Here it is! My complete and comprehensive mind blowing list of 12 foreign Horror/Sci-Fi films you should watch… Right now! There’s a little bit of everything mixed in here from terrifying to suspenseful all the way down too campy and downright fun. I’ll be bringing you this list of awesomeness in three part, #12-9, #8-5 and #4-1. Now before I get started I know some people are going to moan and groan about the movies that are nowhere to be found. So let me address that before we go any further. Films like District 9, High Tension and Night Watch all had large U.S. theatrical distribution so most people are well aware of them and don’t need me to acknowledge their existence. Also I snubbed the Asian market due to the fact it already has a huge following in the states and nobody needs me to tell them about what they already know about. And besides it’s my list not yours, so shut up and watch these movies! Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you #4-1
Have you ever been chased through the woods by a psychopath with a sharp object and that feeling hits you… This seems all too familiar. That’s what we call déjà vu and it’s one of the many negative side effects of time travel. There are three things you need to be aware of before traveling through time. First, don’t be a pervert. Second, listen when people tell you specifically what not to do. And third, nothing positive ever comes from bending the time space continuum. So follow those simple rules and you’ll realize Timecrimes is a well played sci-fi thriller that’s good to the last drop.
Virus outbreaks are never fun. It starts and the general public immediately goes crazy in a mad dash to stock up on supplies. Then you get quarantined like a rabid animal in your building by the proper authorities. And to top it all off you must make a valiant and heroic effort to protect your pregnant wife from all the dangers that lurk in the shadows of your building. Hey, good thing you just went grocery shopping before the end of times. The world is crumbling underneath itself and what is left of it wants what you have and they’re willing to take it by any means necessary. To you I say good luck with that! Phase 7 gets the job done right.
Love causes us do the stupidest things. You know what I’m talking about. Like that time you went to visit your ex to drop off the spare key to her flat and let her know how much you still love her and really want to work things out. You promise it will be different this time. Unfortunately for you she wasn’t home but instead you meet her soon to be a zombie maintenance man and his 15 year old assistant. Long story short maintenance man attacks you and the kid but you guys manage to lock yourself safely in the flat and spend the next 78 hours trying to survive while devising a plan to escape from the complex. Berlin Undead is at number two for a good reason, watch it tonight!
There’s not much I need to say about this film other than you really need to watch it! It’s creepy, thrilling and dramatic all in one package. It has a solid and interesting story that delivers the scary right to your front doorstep. Not only will Let The Right One In thoroughly creep you out, it will draw you into the well told story of youth, friendship and murder. What else could a cinefile like you need? Let The Right One In tops my list for all the right reasons, so do yourself a favor and watch it out today!
For your viewing pleasure, Jason Burum