My Top 28 Foreign Horror Films from 2000s-2010
seeing in the theater back in the summer of 2005.
Despite it's English dubbing in some parts, which
I didn't really mind and was already use to it
after watching many Italian horror films from
the past on vhs and dvd.
It was a neat experience to see a
French horror film in a American movie theater
because at that time it was years since they
shown horror movies from other countries
that were dubbed for mainstream U.S. cinema.
Usually these Foreign European type of films are
shown only in the big cities before being
released on dvd and not a theater near you.
I never had the chance to see any Italian
horror-thrillers from Dario Argento or Lucio Fulci
or Sergio Martino at the time when they're
films were being released in the United States.
To indoor theaters and drive-in theaters all
over America. Which was a shame for me,
wasn't born yet until the Italian cinema
starting to suffer business in the late 80s.
(Guess I ruin that, hahaha bad joke)
I really hope someday the Italian cinema
will rise again.
But with High Tension I enjoyed it so much and
the ending was nuts for me which I didn't see
coming. Philippe Nahon played a very realistic,
creepy serial killer/rapist/necrophilic,
that ever I seen in horror film history. It was the
first time I ever saw him and he scared the *beep*
out of me because he made us believed that
he was actually nuts and pure evil. He was
so nasty, perverted, brutal and dirty as if
you can almost smell him.
It was like damn, this man could act and
I wondered what films he was in before this.
So I looked on his filmography on here and
it seems he has been in alot of stuff in his
lifetime. An accomplish actor at that.
I still haven't seen the other films that
features him in I Stand Alone, Irreversible,
The Pack and The Ordeal. Which hopefully
someday I can check those out.
Since this film he was enough to become one
of my favorite French actors and he belongs
in the world of horror film fame.
The sad thing about High Tension, is after it's
opening weekend, it only lasted a week and
died quickly at the box office.
I was just greatful to catch it for the second
time that week before being it was taken out of the
theater. I guess people at that time or maybe
still, don't show love for European cinema or
appreciate it for what it is like very few of us do.
I think French director Alexandre Aja is
very talented as well as his co-writer
and best friend Gregory Levasseur.
The future of horror should be in they're
palms. They did an awesome job with
the remake of the Wes Craven classic
The Hills Have Eyes and Mirrors.
Piranha remake was okay, it was
entertaining for tits and gore but at
times it didn't feel like an Alexandre Aja film.
I hope these guys get the chance to
come up with something of they're own
original vision again and get out of the
Hollywood remake trend soon. Hopefully
they will make new horror films from
they're country France again since they're
debut with Haute Tension and even in
I also have to mention that the gore
make up and effects were top notch
because they brought out Italian EFX
legend Giannetto De Rossi aboard
to do the work. Rossi, who worked
on alot of the Lucio Fulci movies,
back in the day. It was great
to see his name in the credits
on the big screen. I was like damn,
Giannetto De Rossi, Zombie, The House by
the Cemetery and The Beyond.
It can't get any better than this.
This film is what the defind of
old school horror is.
I thought maybe this would have been a
new turn for Euro-Horror to raise up in the
spotlight again, which in some cases it has
but not as much as in a theater near
you these days.
Everyone is entitled to they're opinion
but I could care less what they say.
This film is *beep* awesome and
one of the best horror films of 2005.
(released in 2003 in it's native country)
Four stars ” - bigrudedogg87
seeing in the theater and it was fantastic.
The movie scared the hell out of me when
I first saw it and still gives me the creeps
each time I watch it because something
like this probably could happen.
With all the *beep* that people, the government
are *beep* around with and trying to play God.
Just hope *beep* doesn't hit the fan one day.
As a long time major zombie movie fan,
this was a scary approach to the zombie
character. Which the zombies are not
really zombies but more zombie-like infected
crazed humans that just want to tear you apart
in fast motion.
Italian director Umberto Lenzi was the first
to do something like that with his zombies
in Nightmare City aka City of the Walking Dead
1980, which the they ran but used weapons
as well. It it actually the first running zombie
film. But his zombies were more infected with
toxic radiation as opposed to Danny Boyle's
zombies being infected with a deadly rabid virus.
Then Dan O'Bannon brought out the sub-genre
again with 1985's Return of the Living Dead
with his zombies being re-animated from toxic
gas and made them run. In more humor fashion
but still had it's dark moments.
Danny Boyle was the one to revisit this
sub-genre again but in a more extreme
intense and scary fashion.
One of the best horror films of 2003.
I look forward to see more 28 Days films
in the future. ” - bigrudedogg87
films to come out from the down under.
John Jarratt played the sadistic villain
Mick Taylor so well, that he made us
hate him so much that you almost liked
him because of witt and dark humor.
Based on the real life Australian serial killer
Ivan Milat aka The Backpacker Killer.
The film was terrific and considered
a favorite of mine. As well as one of
the best horror flicks of 2005 along
with High Tension, The Devil's Rejects,
House of Wax, White Noise, Saw 2
and Land of the Dead in my opinion.
Looking forward to seeing the sequel
and what Aussie director Greg Mclean
has for us next. ” - bigrudedogg87
the take on the classic zombie.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost,
you guys are *beep* geniuses, you dudes
rock! Hopefully will see a sequel to Shaun?
I hope someday.
They're other films Hot Fuzz and Paul
I really enjoyed as well.
Keep the comedies coming, guys. ” - bigrudedogg87
visionary Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
Set in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War.
This really film gave me the creeps and made
me imagined seeing that little ghost boy in my
dark hall way. ” - bigrudedogg87
one but more fast paced and more gore.
This time directed by Spanish fame director
Juan Carlos Fesnadillo and he does deliver
the goods. ” - bigrudedogg87
a more Religious twist to it and holds it
well in my opinion.
Very intense and scary Spanish
The film was actually remade as Quarantine
and I thought it was pretty good
and just as eerie as the original film.
I actually saw Quarantine first in the
theater before Rec was even released
in the States. I'm sure as many of us did.
Plus I never even heard of Rec at the
time Quarantine was released. ” - bigrudedogg87
Neil Marshall is an awesome British director.
I look forward to what he has next ” - bigrudedogg87
see coming at the end.
Not giving anything away.
You gotta see this. ” - bigrudedogg87
Sort of his return to the old style giallo/slasher
films that made him famous from the 70s
and 80s that started with his animal trilogy and
Deep Red. It's too bad that this one didn't
made it to the big screens in America.
Italian horror films had died out in the late 80s
but the Italian master of horror is mostly the
only one that is still at it. Wheather good or bad,
the man is still doing his thing and I give him
much respect for it.
Sleepless may not be no Suspiria or Deep
Red or Opera but it's pretty damn descent.
Maybe that's just me.
Lamberto Bava once in a while, directs
something but nothing much comes
from him these days.
I have not seen the Italian horror flick
from 2006 called The Last House in the
Woods from director Gabriele Albanesi
I don't know, I heard some bad stuff
about it. Maybe someday I might check
that one out. Who knows.
Even Michele Soavi, who's made some
pretty good horror films in the past.
He hasn't done any horror lately since
his 1994 cult film Cemetery Man. I hope
someday he will return to surpise us with
something and hits U.S. theaters everywhere. ” - bigrudedogg87