With beautiful landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe, you probably don't associate the "City of Light" with horror. However, the best horror movies set in Paris absolutely provide chills and thrills. Setting scary films here may not be obvious, but it works. Putting lurid or terrifying images in such a gorgeous city helps to create an unsettling atmosphere. Horror films showing Paris occasionally make use of the famed catacombs that run underneath its streets. What could be scarier than that?
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Directed by: David Elliot, Tomm CokerCatacombs is a 2007 horror film starring singer Pink and Shannyn Sossamon. Set in the Paris Catacombs it is about a young woman trying to find her way out while being pursued by a killer. It is the... more