Movies like In the Mouth of Madness

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In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
 7.2
 59K
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
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 investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending, cult film ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, disappearance, insanity, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, mental illness, hallucinations, danger, mind game, deadly, apocalypse, monster, small town, suicide, rage, disfigurement, axe, missing person, fantasy becomes reality, church ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to In the Mouth of Madness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, macabre, serious and cult film films with plots about weird, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, death, murder and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like In the Mouth of Madness: Jacob's Ladder (1990), Event Horizon (1997), Prince of Darkness (1987), The Void (2016), Possession (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 96K
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: surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, dealing with death, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, tragic event, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, obsession, suffering ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 154K
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: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightmare, space travel, outer space, space station, lovecraftian, insanity, danger, space and aliens, hallucination, trapped in space, survival, crew ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: suspenseful, stylized, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: antichrist, church, apocalypse, secret, lovecraftian, save the world, satanic cult, obsession, research, satan, good versus evil, religion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 29K
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: macabre, dark, ambiguous ending, sinister, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, another dimension, body horror, mutation, monster, insanity, hospital, murder, nurse, violence, transformation, human experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 24K
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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, graphic violence, domestic violence, police, murder, breakdown, monster, affair, gore, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, cult film ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989, 80s
Place: washington state, philadelphia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 163K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: occult, devil, collector, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, satanism, danger, secret society, lucifer, god or devil, obsession, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, new york, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, serious, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, priest, mentor protege relationship, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, mind game, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, new york, italy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 78K
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: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder, neurosis ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 31K
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, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, mind game, mysterious character, haunted by the past, manic, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 10K
Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They ...
Style: scary, psychological, gothic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, supernatural ability, devil, chosen one, reincarnation, serial killer, satanism, devil worship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 7K
Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death, cannibalism, gory, danger, castle, parents and children, freak, cellar, basement, slasher, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, buried alive, insanity, castle, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, danger, hidden identity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.6
 1.4M
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, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, neo noir, torture, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 11K
The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disappearance, forest, danger, missing person, gory, boarding school, teenage life, hallucination, police, axe, isolation, slasher ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 11K
Gozu (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, yakuza, deadly, mental illness, danger, mission of murder, hotel, restaurant, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, confined, danger, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 100K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, demon, gory, vengeance, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, mental institution, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance, evil spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, warning, psychic, small town, telephone call, terminal illness, urban legend, death of wife, hallucination, reporter, investigation, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, psychological, tense, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, photographer, stalking, gory, witnessing a crime, crimes, psychopath, deadly, police investigation, blood, cannibalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 127K
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, atmospheric, serious, mind bending, gothic ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, sexuality, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, losing-it hero, family relations, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 59K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, destiny, coma, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, a vision ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 7K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, rough, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, wizards and magicians, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, investigation, mystery, religions or cults, crimes, danger, sect ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ritual murder, voodoo, ritual, family relations, religions or cults, crimes, deadly, danger, supernatural, cult, murder, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 101K
The Wolfman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, human becomes animal, deadly, deadly creature, human becoming an animal, superhuman powers, supernatural, gory, missing person, danger, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: europe, london, england, tower bridge london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 15K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, book, blackmail, supernatural, supernatural ability, lookalikes, deadly, investigation, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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