Czech Horror

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1. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 741

2. Valerie a týden divu (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 6,383

3. Spalovac mrtvol (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 5,475

4. Podobizna (1948)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

People are afraid of the usurer Chazaj and are convinced that he is the bearer of evil. One day Chazaj pays a visit to the poor artist Simon Jordán and asks him to paint his portrait. Simon... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Slavícek | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Ljuba Skorepová, Vladimír Smeral, Ladislav Kulhánek

Votes: 29

5. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 808

6. Deváté srdce (1979)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

A poor student must rescue an ailing princess from the castle of an evil magician, who's preparing a rejuvenating elixir from the stolen hearts of nine children.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Ondrej Pavelka, Anna Malová, Julie Juristová, Josef Kemr

Votes: 151

7. Uncle Cyril (1989)

107 min | Horror, Thriller

A surreal look at madness in a brooding Czech countryside mansion.

Director: Jirí Svoboda | Stars: Petr Brukner, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Petr Cepek, Emma Cerná

Votes: 90

8. Poslední lup (1987)

Not Rated | 21 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the other world and take his most precious possession - his blood. The phantasmal atmosphere... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Martínek, Ivan Vojtek

Votes: 340

9. Kytice (2000)

81 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written ... See full summary »

Director: F.A. Brabec | Stars: Martina Bezousková, Sylvie Kraslová, Sára Vorísková, Anna Bezousková

Votes: 1,121

10. The Spectre's Bride (1978)

11 min | Animation, Short, Horror

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Director: Josef Kábrt | Stars: Blanka Bohdanová, Jirí Holý

Votes: 21

12. Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje (1984)

15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A horrifying, surrealist version of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" directed by the masterful animator Jan Svankmajer.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Jan Zácek

Votes: 754

13. Zánik domu Usherú (1982)

15 min | Animation, Short, Horror

In this animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story, a traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse: The brother's ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Petr Cepek

Votes: 581

14. Otrantský zámek (1977)

Not Rated | 17 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A mockumentary-style adaptation of the gothic 1764 novel of the same name, which includes Terry Gilliam-like animations throughout.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Milos Frýba, Jaroslav Vozáb

Votes: 387

15. Svatba upíru (1993)

94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Young English gentleman falls in love with beautiful Czech vampire.

Director: Jaroslav Soukup | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Iveta Bartosová, Petr Nározný, Viktor Preiss

Votes: 123

17. T.M.A. (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Ivan Franek, Lenka Krobotová, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Andrej Hryc

Votes: 151

18. Krvavý román (1993)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The film is based on the book of the same title (A Sanguinary Novel) by the very individual Czech painter, typographer, author and philosopher Josef Vachal, who squeezed adventure, love, ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Brabec | Stars: Ondrej Pavelka, Klára Jirsáková, Raoul Schránil, Jakub Saic

Votes: 87

19. Lunacy (2005)

118 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

Votes: 3,133 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,115

21. Neco z Alenky (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 9,890

22. Otesánek (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Pavel Nový

Votes: 5,366 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Jsouc na rece mlynár jeden (1971)

10 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A picture based on an old folk song tells us a horrifying story about a soldier returning home after twenty years. His parents do not recognize him, they rob and kill him. After they find ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Brdecka | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Ivan Lukes

Votes: 9

24. O statecné Kacence aneb Krcma hruzy (1972)

16 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A dreadful story about a pub keeper's daughter named Kacenka who liquidates a herd of robbers and so revenges for the death of her father. The commentary of the film imitates the style of old folk shopkeepers'songs.

Director: Jaroslav Bocek | Star: Jirí Suchý

25. Hrabe Drakula (1971 TV Movie)

76 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Anna Procházková | Stars: Ilja Racek, Jan Schánilec, Klára Jerneková, Jirí Zahajský

Votes: 30

28. Splhající profesor (1992 TV Movie)

51 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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Director: Zdenek Zelenka | Stars: Viktor Preiss, Josef Somr, Petr Kostka, Jan Stastný

Votes: 17

29. Seance (2009)

19 min | Short, Horror

Narrates the story of three people, who are trying to find the fortune of a deceased baroness through a spiritualistic séance. But things will go a bit differently than they planned.

Director: Robin Kasparik | Stars: Marie Durnová, Klára Jandová, Zdenek Julina, Pavel Nový

Votes: 36

30. Krabi (1976)

12 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A sci-fi film that is an allegory about the suicidal character of war waged by militant factions. A military scientist who originally intends to breed perfect robots - crabs, based on the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Mergl

Votes: 31

32. Prazske noci (1969)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Rumor has it that the house of Prague hide secret obtain the philosopher's stone, and complex multi-level labyrinth of underground tunnels and cellars keep many unsolved mysteries and untold treasures.

Directors: Jirí Brdecka, Milos Makovec, Evald Schorm | Stars: Milena Dvorská, Milos Kopecký, Jirí Hrzán, Milena Zahrynowska

Votes: 46

33. Die Elixiere des Teufels (1973)

96 min

Young seminary student Franziskus (Benjamin Besson) has been ceremonially ordained. He wants to escape the harshness and injustice of the world and devote himself to the service of God in ... See full summary »

Directors: Brigitte Kirsten, Ralf Kirsten | Stars: Benjamin Besson, Jaroslava Schallerová, Andrzej Kopiczynski, Milena Dvorská

Votes: 16

34. Witchhammer (1970)

103 min | Drama, History, Horror

A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr, Sona Valentová

Votes: 1,349

35. Posledni vykrik (2012)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Kucera | Stars: Iveta Bartosová, Petra Horváthová, Vojtech Hájek, Marek Jurcik

Votes: 39

36. Nenasytná Tiffany (2015)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A rube named Pepa (Leos Noha) robs cottages for cash and spends his free time swilling rum at fourth-rate establishments. The discovery of a strange video recording points him to a place ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Fehu | Stars: Petr Ctvrtnícek, Vojtech Johaník, Leos Noha, Jirí Panzner

Votes: 56

37. Polednice (2016)

90 min | Drama, Horror

A story of Eliska and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house with the 'father away on business', as the mother claims. After the lie is disclosed, their relationship begins to ... See full summary »

Directors: Jiri Sádek, Matej Chlupacek, Michal Samir | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Karolína Lipowská, Zdenek Mucha, Daniela Kolárová

Votes: 355

38. Isabel (2013)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The thriller takes place in present city of Ostrava during one day and one night. It is a story about starting journalist Isabel, who in pursuit of smashing reportage follows a mystery man.... See full summary »

Directors: Lukás Melník, Marcel Skrkon | Stars: Tereza Dockalova, Renáta Klemensová, Sylvie Krupanská, Norbert Lichý

Votes: 20

39. Ghoul (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

32 Metascore

Three American filmmakers become the targets of the evil spirit of the most violent cannibal in recorded history.

Director: Petr Jákl | Stars: Jennifer Armour, Dmytro Bazayev, Inna Belikova, Alina Golovlyova

Votes: 1,323

40. V záru královské lásky (1991)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

In 1992, Prague is the capital of a small kingdom. The prince is supposed to choose his bride to be at a royal ball. But to everybody's surprise, he chooses an ugly cleaning-woman. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ivana Chýlková, Vilém Cok, Bolek Polívka, Jirí Bartoska

Votes: 33

41. Pomsta (1968)

14 min | Animation, Short, Crime

Film based on the story by the French writer Gerard de Nerval. A terrifying story that takes us to Paris in the time of the Three Musketeers. The magician Conin enchants evil that ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Brdecka

Votes: 20

42. Upír z Feratu (1982)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A doctor Marek is shocked when his beloved nurse Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Jirí Menzel, Dagmar Havlová, Jana Brezková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 311

43. Cerní andelé (2001– )

52 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A loose series of thrillers with criminal plot, each narrated from the viewpoint of one of the main characters. There is no central character of a detective, and in many cases even the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hanus Bor, Karel Polisenský, Zuzana Hodkova, Ladislav Frej

Votes: 25

45. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)

73 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Ludek Munzar, Jaroslav Moucka, Christian Brückner, Friedrich Schütter

Votes: 773

46. Operené stíny (1931)

Drama, Horror

Disillusioned with his marriage which has ended in divorce, Petr Leroy goes off to the Riviera to the place where he first met his wife and where he hopes to be spiritually revived. Here he... See full summary »

Director: Leo Marten | Stars: Jan W. Speerger, Milada Matysova, Jirí Hron, Erna Zenísková

47. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 881

48. Klub odlozenych (1989)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short

Laid-off old mannequins spend their cracked and broken lives in an old, abandoned warehouse. New mannequins are brought to the warehouse. They are old as well, but from a younger generation... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 235

49. The Golem (1936)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror

The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 166