Movies like Murder by Phone

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Murder by Phone (1982)
 5.5
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Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
Style: slasher
Plot: telephone, murder, revenge, maniac, murderer, student, friendship, violence, investigation, blonde, death, train, science, photographer, tragedy, teenage girl, taxi, friendship between men, lie, taxi driver, elevator, good versus evil, boy, mirror, clock ...

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Most similar movies to Murder by Phone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about murder, violence, blood, telephone call, death, night and telephone mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Murder by Phone: Out of the Body (1988), Food of the Gods II (1989), Doomwatch (1972), Scanners (1981), Mommy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Out of the Body (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An invisible force is killing women in Sydney and stealing their eyes.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: serial killer, demonic possession, taking a shower, handbag, mirror, evil spirit, killing a dog, whistling, blonde, screaming man, woman driver, pistol ...
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Food of the Gods II (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.
Style: cult film, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: rat, child murders an adult, genetic engineering, giant monster, boy, violence, man with glasses, animal testing, clapping, woman slaps man, escape attempt, telephone call ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.5
 921
Doomwatch (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: island, contamination, supernatural, danger, deadly, heroes, escapades, violence spree, mutant, social relations, gory, environmentalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 51K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, scientist, world domination, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, misfit, social misfits, violence, conspiracy, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.0
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Mommy (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Patty McCormack's "Mommy" is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, murder, investigation, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crimes, police investigation, family relations, legal, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
High Desert Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Like every year, Jim, Ray, Brad and Paul leave the town for a week to go hunting in the woods. But this year everything is different: There's not a single animal to be found, the whole forest has fallen quiet. Two female campers they meet have ...
Style: twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: woman crying, laughter, paranoia, promise, rain, native american, missing woman, brunette, storm, apology, telephone call, car won't start ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 4K
Pin (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, mind game, ventriloquism, car accident, police, birthday, doll, dysfunctional family, doctor, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 214
Mr Wrong (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual "personality" attributed to eccentric old ...
Style: feminist film
Plot: ghost, murder victim, car keys, driving at night, bus, opening a door, storm, crime victim, red rose, telephone, old woman, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.8
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Thirst (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat, rough, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, vampire, swimming pool, occult, cult, brainwashing, nurse, danger, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, gory ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 817
The Pyx (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, cult, death, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, danger, prostitute, gory, religions or cults, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 17K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, prom, chase, murder, psychopath, stalking, vengeance, gory, red herring, disco, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 320
Deadly Force (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York. All this changes when the daughter of an old friend ...
Style: slasher
Plot: coroner, serial killer, murder, murder investigation, taxi driver, police officer, cult, old woman, widower, punched in the stomach, torch, disarming someone ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Zodiac Killer (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck driver, or the seemingly mild-mannered mailman, or even a ...
Style: cult film, slasher, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, psychotic, skirt, zodiac, murder, masked killer, mystery killer, bikini, taxi, nipples, car, knife murder ...
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 11K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, party, prank, stalking, revenge, danger, youth, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 26K
Possessor (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A thriller about an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to enable its operatives to inhabit other people's bodies, ultimately driving them to carry out assassinations for high-paying clients.
Style: tech noir, atmospheric, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination attempt, brutality, corporation, machine, distopia, graphic violence, murder, female nudity, male nudity, male objectification, virtual reality, sociopath ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, murder, serial killer, psychopath, sadism, danger, violence against a woman, violence against women, violence, death, stabbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday party, birthday, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
To All a Goodnight (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples ...
Style: slasher, christmas horror, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: revenge, murder, santa claus, christmas, maniac, murder mystery, police detective, teenager, school, killer santa claus, teenage girl, holiday horror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.1
 10K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, homecoming, youth, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, prom ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1945 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 5K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 3K
Arrival II (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After Zane Ziminski is found dead five people received envelopes with details of an alien invasion. This group of five includes 3 scientists, Zane's brother Jack, and a reporter. Quickly, the group is down to three and then Jack and Bridget, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, conspiracy, alien invasion, alien, global warming, investigation, surveillance, save the world, adventure, journalism, heroes, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 10K
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, violence, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: killer child, orphan, teenage girl, secret, friendship, murder, poisoning, father, halloween, life is a bitch, human nature, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: slasher, psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, psychopath, attic, pianist, suicide attempt, abortion, telephone call, prank telephone call ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 209
Alien Valley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story of a reality T.V. crew of paranormal researchers who journey to Colorado's San Luis Valley in order to investigate the unexplained phenomena of cattle mutilations. Over the course of their three day investigation they find much more ...
Style: psychotronic, dark, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: danger, fear, mysterious event, investigation, violence, death, group of friends, murder, friend, obscurity, found footage, paranormal investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
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Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, crimes, journalism, crime, deadly, law enforcement, hostage situation, beer drinking, trapped, strangled to death ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An enraged farmer called Lark discovers a mask in his grandfather’s house and dons it when murdering his unfaithful wife and her lover. This sparks a killing spree with Lark killing off cheating partners in the small town. Can Detective Evans stop ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychotronic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: student, darkness, resurrection, murder, violence, urban legend, serial murder, college, teenager, masked killer, serial killer, maniac ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Invisible Man (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Currently unknown.
Style: twists and turns, scary, gothic, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, stalker, invisibility, homicidal maniac, death, sociopath, murder, woman in danger, home invasion, voyeurism, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 62K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gory, deadly, gas station, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 11K
Alligator (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alligator, animal horror, beast, reptile, mutation, hunter, scientist, toxic, sewer, danger, urban legend, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%