While my previous list covered English language horror, this one will focus on international horror films, featuring films from Korea, Italy, France and more. From zombies, to suspense, to the supernatural, these movies span the globe and unite us in our fear of the unknown. Check out the movies below, all conveniently available via Hoopla Digital!
The Host – Korea
A family mourns the loss of a child that has been eaten by a hideous monster living in the local Han River…until they find that she is still alive and living inside the sewer! Bonus features include deleted scenes and a gag reel. From Bong Joon-ho, the Oscar winning director of Parasite.
Train to Busan – Korea
Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.
Pulse – Japan
A group of young friends are rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own and his subsequent ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. More deaths follow as the world is slowly being drained of life.
High Tension – France
Marie and Alexia are classmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alexia’s parents’ secluded farmhouse. Bun in the dead of the night, a stranger knocks on the front door. And with the first swing of his knife, the girls’ idyllic weekend turns into an endless night of horror…
Demons – Italy
A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon. One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world.
Tormented – Japan
Daigo doesn’t speak anymore. Not since he killed that rabbit on the playground at school. His sister, Kiriko, is worried. And their father is no help, trapped in his own grief and illustrating fantasy worlds where families are happily reunited and no one dies. Now Daigo is missing. He’s in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth. From the legendary director of The Grudge.
Four Hands – German
20 years after witnessing their parents’ murder, sisters Jessica and Sophie discover the murders have been paroled, unleashing a vengeful spirit within Sophie.
Black Coal, Thin Ice – China
Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.
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