The Best Spanish Horror Movies

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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
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró
  • Pan's Labyrinth
    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • The Devil's Backbone
    Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • [REC] 2
    Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró
  • The Day of the Beast
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Santiago Segura, Antonio Dechent
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
  • [REC] 4: Apocalypse
    Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Jaume Balagueró
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
    Rufino Ingles, Lone Fleming, Francisco Sanz
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
  • Julia's Eyes
    Belén Rueda, Clara Segura, Lluís Homar
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Guillem Morales
  • Sleep Tight
    Luis Tosar, Alberto San Juan, Marta Etura
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Jaume Balagueró
  • The Skin I Live In
    Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suárez, Elena Anaya
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cronos
    Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Kidnapped
    Fernando Cayo, Ana Wagener, Manuela Vellés
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Miguel Ángel Vivas
  • Thesis
    Eduardo Noriega, Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
  • Juan of the Dead
    Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Alejandro Brugués
  • The Nameless
    Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jaime Balaguero
  • Pieces


  • Witching and Bitching
    Carmen Maura, Carolina Bang, Mario Casas
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
  • Aftershock
    Selena Gomez, Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Nicolás López
  • In A Glass Cage
    Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Agustí Villaronga
  • Here Comes the Devil
    Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Adrián García Bogliano
  • Afterparty
    Úrsula Corberó, Lucho Fernández, Coté Soler
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Miguel Larraya
  • [REC] 3: Genesis
    Leticia Dolera, Carla Nieto, Javier Botet
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Paco Plaza
  • Atrocious
    Rafael Amaya, Ferran Castera, Jose Masegosa
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Fernando Barreda Luna