10 Best Eerie Atmosphere Movies Set by The Water

Someone recently asked, “Hey folks, I am looking for movies with an eerie atmosphere in fishing villages or small towns by the water."

"No matter if lighthouses, strange fishermen, ominous villagers, that kind of thing.” Here are the top-voted responses.

The Lighthouse has been interpreted as a survival film, horror movie, psychological thriller, and character study, defying categorization in media.

The Lighthouse (2019)

Shutter Island is a neo-noir psychological thriller following two Deputy U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo). They are investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island after one of the patients mysteriously disappears.

Shutter Island (2010)

Midnight Mass is a supernatural horror streaming miniseries following a former venture capitalist (Zach Gilford) returning home after serving a four-year prison sentence for killing someone in a drunk-driving incident.

Midnight Mass (2021) Miniseries

The Fog is a supernatural horror John Carpenter film following a strange, glowing fog sweeping over a small coastal town in California. The fog is consumed by vengeful ghosts of mariners killed in a shipwreck there 100 years before.

The Fog (1980)

The Wicker Man is a horror remake of the 1973 film of the same name. It follows a police officer (Nicolas Cage) who is informed by his ex-fiancée (Kate Beahan) that her daughter has disappeared.

The Wicker Man (2006)

Blow the Man Down is a black comedy thriller following two sisters (Morgan Saylor and Sophie Lowe) attempting to cover up a brutal run-in with a dangerous man. While covering their crime, they delve into the seedy underbelly of their town while uncovering its deepest, darkest secrets.

Blow the Man Down (2019)

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