As Halloween approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your horror movie lineup. While there is no shortage of American horror movies to choose from, foreign horror movies can offer a unique perspective and fresh scares. In this blog post, we’ll explore some foreign horror movies that you need to watch.
1. Ju-On: The Grudge (Japan)
Released in 2002, Ju-On: The Grudge is a Japanese horror movie about a cursed house that causes anyone who enters to experience a violent and terrifying death. The movie has spawned multiple sequels and an American remake, but the original remains a classic of the genre.
2. Let the Right One In (Sweden)
Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish horror movie about a young boy who befriends a vampire. The movie is as much a coming-of-age story as it is a horror movie, and the relationship between the boy and the vampire is both touching and unsettling.
3. The Wailing (South Korea)
The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean horror movie about a small town that is plagued by a mysterious illness and a series of brutal murders. The movie is a slow burn with a lot of twists and turns, and the final reveal is both surprising and satisfying.
4. Raw (France)
Raw is a 2016 French horror movie about a vegetarian who develops a taste for human flesh after being hazed at veterinary school. The movie is gory, disturbing, and not for the faint of heart, but it’s also a smart and compelling exploration of the darker side of human nature.
5. Goodnight Mommy (Austria)
Goodnight Mommy is a 2014 Austrian horror movie about twin brothers who suspect that their mother, who has just returned from plastic surgery, is not who she seems. The movie is tense and creepy, with a twist ending that will leave you reeling.
6. A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea)
A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean horror movie about two sisters who return home from a mental institution to a dysfunctional family. The movie is a psychological horror that will keep you guessing until the very end.
7. The Orphanage (Spain)
The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror movie about a woman who returns to the orphanage where she was raised to open a home for disabled children. The movie is a slow burn with a lot of atmosphere and a heartbreaking story at its core.
These seven foreign horror movies are just a few examples of the excellent horror movies that are being made outside of the United States. If you’re looking for something new and different to watch this Halloween season, give one of these movies a try.