Best French Horror Movies to Watch Right Now
Some people celebrate Halloween by going trick-or-treating, some people love dressing up for a costume party, but some people live for a spooky night in with friends and a great horror movie. Now that we have told you about our favorite American scary movie set in France (if you missed it check it out here), check out these French horror movies! Grab some popcorn, snacks, comfy blankets, and we recommend you bring a couple of friends for a fun movie night in. Be warned: these movies are scary!!
Get cozy! Check our comfy picks:
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This movie has a classic horror movie feel to it and stars Vincent Cassel. Sheitan is about a group of teenagers who go out to a party on Christmas Eve. While at the party, they accidentally run into an eccentric housekeeper. On the surface, he seems to be just a dim-witted and eccentric farmer. Slowly, the visitors realize that there is more to Joseph that meets the eye. The teens realize that they are with a devil worshipper, and that he has something sinister planned for them.
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LES RIVIERE POURPRES (THE CRIMSON RIVERS)
The Les Riviere Pourpres stars Jean Reno (who is also in the iconic movie the Pink Panther). Les Riviere Pourpres is based on the book Blood Red Rivers by Jean-Christophe Grangé. This psychological thriller is about two detectives that are tasked with investigating several terrible murders around a college campus called Guernon in the French Alps. While they are there, they make a series of connections with other grisly murders in nearby towns. The more the detectives discover, the more mysterious and gruesome the movie gets.
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LES RIVIERE POURPRES 2
Can’t get enough of Jean Reno or love the idea of French detectives? Check out The Les Riviere Pourpres 2! This sequel is set in a French monastery after a murder has been discovered. Similar to the first film, the detective (Jean Reno) teams up with another police officer who is already investigating a murder of his own. They keep finding bodies which leads them to realize that these are actually ritual murders. They try to make sense of the murders with the growing feeling of that there is an impending apocalypse that may be upon them.
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This movie is about a girl named Charlotte who is traveling through the rural French countryside during the winter. She stops and picks up a hitchhiker named Max and continue traveling together. They make a stop at a roadside diner for some food where things start to go south. Max goes missing on the way to the bathroom. Charlotte decides to go looking for him but the restaurant owner traps her in a cage. Think Hitchcock’s Psycho but with an added element of cannibals. Yikes! This movie definitely has mixed reviews, so try it out and let us know what you think!
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Set in Paris all the way back in 1830, this movie is about a famous investigator who gets tasked with solving a bizarre crime of a man killed by lightning. The investigator (Vidocq) confronts a man that may have had something to do with the crime who goes by the name the Alchemist. The Alchemist wears a cowl and a mirrored mask and he kills Vidocq during the confrontation. Later, a young writer decides to create a biography of the legendary detective Vidocq. During his research, he decides to tries to solve the mysterious case of the Alchemist and of Vidocq’s death.
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Le Parfum is OuiPlease founder Jess’s favorite horror movie! It is set in 18th-century France where a man has an absurdly superior olfactory sense. The man is named Jean-Baptiste Grenouille and because of his skill, he creates some of the world’s finest perfume. With time, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is drawn to the scent of a woman’s soul and does everything it takes to capture it…creepy.
Set the mood! These are our must-haves for a spooky movie night:
So many scary movies, so little time! These movies can be dark, so make it more fun (and less scary) and bring along a couple of friends! But make sure they bring the popcorn! Let us know if you watch any of these movies and tag us online at @Ouiplease.
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