, scary, dark, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, lighthouse, supernatural, small town, haunted by the past, danger, legends and myths, revenge, darkness, child in peril, brother sister relationship, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, uncover truth, ancient mystery, escapades, ghost, death, survival, found footage, treasure, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 58K
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, psychological, christian film, scary ...
Plot: cult, investigation, paganism, disappearance, ritual, trap, mystery, society, amateur detective, christianity, island, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 10K
The Woods (2006)
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, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disappearance, forest, gory, monster, axe, boarding school, danger, vengeance, love and romance, youth, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 5K
The Other (1972)
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, good versus evil, mystery, twins, unlikely criminals, twin brother, siblings relations, psychopath, countryside, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, forest, supernatural, gory, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, danger, video, surveillance, tour guide, mysterious death, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, snake, mental illness, supernatural, sacrifice, kidnapping, insanity, transformation, hospital, demons, mother daughter relationship, surveillance footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 138K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, jack the ripper, murder, crimes, clairvoyant, violent, dialogue, surgery, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 55K
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: tense, surprise ending, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, experiment, supernatural, obsession, deception, revelation, levitation, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.1
 295K
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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, telephone, journalist, death, little girl, race against time, female protagonist, island, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 100K
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, suspenseful, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural ability, crazy, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.7
 60K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, isolation, small town, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, mystery, cult, sacrifice, family problems, occult, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Night Flier (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: vampire, reporter, murder, airplane, investigation, airport, undead, serial killer, journalism, supernatural, zombie, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 36K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, forest, ghost, in the woods, family relations, suicide, missing person, hallucination, violence, maggot, american abroad, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 3K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, gory, supernatural, afterlife, psychopath, danger, zombie, deadly, ghost, mind game, anti war, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 30K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, forest, grave, witch doctor, catholicism, fear, mentally unstable, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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