23 Underrated Foreign Horror Movies You Need To See ASAP

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We asked the InMyGroup Community for the foreign horror movies that don’t get enough love. Here are the terrifying results.

WARNING: Some images/themes in this post are highly disturbing. Continue at your own discretion.

1. Audition (1999)

Omega Project / Creators Company Connection / Film Face / AFDF Korea / Bodysonic

What it’s about: In this extra-messed up Japanese film, a widower finds new love a decade after his wife’s death, but his new lady hides a horrifying secret.

Why you need to see it: “This movie is a painful hell. Once it ends, you’ll feel like you’ve been punched in the face.”


2. Inside (2007)

La Fabrique de Films

What it’s about: In this French movie, a pregnant widow suffers during a terrifying home invasion by a woman who wants her baby for some reason.

Why you need to see it: “It brings a whole new definition of ‘terror’ to home invasion films.”


3. Dogtooth (2009)

Dogtooth (2009)

Feelgood Entertainment

What it’s about: In this Greek movie, two parents have isolated their teenage kids from society for their entire lives, until one of the kids decides to shake things up.

Why you need to see it: “This movie is beautiful while fucking with your head at the same time. The ending will stay with you forever.”


4. Martyrs (2008)

Wild Bunch

What it’s about: In this French-Canadian movie, a woman and her friend plot revenge 15 years following a scarring experience of physical torture.

Why you need to see it: “Even if you’re into horror, this’ll change you and make your stomach turn.”


5. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)


What it’s about: In this Spanish movie, a young boy is sent to an orphanage after his dad dies, and learns the place is seriously haunted.

Why you need to see it: “It’s visually stunning, in the best and worst ways. If you can’t handle blood, this is not for you.”

—Leah Ann, Facebook

6. Funny Games (1997)

Concorde-Castle Rock/Turner

What it’s about: In this Austrian movie, two men force themselves into a family’s vacation home and make the mom, dad, and kid play twisted “games” with one another, just for fun.

Why you need to see it: “It’s a little scary, and a lot odd, with a downright bizarre twist. It’s worth a watch, just for the strangeness if nothing else.”

—Kaleigh S.

7. Them (2006)

Eskwad / StudioCanal

What it’s about: In this French-Romanian movie, a young couple lives in a peaceful, isolated area, until one night when a group of hooded aggressors arrive, terrorizing them throughout the night.

Why you need to see it: “It’ll genuinely give you goosebumps. If you liked The Strangers, you’ll love this.”

—hannahf4 and mollyl4

8. I Saw The Devil (2010)

Peppermint & Company

What it’s about: In this South Korean movie, a man’s wife is murdered by a serial killer, so he goes for some hardcore revenge.

Why you need to see it: “The way the revenge plays out is very different than your typical revenge movie. It’s very gory as well.”

—Roxanne Marie, Facebook

9. Tesis (1996)

Las Producciones del Escorpión

What it’s about: In this Spanish film, a student begins research for her thesis project when she comes across a video showing the murder of a fellow university student who went missing years prior.

Why you need to see it: “The main character is plagued with the agony of finding proof of someone else’s death. It’ll weigh heavily on you.”



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