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Around the World in 80 Films (Foreign Horror)

Foreign Horror

In our quest to help you expand your horror horizons, we travel around the world to uncover the best in undiscovered foreign horror.

Join us for a journey around the world, starting and ending in America, where we explore exceptional and often unsung horror films from around the world. We travel far and wide, from horror meccas to hidden jewels, to find the best horror you may not have seen. Though 80 films will be featured/spotlighted in our journey, many more will be uncovered along the way to ensure you have a sizeable selection of films from every stop on our journey to help you dig deeper into the vast genre treasure trove available beyond domestic soil.

We also encourage you to check out this great Letterboxd resource featuring the 80 core films in our journey, as well as this resource featuring many more bonus films from the countries we visit.

America (Texas)

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Mexico

  • Here Comes the Devil (2012)
  • The Similars (2015)
  • Holy Blood (1989)
  • Come Out and Play (2012)

South America

  • Motorrad (2017, Brazil)
  • Cold Sweat (2011, Argentina)
  • Downhill (2016, Chile)
  • The Nightshifter (2018, Brazil)
  • Terrified (2017, Argentina)

Africa

  • Ghetto Goblin (2013)
  • Warda (2014)

Spain

  • Non Si Deve Profanare Il Sonno Dei Morti (1974)
  • Veronica (2017)
  • Sleep Tight (2011)

See also: Foreign Horror: Five Best From Spain

France

  • Trouble Every Day (2011)
  • Ils/Them (2006)
  • Frontier(s) (2007)
  • The Night Eats the World (2018)

Italy

  • Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
  • Aenigma (1987)
  • Cannibal Ferox (1981)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Anthropophagus (1980)

Belgium and the Netherlands

  • Rabid Grannies (1988)
  • Amsterdamned (1988)

England

  • Twins of Evil (1971)
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • Prevenge (2016)

Ireland and Scotland

  • Dog Soldiers (2002)
  • Outcast (2010)
  • Shrooms (2007)
  • The Hole in the Ground (2019)

Germany

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
  • The Samurai (2014)
  • The Nightmare (2015)

Nordic Countries

  • Evil Ed (1995)
  • Troll Hunter (2010)
  • Child Eater (2016)
  • Lake Bodom (2016)

Eastern Europe

  • Frankenstein’s Army (2013, Czechia)
  • The Noonday Witch (2018, Czechia)
  • Viy (1967, Russia)
  • Angst (1983, Austria)
  • November (2017, Estonia)

Middle East

  • Big Bad Wolves (2014, Israel)
  • Jeruzalem (2015, Israel)
  • Under the Shadow (2016, Iran)

India

  • Stree (2018)
  • Tumbbad (2018)
  • Aval (2017)

Thailand

  • Shutter (2004)
  • The Promise (2017)
  • Laddaland (2011)
  • Inhuman Kiss (2019)

See Also: Foreign Horror: Five Best From Thailand

Southeast Asia

  • Aurora (2018, The Philippines)
  • Eerie (2018, The Philippines)
  • Revenge of the Pontianak (2019, Malaysia)

Indonesia

  • Satan’s Slaves (2017)
  • May the Devil Take You (2018)
  • Suzzanna: Buried Alive (2018)

Greater China

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991, Hong Kong)
  • Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017, Taiwan)
  • Rigor Mortis (2013, China)

South Korea

  • Chaw (2009)
  • Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
  • Bedevilled (2010)
  • The Mimic (2017)

See Also: Foreign Horror: South Korea’s Best

Japan

  • Demon City Shinjuku (1988, Anime)
  • Ghost Squad (2018, Splatter)
  • Space Amoeba (1970, Kaiju)
  • Gozu (2003, Yakuza)

Canada

  • The Changeling (1980)
  • Cube (1998)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • Blood Quantum (2019)

America (Alaska and Hawaii)

  • The Fourth Kind (2009, Alaska)
  • The Frozen Ground (2013, Alaska)
  • 30 Days of Night (2007, Alaska)
  • A Perfect Getaway (2009, Hawaii)
  • The Resort (2021, Hawaii)
  • Deathmoon (1978, Hawaii)