ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Horror can take you places... dark places, strange places, places even the monsters are afraid of. Horror exists wherever people do, and scary movies can be found the world over. If you're looking for an interesting foray into a slightly different scare, check out some horror movies from outside the regular US box office. Explore 2016's international treats...

1. Downhill

 'Downhill' [Credit: WTFILMS]
'Downhill' [Credit: WTFILMS]

Country: Chile

A ridiculously fit and attractive couple go for the mountain bike ride of their lives after losing a friend to the sport. The rugged track is not their toughest challenge, however, as strange men ambush them in the woods. From there, everything starts to go downhill...

See also:

2. Paranormal Drive

'Paranormal Drive' [Credit: Ultra Film]
'Paranormal Drive' [Credit: Ultra Film]

Country: Russia

A young couple buy a souped-up new car with all mod-cons: sweet rims, hi-tech suspension... and a ghost. Wildly successful in its native Russia, Paranormal Drive veers off course occasionally but it still a fun watch, particularly if you're lucky enough to view a copy with slightly ropy English subtitles.

3. Yoga Hosers

 'Yoga Hosers' [Credit: Invincible Pictures]
'Yoga Hosers' [Credit: Invincible Pictures]

Country: Canada

Maybe Kevin Smith is just trolling the world now. A movie starring his own daughter and Johnny Depp's daughter and Johnny Depp himself putting on the most bizarre French-Canadian accent you're ever likely to hear? Oh, and the small matter of sausage Hitler coming back to lead an army of sausages to racial supremacy... Quite fun, extremely odd.

4. From a House on Willow Street

'From a House on Willow Street' [Credit: The Darkside]
'From a House on Willow Street' [Credit: The Darkside]

Country: South Africa

The delightful Sharni Vinson from You're Next shows up and, while she's compelled to hide her Australian accent, she still shines in this kidnapping-with-a-twist tale from South Africa. Fans of Don't Breathe and The Neighbor will find plenty to enjoy. A US release will hopefully follow early in 2017.

No trailer available.

5. The Ring Vs The Grudge

'The Ring Vs The Grudge' [Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment]
'The Ring Vs The Grudge' [Credit: NBCUniversal Entertainment]

Country: Japan

Like Freddy Vs Jason before it, The Ring Vs The Grudge pits two horror icons against each other, although the Japanese film is immeasurably madder. Rather than quips and tongue-in-cheek laughs, RVG is a confusing blur of blue-tinged jump-scares and long-haired, undead women. Very enjoyable.

6. White Coffin

'White Coffin' [Credit: Energía Entusiasta]
'White Coffin' [Credit: Energía Entusiasta]

Country: Argentina

What starts as every parent's worst nightmare devolves into humanity's worst nightmare as White Coffin (Ataúd Blanco) takes lower than any person would wish to sink. Taut, frightening and chokingly final, White Coffin is nihilistic in a way that only horrors such as The Nameless and Martyrs were before it.

7. Scare Campaign

'Scare Campaign' [Credit: Studio71]
'Scare Campaign' [Credit: Studio71]

Country: Australia

Do you ever watch a prank video and think ''they're lucky their victim didn't just turn around and knock 'em flat?'' That's pretty much the premise of Scare Campaign, a likable (and rather bloody) Aussie take on what happens when you prank the wrong person.

8. The Other Side of the Door

'The Other Side of the Door' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
'The Other Side of the Door' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Country: India

Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies of Walking Dead fame) has a bloody awful time in India when her young son dies, but things only get worse when she delves into some mystical methods to contact him beyond the grave. Expect a good few jump scares.

9. They're Watching

 'They're Watching' [Credit: Amplify]
'They're Watching' [Credit: Amplify]

Country: Moldova

Found footage goes to Moldova as a film crew find more than just B-roll in this off-the-beaten-track Eastern European nation. Naturally, everything goes horribly wrong once their cocky cameraman (Final Destination 3's Kris Lemche) pisses off the locals.

10. Landmine Goes Click

 'Landmine Goes Click' [Credit: Terror Films]
'Landmine Goes Click' [Credit: Terror Films]

Country: Georgia

The beautiful countryside of this small Caucasus state provides a stunning backdrop to what is a rather grim rape/revenge horror, and while it makes cynical use of the country's political history it's nice to see Georgia on screen.

Poll

Do you have any international horror movies from 2016 to recommend to other horror fans?

Latest from our Creators