So I remember seeing a movie about a guy who got married very fast and moved into a house with his new wife and then strange things started happening. The cat drowned in the bathtub. There was hair in the wife's hairbrush that wasn't hers and it turned out the guy had an ex- wife who died, then the current wife found the ex-wife's diary and there were new entries every day.

Not sure about the country but I believe the language was English. The movie was made for TV. It looked like it was released sometime in the 90's. I saw it on TV in 2007, so it can't be anything released after that year. It's definitely not The Grudge, What Lies Beneath or Shutter both the re-make and the original Asian version.

I don't remember much, but I'd appreciate if you could help.

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    Country\language? Approximate year of release? And are you sure it's not The Grudge? (A lot of similar themes there)
    – Walt
    Dec 15, 2014 at 20:20
  • Not sure about the country but i believe the language was English. It looked like it was released sometime in the 90's. It's definitely not The Grudge.
    – Irenass
    Dec 15, 2014 at 20:28
  • I was thinking What Lies Beneath but not that much of it matches
    – Trish Ling
    Dec 15, 2014 at 21:52
  • Trish, it's not What Lies Beneath either :(
    – Irenass
    Dec 16, 2014 at 7:41
  • @Irenass Do you remember the time period the plot took place in? Was it modern times?
    – Walt
    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:14

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The movie is called The Intruder (1999) with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nastassja Kinski. From an online review:

Catherine [...] meets soundtrack composer Nick Girard (Charles Powell) at a gallery opening, and in no time they’re wed and she moves into his gorgeous loft-apartment. Nick doesn’t talk about [his previous wife] Stella, but Catherine learns she was found dead clutching a large pair of scissors amid signs of a fierce struggle. [...]

Despite its cutting-edge decor, the building is old, with a sinister handyman and electricity that often fails, requiring the use of candles and flashlights. Catherine starts noticing strange things around the house — a glass of wine with tell-tale lipstick, a brush with strands of someone else’s hair, a crooked painting, an unexplained reflection and, finally, a diary with the initials “SG.”

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    Better to add the title in the answer.
    – Ben Plont
    Feb 26, 2015 at 23:33

There was one I saw called Shutter. Same theme, about a photographer woman, but I'm not too sure about the smaller details

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