Foreign Films The Best Italian Horror Movies  

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For those looking for a terrifying film that isn't the same old American stuff, check out this list of the best Italian horror movies. Whether it's a movie featuring cannibals, zombies, or something supernatural, you'll definitely find something you love on this ranked Italian horror movie list.

From The Beyond, in which a woman inherits an old house built over the entrance to hell, to Suspiria, about a ballet academy concealing sinister supernatural doings, this list of Italian horror movies is great for those of you who know nothing about Italian cinema. Or if you're ready to be terrified check out Kill Baby, Kill in which a village is haunted by the murderous ghost… of a little girl.

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Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an ...more

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David Warbeck, Veronica Lazăr, Catriona MacColl The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy, The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part ...more

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Deep Red

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Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox Cemetery Man is a 1994 Italian-French-German comedy horror film directed by Michele Soavi and starring Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro and Anna Falchi. It was written by Gianni ...more

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Lucio Fulci, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl City of the Living Dead is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is the first installment of the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy which also includes The Beyond and The House by ...more

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The House by the Cemetery

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Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Black Sabbath is a 1963 Italian-French horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film is centered on three separate tales that have an introduction and conclusion from Boris Karloff. The film ...more

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Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, starring Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Luca ...more

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StageFright: Aquarius

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Blood and Black Lace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Franco Ressel Blood and Black Lace is a 1964 Italian thriller film directed by Mario Bava. Bava co-wrote the screenplay with Giuseppe Barilla and Marcello Fondato. The film stars Cameron Mitchell and Eva ...more

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The House of the Laughing Windows

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Kill Baby, Kill

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abyx added The Curch (La Chiesa) Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Evan Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

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Cinzia Monreale, Kieran Canter, Franca Stoppi Buio Omega is a 1979 Italian horror/exploitation film directed by Joe D'Amato. This film remains controversial in many countries today, notably Australia, where it has been banned since 1992 due ...more

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Arthur Kennedy, Anita Colby, Ray Lovelock Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, also known as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and Don't Open the Window, is a 1974 Spanish-Italian horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau and starring Ray ...more

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Mel Ferrer, Francisco Rabal, Hugo Stiglitz Nightmare City is a 1980 Italian-Spanish zombie film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film stars Hugo Stiglitz as a television news reporter who witnesses the collapse of order in a city overrun ...more

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Gianluigi Chirizzi, Mariangela Giordano, Karin Well Burial Ground is an Italian grindhouse zombie movie directed by Andrea Bianchi. It is one of several films released under the alternate title of Zombie 3.

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' DEMONIA ' a very underrated ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added ' DEMONIA ' a very underrated Fulci Film, about an Canadian - where I live -archaeological crew, that investigate, the decrepit depths, of a local ancient cursed nunnery/monastery....It hasn't received many, if any, good reviews, but I really, enjoyed this Fun-Filled Fulci Gore - Fest, with some truly creepy moments, and some memorable gore scenes....I keep scratching my head, why it wasn't better received...Anyways, this is just my opinion....Thanks...

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Castle of Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Barbara Steele, Benito Stefanelli, Salvo Randone Castle of Blood is a 1964 Italian horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti, using the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson. This film is also known as Coffin of Terror, Danse macabre, Dimensions in ...more

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Demonia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Demonia Brett Halsey, Carla Cassola, Al Cliver Demonia is a 1990 Italian horror film co-written and directed by Lucio Fulci.

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Nightmare Castle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Barbara Steele, William Campbell, Paul Muller Nightmare Castle is a 1965 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Caiano credited as Allen Grünewald. The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles, and its music was composed by ...more

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John Saxon, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Elizabeth Turner Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 zombie horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti, written by Margheriti and Dardano Sacchetti, and starring John Saxon.

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abyx added The Devil's Daughter / The Sect (La Setta) Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano

The Devil's Daughter also known as The Sect (La Setta) is an italian horror movie from the year 1991. It tells us a story about a lonely kindergarten teacher that discovers a secret well in the basement of her house. Soon after she finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

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The Mother of Tears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Asia Argento, Moran Atias, Udo Kier The Mother of Tears is a 2007 Italian-American supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Moran Atias, Udo Kier and Coralina ...more

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The BLANCHVILLE MONSTER is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies

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Hey, Glenn Ghoul here, with an... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Italian Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added Hey, Glenn Ghoul here, with another addition, after listing - Mario Bava's - Blood & Black Lace, Starring Cam - the Man - Mitchell.....besides, Nightmare Castle, and Demonia. This little Italian Gothic Gem, has been strangely overlooked, in the pantheon of Italian Horror...Okay, there really isn't any ' MONSTER ' which is another title, it goes by, but anyways, it's very atmospheric, as in babes in sexy pegnoirs, skulking down cob-webbed secret passages, that most intelligent, smart, martial-art experts, would be nervous, about traisping down, with the pre-requisite, hand-held, candalabra, but still, it has a dark secret, a gorgeous, sinister dominatrix - looking Italian Black Haired Beauty, who can't help but make you think that ' Barbara Steele,' must have been busy that month, making ' Castle of Blood...' Thanks for reading, and I hope you watch it....eautlooking I