10 New Horror + Sci-Fi Films From Around The Globe – Moviehooker

A new list featuring 10 horrors and sci-fi’s from around the globe that are coming your way in 2019/20

As 2019s new horror and sci-fi build up, I thought it was time to get another list rocking before I end up drowning in new movies. I do believe that I have something for every horror and sci-fi lover in this 10 horrors and sci-fi from around the Globe article.


I have no idea how this one got past me. The Feild Guide To Evil is a new horror anthology featuring horror movies based on ancient folklore. 8 directors: Can Everol (Baskin, Housewife), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen), Peter Strickland (Barbarian Sound Studio), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy), Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy)  Ashim Ahluwalia (John & Jane) and Calvin Reeder (V/H/S) and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).

For those of us into international horror, we have some of the best names in the business collaborating on this new anthology. I can not wait to see what epicness and cruelness we await us all!.


There has been a lot of buzz surrounding The Wandering Earth. The new Chinese sci-fi has already become a global phenomenon taking in an astounding $600m in China alone. And, now, lucky for all of us, Netflix has bought the rights for a worldwide release.

Based on a novel of the same name The Wandering Earth tells the story of a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to move the Earth into a new solar system before the sun dies causing an apocalyptic ice age on Earth.

As apocalyptic blockbusters go, The Wandering Earth looks to of the highest production value. The special FX in this is jaw-dropping scary!.


10 horrors and sci-fi's from around the globe

The Wind has been described as a horror western. I am sure you will agree that we have had some gritty and powerful westerns in the last few years. Movies like Brimstone, Bone Tomahawk and Hostiles has set the bar high and put a near-forgotten genre back on the map.

I just received an email about this film. Looks like I will be reviewing this for IFC. Let’s hope that The Wind continues the violent streak of recent gritty Westerns.


Set in the 70s, Abracadabra is a film that focuses on a magician and a serial killer. Apart from that thin plot-line, I have no idea what this film is about.

Judging from the trailer, this would not be for everyone In fact, I don’t it would be for me but that doesn’t mean some of my readers won’t like it.

Looks and feels like something straight out of 70s Italian era horror, reminiscent of directors like Mario Bava, or Dario Argento.

A bit too arty-farty for me. Trailer looks weird, I don’t know what to think. What about you?


This Brazilian horror is about a man who can communicate with the dead. In order for him to help the deceased, he takes on a job in a local morgue. The whole “talking to the dead” thing is a little over-played and old now but this looks to be of a much darker nature than movies like The Sixth Sense.

It also looks like The Nightshifter is one that’ll make all you gorehounds and depraved sons of bitches extremely happy. Being both a proud gorehound and a self-certified depraved son of a bitch, I know I will love the shit out of this film.


10 horrors and sci-fi's from around the globe

This new sci-fi has a pretty good cast including Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern. The reviews so far are so-so, but hey, we can make up our own minds, can’t we?!.

Freaks have also been described as a sort of X-Men. It’s a familiar story…some might even say it’s over-played about a bunch of outcasts that have super-human abilities. Feared by all and hunted by the government for experimentation.

Bruce Dern & Emile Hirsch should be enough reason for us to want to check out this new sci-fi. It most definitely is for me.

7: ZOO

What would a new horror movie list be without any zombie movies?. Zoo is a new British Zom-Com about a struggling couple who end up trapped in a small apartment together during a zombie apocalypse. The pair must fight for survival against hordes of the undead and their abusive relationship.

I think this looks genuinely funny. Imagine if Shaun Of The Dead took place in an apartment. The lads from SOTD had beers, this couple has beers, cocaine, and weed. Those two added substances should definitely make for some fun viewing.


I am so glad I stumbled on this one. Dachra is a Tunisian horror (which is very rare) that focuses on a quiet village that is completely inhabited by cannibals.

Another familiar storyline about a group of annoying teens who get lost. When trying to retrace their steps they stumble on a mass grave of human remains. Yes, it looks like it has been done before but we don’t watch these type of movies for their riveting storyline or Oscar-winning performances, do we?. It is all about the cruelty, the depravity, and how good the fx team is at making sick and realistic AF.

Not far from the graves is a town full of cannibals. They don’t realise it yet but they are about to become the villagers next meal.


This is the second and final zombie movie on this list. This time, our undead epidemic takes place in Germany and focuses on two sisters who are trying to reach…yup, you guessed it, ‘the safe zone’.

Although it sounds like the plot from nearly every zombie movie, Ever After looks to be a good blend of drama and horror. Also, it’s from Germany and apart from the million Nazi-themed zombie horror movies, I don’t think they’ve attempted a simple plague/infection storyline. The zombies also look fantastic, so, yeah, I have high hopes for this one.


10: ILL

10 horrors and sci-fi's from around the globe

Another horror anthology series, this time, focusing on body-horror. Ill seems to be in the very early stages of development. This may end up released in 2020.

One of the directors is Lucio A. Rojas, the director of South American shocker, Trauma (read my review here). Screen Anarchy has confirmed that the other directors in this anthology series are Lorenzo Dante Zanoni, Domiziano Cristopharo, and Kai E. Bogatzki.

The film is hoping to be completed and ready to rock and shock festival goers this summer.


That’s it for this list 10 new horrors and sci-fi’s from around the globe. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


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