Movies like Cry for the Strangers

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Cry for the Strangers (1982)
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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 rolls in, another mysterious death occurs... Could an ancient Indian legend of ghostly tribes and human sacrifice have anything to do with it?
Style: scary, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: village, ghost, investigation, missing child, mystery, village life, danger, haunted by the past, family in danger, losing-it hero, social relations, indian tribe, death, psychiatrist, storm, curse, resort, coast, seaside
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Cry for the Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, mystery, ghost, crimes and murder mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cry for the Strangers: The Secret Village (2013), Find Me (2014), The Hideout (2007), Whispers (1990), Hangman's Curse (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Village (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Greg,an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel,a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, village, deadly, journalism, supernatural, village life, hysteria, conspiracy, journalist, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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95%
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Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, danger, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, investigation, hopes, deadly, uncover truth, mentally unstable, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, estate, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
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Whispers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: necrophilia, murder, childhood trauma, twins, hypnosis, stalker, psychiatry, crime, ghost, investigation, mystery, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, secret mission, urban legend, haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, teenage life, who done it, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, estate, nightmare comes true, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, curse, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: village, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, buddies, estrangement, missing person, survival, trapped, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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Blood Curse (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Portugal
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban family inherits an old country house located in a small village. Upon their arrival they try to adapt to the new lifestyle, but they soon learn that the village is overshadowed by superstition and mysterious folklore. As they are plagued by ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: mystery, ghost, supernatural, family problems, family in crisis, danger, deadly, clergy, village, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Delivery tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: supernatural, couple relations, danger, tv show, pregnancy, obsession, evil spirit, human host, couples, media, ghost, child
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 2K
Farm House (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the modern day mid-west, the film focuses on a young couple trying to establish a new life. They become stranded in a very isolated vineyard. They are forced to face secrets from their own pasts and the malicous intents of the vineyard's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, gory, wrong place wrong time, haunted by the past, isolation, starting over, danger, confined, countryside, torture, family in danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Don’t Leave Home (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: investigation, urban legend, painter, supernatural, supernatural power, painting, priest, missing child, ghost, secret, isolation, danger ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, family in danger, gory, slasher, small town life, who done it, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, sadism, animal life, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Death in the Shadows (1985)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter lives in Oostdijk, a village near Amsterdam. One night when the mother is on her way home, she is killed in a car accident in the street they live in.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hit and run, peep show, teenage girl, accident, search for mother, striptease, village, law enforcement, danger, mystery, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, danger, mystery, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, investigation, supernatural, afterlife, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, journalism, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, danger, tv show, haunted house, survival, supernatural, deadly, graphic violence, indoor, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, danger, investigation, crime, crimes, supernatural, deadly, frame up, murder, paranormal activity, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, mystery, zombie, ghost, resort, lake or river, river, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 3K
Barricade (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, survival, parents and children, family in danger, isolation, supernatural, mystery, forces of nature, in the woods, family relations, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, vengeance, supernatural, mystery, social misfits, danger, deadly, society, youth, social relations, teenage life, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dorothy Mills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a gloomy, God-fearing island community is rocked by the murder of a young child, a psychologist is called in to examine Dorothy Mills, the teenager accused of the crime. Despite the villagers' resistance, the therapist soon suspects that ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending
Plot: psychiatrist, supernatural, mystery, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, mental illness, afterlife, teenage life, social relations, babies and infants, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, mental illness, obsession, hospital, losing-it hero, stalking, mind game, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious
Plot: serial killer, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, woman, violence, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 444K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A beautiful lady turns up in an architect's masterpiece.When he founds that she is real, he realizes that she is haunted and hunted by the reasons they have to find out
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, mentally unstable, crimes, supernatural, stalking, danger, mystery, mysterious character, deadly, supernatural ability, vengeful ghost, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 176
Mommy's Day (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After escaping a lethal injection for the murders Mommy (Patty McCormack) had committed, she is given a special implant in her arm that will keep her from having homicidal urges. However, since she still tries to see her daughter and other murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, escape, investigation, slasher, serial killer, bad mother, paranoia, prison, family life, deadly, confined, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 2K
Coming Soon (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What kind of scenes in a horror film scares you the most? When a ghost appears totally unexpectedly? When the main character does not see the ghost sneaking up behind him? When at the very end you find out that the main character was actually a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: ghost, supernatural, crimes, danger, rescue, amateur detective, haunted by the past, isolation, family in danger, kidnapping, deadly, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%