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Old 8th July 2015, 12:35 PM
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Question French Horror: Your Top 5

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Since around the 2000's, there has been a small movement from France of some excellent horror movies. Often incredibly brutal and violent, they can make for some pretty tough viewing!


But which French horror movies have you seen?

What would your top 5 be (in order)? Let us know yours below...


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By a stroke of uncannily good timing, I've only recently completed this list of my Top French horror films on Letterboxd.

It's ordered chronologically, but my Top 5 would be:

1. Les Diaboliques (1955)
2. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
3. The Iron Rose (1973)
4. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
5. The Grapes of Death (1978)
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By a stroke of uncannily good timing, I've only recently completed this list of my Top French horror films on Letterboxd.

It's ordered chronologically, but my Top 5 would be:

1. Les Diaboliques (1955)
2. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
3. The Iron Rose (1973)
4. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
5. The Grapes of Death (1978)
No room for Possession?
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Old 8th July 2015, 01:47 PM
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I've seen about 3 French horror films hah, a couple of Jean Rollin ones on old Redemption video cassettes, I don't know which so don't ask! I have seen Possession and it's one of my favourite films and although it's made with French money I always consider it German/Polish...

I'd vote for Irreversible but it's not technically a horror film!
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Old 8th July 2015, 01:50 PM
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Inside (2007)
Fascination (1979)
The Living Dead Girl (1982)
High Tension (2003)
Les Démoniaques (1974)

Honorable mentions to Sheitan, Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay, Humains, The Iron Rose, Bloody Mallory, Brocéliande and Livide.
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No room for Possession?
I've never really considered Possession 'French' with it being A French / West German co-production directed by a Pole!

A fantastic film though.
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I'l have to think on this.....but Les Yeux Sans Visage will be number one cough.
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I'l have to think on this.....but Les Yeux Sans Visage will be number one cough.
I really want to see Eyes without a face! but haven't gotten round to buying it yet, i love 'The Possesion' but i also thought of it as a german/polish movie?
i like the movie Switchblade romance, that wasn;t a bad movie also i like a film called 'Calvaire' - it's like the wickerman meets texas chainsaw... i like it.
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Calvaire is pretty decent - it's Belgian though.
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2: night of death.jpg

3: requiem for a vampire.jpg

4: baby blood.jpg

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