This is my third and final instalment for my new Top Ten Foreign Thrillers post. For moves 1-6 check previous posts.
7:PARTNERS IN CRIME
New Taiwanese murder-mystery about 3 school kids who stumble on a dead body. The body they found was a female student who! also attended the same school as they did. The word on the street is that she committed suicide, but the 3 students who found her bloodied corpse think different, and they think she was mrudered.
I have to admit, I haven’t seen that many Taiwanese movies, that I can remember. One of my favourite and most original horror films is from Taiwan and is called SILK(Gui Si). That film blew me away. Seen it back in 2006 and it still remains one of my favourites (that no one has heard of) to this day. I’m sure I’ve written about it on moviehooker somewhere, if I haven’t… Then shame on me!
8: WHAT WE BECOME
New Danish Thiller/Horror/survival movie from director Bo Mikkelsen.
The story of a viral outbreak in a small Danish town and a family of four who will do anything in order to get out alive..and virus free, of course!
I’m huge fan of this sort of film. I really don’t know anything more about this movie and I’m gonna leave it that way. I have gut-feeling that this is gonna be way more than your average outbreak-in-a-town movie.
New film from acclaimed director Fabrice du Welz. Another man who I’m a huge fan of and is responsible for one of my favourite horror/survival/hillbilly movies CALVAIRE. When I first heard that he was back on the scene with a new movie. I just knew we were in for something special.
This film has cleaned up at any festivals that it has played in. Winning awards all across the board like Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director…. the list goes on.
Another film that I purposely know nothing about. I can tell you that’s it’s based on a true story of real-life serial-killers who were known as The Honeymoon Killers. Personally, I’ve never even heard of them and although I wanna google the shit out them, I’m gonna resist and leave it up to Fabrice du Weiz to tell me this tale of terror.
Years back when I first seen his film CALVAIRE, I was blown away by how different he made a very similar premise. He took your basic survival horror which at-the-time was overpopulated with a about 50 Wrong Turn movies releasing each year. The film wasn’t insanely gruesome but it most definitely hit a nerve. It also features one of the most fucked up pieces of piano music that I’ve ever heard.
10: THE TREATMENT
For my last movie in my Top Ten, things are about to get a little sick. The Treatment is a new serial-killer movie about a killer who kidnaps entire families, commits hideous acts on them, forces them to commit hideous actors of themselves and to each other. Then doing what all serial-killers do, he just slaughters them all.
Already, im skeptical about watching this. Not because it seems hardcore but because I’m frightened to death of what these hideous acts are. I’m a fan of the gruesomeness as you all well know but some films purposely push the boundaries and have the sickest ideas imaginable.
So if you’re fan of really extreme films then why not give this one a chance. I’m really looking forward to it but I’m just as hesitant about watching it.
And that’s my new Top Ten Foreign Thrillers post. Thanks for reading folks. You are all awesome.
Also apologies about lack of photos for some films. Some of them them just don’t have anything available as of yet.