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French horror films

Here are several good French horror films. France is the country of production, and movies are filmed in french language, or in combination with some other.

Inside (2007)
Inside posterRating: 6.9/10 (23,130 votes)
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Writer: Julien Maury (by), Alexandre Bustillo (by), Alexandre Bustillo (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot
Runtime: 82 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 13 Jun 2007
Plot: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

High Tension (2003)
High Tension posterRating: 6.9/10 (46,663 votes)
Director: Alexandre Aja
Writer: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur
Stars: Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun
Runtime: 91 min
Rated: NC-17
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 10 Jun 2005
Plot: Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa's parents' country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.

Martyrs (2008)
Martyrs posterRating: 7.1/10 (44,903 votes)
Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Released: 03 Sep 2008
Plot: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Brotherhood of the Wolf posterRating: 7.1/10 (46,427 votes)
Director: Christophe Gans
Writer: Stéphane Cabel (original scenario), Stéphane Cabel (adaptation), Christophe Gans (adaptation)
Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci
Runtime: 142 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery
Released: 31 Jan 2001
Plot: In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

High Lane (2009)
High Lane posterRating: 5.7/10 (4,576 votes)
Director: Abel Ferry
Writer: Johanne Bernard (scenario), Louis-Paul Desanges (scenario)
Stars: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet, Nicolas Giraud
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Released: 24 Jun 2009
Plot: A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon...

Them (2006)
Them posterRating: 6.5/10 (20,820 votes)
Director: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Writer: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 19 Jul 2006
Plot: Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Frontier(s) (2007)
Frontier(s) posterRating: 6.3/10 (16,519 votes)
Director: Xavier Gens
Writer: Xavier Gens
Stars: Karina Testa, Samuel Le Bihan, Estelle Lefébure, Aurélien Wiik
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: NC-17
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 23 Jan 2008
Plot: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

The Horde (2009)
The Horde posterRating: 5.9/10 (11,418 votes)
Director: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Writer: Arnaud Bordas (scenario), Yannick Dahan (scenario), Stéphane Moïssakis (scenario), Benjamin Rocher (scenario), Nicolas Peufaillit (scenario consultant)
Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Released: 10 Feb 2010
Plot: An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Eyes Without a Face posterRating: 7.8/10 (12,723 votes)
Director: Georges Franju
Writer: Jean Redon (novel), Pierre Boileau (adaptation), Thomas Narcejac (adaptation), Jean Redon (adaptation), Claude Sautet (adaptation), Pierre Gascar (dialogue)
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror
Released: 24 Oct 1962
Plot: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane...

The Beast (1975)
The Beast posterRating: 5.9/10 (2,267 votes)
Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Writer: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: X
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Released: 15 Apr 1977
Plot: The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to ...

House of Voices (2004)
House of Voices posterRating: 4.9/10 (3,310 votes)
Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Released: 23 Jun 2004
Plot: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ...

Sheitan (2006)
Sheitan posterRating: 5.6/10 (5,919 votes)
Director: Kim Chapiron
Writer: Christian Chapiron, Kim Chapiron
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthelemy, Roxane Mesquida, Nico Le Phat Tan
Runtime: 94 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Released: 01 Feb 2006
Plot: A group of youngsters go out to a disco late one night and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of Satanic worship.

Fascination (1979)
Fascination posterRating: 6.2/10 (1,272 votes)
Director: Jean Rollin
Writer: N/A
Stars: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier
Runtime: 80 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Horror
Released: 01 Nov 1979
Plot: This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive ...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame posterRating: 6.8/10 (1,426 votes)
Director: Jean Delannoy
Writer: Victor Hugo (novel), Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prévert
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Released: 03 Nov 1957
Plot: The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Caged (2010)
Caged posterRating: 5.3/10 (1,437 votes)
Director: Yann Gozlan
Writer: Yann Gozlan (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario)
Stars: Zoé Félix, Eric Savin, Arié Elmaleh, Ivan Franek
Runtime: 84 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 06 Oct 2010
Plot: A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers.

The Night of the Hunted (1980)
The Night of the Hunted posterRating: 5.7/10 (768 votes)
Director: Jean Rollin
Writer: Jean Rollin
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Vincent Gardère, Dominique Journet, Bernard Papineau
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 20 Aug 1980
Plot: A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

Maléfique (2002)
Maléfique posterRating: 6.4/10 (2,759 votes)
Director: Eric Valette
Writer: Alexandre Charlot (scenario), Franck Magnier (scenario), François Cognard (idea)
Stars: Gérald Laroche, Philippe Laudenbach, Clovis Cornillac, Dimitri Rataud
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Released: 07 May 2003
Plot: In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the retarded Paquerette, who...

Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001)
Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre posterRating: 4.4/10 (3,478 votes)
Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Writer: Arthur Bernède (novel), Jean-Paul Salomé, Danièle Thompson, Jérôme Tonnerre
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frédéric Diefenthal, Julie Christie
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Horror
Released: 04 Apr 2001
Plot: A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a ...

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