If you like the adrenaline of thrills and chills when watching horror films, then you will love these.
Horror films have been around for more than a century. Some of the best horror films are considered foreign films to those of us in the United States. Look through this list, you might find a new favorite.
So make some popcorn, grab a fuzzy blanket, turn the lights off and settle down for a night of scares!
Let The Right One In (Sweden, 2008)
A lonely bullied young boy befriends a strange girl who only comes out at night. Her father is a serial killer, and when the little boys is torn between his love for the little girl and what she might be. You might not want to walk along in the dark after this one.
Black Sunday (Italy, 1960)
This film is one the horror classics. A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful look-alike descendant.
Nosferatu (Germany, 1922)
This is probably the father of all Vampire films. The weird and mysterious Count Orlok calls Thomas Hutter to his creepy castle in Transylvanian castle. Once the Count reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, fearing for his wife’s safety and shit gets real.
The Devil’s Backbone (Spain, 2001)
After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at school for orphans and is taken in by the cold headmistress. But soon after his arrival he has a violent encounter. Carlos begins to uncover the secrets of the school, including ghosts that walk the grounds. Gotta watch till the end to get all the secrets.
Julia’s Eyes (Spain, 2010)
Two sisters Julia and Sara are slowly going blind. Sara supposedly commits suicide but Julia doesn’t believe she killed herself. She begins investigating her sister’s murder and discovers there is an invisible man and she is next on his hit list. The mystery unravels and Julia is stunned by the truth.
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Ringu (Japan, 1998)
If you like The Ring, you will love this film. Yes it is a copy cat but they took it to another level of horror and chills.
Eyes Without A Face (France, 1962)
A doctor is guilt filled after an accident that disfigured the face of his once beautiful daughter. Everyone thinks his daughter his dead but she is hidden away. The doctor starts kidnapping women and removing their faces. You can only imagine where this is going…
REC (Spain, 2007)
Mix The Blair Witch Project and Zombies and you have “REC”. This is a chance to experience a zombie apocalypse like you are really there. It’s a really unique film.
Hour Of The Wolf (Sweden, 1968)
On a remote island, a dark soul artist feels like he is losing his mind. He has disturbing visions an bizarre delusions. He begins to believe that there is a cult on the other side of the island and the leader is the one causing his delusions. So is it real or just in his head?
The Host (South Korea, 2006)
Bring on the monsters! The American military dumps chemicals into a South Korean river and years later a creature from your nightmares slinks out and starts killing everyone. Bring on the mayhem!
Frontiers (France, 2007)
This film is brutally violent and the jump factor is an eleven. THe film is kinda of an ode to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, where four friends flee from the city’s riots and run into a clan of neo-Nazis at a farmhouse. Like gore, blood, flying entrails, then this is the movie for you.
The Silent House (Uruguay, 2010)
Inspired by real events, the film follows a girl and her father as they arrive at a secluded cottage. They hear a noise upstairs and the father goes to investigate. He never comes back downstairs. The film is brilliantly shot in one continuous single take and the horrific adventure Laura goes on to find her father will give you chills down your spine.
The Orphanage (Mexico, 2007)
One of Mexico’s best horror films. This movie is a psychological thriller and will drain you emotionally. Laura, a grown woman returns to an orphanage where she grew up. She brings her husband and son. The problem his her son makes a new friend, one that starts causing problem and wears an eerie mask. Then Simon goes missing. This film develops and turns and grows until you are twisted into psychological knots.
Them (France, 2006)
A young teacher, Clemetine and her husband live in a remote country house. They notice a car crash and weird things start happening around their house. It takes them a while to realize they are under attack. The killers are relentless and they wont stop till both Clemetine and her husband are dead.
Martyrs (France/Canada, 2008)
Brace yourself. This film is brutal and an experience you will never forget. It starts as a traditional revenge plot but morphs into something so much more sadistic and stomach churning. Prepare yourself for the devastating violence and abuse. There is unrelenting dehumanising events and will be awakened to a level of horror you never knew existed.