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Occult (2009)
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Occult (2009)
Original name: オカルト
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, slasher, surreal, scary, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, parallel world, mystery, murder, alternate dimension, investigation, suspicion, paranormal phenomena, mass murder, killer, occult, portal, killing spree, crimes, travel, sea, ufo, mountain, money, train, forest, food, violence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about deadly, murder, danger, supernatural, ghost, mystery and crimes mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Occult: Noroi: The Curse (2005), The Cure (1997), 8213: Gacy House (2010), The Grudge (2004), Atrocious (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, curse, ghost, disappearance, investigation, journalist, demon, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, paranormal phenomena, fear, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, amnesia, hallucination, hypnosis, interrogation, mystery, murder mystery, mind control, stranger, psychosis ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: found footage, serial killer, ghost, crimes, investigation, supernatural, frame up, haunted house, murder, paranormal activity, killer clown, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, murder, mystery, vengeance, suicide, family curse, paranormal activity, hospital, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, family vacation, country house, investigation, ghost, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, curse, cell phone, mystery, investigation, vengeance, journalism, supernatural, teenage life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural, split personality, curse, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, death, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Detective Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A detective and a businessman search for a serial killer who removes people's organs.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, private detective, murder, partners, mystery, crimes, investigation, painting, friendship, insanity, disappearance, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
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The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, scary, mind bending, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, mystery, youth, curses spells and rituals, city life, student life, looking for love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 745
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, prison, supernatural, confined, crimes, rivalry, investigation, police detective, mystery, violence, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
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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: scary, slasher, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curse, demonic possession, supernatural, murder, family, runaway, serial killer, investigation, crimes, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, chicago illinois, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: village, mystery, estrangement, supernatural, buddies, crimes, missing person, trapped, survival, murder, ghost, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
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Place: japan, tokyo, chicago illinois, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 712
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
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The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Story: Based on the wraparound story penned by Clive Barker in the author's "Books of Blood" collection, the story centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: scary, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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