40 Foreign Horror Films on Netflix That Are Almost Too Scary to Watch
Need a scary movie to get your adrenaline rushing? If so, Netflix has a bunch of horrifying foreign thrillers that will spook you to your core. Whether you’re looking to shake things up on movie night or you’re always on the hunt for a horror movie that will shock and surprise you, scary movies give you an unmatched experience, and more.
After you’ve run through all the horror classics (Don’t tell us you haven’t seen Insidious!), you can move on to this list of frightening first-rate foreign films if you want to take things up a notch. Not only will these movies scare you real good, but they’ll also expand your horror movie horizons. Read on to see the best foreign horror flicks on Netflix, and prepare to get scared.
– Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Haley Lyndes
Verónica is so scary, many viewers are having to turn it off halfway. The Spanish film tells the story of a teenage girl who fears an evil spirit has entered her home following a seance.
Watch Verónica on Netflix now.
Under the Shadow
Under the Shadow takes place during the Iran-Iraq conflict, and it focuses on a Tehran woman whose husband is at war. While caring for their infant daughter, the woman becomes convinced that evil spirits have possessed their house.
Watch Under the Shadow on Netflix now.
Train to Busan
Korean horror film Train to Busan depicts a zombie apocalypse. The 2016 movie tells the story of a father and daughter who try to escape to a nearby city that’s free of zombies, but find themselves stuck on the train to get there.
Watch Train to Busan on Netflix now.
Friend Request is a German horror film that centers its plot around a social media friend request that was sent to a popular college student named Laura. The request, that Laura later deletes, spirals into a number of tragic events in which her own friends start to die, and she must find a way to stop it all.
Watch Friend Request on Netflix now.
Await Further Instructions
Await Further Instructions is a mega scary British film that you have to see to believe. A lockdown situation occurs at a family reunion when a spirit traps them in their home and gives commands through their TV to escape.
Watch Await Further Instructions on Netflix now.
Don't Knock Twice
British horror film Don’t Knock Twice is as scary as it gets. It’s about a mother who’s recently recovered from addiction, and her daughter, who needs help in fighting off a child-stealing witch.
Watch Don’t Knock Twice on Netflix now.
You’ll never look at dolls the same after watching Sabrina. The 2018 Indonesian horror movie tells the tale of an orphaned niece who lives with a toy manufacturer. All is fine and well until Maira calls her late mother’s spirit into play and strange events begin to happen.
Watch Sabrina on Netflix now.
The House Next Door
In the Indian horror film The House Next Door, a new family moves into a young couple’s neighborhood and completely changes their lives . . . for the worse.
Watch The House Next Door on Netflix now.
If you enjoy ghosts and spirits, then Stree is the film for you. The Indian horror film tells the story of a town that fears an evil spirit that comes each year, calling men by their names, abducting them, and leaving nothing but their clothes behind. One young tailor doesn’t believe the tale until it happens to him.
Watch Stree on Netflix now.
May the Devil Take You
May the Devil Take You is an Indonesian horror film that deserves your attention. When a young woman searches for answers about her father’s strange illness, she discovers an alarming truth.
Watch May the Devil Take You on Netflix now.
The Israeli horror film, The Golem takes place in the 1300s when the plague was on the rise, and an infertile woman feels the pressure to reproduce. In order to do so, she creates a living child out of clay, who ends up being more evil than good.
Watch The Golem on Netflix now.
Silent Hill: Revelation
This 2012 horror flick follows Heather and her father Harry, who have been running from terrifying forces their whole lives. On the eve of Heather’s 18th birthday, she finds out she is not who she thinks she is and must face a demonic world before her.
Watch Silent Hill: Revelation on Netflix now.
One more Japanese-inspired turn for the road. While not as well-known as, say, The Ring or The Grudge, I guarantee this one will still give you the same kinds of deep-seated chills.
Watch Shutter on Netflix now.
In Aurora, an island innkeeper, Leana, and her sister are faced with an unforeseen shipwreck that leaves many passengers missing or in some cases, dead. In an attempt to help out, the sisters search for missing victims’ bodies. Little do they know, the dead will come looking for them.
Watch Aurora on Netflix now.
The Unborn Child
A couple and their young daughter find themselves plagued by a malevolent presence in this Thai film and eventually discover that their haunting has something to do with a mysterious temple and a string of abortions.
Watch The Unborn Child on Netflix now.
A scientist couple create a creature that they can’t control in this tale of a science experiment gone terribly wrong.
Watch Splice on Netflix now.
Girls With Balls
When their bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, a high school volleyball team faces off against ruthless hunters in this dark comedy.
Watch Girls With Balls on Netflix now.
All we can is be careful not to have your picture taken with this haunted Polaroid camera, or you might just die.
Watch Polaroid on Netflix now.
It Comes at Night
During a highly contagious outbreak at the end of the world, a family seeks refuge with Paul’s (Joel Edgerton) family in It Comes at Night. However, tensions rise as the horror creeps closer to the home.
Watch It Comes at Night on Netflix now.
Keri Russell stars in this supernatural horror flick as Lacy, a real estate agent who finds herself and her family plagued by a series of terrifying events. Lacy becomes determined to find the source of the deadly threat, and through research, she discovers that the threat may be supernatural.
Watch Dark Skies on Netflix now.
After a man mysteriously appears to have been murdered in his sleep by his wife, one criminal psychologist uncovers a pretty gripping case. I’m in.
Watch Mara on Netflix now.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
This rattling movie is spooky, scary, and seriously creepy. Expect great scares that don’t feel too cheap and a dread that lingers when the lights go out.
Watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe on Netflix now.
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
Starring Ruth Wilson and Paula Prentiss, the Canadian film I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House tells the story of a live-in nurse who winds up taking care of a horror novelist only to find that the home they reside in is haunted.
Watch I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House on Netflix now.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
If you’re fond of a good horror movie that makes you laugh, then look no further than the Canadian film Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Two of your classic backwoods boys head into the woods to relax at their cabin, but the trip turns into chaos when a few college students mistake them for killers.
Watch Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on Netflix now.
The Blackcoat's Daughter
Starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton, the Canadian horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter tells the tale of two students who get left behind at an all-girls boarding school, where they’re forced to battle an unforeseen presence.
Watch The Blackcoat’s Daughter on Netflix now.