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The Best Horror Movies Set in Paris

Updated July 25, 2019 117 votes 22 voters 1.1k views12 items

List RulesThe horror movie must be primarily set in Paris.

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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    Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters
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    Released1976

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    The Tenant is a 1976 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. It is based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire...  more
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    Alida Valli, Pierre Brasseur
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    Released1960

    Directed byGeorges Franju

    Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 French-Italian horror film adaptation of Jean Redon's novel, directed by Georges Franju, and starring Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli. During the film's production,...  more
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    Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman
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    Released2014

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

    As Above, So Below is a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed...  more
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    Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence
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    Released1923

    Directed byWallace Worsley

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller,...  more
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    Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov
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    Released2012

    Directed byAndrei Proshkin

    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 the...  more
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    Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot
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    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Haneke

    Caché, titled Hidden in the UK and Ireland, is a 2005 French-language thriller written and directed by Michael Haneke. The film stars Daniel Auteuil as Georges and Juliette Binoche as his wife Anne....  more
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    Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy
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    Released1997

    Directed byAnthony Waller

    An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 comedy-horror film directed by Anthony Waller and starring Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy. The film was in development for 6 years and follows the general...  more
  • 8
    Caroline Munro, Telly Savalas
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    Released1987

    Directed byJesús Franco

    Faceless is a 1988 French slasher film directed by Jesús Franco. The film is about Dr. Flamand and his assistant Nathalie who lure unsuspecting victims to use their skin to perform plastic surgery on...  more
  • 9
    Vincent Gallo, Béatrice Dalle
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    Released2001

    Directed byClaire Denis

    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 Descas. The...  more
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    John Carradine, Nils Asther
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    Released1944

    Directed byEdgar G. Ulmer

    Bluebeard is a 1944 film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring John Carradine in the title role. After the film's release, it became a favorite of horror movie fans and still later, a cult classic. It...  more
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    Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan
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    Released2007

    Directed byXavier Gens

    Frontier(s) is a 2007 French horror film written and directed by Xavier Gens and stars Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan and Aurélien Wiik....  more
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    P!nk, Shannyn Sossamon
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    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Elliot, Tomm Coker

    Catacombs 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
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List Rules: The horror movie must be primarily set in Paris.