Great Foreign Thrillers

1: NO REST FOR THE WICKED

From now on I am gonna trust no one but myself. I am sick to the teeth of people writing bad reviews for films when clearly they don’t know what they’re on about and must’ve been high on crack when submitting the review.

I have begun to wonder if some those critics had a personal vendetta against these directors, actors. I believe that if you don’t have anything good to say then just keep your mouth shut.

One of the main reasons I’ve started up this site is to submit nothing but positive reviews for films that I’ve personally enjoyed and think you guys would as well. If I don’t like the film then I’ll just not write about it, it’s that simple.

Anyways, this is probably the darkest Spanish thriller that I’ve seen to date. I found this film hugely entertaining and I thought the acting from the main character was exceptional (complete with mullet, tache, and big sunglasses). The director also deserves a mention for giving us a great Spanish noir thriller.

The story follows a crooked cop called “Santos” who leaves a witness at the scene of a crime. We then follow this bent cop as he races against time to cover-up his tracks. He is a cop at the end of the day so he knows what to do and it was actually very clever the way that this happens.

A bigger storyline lays ahead also but I never knew anything about it so I’d advise you all just to watch it like I did and enjoy.

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2: A BITTERSWEET LIFE

Released in 2005 ” A Bittersweet Life” is still a force to be reckoned with. This is a hardcore South Korean thriller with great acting , directing and just doesn’t stop from beginning to end. We all know that this director knows his shit. This is the man who helmed the almighty “I Saw The Devil” which in my option is one of the finest serial killers movies ever made.

The story is very simple and that’s what’s so enjoyable about it. Everything about it is predictable but this isn’t a bad thing. Unlike any other Hollywood film, this movie has intelligence as well as predictability. You want the film to move forward and you are looking forward to the outcome.

After doing a good deed “Kim Sun-Woo” thrown out of his gang. It ain’t long before he returns seeking revenge on them. That’s basically it, it doesn’t sound like much but I promise you this is better than 90% of the film you’ve ever watched.

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3: EL INFIERNO

The film starts off with “Benny” getting deported back to Mexico from the United States . The border cop says something like ” welcome to Mexico, don’t ever fucking come back”, and from that moment on Benny is thrown back into the world of violence, drugs and guns which he tried to leave 20 years ago. After being mugged several times at gunpoint on his first day back “Benny” is now desperate and sees no other choice but to hook up with old friends who now work for a cartel. He needs to earn money and get his brothers wife and his nephew across the border and into the United States.

After being mugged several times at gunpoint on his first day back Benny is now desperate and sees no other choice but to hook up with old friends who now work for a cartel. He needs to earn money and get his brothers wife and nephew across the border and into the United States.

I don’t think this film would work any wonders for the Mexican tourist industry, it really does make Mexico look like a really bad place, hence the name “El Infierno” (hell), but in saying that, this film is remarkable, brilliantly written, acted, extremely violent, sad, and has murder and corruption in almost every scene, but the best thing about this film is that although it had all the violence, murder and corruption and is drenched in depressing and shocking realism, they still manage to keep you laughing and entertained right to the end.
Highly recommended

 

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TOP FOREIGN VAMPIRE MOVIES PART 1

 

A LIST OF ALREADY RELEASED FOREIGN VAMPIRE MOVIES THAT EVERY HORROR FAN SHOULD SEE

 FROSTBITE

Before the huge success of Let The Right One In came Frostbite (Frostbitten). Another astonishing Swedish vampire tale that would remind you of the American horror, 30 Days Of Night (but released before).

Like 30 Day Of Night, Frostbitten is set in a town where the sun disappears, making the town a feeding frenzy for some vamps

I have not seen this film in years, so I am not sure if it has aged well. I remember it being genuinely funny but at the same offering all the gruesomeness that we want from a vampire movie. Well worth checking out if you fancy a dark vampire comedy.

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THIRST

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The story of a well loved catholic priest who agrees to try a new drug to help find a vaccine for a virus. The priest immediately responds with unbelievable results. I thinks it’s safe to say that the drug didn’t actually work, and it ain’t long before we see our servant of god showing the effects of vampirism.

Guaranteed to be unlike any vampire film you’ll ever see. A very unusual and different film but wonderfully written and directed. From the director of “Oldboy”, “I Am Cyborg”, and “Stoker”.

From Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, I Am Cyborg, and Stoker)

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This film has not only earned its place as one of the best foreign vampire movies, but it has earned its place as one of the greatest horror films of our times. This film received great reviews from every critic around of the world. If you haven’t already seen this one, then you are probably one of the only people on the planet.

The story a young teenage boy called “Oskar” in the early 1980’s, who befriends his new next door neighbour, who also happens to be a 200 yr old vampire stuck in a kids body

A lot of people don’t know this fact about the film, and I can’t remember completely, but they seemed to have left it out of the American remake. Oskar notices a huge scar on Eli when he is looking at her getting changed. Eli isn’t a girl at all. Not only has poor little Oskar, fell for a blood sucking hound from hell; he has also had fallen for a 200-year-old castrated boy.

That fact completely changed my view of the film. I left the film feeling it was sort of a romantic vampire love story (done well),. ThenI found out that “Eli” was actually castrated boy, it automatically gave the film a darker and sinister tone.

 

CRONOS

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Helmed as one of the finest horror films to have come out of the 1990’s. Cronos is the directorial debut from Guillermo Del Toro, and everyone knows that this man has went on to make, and continues to make some of the finest and most visually striking films released today

The story of an elderly antique dealer who discovers a device called The Cronos. This device has the power to grant him eternal life, but at the same same time gives him a craving for blood.

 

 STRIGOI

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When Vlad returns home from Italy he finds out that one of the residents of his village has been murdered. Not only that, there is something not right and the rest of the villagers are acting very strange.

This is not your typical vampire film, and that’s the reason I loved it so much.

A low-budget horror comedy from Romania, written and directed by Faye Jackson, that is wonderfully unique and completely different from your average fang-fest.

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