Movies like The Call of Cthulhu

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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
 7.2
 8K
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, stylized, serious, experimental, non-linear, neo noir, psychotronic, talky ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, ocean, inheritance, mental illness, escapades, expressionism, religions or cults, swamp, notebook, monster, island, ship, sailor, forest, escape, shipwreck, map ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 20s

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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, scary, serious and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, murder, death, brutality and chase mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Call of Cthulhu: In the Mouth of Madness (1994), The Ring Two (2005), The Ring (2002), Devil's Pass (2013), Carnival of Souls (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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: gothic, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, police brutality, mind game, mental illness, apocalypse, monster, small town, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, new york ...
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100%
 5.4
 95K
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, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, family problems, small town, nun, videotaping, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 342K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
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, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, life is a bitch, curse, race against time, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 25K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, supernatural, snow, ancient mystery, uncover truth, legends and myths, found footage, mutant, filmmaking, mountain, time travel, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, psychotronic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, female protagonist, supernatural, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident, organ ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 34K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, isolated house, ghost, supernatural, murder, inheritance, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, estate, vengeance, seance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The House of the Devil (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, occult, supernatural, satanic ritual, cult, deathtrap, woman in danger, sacrifice, mystery, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, fear, lost in the woods, videotaping, mysterious place, panic, friends, wilderness, forest, supernatural, survival, urban legend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, religions or cults, investigation, parallel world, murder, demonic possession, urban ghetto, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends discover an ancient book, the Necronomicon, the Book of the Deads. They discover that the book is a link between our world and the world of ancients creatures, older than our civilizations.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: locked in a room, woman in danger, ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence, supernatural, mystery, monster, cult, deadly creature, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, 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 horror, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, castle, insanity, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, hidden identity, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century, 14th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, abandoned hospital, paranormal, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, claustrophobia, mental institution, maze, ghost hunter, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, fear, ghost, supernatural, panic, paranormal activity, videotaping, family, evil force, couples, desperation, demonic possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, demon, curses spells and rituals, found footage, family in danger, haunted house, couples, human host, supernatural power, christmas, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an inbred monster in this new inmate, however. Instead, he sees him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, non-linear, psychological
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mental institution, murder, ancient mystery, crimes, mental disorder, doctor, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief), hiding place, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 13K
Mirrors 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Max, who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mentally unstable, vengeance, supernatural power, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, mysterious character, store, strong violent content, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 19K
Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: macabre, suspenseful, tense, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police station, female protagonist, ghost, cult, locked in, policewoman, police officer, rookie, workplace, brutality, sacrifice ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 14K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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In Search of Lovecraft (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While shooting a Halloween news story on horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, reporter Rebecca Marsh discovers that the "fiction" Lovecraft wrote is actually true and the creatures and cults described in his writings really exist.
Style: serious, scary, bleak, offbeat
Plot: cult, nightmare, writer's life, supernatural, uncover truth, mad scientist, journalism, chaos, religions or cults, obsession, curses spells and rituals, occult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.9
 925
Satanic (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Michelle wakes from an accident with no memory, then she has nightmares and people around her die.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, nightmare, memory loss, investigation, supernatural, crimes, car accident, haunted by the past, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Beast Must Die (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, british horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, murder, obsession, monster, wolfman, chase, guest, mansion, mind game, supernatural, investigation, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.8
 1K
The Fear (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, mental illness, haunted by the past, stalking, evil doll, fear, experiment, weekend, demon, forest, mannequin ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: tense, macabre, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, found footage, invisibility, witch, child in peril, ghost, haunted house, evil force, terrorizing, supernatural horror, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.5
 127K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, mirror, paranormal activity, family relations, hallucination, artifact, insanity, magical mirror, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Monster of Terror (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, crimes, estate, fiancee, old dark house, radiation, paranoid, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: dark, suspenseful, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, supernatural, confined, archaeology, treasure hunt, ghost, escapades, claustrophobia, death, survival, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 20K
Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, manipulation, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, fame, violence, friendship, desperation, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 69K
Ringu (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, scary, psychological, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, curse, woman in danger, back from the dead, dark secret, supernatural power, mysterious death, journalist, good versus evil, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
They Look Like People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, demon, secrets, psychology, insanity, obsession, unlikely friendships, hallucination, layoff, basement ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 19K
Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, nightmare, supernatural, mutant, survival, mystery, disorder, village life, good versus evil, sacrifice, chase, fishing village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%