Horreur Francais et Espanol

by tabbystchads | created - 01 Mar 2015 | updated - 01 Mar 2015 | Public

If you like horror that is intense, relentless and not always with a happy ending then the French movie industry is full of gems. There's a few great Spanish films out there too so I'm including them on this list - but trust me the French do it better.

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1. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 35,045

2. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 76,272

3. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 63,976 | Gross: $3.68M

4. Kidnapped (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Fernando Cayo, Manuela Vellés, Ana Wagener, Guillermo Barrientos

Votes: 6,838

5. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 11,001 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Frontier(s) (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror

44 Metascore

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 23,763

7. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 155,720

8. Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas

Votes: 6,698 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Sleep Tight (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 34,516

10. In Their Sleep (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

Sarah and her husband have moved to a house in the country; their son, Loic, a college student, chaffs at the isolation and a tragedy occurs. A year later, Sarah lives alone in the house; ... See full summary »

Directors: Caroline du Potet, Éric du Potet | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Frémont, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 1,340

11. Maléfique (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Four prisoners find an ancient diary in the wall of their cell which might be the key to getting out.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Gérald Laroche, Philippe Laudenbach, Clovis Cornillac, Dimitri Rataud

Votes: 3,543

12. Them (2006)

R | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud | Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman

Votes: 27,822

13. Livid (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror

The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 6,023

14. Asylum Blackout (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Director: Alexandre Courtès | Stars: Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Joseph Kennedy, Dave Legeno

Votes: 4,036

15. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 58,095 | Gross: $0.75M

16. Le pacte des loups - Les entrailles de la bête (2001 Video)

79 min | Documentary

Yet another making of documentary much like 'Pacte des loups - les coulisses du tournage, Le (2001) (TV)'. We mainly follow Christophe Gans throughout and examine several sequences that ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Christophe Gans, François Cognard, Stéphane Cabel, Samuel Hadida

Votes: 82

17. Painless (2012)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Medina | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart, Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart

Votes: 3,124

18. The Dark Hour (2006)

92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The eight year old boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with eight survivors of an apocalyptic war: the leader Maria and her lover Pablo; the gays... See full summary »

Director: Elio Quiroga | Stars: Silke, Omar Muñoz, Pepo Oliva, Carola Manzanares

Votes: 1,683

19. Rojo sangre (2004)

89 min | Comedy, Horror

Veteran actor Pablo Thevenet has no luck: His daughter has been murdered, his wife has left him, he finds no job and his agent wants to leave him - current directors will never give him a ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Molina | Stars: Paul Naschy, Bibiana Fernández, Menh-Wai Trinh, Miguel del Arco

Votes: 414

20. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones

Votes: 14,972

21. The Valdemar Legacy (2010)

104 min | Horror, Mystery

Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Alemán | Stars: Daniele Liotti, Óscar Jaenada, Laia Marull, Silvia Abascal

Votes: 1,491

22. The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010)

92 min | Horror, Mystery

Second part of the Valdemar saga. Ana and Eduardo are sent to assist in the investigation of the disappearance of Luisa. In the middle of the road they find Luisa escaping. At the end the three are kidnapped. A gruesome fate awaits.

Director: José Luis Alemán | Stars: Daniele Liotti, Óscar Jaenada, Laia Marull, Silvia Abascal

Votes: 773

23. Sheitan (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthélémy, Roxane Mesquida, Nico Le Phat Tan

Votes: 8,069

24. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 23,557 | Gross: $0.05M

25. The Horde (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 14,615

26. Caged (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo are kidnapped by a Serbian gang of organ traffickers.

Director: Yann Gozlan | Stars: Zoé Félix, Eric Savin, Arié Elmaleh, Ivan Franek

Votes: 1,876

27. Omnivores (2013)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

A restaurant critic writing about secret supper clubs gets the chance to join an elitist society of cannibals.

Director: Óscar Rojo | Stars: Ángel Acero, Fernando Albizu, Carina Björne, Mario de la Rosa

Votes: 795

28. Mutants (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet | Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat, Marie-Sohna Condé

Votes: 3,775

29. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

72 Metascore

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 21,226 | Gross: $1.11M

30. Sombre (1998)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Horror

A sexually frustrated serial killer takes a liking to a woman he comes across.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Géraldine Voillat, Coralie

Votes: 1,378

31. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 16,224 | Gross: $0.12M

32. In My Skin (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

68 Metascore

A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker, Thibault de Montalembert

Votes: 4,681 | Gross: $0.03M

33. They Came Back (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Fantasy

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot, Victor Garrivier

Votes: 2,670

34. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 24,081

35. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,112

36. High Lane (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »

Director: Abel Ferry | Stars: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet, Nicolas Giraud

Votes: 6,964

37. House of Voices (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1958, in the French Alps, a young servant, Anna Jurin, arrives at Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans are moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

Votes: 4,207

38. Deep in the Woods (2000)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of young actors stay overnight in their host's castle only to be hunted by a serial killer.

Director: Lionel Delplanque | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Suzanne MacAleese, Maud Buquet, Alexia Stresi

Votes: 2,340 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Deep in the Woods (2010)

102 min | Drama

Following the arrival of a deaf and mute vagrant, a young woman, Josephine, disappears from her family estate. She follows him deep into the woods even though she seems to be disgusted by him, but does Josephine want to follow him?

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Jérôme Kircher, Bernard Rouquette

Votes: 460

40. Territories (2010)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity.

Director: Olivier Abbou | Stars: Cristina Rosato, Michael Mando, Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine

Votes: 2,107



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