In an odd turn of events, this list has a number of films that don’t have English-language titles. They just go by whatever the original title was. Good for us. What we do see in this portion of the list is a few movies that weren’t really created specifically to be horror films, but their themes and visuals made it so. In addition, we have some heavyweights of non-horror cinema creating horror films that push the genre all the more upward. “Thinking man horror,” if you will.
20. Le locataire (1976)
English Language Title: The Tenant
Directed by: Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
has made one of the greatest horror “trilogies” of all time with 1965′s British production Repulsion
, 1968′s American production Rosemary’s Baby, and 1976′s French production The Tenant
, completing his “Apartment Trilogy.” Unlike the other two, Polanski actually stars in The Tenant
as Trelkovsky, a reserved man renting an apartment in Paris.