This Chilean stop-motion horror film is a dark and wildly original masterpiece. Based on the Nazi stronghold cult Colonia Dignidad run in Chile in the 1970s, the animation is enrapturing and unforgettable.

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This new French body horror film follows woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident who embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who’s reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

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Ishirô Honda’s offbeat and dark sci-fi horror film was initially banned in Japan when it was released in 1963. But in time, it’s built itself up as an enduring touchstone in Japanese cinema.

Matango uses spectacular practical effects and great performances to tell a captivating story of vacationers shipwrecked on a tropical island with limited food and a population of previous shipwreckees — hideously transformed by the island’s sinister flora.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa breaks the mold of serial killer movies with an engrossing thriller that takes you inside the psyche of society.

When police uncover a series of murders, committed by different people using the same strange method, a gloomy detective takes on the descent into the killers’ madness while managing his wife’s own mental stability.

Eerie and masterful, Bong Jon-ho (director of Parasite) lists it as one of his all-time favorite films.

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Lynch’s first feature film deftly blends the genres of surrealism, black comedy, and body horror, earning it a place among the greatest cult classics of all time.It follows Henry Spencer as he tries to survive his industrial environment, angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

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David Lynch’s prequel to the popular Twin Peaks series is a dark and harrowing psycho thriller about two teenaged girls who encounter dark visions, supernatural forces, and ultimately grisly fates in two small towns in Washington State — where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.

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A genre masterpiece, this Swedish film by Tomas Alfredson relies on a muted color pallet and frighteningly good performances to create a moody ambiance that breaks the mold of vampire films. A lonely adolescent befriends a young vampire and together they wreak bloody havoc.

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Edgar White’s new film oscillates between the glamour of 1960s London and a splintering supernatural horror film. This new British thriller made waves this year with an all-star cast and a compelling story about two women whose lives overlap through mysterious time-defying forces.

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Set in Taiwan during the “White Terror” period of martial law, a high school girl awakens in an empty school only to find that her entire community has been abandoned except for one other student. Soon they realize that they have entered a realm filled with vengeful spirits and hungry ghosts.

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In this Japanese thriller, a widower schemes to find love but finds his dream woman to be a hellish nightmare. Director Takashi Miike’s film starts off feeling like a heartwarming romantic comedy before descending into grisly and terrifying chaos.

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