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.
Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume BalagueróREC 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 "record", as it... more
Directed by: Guillermo del ToroPan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and distributed by Esperanto Films. In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young... more
Directed by: Guillermo del ToroThe 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 produced by Pedro... more
Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume BalagueróREC 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 returned from... more
Directed by: Jaume BalagueróSleep Tight is a 2011 Spanish horror thriller film directed by Jaume Balagueró. César, an unhappy concierge, maintains a peculiar relationship with the very diverse inhabitants of the upper-class... more
Directed by: Alejandro AmenábarTesis 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 Best Film. It... more
Directed by: Guillem MoralesJulia's Eyes is a critically acclaimed 2010 Spanish horror film directed by Guillem Morales and written by Morales and Oriol Paulo.... more
Directed by: Guillermo del ToroCronos 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 first... more
Directed by: Pedro AlmodóvarThe Skin I Live In is a 2011 Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Pedro Almodóvar and based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale. A brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas), haunted by... more
Directed by: Amando de OssorioTombs 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 Terror".... more
Directed by: Paco PlazaREC 3: Génesis is a 2012 Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza and is the third installment of the REC series. A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of... more
The House at the End of Time
Directed by: Jaume BalagueróREC 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
Directed by: Álex de la IglesiaWitching & 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 the 28th Goya... more
Directed by: Nicolás LópezAftershock 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 by Roth and López.... more
Directed by: Álex de la IglesiaThe 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. Both Maria Grazia... more
Directed by: Jaume BalagueróThe 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 suspense with... more
Directed by: Nacho VigalondoTimecrimes is a 2007 Spanish science-fiction thriller film directed by Nacho Vigalondo. A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour, starting a series f events... more
KidnappedFernando Cayo, Ana Wagener
Directed by: Miguel Ángel VivasJaime, 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 violentamente... more
The SquadAndres Torres, Juan David Restrepo
Directed by: Jaime Osorio MarquezThe Squad is a 2011 horror film written and directed by Jaime Osorio Marquez.... more
Directed by: Issa LópezTigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five children attempt to survive the violence of the cartels and the ghosts that are left in its wake.... more
Directed by: Agustí VillarongaTras 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 child abuser who is... more
UndergodsJohann Myers, Géza Röhrig
Directed by: Chino MoyaUndergods is a 2020 Spanish thriller fantasy film directed by Chino Moya. An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated... more
AfterpartyÚrsula Corberó, Lucho Fernández
Directed by: Miguel LarrayaAfterparty is a 2013 horror film written by Miguel larraya and Fernando Sancristóbal Zurita and directed by Miguel Larraya....