All October long, Celluloid Hero is celebrating Halloween with horror lists! I've done zombies, thrillers, vampires, horror-comedies, and now I'm focusing on my favorite foreign horror films!

Bûsu (The Booth)

Creepy Japanese horror movie set in a radio station? Sign me up. Check out my full [Celluloid Hero] review for more.

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)

A fun mixup of historical drama, horror, and action - based on a true story!

Caché

Another French movie. While it goes have a couple gory moments, this definitely falls under the 'psychological terror' style, and will stick with you for a while.

Død snø (Dead Snow)

Two words: NAZI ZOMBIES!

Haute Tension (High Tension)

So much blood. A murderous psycho pursues two beautiful women through the woods. It's a cliche set up, but boy does it pay off at the end.

À l'intérieur (Inside)

Okay, so I have "banned" my wife from watching this movie. I don't really control her in that sense, but there are plenty of movies I've "made" her watch, but after seeing this the first time, I told her she was never allowed to watch it. A pregnant woman is tormented by an unknown invader, and it just gets worse and worse until the credits rolled and I sat in silence for a few minutes, kind of wanting to throw up, kind of wanting to cry, but too numb to do anything.

Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In)

The greatest vampire love story ever. A pair of Swedish pre-teens portray a more loving couple than anything I've seen from the Twilight group.

Marebito

A deeply unsettling Japanese movie that creeps back into my brain now and then. A man finds a hidden world beneath the Japanese subway system, and gets way too close to one of the inhabitants.

Ôdishon (Audition)

After a man's wife dies, he holds "auditions" to find a new partner. Spoiler alert: that's a bad way to find love.

Raw

The French are pretty messed up, man. We all hunger for something...it's just a matter of how we let that hunger control us. Check out my full [Celluloid Hero] review.

[Rec]

A TV reporter and her camera-man are doing a simple segment on the local fire department when an emergency call comes in. They tag along to a building where the simple segment turns horrific. A solid example of the "found footage" style of horror.

Bakjwi (Thirst)

I love director Chan-wook Park. Here a priest receives a blood transfusion that turns him into a vampire. Portraying a priest on-screen is always interesting, and portraying one battling with his faith versus his bloodlust is awesome.

Do you have a favorite foreign horror movie? Leave some comments, I'd love to check out something new!

 

 

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