Movies like Village of 8 Gravestones

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Village of 8 Gravestones (1977)
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Village of 8 Gravestones (1977)
Original name: 八つ墓村
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors. Adaptation of novel by Seishi Yokomizo
Plot: samurai, warrior, inheritance, private detective, airport, murder, greed, waterfall, twin sister, poison, village, cave, curse, twin, possession, sake, samurai warrior
Time: year 1977, 1500s
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Village of 8 Gravestones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, ghost, mystery, danger, investigation, deadly and supernatural mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Village of 8 Gravestones: Sex of the Witch (1973), The Inugami Family (2006), The Inugami Family (1976), The Devil's Ballad (1977), Help (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex of the Witch (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An old man dies and as his relatives await their dosh they start getting killed, sort of by a witch!
Plot: witch, castle, possession, murder, inheritance, curse, sex scene, last will and testament, deathbed, lesbian
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Inugami Family (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A remake of the 1976 award winning film. When tycoon Inugami Sahei passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marry one of the Inugami grandsons - Sukekiyo, Suketake, or Suketomo - pitting ...
Plot: murder, frog, greed, stolen identity, axe, leg, mask, poison, last will and testament, axe in the head, tobacco, axe murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Inugami Family (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.
Plot: axe murder, family feud, stolen identity, war veteran, frog, greed, murder, flashback, axe in the head, private detective, poison, leg ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Devil's Ballad (1977)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A serial killer responsible for 7 minors' deaths thus far seems to kill to a particular rhythm, which the authorities must identify to catch him.
Plot: sparrow, wine, orange, grape, year 1952, private detective, waterfall, poison, ball, mirror, convention, bicycle ...
Time: 1950s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 323
Help (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "HELP" is a supernatural horror thriller which draws upon the story of a malevolent spirit that refuses to leave the human world and is out to exact retribution for past crimes committed against it.
Plot: possession, twin sister, murder, evil spirit, psychiatrist, wife husband relationship, bikini, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
St. John's Wort (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to match her visions. As they explore the old mansion, Nami ...
Plot: haunted house, brother sister relationship, evil twin, inheritance, old dark house, revenge, twin, twin brother, photograph, brother
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: scary, tense, serious, disturbing, dark
Plot: ghost, investigation, curse, dark secret, journalist, disappearance, occult, found footage, danger, demon, uncover truth, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Samrat & Co. (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young, beautiful and rich girl, Dimpy Singh, approaches Samrat Tilakdhari, a private investigator, with a strange case. Their garden got ruined for reasons that appear natural but are not known; leading horticulturists have examined the fading ...
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, private detective, romance, whodunit, mansion
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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 15K
The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, curse, dollhouse, supernatural, goth, slasher, murder, isolation, serial killer, haunted by the past, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 130K
The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, attic, ghosts, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 13K
Sisters (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, twins, model, mystery, insanity, psychopath, amateur detective, psychic, police, neighbor, witness, hallucination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 798
The Inn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television reporter investigates a small town's dark secret.
Style: suspense
Plot: disappearance, dark secret, murder, missing person, small town, slasher, voodoo, voodoo doll, curse, ghost
Place: maryland, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Farewell to the Ark (1984)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A remote village has its own norms, rites and traditions. Sue and Sutechiki are a couple and cousins. Their sex life had been better: Sutechiki is impotent and Sue have a magical chastity belt. Themes such as time, memory, modernization and social ...
Plot: chastity, cockfight, flute, incest, clock, village, dream, murder, death, chastity belt, surrealism, ghost
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 5K
The Asylum (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During an all-night, drug-fueled party at an abandoned asylum known for the horrific treatment of its patients, a group of ordinary teens decide to experiment with the occult, mysteriously leading to a violent possession. In an effort to find help, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting
Plot: possession, ghost, murder, demon, trapped, friendship, party, secret, characters killed one by one, revenge, chase, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 1K
Gehenna (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group visits Saipan to search for locations for their company's newest resort. As they find what they think is the perfect spot, they discover a hidden bunker on the property which they decide to explore. However, they soon find out that ...
Style: biblical
Plot: mountain, cave, panic, evil, nightmare, creature, blood, seal, fear, myth, night, urban legend ...
Place: pacific ocean, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Reaper (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. A young woman is murdered in the woods nearby, in circumstances similar to those in his bestselling novel, "Reaper". Faced with increasing pressure ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, motel, sexual murder, writer's block, investigation, sheriff
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Finders Keepers (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A haunted doll teaches one little girl why children shouldn't play with undead things.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: explosion, murder, possession, problem child, screaming, deadly, parents and children, family relations, danger, woman in danger, supernatural, evil doll ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 77
Dark August (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl is accidentally run down by a car driven by a careless city slicker. This careless injustice provokes the girl's grandfather into summoning his mystical powers and placing a death curse on the young man. Desperate to stave off the ...
Plot: curse, occult, psychic, supernatural, psychic power, revenge, car accident, grandfather
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.7
 1K
The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, sorority, undead, poison, supernatural, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, college, prank, college life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 2K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, ghost, murder, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, deadly, supernatural, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Die Sister, Die! (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.
Plot: nurse, sister, rooftop fight, murder, confession, poison, sister sister relationship, widow, vanity, father daughter incest, family secret, blackmail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.7
 140
The Dark Area (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Five friends get lost in the woods. Soon one by one gets killed by a mysterious person...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: murder, found footage, lost in the woods, night, forest, slasher, teenager, handheld camera, video camera
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 438
Whispers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer.
Style: rough, mind bending, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, stalker, hypnosis, necrophilia, psychiatry, childhood trauma, investigation, deadly, crimes, crime, mystery, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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 876
Castle of Sand (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1975 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found ...
Plot: police investigation, class differences, murder investigation, village, leprosy, concert, hospital, cinema, letter, miscarriage, cop killer, adoption ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cry for the Strangers (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The little coastal town of Clark's Harbor seems like the perfect place for psychiatrist Brad Russell and his wife to get a little peace and spend more time with each other. But the locals don't seem very friendly and, every time a storm ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: village, social relations, missing child, ghost, family in danger, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, mystery, village life, losing-it hero, indian tribe ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: atmospheric, tense, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, grudge, fear, curse, stalker, supernatural, gory, family relations, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.
Style: gothic, scary, erotic, mind bending, sexual ...
Plot: murder, small town, village, investigation, cat, sadism, italian gothic, gorilla, social relations, palaces castles and temples, danger, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 3K
Creepy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get ...
Plot: professor, dinner, murder, neighbor, basement, fire, investigation, mind control, explosion, dog, unsolved crime, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Night Walker (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, laboratory, dream, nightmare, inventions and discoveries, crime, legal investigation, mystery, couple relations, protagonist as suspect, prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 34K
The Wailing (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, enigmatic, macabre, art house ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, police, murder, small town, shrine, exorcism, priest, shaman, possession, zombie, supernatural ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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