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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 posterRating: 4.8/10 (553 votes)
Director: Olaf Ittenbach
Writer: Olaf Ittenbach
Stars: Beate Neumeyer, Bernd Muggenthaler, Ellen Fischer, Alfons Sigllechner
Runtime: 86 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Horror
Released: 26 Feb 1999
Plot: The Burning Moon centers on two bedtime stories that a delinquent brother reads his kid sister. These disturbingly morbid stories focus on a serial killing blind date and a murderous, ...


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.

Nekromantik German

Nekromantik (1988)
Nekromantik posterRating: 5.3/10 (4,365 votes)
Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Writer: Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen
Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Colloseo Schulzendorf
Runtime: 75 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror
Released: 29 Jan 1988
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 posterRating: 6.3/10 (5,070 votes)
Director: Dennis Gansel
Writer: Jan Berger (screenplay), Dennis Gansel (screenplay), Dennis Gansel (story)
Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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 posterRating: 8.0/10 (57,359 votes)
Director: F.W. Murnau
Writer: Henrik Galeen (screen play), Bram Stoker (based on the novel: "Dracula")
Stars: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Georg H. Schnell
Runtime: 81 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 posterRating: 5.9/10 (8,871 votes)
Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Writer: Tim Fehlbaum (screenplay), Oliver Kahl (screenplay), Thomas Wöbke (screenplay)
Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Lars Eidinger, Stipe Erceg, Lisa Vicari
Runtime: 89 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 posterRating: 8.0/10 (3,571 votes)
Director: Stefan Prehn, Jörg Wagner
Writer: Jörg Wagner, Stefan Prehn
Stars: Konstantin Graudus, Gustav Adolph Artz, Jürgen Kittel, Sönke Korries
Runtime: 10 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Short, Action, Comedy
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 posterRating: 6.1/10 (9,458 votes)
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Writer: Peter Engelmann (dramaturge), Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Sebastian Blomberg
Runtime: 103 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 of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to ...

Faust (1926)
Faust posterRating: 8.0/10 (8,435 votes)
Director: F.W. Murnau
Writer: Johann Wolfgang Goethe (play), Gerhart Hauptmann (titles), Hans Kyser (titles)
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard
Runtime: 85 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 posterRating: 5.2/10 (2,089 votes)
Director: Martin Walz
Writer: Ralf König (comic books), Ralf König (screenplay), Martin Walz (screenplay), Mario Kramp
Stars: Udo Samel, Peter Lohmeyer, Iris Berben, Leonard Lansink
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
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. But when the professor puts on a condom, ...

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2 Responses to " German Horror films "

  1. Lewandowski says:

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

  2. “The German director Michael Effenberger (Survival, La Isla, Tortura) has made a new film. This time a found footage horror movie with a very interesting thematic: Geocaching.”

    New Found Footage Horror Movie from Germany – SEEKERS!

    SEEKERS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEEKERS/1532151356999010?ref=hl

    TRAILER SEEKERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ7urYAzWBQ

    Title: SEEKERS

    Directed by: Michael Effenberger (Matador-Film)

    Films: Survival, La Isla, Tortura, Seekers

    Genre: Found Footage Horror

    Accompanied by a cameraman, the four friends Mike, Eileen, Sarah and George go into the deep forests of Poland to shoot a documentary about their hobby: Geocaching, a modern form of treasure hunting. In their search, the group finds an old abandoned hotel, where they spend the night. But the building hides a dark secret … As even a group member disappears in the middle of the night, the group experienced a night of horror. What began as a harmless trip is ending in a bloody nightmare!

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