Movies like The Call of Cthulhu

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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
 7.2
 8K
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, silent film, suspense, stylized, serious, experimental, non-linear, psychotronic, talky ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, h.p. lovecraft, secrets, existentialism, obsession, ocean or sea, religions or cults, inheritance, mental illness, escapades, deadly, expressionism, notebook, monster, island, native american, ship, shipwreck, sailor, forest ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, weird, deadly, catastrophe and demons mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Call of Cthulhu: In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Dagon (2001), The Canal (2014), Devil's Pass (2013). 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: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, lovecraftian, insanity, investigation, hallucination, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, hallucinations, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 319K
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, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, ghost, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, magical, investigation, murder, gory, legends and myths, mystery, legendary ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1790s, 19th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 16K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, mutant, supernatural, gory, disorder, mystery, survival, village life, good versus evil, danger, deadly, fishing village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 13K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, christmas, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 22K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snow, survival, ancient mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, deadly, legends and myths, isolation, mountain, mutant, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Plot: legends and myths, riddles and clues, supernatural, mystery, abduction, escape attempt, deadly, danger, space and aliens, dishonesty, deadly creature, human host ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vermont, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bleak, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, gory, danger, curses spells and rituals, forest, tour guide, video, surveillance, mysterious death, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: murder, ghost, halloween, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, danger, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sean Reynolds, a highly acclaimed investigative journalist (who strongly believed in paranormal phenomena), destroyed his career when the most watched episode of his reality show, based on paranormal phenomena, turned out to be a hoax. Sean saw a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, deadly creature, danger, survival, supernatural, deadly, in the woods, escapades, brutality, dishonesty, media, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 39K
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, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, violence, american abroad, maggot, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 7K
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, soldier, haunted by the past, mystery, castle, baron, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, danger, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 30K
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: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, supernatural, witch, small town, danger, legends and myths, haunted by the past, child in peril, ghost, brother sister relationship, childhood trauma, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, demons, axe, secrets, twists & turns, unlikely friendships, psychology, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, supernatural, deadly, psychopath, danger, gory, murder, military officer, catastrophe, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 312K
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, family relations, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 97K
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, ocean or sea, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, nightmare, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Dunwich Horror (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Louisiana, in the wicked Whateley House, Lavina delivers two babies whose fate is written. Ten years later, three scholars of the occult discover that one page of the “Necronomicon,” the unspeakable book, is missing and the Black Brotherhood ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: lovecraftian, parallel world, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, ancient mystery, danger, necronomicon, destiny, mutant, escapades, legends and myths, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, dark, tense, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, archaeology, ancient mystery, confined, treasure hunt, ghost, survival, death, escapades, uncover truth, archaeologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.1
 32K
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, witch doctor, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: darkness, supernatural, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, child in peril, demon, demons, dark and stormy night, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: English colonists arriving on Roanoke Island in 1587 find the fort built years before deserted. Soon after, members of the colony begin to die in horrible ways. Before returning to England for provisions, leader John White puts his son-in-law ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, danger, survival, ancient mystery, legends and myths, island, native american, graphic violence, settlement ...
Time: 16th century
Place: usa, virginia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
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, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, heaven and hell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, murder, serial killer, journalism, investigation, airplane, airport, reporter, undead, supernatural, zombie, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 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, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hospital, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, afterlife, deadly, cult, insanity, suicide, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 210K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 11K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, a vision, supernatural ability, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 49K
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, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, sleeping, slasher, filmmaking, stalking, woman in danger, serial killer, painting, alternate reality, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, gothic horror, insanity, castle, investigation, vengeance, buried alive, religions or cults, crimes, danger, hidden identity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 16th century, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, investigation, mental illness, supernatural, sacrifice, kidnapping, demons, insanity, transformation, serial killer, hospital, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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