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The Cat and the Canary (1978)
 5.6
 1K
The Cat and the Canary (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: British remake of the classic comedy thriller play. A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: murder, black cat, crimes, ghost, supernatural, investigation, afterlife, supernatural ability, mystery, danger, family problems, who done it, death in the family, deadly, woman in danger, master and servant, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, power relations, maniac, lesbian, horse, gay, killer ...
Time: 70s, 1900s, 1930s, hollywood star, year 1934

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Most similar movies to The Cat and the Canary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and humorous films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, crimes, murder, mystery and investigation mostly in Horror, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cat and the Canary: House of the Long Shadows (1983), Bangkok Haunted (2001), The Beast Must Die (1974), Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004), Maze (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Plot: slasher, murder, reunion, black cat, house, writers, deadly, mystery, gory, crimes, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bangkok Haunted (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not listed in the order from the truck of Transportation Company ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, anthology
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, supernatural, ghost story, murder, fall in love, supernatural ability, investigation, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Beast Must Die (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, british horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, obsession, wolfman, monster, guest, mansion, mind game, supernatural, investigation, deadly creature, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, teenage life, slasher, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.3
 22K
Maze (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the mansion. But events soon make him reconsider his beliefs. As ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: ghost, mystery, crimes, supernatural, family in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, family relations, investigation, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, dark humor, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, serial killer, slasher, murder, investigation, psychopath, high school, gory, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, rough ...
Plot: family business, countryside, murder, brother, partners, murderous pair, danger, brother brother relationship, on the run, killing spree, awkward situation, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 classic. On the eve of the Second World War, a train carrying an assortment of passengers, pulls out of a small town in Bavaria. When one of the passengers, a kindly old lady, mysteriously disappears the other ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: missing person, train, spy, investigation, mind game, mystery, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, danger, amateur detective, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: germany, london, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, camp, psychopath, psycho killer, who done it, investigation, crimes, deadly, danger, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, ghost, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The House on Skull Mountain (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four cousins who have never met are invited by their Great-Grandmother Christophe to visit her mansion outside of Atlanta. When they arrive, they learn she has just died. They stay to hear the reading of her will and soon are being killed off ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inheritance, voodoo, mansion, mystery, escapades, golden years, supernatural ability, crimes, investigation, society, supernatural, master and servant ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Valdemar Legacy (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services ...
Style: serious, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, curses spells and rituals, private detective, estate, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 2K
Cover Up (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1957, Dorothy and Edmund Yates (Keith and Rupert Davies) were committed to an institution for the criminally insane, she for acts of murder and cannibalism and he for covering up her crimes. Fifteen years later, they are pronounced fit for ...
Style: cult film, scary, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, mental illness, danger, family life, haunted by the past, woman in danger, who done it, isolation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 289K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, small town, danger, teenage life, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long after the the tricks are done. Is it ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, mystery, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 6K
Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film centers on Darren Mullet, a bullied asthmatic, driven to suicide by his tormented life - ignored by his parents, ridiculed by his teachers and bullied at school. He returns from the dead to pay his teenage tormentors a final visit.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, high school, prank, school, suicide, drowning, vengeance, ghost, teenage life, revenge, serial killer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tales of Terror (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, anthology, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, reincarnation, zombie, ghost, infidelity, supernatural, hypnotist, vengeance, experiment gone awry, family problems, danger, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Andre the Butcher (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Andre the Butcher will make sure you pay for your sins.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: slasher, confined, psychopath, survival, gory, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, mind game, supernatural, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, danger, supernatural, mystery, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 322K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, ghost, danger, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, afterlife, murder, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 8K
The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: macabre, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, uncover truth, man versus machine, crimes, deadly creature, danger, deadly, race against time, rescue, ghost, psychopath, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 32K
Housebound (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, house arrest, plot twist, parents and children, supernatural, danger, mystery, family relations, bloody violence, female protagonist, exploding head, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, ritual, deal with the devil, demon, cult, curses spells and rituals, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 128K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, post modern ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, serial murder, crimes, mystery killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mask, slasher, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 9K
Saint (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: bishop, supernatural, murder, kidnapping, vengeance, danger, ghost, crimes, deadly, holiday, legends and myths, child murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Broadcast (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: handheld camera, murder, danger, filmmaker, investigation, uncover truth, supernatural, obsessive quest, satellite, mysterious character, amateur detective, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 3K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, mystery, track down, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 393
Arnold (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen marries Arnold at his funeral and continues to get his money as long as she stays by his coffin. Meanwhile, various oddball relatives after Arnold's wealth are being killed in a creative variety of ways.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor, scary ...
Plot: wedding, coffin, black cat, corpse, decapitation, widow, family relations, deadly, cons and scams, crimes, supernatural, secret passageway ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%