I don’t know about you all, but…the past couple of years have led to some serious wanderlust. Being confined and separated from so much for so long, I have come to appreciate how big the world truly is. One of the many outlets through which we see the vastness of human experience is film. As I bring up often in this blog, cultural and historical contexts have a significant impact on horror stories and how they are told. With that in mind, I was inspired to showcase some of my favorite horror films from around the world that reflect their own cultures, values, and approaches to storytelling. I reside in the United States, so the “international” films I have highlighted in this post are films produced outside of the United States to which I have fortunately had access.
So many more international horror films than what I have shared here have been enjoyed by horror fans for decades. Let me know what you would add to the list in the comments below or on social media.
The Wicker Man (1973) – United Kingdom
Suspiria (1977) – Italy
Audition (1999) – Japan
Ginger Snaps (2000) – Canada
Let the Right One In (2008) – Sweden
The Babadook (2014) – Australia
Goodnight Mommy (2014) – Austria
Raw (2016) – France
Train to Busan (2016) – South Korea
Verónica (2017) – Spain
Climax (2018) – France
Cadaver [original title, Kadaver] (2020) – Norway
Until next time,