Halloween Special: 31 Foreign Horror Movies for Every October Night

Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to spend October than binge-watching some bloodcurdling horror movies.

If you’re a horror movie fan, you’ve probably watched a ton of North American movies, and so, we’ve compiled a list of the scariest movies from the rest of the world that you might have missed. Some of them are free to watch!

We asked the Daily Hive editorial team for their recommendations, and it turns out we all watch and love a ton of foreign films. The number of staff who are scary movie fans is concerning and maybe HR should schedule a team therapy session, but that’s beside the point.

Here are our favorites from Japan, Sweden, India, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, France and other parts of the world.

Take a pillow for more comfort. It will be a wild ride.

Leave the one on the right in (2008)

Metronome Sandrew/IMDb

Gender: Swedish fantasy horror

IMDb plot description: Oskar, a neglected and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

A girl walks home alone at night (2014)

Logan/IMDb Pictures

Gender: Iranian Romantic Horror

IMDb plot description: In the Iranian ghost town, Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware that they are being stalked by a lone vampire.

Available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

spell (2022)

IMDb

Gender: Taiwanese horror mystery

IMDb plot description: Six years ago, Li Ronan was cursed after breaking a religious taboo. Now she must protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions.

Available on Netflix.

Train to Busan (2016)

Next World of Entertainment / IMDb

Gender: South Korean Action Horror

IMDb plot description: As a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play Movies.

His house (2020)

Netflix/IMDb

Gender: British drama thriller

IMDb plot description: A refugee couple struggles to escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town where evil lurks beneath the surface.

Available on Netflix.

The last morning (2020)

Yukoh Movies

Gender: Argentinian-Uruguayan thriller

IMDb plot description: It’s a very humid day with pouring rain and one of the best things to do is take refuge in a big old cinema. There is only one problem: a murderer is on the loose and he too has taken refuge there.

Speak no evil (2022)

Nordisk Film/IMDb

Gender: Danish psychological thriller

IMDb plot description: A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on vacation. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend is slowly starting to unravel as the Danes try to remain polite in the face of inconvenience.

Available on Amazon Prime.

Kuroneko (1968)

horror films

Toho/IMDb

Gender: Japanese supernatural horror

IMDb plot description: Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who brutally seduce and murder passing samurai.

Available at Archive.org.

Dark red (1974)

Rizzoli Movie / IMDb

Gender: Italian crime thriller

IMDb plot description: A jazz pianist and a wise journalist are drawn into a complex web of mysteries after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

Available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube and Google Play Movies.

tumbad (2018)

horror films

Color Yellow Productions

Gender: Indo-Swedish fantasy horror


IMDb plot description: A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her firstborn.

Hausu (1977)

Toho Company/IMDb

Gender: Japanese horror comedy

IMDb plot description: A schoolgirl and six of her classmates go to her aunt’s country house, which turns out to be haunted.

Available at Archive.org.

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

horror films

Showbox/IMDb

Gender: South Korean horror

IMDb plot description: The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. He soon encounters much more than expected as he moves deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

The King of Death (1985)

horror films

Manfred Jelinski Film & Fernsehproduktion/IMDb

Gender: German grindhouse horror

IMDb plot description: Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Available at Archive.org.

Ringu (1998)

horror films

Pictures of Basara

Gender: Japanese horror mystery

IMDb plot description: A journalist and her ex-husband investigate a cursed videotape that is said to kill the viewer seven days after viewing it.

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Google Play Movies.

Suspiria (2018)

horror films

Amazon Studios/IMDb

Gender: German fantasy horror

IMDb plot description: A darkness swirls within a world famous dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google Play Movies.

Amsterdamned (1988)

horror films

First Floor Features / IMDb

Gender: Dutch slasher movie

IMDb plot description: A badass police detective sets out to capture a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the canals of Amsterdam.

Available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube and Google Play Movies.

Sadness (2021)

horror films

Machi Xcelsior Studios

Gender: Taiwanese slasher horror

IMDb plot description: A young couple attempts to reunite in the middle of a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists.

Available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

Bulbul (2020)

netflix

Gender: Indian supernatural thriller

IMDb plot description: A man returns home after years to find his brother’s now adult and abandoned bride, and his ancestral village plagued by mysterious deaths.

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