No matter where you come from, you know what it's like to be scared. Every culture has different ideas of what is scary, and some translate better than others. Below are twenty random horror related movies from around the world.
Cemetery of Terror
Someone Behind You
Bless This House
Álex de la Iglesia
A group of people are trapped inside of a Madrid bar after one of the patrons is shot by a sniper while trying to leave. The survivors, unbeknownst to what is really happening outside the bar as communications have been cut off, try to find a way out as paranoia spreads among them.
The director helmed one of the better segments, The Baby's Room, in the Spanish series of TV-made horror movies collectively known in English as "Films to Keep You Awake." This thriller offers suspense and humor without ever succumbing to being just another standard virus outbreak/zombie flick.
|A Quiet Place in the Country
An eccentric young artist starts to go mad as he stays in a secluded country house.
This pop art style psychological thriller leaves audiences wondering if the cause of the protagonist's mental downward spiral is rooted in reality, or something otherworldly is behind it. That vagueness is refreshing.
|The Autopsy of Jane Doe
A father and son working in a morgue receive a Jane Doe found in the remains of a burnt down house. As they work through the night, the two realize that there is something most unusual about the body.
This is the English language debut of Trollhunter director André Øvredal. It's an eerie film with a great reveal. It relies more on mood and mystery, something many modern horror movies are often overlooking nowadays.
A Russian widow and her teenage son go on a shopping tour in Finland. There, their bus is brought to an empty store for a private buying spree. The truth, though, is that they've been gathered there as prey for the local cannibals.
While this is yet another found footage horror movie, it's a fun microbudget flick. The drama between the mother and son can be a little grating, but maybe that's because it's a little too realistically portrayed. Shopping Tour runs barely over an hour, and the plot is very simple. Not sure it's a glowing endorsement for Finnish tourism, though.
After a pair of siblings' parents die, the brother starts to project his disturbed alter-ego upon his late father's medical dummy, Pin.
If you're expecting a killer doll movie, well, you'll have to watch. It's obvious this Canadian thriller borrows a bit from Psycho, but Pin works well on its own as a psychological character study with some horror elements.
Jason Lei Howden
Two bored teen outcasts make the mistake of summoning a demon.
New Zealand is getting to be the capital of horror comedies. They've given the world such gems as Dead Alive, Black Sheep, and Housebound. Deathgasm is like Evil Dead, but for the punk rock demographic.
|The Stone Tape
A group of researchers stumble upon an ancient recording medium while developing technology for their electronics company. Within the walls of a specific room, mysterious stones are capable of "recording" events of the past. The team finds themselves trying to debunk the theory as well as deal with the very possible fact that something sinister has been unleashed from the room.
This teleplay was first aired as a Christmas ghost story by BBC Two. It combines gothic horror with contemporary science fiction. The Stone Tape relies on your imagination more than visuals or gags. It hasn't aged well in some regards, though. Such as one rather disgusting scene where the cast makes fun of Japanese people. If you can look past that as just a remnant of a different time, this British TV-movie is an innovative pioneer of the "ghost hunters" trope that is so common today in horror.
Fabrice Du Welz
A struggling performer traveling through Belgium around Christmas gets stuck in a rural area after his car breaks down. He quickly becomes the target of the maniacal owner of an inn he stays at.
Some consider this slow burn a dark comedy, but it's really not funny in any sort of haha way. The series of misfortune that the protagonist endures continue to escalate until they become so bleak that one has to wonder what kind of sicko would ever describe this movie as humorous.
Colin & Cameron Cairnes
A horror prank TV show's crew has a taste of its own medicine when a mysterious rival web series pays them an on-set visit.
Scare Campaign is outright mainstream, and it tends to be too self-aware. Yet it's an entertaining popcorn piece of horror with several twists.
When a group of friends go mountain climbing in a closed off area, they eventually learn that they are not alone.
Known as "Vertige" (Vertigo) in French, High Lane can be described as a combination of Vertical Limit and Wrong Turn. The acting is fairly good for a movie like this, and there is hefty amount of suspense in both the rock climbing scenes as well as the horror scenes.
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