Horror Movie Recommendations: World Languages

Get in the spooky spirit with some scary cinema! We’ll be making movie recommendations all through the month of October for all you horror fans. So viewer, beware: you’re in for a scare!

(Within reason, that is. Be sure to check out these titles beforehand to make sure the content is appropriate for your preferred level of spookiness—and watch at your own risk!)

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Bizarre occurrences plague Bad City, an Iranian ghost town filled with nothing but misfortune and misery. Added to this is the fact that unbeknownst to the city’s inhabitants, they’re being plagued by the presence of a vampire. But what happens when a vampire falls in love?

Available in the Adult Services Media Collection and on hoopla and Kanopy.

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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

The crew of a horror web series invites a group of fans to livestream their investigation of an abandoned asylum that’s alleged to be haunted. But is the legend fact or fiction – and does the crew have some ulterior motive for the livestream? As the cameras keep rolling, the night becomes more and more intense as the mystery behind the asylum trip is revealed.

Available in the Adult Services Media Collection.

Color image of a boy doing a handstand in the snow surrounded by birch trees. The silhouette of a person pressing their hands to glass is seen above him.

Let the Right One In (2008)

The shy, quiet Oskar is mercilessly bullied by his peers. As soon as a girl moves in next door, he finds in her a new friend – but only during the night, as she never leaves her apartment during daylight hours. Coinciding with her arrival is a series of inexplicable murders, and Oskar must struggle with his desire for friendship and the possible link between the girl’s appearance and his neighbors’ disappearances.

Available in the Adult Services Media Collection and on hoopla and Kanopy.

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2008)

The summer of 1944 in Falangist Spain, a precocious young girl and her pregnant mother travel to the home of a corrupt and cruel army captain, who anxiously awaits the birth of his son. When her mother falls increasingly ill, the girl stumbles into a dark, fantastical world – and an unexpected quest to discover her place within it.

Available in the Adult Services Media Collection.

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Pulse (2001)

A group of young college students try to investigate an increasing number of suicides in their area, discovering a link to a strange website that offers users the opportunity to connect with the dead. But once this connection is made, the ghosts aren’t content to stay behind the screen.

Available on hoopla and Kanopy.

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