Movies like In the Mouth of Madness

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
 7.1
 72K
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 investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End.
Style: psychological, gothic, surreal, scary, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing, dark, splatter ...
Audience: date night
Plot: insanity, investigation, hallucination, suspense, monster, paranoia, supernatural, small town, disappearance, mental illness, writers, fear, ghost town, macabre, apocalypse, brutality, police brutality, cosmic horror, mind game, zombie, halloween, cult, missing person, church, insurance investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to In the Mouth of Madness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, weird, atmospheric and suspenseful films with plots about suspense, storytelling, macabre, supernatural, death, insanity and dialogue mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like In the Mouth of Madness: Prince of Darkness (1987), The Void (2016), Angel Heart (1987), Jacob's Ladder (1990), A Cure for Wellness (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, slasher, disturbing ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, suspense, satan, zombie, devil, antichrist, monster, church, research, obsession, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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100%
 5.9
 38K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, stylized, surreal, scary, splatter ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body horror, monster, hospital, insanity, another dimension, human experiment, cosmic horror, murder, mutation, macabre, cult, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 91K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, sexy, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: investigation, devil, voodoo, twists and turns, private detective, satan, missing person, amnesia, incest, supernatural, suspense, sex with father ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 20th century, year 1918, year 1943 ...
Place: new orleans, southern usa, new york, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 111K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, scary, bleak, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, nightmare, hallucination, twists and turns, delusion, mind game, psychology, dealing with death, mental illness, haunted by the past, conspiracy, memory ...
Time: 20th century, year 1971, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, dark, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: suspense, cure, therapist, patient, hospital, spa, capitalism, slut, capitalist, dark secret, nubile girl, torture ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps, germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 187K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, satanic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, devil, investigation, collector, obsession, secret society, chase, curses spells and rituals, murder, satanism, artifact ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, france, spain, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 32K
The Empty Man (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, slasher, scary ...
Plot: occult, suspense, supernatural, suicide, sacrifice, cult, investigation, teenager, death, riddles and clues, legend, cosmic horror ...
Time: year 1995, 2010s, year 2019, 90s
Place: missouri, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 35K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: surrealism, monster, obsession, insanity, macabre, occult, hysteria, demon, supernatural, serial killer, existentialism, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, poland, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surrealism, investigation, serial killer, murder, small town life, small town, incest, mental illness, hallucination, supernatural, rape, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1988, 80s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada, philadelphia, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 203K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: psychological, mind bending, neo noir, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, memory, alternate reality, cyberpunk, suspense, alien race, alien, post apocalypse, future dystopia, amnesia, memory loss ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 186K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, supernatural, trapped in space, space, insanity, space station, hallucination, space and aliens, nightmare, rescue team, survival, astronaut ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 96K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, psychedelic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, cyberpunk, insanity, television, paranoia, body horror, mind control, surrealism, satire, suicide, cult, brainwashing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, pittsburgh, toronto ontario canada, usa, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 146K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, mind bending, atmospheric, confusing ...
Plot: insanity, surrealism, murder, time loop, doppelganger, hallucination, transformation, graphic violence, erotica, macabre, psychology, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 158K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, fear, macabre, missing child, death, tragic event, twists and turns, afterlife, orphanage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 811K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, adult, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, psychology, insanity, time travel, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, hallucination, suspense, time loop, suburbs, schizophrenia ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 234K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, demon, survival, insanity, macabre, torture, mysterious place, supernatural horror, ghost, evil, ghost town ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: canada, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, harsh, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, darkness, supernatural, disappearance, catastrophe, hospital, church, group of strangers, disaster ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Night Flier (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 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, splatter, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: vampire, reporter, supernatural, monster, writers, macabre, suspense, murder, zombie, airplane, airport, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 97K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: 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, twist ending, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, doll, macabre, supernatural, murder, ventriloquist, small town, investigation, twists and turns, clown, uncover truth, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, neo noir, dark, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, magic, investigation, supernatural, faked death, occult, violence, desert, fanatic, cult, demon, magician ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, new york, mojave desert, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 40K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, disturbing, slasher, gothic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, murder mystery, psychopath, macabre, supernatural, mental illness, manic, haunted by the past, mysterious character, intrigue, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, lebanon, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
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: scary, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: twists and turns, urban legend, conspiracy, suspense, death of wife, reporter, supernatural, investigation, hallucination, warning, psychic, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ohio, ecuador ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.6
 1.7M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing, scary, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, psychopath, police, psychology, insanity, police investigation, murder, suspense, killings, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 82K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, suspense, parents and children, mental illness, family problems, woman in danger, uncover truth, family in danger, teenager, twists and turns, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 18K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, writers, murder, twins, blackmail, life philosophy, investigation, supernatural ability, lookalikes, alter ego, suspense, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 1.0M
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, disturbing, psychedelic ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, insanity, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, suspense, snow, imaginary friend, evil, winter, caretaker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, surreal, witty ...
Plot: ancient mystery, cult, nightmare, suspense, supernatural, investigation, monster, macabre, cosmic horror, cthulhu, obsession, secrets ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: louisiana, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 105K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, psychedelic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, race against time, coma, psychiatrist, virtual reality, psychopath, macabre, mind game, fbi, suspense, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: psychological, surreal, thought provoking, funny, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, astronaut, vietnam war, psychology, supernatural, religion, god, existentialism, surrealism, foul language, adaptation, greed ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%