In the mystery-thriller film “Arctic Void,” directed by Darren Mann, a tourist ship in the Arctic has an unexpected power outage. Childhood friends Ray and Alan discover that all the other passengers have inexplicably disappeared, save for Sean, their new coworker, as the lights turn on once more. The three men struggle with acute anxiety and dread, making it difficult for them to escape their unsettling predicament as they attempt to understand what happened and seek refuge in a nearby town.
The horror thriller expertly blends psychological horror and suspense components, including a top-notch cast and an exciting plot. We’ve collected the ideal list of suggestions for you if you like the Michael Weaver-starring film and are looking for works with comparable topics. ‘Arctic Void’ and the majority of these films are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
The sci-fi thriller “Rapture,” directed by Richard Lowry, is based on an apocalyptic scenario in which clouds build, lightning strikes, and everyone nearby is vaporised. In the midst of all this disaster, a group of survivors trapped in a remote area are forced to work together against their odds in order to escape and find safety.
In “Arctic Void,” which is similar to “Rapture,” when all electrical gadgets mysteriously shut off and put the survivors in peril, the three men seek sanctuary in a ghost town after their ship is critically damaged by a peculiar power outage. Additionally, the survivors’ declining mental state in each film leads to intense conflict amongst them. Last but not least, both films reveal higher organisations attempting to control victims of a tragic occurrence that is not completely revealed until the very end.
Eddie Arya’s “Risen,” like “Arctic Void,” centres on a catastrophic occurrence and examines how a group of survivors fight to survive and flee the approaching apocalypse. In the science fiction thriller film, a town is struck by a meteor, killing everyone and everything nearby. Astrobiologer Lauren attempts to assist with the problem but soon discovers that something much more evil is being planned by an extraterrestrial entity. She now has to work against the clock with the other survivors to prevent a tragic outcome. Aside from the similarities already noted, ‘Risen’ and ‘Arctic Void’ are similar in that both central events are brought about by shadowy groups who want to rule humanity.
Shutter Island (2010)
Martin Scorsese directed the film “Shutter Island,” which centres on US Marshal Teddy Daniels, who is tasked with looking into the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He has his own motivations for travelling to the island and taking on the case, which nobody is aware of. But as soon as Teddy arrives on the island, he finds himself caught up in a sequence of bizarre occurrences that lead him to question both the hospital staff and his own sanity.
The hurricane at the Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital also results in more patients going missing, much like the lights going out on the ship in “Arctic Void” and causing strange events and people to vanish. Additionally, the main characters eventually become so immersed in learning the secrets of the enigmatic locations they are in that they begin to progressively lose their minds and believe in impossible things.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s film “Synchronic” follows paramedics Steve and Dennis as they are asked to look into a number of weird deaths that are thought to have been brought on by a strange new hallucinogenic substance. Dennis’ oldest daughter mysteriously vanishes as the two search for a link between the drug and the accidents. The two start looking for her as a result, and they discover that the drug might be hallucinogenic and capable of harmful devastation.
While Ray and Alan’s lovely connection in “Arctic Void” comes to mind when watching Steve and Dennis together, both films also have a number of unexplained fatalities. Furthermore, the two main paramedics in “Synchronic” realise the same thing about the medication that caused all the deaths and disappearances in their city, much as Ray and Alan eventually realise that the source of their agony has the potential to kill humanity.
The Amaranth (2018)
The Amaranth, directed by Albert Chi, centres on Lily and her significantly older husband, Richard, who move to the namesake retirement community after Richard suffers a stroke. Soon after, she realises the retreat has a very cult-like atmosphere and notices startling bodily changes in both her partner and herself. This leads her to look into The Amaranth’s mysteries, which has disastrous results.
Despite having a relatively distinct scenario, “The Amaranth” employs psychological tricks to make the audience fearful in a manner similar to “Arctic Void.” Both stories also involve characters who are attempting to solve the evil enigma behind their current circumstances.
The Lighthouse (2019)
Both “The Lighthouse” and “Arctic Void” masterfully depict the terrible aspect of the human psyche, as well as how isolation and harsh circumstances may push someone to the brink and cause them to lose their sense of reality. Lighthouse keepers Thomas Wake, who is older than Ephraim Winslow, and Ephraim Winslow are posted on a distant island.
The two men’s odds of surviving or escaping, however, quickly dwindle as the weather and their own minds conspire against them. At the same time, bizarre images plague them. Given the comparable circumstances the characters in both films face while attempting to survive, even though the Robert Eggers film has a more sombre and melancholy tone, it may be easily linked to “Arctic Void.” Additionally, both films examine the complex relationships that emerge between stranded survivors.
The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer, brings his wife and kid to the enigmatic Overlook Hotel where he has been employed as an off-season caretaker in Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic “The Shining.” But there seems to be something strange about the place, and soon it starts to have an impact on his mental state as strange things start happening around him.
Jack begins hearing voices and experiencing hallucinations after a storm traps the family inside the hotel, which leads him to give in to his deadly impulses. A group of people are abandoned to fend for themselves in progressively difficult weather conditions in “The Shining” and “Arctic Void.” In addition to having negative effects on their minds and judgement, this eventually raises the possibility of a far larger conspiracy that is beyond the control of the main characters in both films.
The Weather Station (2011)
‘The Weather Station,’ which has a plot somewhat resembling that of ‘Arctic Void,’ comes in first place. The Johnny O’Reilly-directed Russian mystery-thriller film centres on two detectives who visit a remote meteorological station in a mountain range to look into the disappearance of two meteorologists who worked there. They discover that a young lad they recruited as a cook and two missing men lived there.
The arrival of a young couple abruptly changed the lives of the previous occupants, setting off odd occurrences that changed both the past and the present. In both films, characters mysteriously vanish without leaving any trace, leaving the few survivors to struggle to break free of their chains. Additionally, a third person or entity—Ray in “Arctic Void” and the young couple who visits the meteorologists in “The Weather Station”—acts as the catalyst for a weird chain of events.