Movies like When Michael Calls

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When Michael Calls (1972)
 6.1
 699
When Michael Calls (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Helen keeps on receiving phone calls from a child, who claims being her nephew Michael - but Michael died 15 years ago! In these calls he scolds on acquaintances, who then die in suspicious accidents. Soon Helen has to fear to be the next victim.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: telephone call, pursuit, serial killer, dead man, lawyer, halloween, kitchen, hypnosis, fog, mother, psychiatrist, father, farm, bee, happy ending, boy, serial murder, sheriff, animal attack, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, mute, wife, daughter, ex husband ex wife relationship ...

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Most similar movies to When Michael Calls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense and psychotronic films with plots about murder, serial killer, psychopath, violence, blood, danger and slasher mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like When Michael Calls: The Darkness (2016), Halloween (1978), Honeyspider (2014), Halloween 5 (1989), Silent Madness (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
 14K
The Darkness (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation with a supernatural presence in tow.
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: autism, demon, haunted house, self sacrifice, supernatural horror, evil spirit, portal, son, husband wife relationship, imaginary friend, animal attack, marital strife ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 223K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, evil, violence, violent, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.2
 133
Honeyspider (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Halloween party on campus after ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: halloween, pumpkin, spider, mask, trick or treating, cult, halloween costume, costume
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 34K
Halloween 5 (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, child in peril, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, barn, kitten, psychiatrist, pitchfork, boogeyman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.1
 575
Silent Madness (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital because of a computer error and heads to the site (a sorority) of his past murders to continue his penchant for mayhem.
Style: cult film
Plot: escaped mental patient, psychiatrist, maniac, dormitory, mental institution, bug, slasher killer, murder of a girl, male female relationship, serial murder, female nudity, telephone call ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
 114
The Ice House (1969)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A serial killer who works in an ice house murders women, then brings their bodies back to the ice house and stores them there. He also murders his brother, who is a cop, and takes his place in the investigation.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, woman strangled to death, psychopath, misogynist, fistfight, suicide, dead woman, female nudity, serial killer, psycho, fratricide, serial murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 6K
Eaten Alive (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: woman in danger, prostitute, swamp, psychotic, serial killer, murder, supernatural, slasher, teenage life, deathtrap, gory, sex addict ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rachel is a criminology student hoping to land a position as a teacher's assistant for professor Robert Starkman. She's sure this position will pave the way to an FBI career, and she's willing to do anything to obtain it -- including ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, college, obsession, fbi, slasher, student life, rivalry, mind game, blind ambition, competition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, suspense
Plot: pursuit, fear, murder, swimming pool, telephone, digging, intruder, pajamas, steam room, father daughter relationship, secretary, german shepherd ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, voyeur, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, mind game, danger, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, motorcycle gang, serial killer, blackmail, abduction, biker, murder for hire, kidnapping, hitman, contract killing, exploitation, serial murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, school, death, violence, psychopath, anniversary, stalking, small town, masked killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, slasher, stalking, rapist, psychopath, kidnapping, sister, creep, knife murder, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, child murder, death threat, mystery, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, supernatural, teenager, summer camp, psychiatrist, lake, telekinesis, camp, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 7K
The Swarm (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, military, bee, danger, rescue, race against time, antidote, panic, heroic mission, save the day, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, killing off one by one, psychopath, crimes, danger, gore, death, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller, scary, dark
Plot: home invasion, survival, psychopath, murder, mother daughter relationship, vacation, brutality, family in danger, danger, game, pills, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 1K
All I Need (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The paths of a desperate man and an imprisoned young woman cross unexpectedly in the den of a mysterious killer.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: bound and gagged, violence, teenage girl, abduction, locked room, serial killer, employer employee relationship, delivery, package, hands tied behind back, multiple storylines, anguish ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 6K
Clinical (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history.
Style: psychological, christmas horror, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: patient, psychiatrist, house, murder, police officer, self mutilation, pills, father daughter relationship, car accident, surveillance footage, danger, christmas ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, preacher, sheriff, corn, barn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, serial killer, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, prank, danger, stalking, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wolves at the Door (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, ...
Style: suspense, bleak, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: home invasion, party, murder, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cult, stabbing, summer of love, pursuit, danger, terror, knife murder ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 6K
Strangeland (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, mental institution, vengeance, crimes, computers and web, woman in danger, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Bees attack an isolated country house, a family must stick together to survive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: survival, countryside, isolation, confined, dangerous animal, escapades, deadly, danger, animal life, disorder, graphic violence, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 471
Impulse (1974)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an attractive widow, her daughter Tina becomes suspicious of his motives.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: demon, revenge, evil man, serial killer, on the run, physical abuse, psychopath, prison, child abuse, con trick, maniac, possession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Premonition (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, dream, therapist, mother daughter relationship, premonition, kidnapping, seance, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, missing person ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, halloween, blood, good versus evil, attic, masked killer, niece, ambulance, evil, knife ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%