Movies like Population 436

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Population 436 (2006)
 5.8
 10K
Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: isolation, small town life, danger, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, mayor, religions or cults, mystery, murder, conspiracy, prophecy, sheriff, tradition, brainwashing, trap, religious fundamentalism, barn, pregnancy, death, sex scene, psychopath, illness, suicide, doll ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Population 436

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, supernatural, mystery, blood and small town mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Population 436: The Wicker Man (2006), Wake Wood (2009), Children of the Corn (1984), Apprentice to Murder (1988), The Visitation (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.7
 61K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, missing child, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, small town, mystery, commune, family problems, sacrifice, occult, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Wake Wood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, pagan, ritual, grief, spouse in danger, imaginary, mystery, curses spells and rituals, dealing with death, isolation, woman in danger, danger ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cornfield, cult, children, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Apprentice to Murder (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, psychopath, supernatural ability, crimes, manipulations, mystery, teenage life, small town, religions or cults, social relations, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: small town, murder, supernatural, church, possession, dog, hopes, mystery, life is a bitch, miraculous event, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of the Corn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set primarily in 1975 in the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska this remake of the 1984 original (based on Stephen King's 1977 short story) centers around traveling couple Burt and Vicky as they fight to survive a cult of murderous children who ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: cornfield, ritual, danger, society, rivalry, small town, murder, children, corn, human sacrifice, blood, king ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nebraska, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 10K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, highway, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, deadly, family in danger, danger, small town life, gory, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, mine, usa, salt lake city utah, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 7K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, suicide, afterlife, danger, youth, prom, society, mystery, social misfits, curses spells and rituals, deadly, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.1
 779
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, in the woods, surveillance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 80K
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, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, supernatural, gory, doll, investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rise of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the sleepy small town of Dudley, Ohio, a terrifying future awaits. Laura is almost raped by a normal lawyer who appears to have gone crazy. When her boyfriend, Jack Walther saves her by running him over with her car, the cops don't buy the ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: pregnancy, ghost, mystery, crimes, parents and children, deadly creature, babies and infants, small town, family relations, gory, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bad Blood... the Hunger (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For several college students embarked on a summer of sun and fun find that their adventure turns eerily macabre when dark and ancient forces propel them into a sinister enclave peopled by human, night-stalking, ravenous flesh-eaters whose wit and ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, serious, sinister ...
Plot: danger, summer vacation, human sacrifice, ritual sacrifice, trapped, young love, road rage, forbidden love, flesh eating, curses spells and rituals, isolation, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, confined, crimes, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 11K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, isolation, vengeance, mind game, rivalry, danger, mystery, crimes, serial killer, deadly, slasher, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, small town life, mentally unstable, clergy, journalism, deadly, gory, evil man, religious fanatic, preaching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 8K
The Car (1977)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, small town, desert, car chase, violence spree, crimes, mystery, vengeance, danger, on the run, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Penny Dreadful (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: mind game, isolation, kidnapping, on the road, psychologist, danger, crimes, mystery, doctors and patients, psychopath, family relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 3K
Homicidal (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers around a murderous scheme to collect a rich inheritance. The object of murder is Miriam Webster, who is to share in the inheritance with her half brother Warren, who lives with his childhood guardian Helga in the mansion where ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mute, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, vengeance, isolation, deadly, serial killer, palaces castles and temples, small town, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, danger, mysterious character, hidden identity, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 2K
Humongous (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster who stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on his island.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, slasher, mutant, murder, revenge, violence, deadly creature, isolation, rescue, youth, danger, gory ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1946
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 1K
Impulse (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behavior...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, small town, danger, mystery, escapades, forces of nature, curses spells and rituals, small town life, mentally unstable, deadly, daughter, insanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 3K
The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, youth, deadly, psychopath, urban legend, danger, small town life, in the woods, murder, chase, friendship, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: offbeat, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: small town, ghost, isolation, zombie, family in danger, small town life, deadly, danger, dealing with death, lake or river, supernatural, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 4.0
 5K
Mortuary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, mortician, small town, murder, starting over, ghost, small town life, family problems, death in the family, deadly, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary
Plot: island, murder, pregnancy, isolation, children, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, wife husband relationship, evil child, killer child, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 9K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, rivalry, mind game, contests and competitions, group of strangers, danger, deathtrap, murder, characters killed one by one, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 3K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, gory, danger, deadly, youth, mystery, supernatural, college, slasher, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, parents and children, nanny, danger, mind game, family problems, obsession, isolation, suburbs, pregnancy, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.9
 964
Dead Within (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set six months after a deadly outbreak has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now they don’t have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: isolation, zombie, infection, survival, plague, danger, supernatural, couple relations, apocalypse, domestic disturbance, deadly, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, demon, haunted house, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, ghost, investigation, imaginary, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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