The international horror films on this list deal with themes of revenge, grief, and anguish. The best horror movies feature characters caught up in otherworldly, inescapable nightmares that often represent the oppression, isolation, and sorrow of the human condition.
Most of the international titles on the list have a distinctive style, rending gore and horror with striking detail and emotional, moody visuals. The remakes are often clunky and overlit compared to the shadowy, introspective art design of the original works.
Stacker compiled data on 15 great international horror films that were remade into lesser American versions. To qualify, the original had to have been made outside of the United States and have a higher IMDb user rating than its American-made counterpart. Many films on the list feature horrors that won't go away. Similarly, ghosts and curses also stay alive in sequels and never-ending remakes.
Read on for scary movies you're sure to want to see.
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