The horror genre is a niche genre. It has a select audience which remains loyal to spine-chilling scares, irrespective of the language it is made in. Well, motion pictures are vessels that transcend the contours of language and culture, and percolate its conformed message of artisan-ship. Our cinema has progressed through a rigorous method of hit and trial. And through painstaking efforts, they have developed a formula: women with unusually long hair with flushed skin, totally dilated pupils, and donning the all whites. Nonetheless, its transient inclusion in mainstream cinema has inspired tons of people outside Hollywood to attempt making them. And the results have been pleasantly surprising. Their brazen and bold approach has seen in growing of humongous fan bases around the globe, and has been instrumental in their meteoric rise to fame. We decided to list some of the top foreign horror movies ever. You can watch some of these best foreign horror movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Inside (French)
A scissor-wielding psychopath (Béatrice Dalle) terrorizes a pregnant widow (Alysson Paradis) on Christmas Eve. The mysterious stranger wants to take her baby. Can she do it? Yeah, you would rather watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, which is a wonderful movie, than this one on Christmas. But for a change, do try this one. Coming from the country of love, it serves as a cornerstone picture for the new wave of French Cinema, which certainly has taken Hollywood by storm. The film was very well received by the film fraternity, especially the aficionados of the horror genre, praising it for its inherent apparitions, and the brutal violence.
9. The Orphanage (Spanish)
Laura (Belén Rueda) has happy memories of her childhood in an orphanage. She convinces her husband to buy the place and help her convert it into a home for sick children. One day, her own adopted son, Simón (Roger Príncep), disappears. Simon is critically ill, and when he is still missing several months later, he is presumed dead. Grief-stricken Laura believes she hears spirits, who may or may not be trying to help her find the boy. This 2007 film was the debut of the now revered JA Bayona, who was bent on retaining the traditional Spanish essence in the film. As expected, the film got raving reviews from the homeland, who praised the acting and the directing, and also commended the director for avoiding ‘cheap scares’. Subsequently, New Line Cinema bought the rights to the film for an American remake. And sir, we are excited.