23 Scariest Foreign Language Films That You Shouldn't Dare Watch Alone


These not-so-Hollywood films are like nothing else... We don't recommend you to watch these alone at night!

1. Audition - Ôdishon (1999)

Imdb 7,2

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

2. Inside - À l'intérieur (2007)

Imdb 7,2

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

3. Dogtooh - Kynodontas (2009)

Imdb 7,3

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

4. Martyrs 2008

Imdb 7,1

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

5. The Devil's Backbone - El espinazo del diablo (2001)

Imdb 7,5

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

6. Funny Games (1997)

Imdb 6,5

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

7. Them - Ils (2006)

Imdb 6,5

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

8. I Saw the Devil - Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)

Imdb 7,8

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

9. Thesis - Tesis (1996)

Imdb 7,5

While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

10. Diabolique - Les diaboliques (1955)

Imdb 8,1

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

11. Fermat's Room - La habitación de Fermat (2007)

Imdb 6,7

Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.

12. The Vanishing - Spoorloos (1988)

Imdb 7,8

Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

13. Taxidermia (2006)

Imdb 7,0

Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

14. Tell No One - Ne le dis à personne (2006)

Imdb 7,5

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

15. Kill List (2011)

Imdb 6,4

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

16. Le Corbeau - Le corbeau (1943)

Imdb 7,8

French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.

17. Let the Right One In - Låt den rätte komma in (2008)

Imdb 7,9

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

18. The Tenant - Le locataire (1976)

Imdb 7,8

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

19. Goodnight Mommy - Ich seh ich seh (2014)

Imdb 6,7

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

20. High Tension - Haute tension (2003)

Imdb 6,8

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

21. Julia's Eyes - Los ojos de Julia (2010)

Imdb 6,7

The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

22. Suicide Club - Jisatsu sâkuru (2001)

Imdb 6,6

A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

23. The Orphanage - El orfanato (2007)

Imdb 7,5

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

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