17 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Are Almost Too Scary to Watch
Need a scary movie to get your adrenaline pumping? If so, Netflix has a bunch of terrifying foreign horror movies 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 shocking and surprising horror flick, these scary movies promise an unmatched experience. Plus, with plenty of new scary movies appearing on Netflix all the time, there's never been a better time to explore some of the best foreign horror movies out there — particularly if you're looking for unique horror-inspired Halloween costume inspiration.
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 and expose you to new and terrifying creatures and stories from around the world. From the nightmare-inducing haunted dolls of the Indonesian flick "Sabrina" to the gory zombie apocalypse of Australia's "Cargo," there's something here for everyone, no matter your preferred brand of horror.
Read on to see the best foreign horror flicks on Netflix — and prepare to get scared.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, and Tasha Dowbachuk
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Under the Shadow"
"Under the Shadow" takes place in 1980s Tehran during the Iran-Iraq conflict, and it focuses on a 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.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Apostle"
This British film is about a man who returns home and learns his sister is being held in a religious cult. In an attempt to save her, the man visits the cult, only to uncover a shockingly evil secret.
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Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "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 French-Belgian dark comedy. The girls are forced to use their athletic skills and teamwork to fight against their bloodthirsty captors.
Watch "Girls With Balls" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Ghost Stories"
This Indian anthology horror film comes from the directors of "Lust Stories." It consists of four short segments, each with their own uniquely chilling supernatural story.
Watch "Ghost Stories" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "The 3rd Eye"
In Indonesia's "The 3rd Eye," a woman named Alia seeks out a psychic after her little sister claims she can see the dead. But when Alia starts having strange experiences, she questions her own reality — and is forced to confront ghosts of her own.
Watch "The 3rd Eye" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Cargo"
Australia's "Cargo" takes place during a horrible zombie pandemic in which an infected father tries desperately to find his daughter a new home before he inevitably changes for the worst.
Watch "Cargo" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House"
Starring Ruth Wilson and Paula Prentiss, this Canadian film 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.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Don't Listen"
Spanish horror movie "Don't Listen" tells the story of a family who experience the loss of their 9-year-old son and begin hearing a cry for help. When they decide to bring in a paranormal expert, the haunting within the house leads to bizarre events.
Watch "Don't Listen" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "His House"
"His House," a British film, follows a couple who struggle to settle into their new town in England after fleeing from South Sudan. The two begin to discover hauntingly strange events occurring in their new home and are eventually introduced to the evil spirit embedded inside.
Watch "His House" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "A Classic Horror Story"
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Cadaver"
"Cadaver" is a Norwegian film that tells the story of a family who survive a nuclear apocalypse. Without food or water, they decide to attend a show at a hotel advertising a warm meal, but malicious forces ensure things are definitely not as they seem.
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Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Binding"
"The Binding" follows a woman who visits her fiancé's family in Italy. Her mother-in-law believes her daughter is cursed, and demonic activities ensue.
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Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "May the Devil Take You"
In Indonesia's "May the Devil Take You," a young woman attempts to track down the source of her father's strange illness. She returns to her childhood home and discovers signs of her father's Satanic past.
Watch "May the Devil Take You" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil"
"Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil" follows a blacksmith who holds a demon in captivity and tortures it. When an orphan comes and releases it, all hell — literally — breaks loose in this Spanish film.
Watch "Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Sabrina"
The Indonesian horror flick "Sabrina" tells the tale of a woman who lives with her partner, their adopted daughter, and his niece. When the niece tries to summon her late mother through a demonic ritual, terrifying events ensue — and one very malicious doll emerges.
Watch "Sabrina" on Netflix now.
Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Ritual"
British offering "The Ritual" centers on a group of four friends who go hiking in the Swedish wilderness. Eventually, the group start encountering spooky runes, dead animals, and ultimately a terrifying house, and the "Blair Witch Project" vibes only escalate from there.
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Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix: "Ravenous"
"Ravenous" takes place in a small village in Quebec that suddenly finds itself plagued by a zombie apocalypse. Survivors flee their killer neighbors for the city, only to discover that the rest of the world haven't fared much better.
Watch "Ravenous" on Netflix now.