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.
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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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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!
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