Top 10 Foreign Horror Films
I will be ranking solo this week. Myself and cinema2033 were not able to meet up in time to finish our top 10 list so our arranged post will be printed next week. For the record, I didn’t consider Battle Royale, Pans Labyrinth, or Oldboy to be horror films. Enjoy this list of devilish delights!
10: Suspiria. The oldest film on this list possibly carries the most effective tension. Watch out for the ending!
9: Thirst. Take a break from your Twilight induced coma and witness real vampirism from the master himself, Chan- wook Park.
8: The Host. Be taken back in time to the age of giant monster films and witness how far cinema has come.
7: Audition. This horror classic needs no explanation. One of Eli Roth’s favourite films, this one will sicken you.
6: A Tale of Two Sisters. Director Jee-woon Kim makes the list with this complex horror that will drive you crazy.
5: The Devil’s Backbone. Guillermo del Toro’s most terrifying film is not to be missed.
4: Inside. Do not watch this film on a full stomach. The amount of blood and guts is truly remarkable, but it’s the acting that sends it into my top 5.
3: The Orphanage. One of the most complete horror films I’ve seen to date. The emotion and intelligence is what sets this film apart from the pack.
2: Rec. The best found footage horror to ever be released with a tremendously terrifying finale.
1: Martyrs. This film messes with your mind, soul, and body. I’ve only brought myself to view it once and I implore you, view with caution.
Honourable Mentions: Deep Red, Ichi the Killer, House, The Horde, Cronos, I Saw the Devil, 3 Extremes. If you think I’ve missed a film or overlooked one, please feel free to comment on any aspect of this list.