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The Cat and the Canary (1978)
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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, psychotronic
Plot: murder, black cat, ghost, investigation, supernatural, crimes, afterlife, mystery, supernatural ability, who done it, family problems, woman in danger, death in the family, master and servant, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, power relations, maniac, lesbian, gay, horse, serial killer, killer, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, year 1934, 20th century, 1900s

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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, psychotronic and serious films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, crimes, supernatural, serial killer and mystery mostly in Horror, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cat and the Canary: The Woman in Black (1989), 100 Bloody Acres (2012), House of the Long Shadows (1983), Tormented (2009), Scream 4 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 horror, gothic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, who done it, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
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100%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family business, countryside, brother, murder, partners, murderous pair, brother brother relationship, awkward situation, on the run, dark humor, survival, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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: slasher, semi serious, realistic, humorous, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, house, writers, black cat, family gatherings, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mystery, investigation, crimes, estate, bloody violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
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: slasher, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, prank, suicide, drowning, vengeance, ghost, wooing, teenage life, revenge, friendship, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, masked killer, mystery killer, serial murder, psychopath, murder, rescue, characters killed one by one, mystery, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, murder, obsession, monster, wolfman, chase, mansion, guest, mind game, supernatural, investigation, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: slasher, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, youth, police investigation, dark humor, teenage life, obsession, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Fright (1971)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, hostage, mentally unstable, nanny, murder, revenge killing, rape, paranoia, gas mask, graphic violence, family problems, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Dominique (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, ...
Style: scary, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, last will and testament, notary, mind game, supernatural ability, crimes, supernatural, intrigue, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 28K
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, humorous, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: ghost, family in danger, mystery, crimes, supernatural, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: parody, slasher, humorous, not serious, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, high school, mystery, youth, crimes, student life, teenage life, who done it, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 945
Alien Zone (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns out to be a mortician, who tells him the stories of the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, neurotic, psychotronic ...
Plot: psychopath, mortician, on the run, serial killer, graphic violence, haunted house, prison, infidelity, prison life, voyeurism, love affair, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, camp, bully, psychopath, summer camp, psycho killer, burned alive, who done it, investigation, teenage life, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, mansion, inheritance, estate, injustice, power relations, wizards and magicians, family relations, religions or cults, family life, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, serial killer, murder, mental illness, hospital, woman in danger, who done it, isolation, haunted by the past, family life, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, reincarnation, zombie, ghost, afterlife, infidelity, supernatural, hypnotist, vengeance, experiment gone awry, mystery, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, afterlife, ritual, demon, cult, curses spells and rituals, satanist, deal with the devil, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, curses spells and rituals, private detective, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing woman, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1920s, 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 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, romance, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, woman in danger, secret agents ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
Place: germany, london, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: slasher, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, masked killer, high school, psychopath, murder, small town, who done it, heroine, teenage life, violent, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, destiny, cowardice, friendship, delusion, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, afterlife, hotel, architect, supernatural, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, vengeance, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, small town life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Frightmare (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered powerful black magic, and Conrad hasn't taken his final ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, ghost, serial killer, supernatural, murder, strong violent content, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural ability, aging, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It turns out that the house is the place of a satanic cult ...
Style: parody, not serious, scary, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, haunted house, ghost, mad scientist, investigation, serial killer, mansion, estate, silly humor, disorder, religions or cults, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: slasher, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: psychopath, survival, confined, isolation, violence spree, supernatural, serial killer, mind game, destiny, murder, cheerleader, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.
Style: slasher, sexy, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, voyeurism, serial killer, psychopath, christmas, santa claus, haunted by the past, kidnapping, woman in danger, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, scotland yard, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 35K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, house arrest, parents and children, supernatural, mystery, family relations, dark humor, female protagonist, woman in danger, small town, mental illness, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bangkok Haunted (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 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, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, anthology
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, ghost story, woman in danger, fall in love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, investigation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 1K
Pandemonium (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
Style: parody, slasher, scary, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, crimes, teenage life, partners, canadian, horse, cheerleader, silly humor, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1963, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%