Tempting as it might seem to slip in The Shining into your players, your Halloween traditions need some spicing up once in awhile. What are subtitles compared to visceral terror soaked in different culture? Check out a few of the weirdest horror flicks from different continents to crack your screens.
The Wailing (2016)
While possession and dying families might be enough to fuel the fear factor, not knowing who to fear makes everything even more unsettling. South Korean director Na Hong-jin does just that in this supernatural horror thriller.
What is this holiday of gore and trembling fear without cannibalism? Julia Docournau’s French-Belgian film shakes the subgenre up with an innocent vegetarian med student on the verge of discovering the carnivore life for the first time.
The Eyes of my Mother (2016)
Dishing out gory, blood-filled scenes in black and white sounds less effective, but director and writer Nicolas Pesce dazzles us with his doe-eyed psycho-protagonist Francisca, finding a fascination with anatomical torture while weaving through her lonely life.
In short, detailed, dream-like sequences, Indian short by Bahaish Kapoor depicts a doctor’s dread as she soaks in her guilt of losing a patient.
Nobuhiko Obayashi’s art house horror maybe the oldest pick here by decades, it stands to pass the test of time. In a trippy, collage-like aesthetic with special effects purposely unrealistic, the tale of seven girls being eaten one by one is still gold.–JANROE THE BOAT