film The Best Spanish Horror Movies  

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List Rules Vote for the scariest Spanish language horror movies, no matter what country they originate from.

No matter where you live in the world, this list of the best Spanish horror movies is bound to appeal to you if you're looking to dive into the world of Spanish cinema. Whether you like haunted houses (The House at the End of Time), the horror of Mother Nature (Aftershock), or terrifying, unstoppable viruses, ([Rec]) you’ll find it on this list of Spanish horror movies.

Most notably included here are the films Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone both from internationally renowned director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim). Which of the films on this Spanish horror movies list keeps you up at night? Join our other users and give the scariest movies on this list a thumbs up, or tell us what frightens you most in the comments below. These horror movies are all in Spanish, but there are usually subtitles available for non-native speakers.

If you haven't seen any of these films, then it makes for a great guide on where to start. The scariest Spanish horror movies will be at the top of the list, as they have received the most upvotes.

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[REC] Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word ...more

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The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi The Devil's Backbone is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was independently ...more

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spanish Horror Movies
Fassbinderisdead added Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El laberinto del fauno, is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and ...more

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Thesis Eduardo Noriega, Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez Tesis is a 1996 Spanish film. It is the feature debut of director Alejandro Amenábar, and was written by him and Mateo Gil. The movie won seven 1996 Goya Awards, including the award for ...more

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Sleep Tight Luis Tosar, Alberto San Juan, Marta Etura Sleep Tight is a 2011 horror and thriller film written by Alberto Marini and directed by Jaume Balagueró.

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[REC] 2 Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet REC 2 is a 2009 Spanish horror film sequel to 2007's REC and the second installment of the REC series. The film was written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, both of whom ...more

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Julia's Eyes Belén Rueda, Clara Segura, Lluís Homar Julia's Eyes is a critically acclaimed 2010 Spanish horror film directed by Guillem Morales and written by Morales and Oriol Paulo.

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The House at the End of Time

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Cronos Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring veteran Argentinean actor Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman. Cronos is del Toro's ...more

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Witching and Bitching Carmen Maura, Carolina Bang, Mario Casas Witching & Bitching is a 2013 Spanish horror-comedy film co-written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia. It stars Hugo Silva, Mario Casas and Carmen Maura. It won the most awards at ...more

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[REC] 3: Genesis Leticia Dolera, Carla Nieto, Javier Botet REC 3: Génesis is a 2012 Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza. This film is the third installment of the REC series. It is a parallel sequel to the first two films, taking place ...more

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Aftershock Selena Gomez, Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo Aftershock is a 2012 Chilean-American disaster horror film starring Eli Roth. It is directed by Nicolás López and written by López, Roth, and Guillermo Amoedo, from a story

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Tombs of the Blind Dead Rufino Ingles, Lone Fleming, Francisco Sanz Tombs of the Blind Dead is a 1971 Spanish horror film written and directed by Amando de Ossorio. Its original Spanish title is La noche del terror ciego, which means "The Night of the Blind ...more

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In A Glass Cage Marisa Paredes, Günter Meisner, Ricardo Carcelero Tras el cristal is a 1987 Spanish film written and directed by Agustí Villaronga and starring Günter Meisner, Marisa Paredes and David Sust. The plot follows an ex-Nazi sadistic ...more

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[REC] 4: Apocalypse Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka REC 4: Apocalypse is an upcoming 2014 Spanish horror film, and the fourth and final installment of the REC franchise. The film will be a direct sequel to the second film taking place immediately ...more

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Here Comes the Devil Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz Here Comes the Devil is a 2012 Mexican film that was directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano. The film had its world premiere on September 11, 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival and ...more

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The Nameless Tristán Ulloa, Karra Elejalde, Jordi Dauder The Nameless is a 1999 independent Spanish horror film directed by Jaume Balagueró. It is based on the 1981 horror novel by English writer Ramsey Campbell which mingled psychological ...more

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The Silent House

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Más negro que la noche Zuria Vega, Miguel Rodarte, Margarita Sanz

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Juan of the Dead Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués. in 2010. Coproduction by La Zanfoña Producciones, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, ...more

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We Are What We Are Paulina Gaitán, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Carlos Colombo We Are What We Are is a 2010 Mexican cannibal horror film directed by Jorge Michel Grau. The movie is about a family of cannibals who, after the death of the father, try to continue a ...more

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Atrocious Rafael Amaya, Ferran Castera, Jose Masegosa "In April of 2010, Spanish police reported the discovery of 37 hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family of ...more

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Kidnapped Fernando Cayo, Ana Wagener, Manuela Vellés Jaime, Marta y su hija Isa acaban de mudarse a una selecta urbanización de las afueras. Mientras se preparan para celebrar la primera noche en su nueva casa, tres encapuchados irrumpen ...more

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The Squad Andres Torres, Juan David Restrepo, Nelson Camayo The Squad is a 2011 horror film written and directed by Jaime Osorio Marquez.

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Afterparty Úrsula Corberó, Lucho Fernández, Coté Soler Afterparty is a 2013 horror film written by Miguel larraya and Fernando Sancristóbal Zurita and directed by Miguel Larraya.

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Shrew's Nest

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Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo Black Shadow, Agustin Martinez Solares, Aldo Monti

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The Day of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spanish Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added The Day of the Beast Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Santiago Segura, Antonio Dechent The Day of the Beast is a 1995 Spanish black comedy horror action film co-written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia and starring Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza and Santiago Segura. ...more

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The Skin I Live In is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spanish Horror Movies
Glenn Ghoul added The Skin I Live In Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suárez, Elena Anaya The Skin I Live In is a 2011 Spanish psychological thriller film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, and Roberto ...more

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Sexykiller, morirás por ella Alejo Sauras, Macarena Gómez, Javier Botet Sexykiller is a 2008 film directed by Miguel Mart.

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Hellhole Woman

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Snuff 102 Mariano Peralta, Salvador Haidar, Eduardo Poli Snuff 102 is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Mariano Peralta.

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Blind Alley

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Arachnid Chris Potter, Alex Reid, Ravil Isyanov Arachnid is a 2001 horror film directed by Jack Sholder. In this film, giant killer spiders menace survivors of a plane crash. The film stars Alex Reid, Chris Potter, Rocqueford Allen, Robert ...more

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The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film based on the attraction of the same name at Disney theme parks. The film was directed by Rob Minkoff, written by David Berenbaum and ...more