6 Foreign language supernatural horror films that will send a chill down your spine
Jul 20, 2021
Demonic possessions, exorcisms, evil spirits; there is something about the ghostly and supernatural that enthrals viewers.
Here are six such foreign-language horror films guaranteed to scare you out of your wits.
Based loosely on real-life events, Veronica is a Spanish language horror film that takes place in 1991 Madrid. It follows the story of a teenage girl who becomes possessed after using an Ouija board to contact the spirit of her deceased father, on the day of a solar eclipse. The film was lauded by critics.
Sabrina is an Indonesian horror film that explores the tale of a young girl, grieving the loss of her mother, who is gifted with a doll, named Sabrina, by her loving uncle. But things take a turn for the worse when a harmless game played to make contact with spirits leads to the doll gets possessed by a malicious force which begins to terrorise the family.
This Argentine, Spanish language horror film follows the story of a team of paranormal investigators who make their way to a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, where residents have been witnessing eerie phenomena. The film’s director confirmed that a script for the film’s sequel was in the works.
A huge commercial success, this Thai horror film spawned remakes in English, Tamil and Hindi. The movie tells the story of a couple who experience supernatural phenomena after being involved in a hit-and-run where they abandon their victim. First manifesting as strange shadows in photographs, the haunting starts to become severe, even affecting those connected to the couple.
Under the Shadow
Set in 1980s war-torn Iran, Under the Shadow is a Persian horror film. The film explores the story of Shideh, a former medical student, who opts to stay back in her house along with her daughter when her husband is required to leave for military service. Along with threats of violence and airstrikes, the family begins to experience strange paranormal occurrences. The movie received rave reviews.
This South Korean horror film is set in a remote village plagued by a mysterious illness that causes people to become violent and aggressive and go on a murder spree. The advent of the illness coincides with the arrival of a stranger in the village, and a policeman investigating the murders has to get to the bottom of it before his daughter succumbs to the illness. The film was both a critical and commercial success.