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German Horror films

German underground horror films are horror movies, which has achieved cult popularity since first appearing in the 1980s. German underground horror films are usually trademarked by their intensity, taking on topics that are culturally taboo such as necrophilia, or explicit violence.

The Burning Moon 1997

An early extra-splatter effort from German horror director Olaf Ittenbach, The Burning Moon is very low-budget, shot-on-video, extremely violent, and therefore, not likely to appeal to a mainstream audience. However, if you’re a fan of underground horror, and love blood and guts to be splashed all over the screen, then this is one to add to your must-see list.

The Burning Moon (1997)
The Burning Moon film poster Film director: Olaf Ittenbach
Scenario: Olaf Ittenbach
Acting in the movie: Andrea Arbter, Ellen Fischer, Ronald Fuhrmann, Rudolf Höß
Runtime: 1 h 26 min
Rated: 18
Genre: Horror
Released: 26 Feb 1999
Plot: The Burning Moon centers on two bedtime stories that a delinquent brother reads his kid sister. These...


Nekromantik is a 1987 German horror film directed by Jorg Buttgereit. This is one of the most taboo-breaking horror films ever made. Very few films talk openly about necrophilia (“Aftermath”, “Kissed”, “Buio Omega”, “Love Me Deadly”, “Mosquito the Rapist”), however this subject is quite fascinating. It draws links between death and sex. Rob (Daktari Lorenz) cleans different places and removes the corpses whenever there was a murder,or an accident. One day, Rob’s girlfriend has an idea to steal a corpse and to play with it. The corpse is treated like the third person and all of them make a perverted threesome. But one day Rob is fired from his work and his girlfriend dumps him, and leaves with the dead lover. For Rob that it a beginning of true madness.

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Nekromantik (1987)
Nekromantik film poster Film director: Jörg Buttgereit
Scenario: Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen
Acting in the movie: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Colloseo Schulzendorf
Runtime: 1 h 15 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror
Released: N/A
Plot: A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

We Are the Night (2010, Wir sind die Nacht)

We Are the Night/Wir sind die Nacht, a newer 2010 German horror film directed by Dennis Gansel. Actors/actresses are Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich. I was nothing. A scum. Dirt, that even rats don’t eat. Invisible for the world, until it saw me. And then the hunger came. All consuming hunger. Drama, fantasy, vampire Horror. Great acting by everyone and a strong story. Maybe the best vampire’s movie until this days! It’s a refreshing air of what a vampire should be!

We Are the Night (2010)
We Are the Night film poster Film director: Dennis Gansel
Scenario: Jan Berger, Dennis Gansel
Acting in the movie: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer
Runtime: 1 h 36 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Released: 28 Oct 2010
Plot: In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Nosferatu (1922)
Nosferatu film poster Film director: F.W. Murnau
Scenario: Henrik Galeen
Acting in the movie: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav von Wangenheim
Runtime: 1 h 21 min
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Released: 03 Jun 1929
Plot: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story 'Dracula.'

Hell (2011)
Hell film poster Film director: Tim Fehlbaum
Scenario: Tim Fehlbaum, Oliver Kahl
Acting in the movie: Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg, Lisa Vicari, Lars Eidinger
Runtime: 1 h 29 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 22 Sep 2011
Plot: In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000)
Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job film poster Film director: Stefan Prehn, Jörg Wagner
Scenario: Jörg Wagner, Stefan Prehn
Acting in the movie: Konstantin Graudus, Gustav Adolph Artz, Jürgen Kittel, Soncke M. Korries
Runtime: 10 min
Rated: 16
Genre: Short, Action, Comedy, Horror
Released: 01 May 2001
Plot: Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details.

Anatomy (2000)
Anatomy film poster Film director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Scenario: Stefan Ruzowitzky, Peter Engelmann
Acting in the movie: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Sebastian Blomberg
Runtime: 1 h 43 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 03 Feb 2000
Plot: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body...

Faust (1926)
Faust film poster Film director: F.W. Murnau
Scenario: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Gerhart Hauptmann
Acting in the movie: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard
Runtime: 1 h 25 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Released: 06 Dec 1926
Plot: The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Killer Condom (1996)
Killer Condom film poster Film director: Martin Walz
Scenario: Ralf König, Ralf König
Acting in the movie: Udo Samel, Peter Lohmeyer, Marc Richter, Leonard Lansink
Runtime: 1 h 43 min
Rated: K-16
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Released: 29 Aug 1996
Plot: The plot takes place in New York, and in the present. In a Hotel called 'Quicky' a professor blackmails a student of his into having sex with him...

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1 Response to " German Horror films "

  1. Lewandowski says:

    I love those dark glasses that I see alot in german films.

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