film The Best French Horror Movies  

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If you’re looking for a film to give you the willies au Français, look no further--this is your list of the best French horror movies. You might not recognize a lot of these films if you're new to French cinema, but that's probably a good thing if you need some fresh horror content in your life.

A few highlights from this list of French horror movies include In Their Sleep in which a young couple living in an isolated country house wakes up one night to find themselves being terrorized by hooded assailants, The Horde, a non-traditional crime flick where gangsters and cops battle each with zombies thrown in the mix, and the truly disturbing Inside. There are lots of horror films about kidnapped children, but leave it to the French to make a film about a woman trying to keep her child from being kidnapped…while still in the womb. You have to take a peek at Inside.

Which of the films on this French horror movies list sends you screaming from the TV room? Join our other users and give the most scream-inducing movies on this list a thumbs up, or tell us what gives you creeps in the comments below.

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Frontier(s) Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan, Aurélien Wiik Frontier(s) is a 2007 French horror film written and directed by Xavier Gens and stars Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan and Aurélien Wiik.

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Martyrs Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan Martyrs is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was first screened during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival at the Marché du Film, and the film's French release was ...more

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Inside Béatrice Dalle, Tahar Rahim, Dominique Frot Inside is a 2007 French horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, starring Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle. It was written by co-director Bustillo, and is the first ...more

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High Tension Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon, Maïwenn Besco High Tension is a 2003 French psychological suspense and slasher film that was later released in 2004 in the UK and 2005 in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Alexandre Aja, stars ...more

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Irreversible Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé Irréversible is a 2002 French mystery thriller film written and directed by Gaspar Noé, starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. The film employs a non-linear ...more

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Them Olivia Bonamy, Camelia Maxim, Michaël Cohen Them is a 2006 French-Romanian horror film directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. According to a title card at the beginning of the film it is "based on real events." Olivia Bonamy ...more

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In My Skin Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Dominique Reymond In My Skin is a 2002 New French Extremity film written by, directed by, and starring Marina de Van. It details the downward mental spiral of Esther, a woman who engages in increasingly ...more

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The Horde Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov, Romuald Andrzej Klos The Horde is a 2012 historical film directed by Andrei Proshkin and written by Yury Arabov. The film is a highly fictionalised narrative of how Saint Alexius healed Taidula Khatun, the mother of ...more

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Mutants Francis Renaud, Patrick Vo, Hélène de Fougerolles Mutants is a French science-fiction horror film based on a screenplay from Louis-Paul Desanges and David Morlet It was directed by French filmmaker David Morlet and stars Hélène de ...more

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Maniac Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder Maniac is a 2012 crime,horror and thriller film written by Alexandre Aja, C.A. Rosenberg and Gregory Levasseur and directed by Franck Khalfoun.

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Trouble Every Day Vincent Gallo, Béatrice Dalle, Tricia Vessey Trouble Every Day is a 2001 French erotic horror film directed by Claire Denis and written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau. It stars Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle and Alex ...more

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Les Frisson Du Vampires Marie-Pierre Castel, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye Le Frisson des Vampires is a 1971 film directed by Jean Rollin. It is his third vampire movie.