International Horror Films

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The horror genre is a transformative one. Familiar everyday objects that one might normally pay no mind to could have lurking within them a latent terror.

A cozy home which hosts a headless specter; a shopping mall teeming with ravenous zombies; a pristine park with killer beavers! (Perhaps the last one is a bit of a stretch…)

Horror stretches our nerves and imagination in thought-provoking as well as frightening ways. Often, horror pulls us into the unknown through the familiar.

So why not be pulled into the unknown through an international lens? After all, what’s familiar to us may not be familiar to others. Prepare to be scared, thrilled and engaged by some of these international horror films!

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Perfect Blue

Mima quits her career as a pop singer to try her hand as an actress on a detective/murder mystery television program. Then her life falls apart as reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams turn into nightmares.

Train to Busan

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, some passengers struggle to survive on a train from Seoul to Busan. You can also check out this title as video on Hoopla.

Trollhunter

When a group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, they learn that there are much more dangerous things going on and they start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. You can also check out this title as video on Hoopla.

The Wailing

When a stranger arrives in a quiet rural village, the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he consults with a shaman for answers, unknowingly escalating the situation.