The Best French Horror Films to Spook and Stream this Halloween!

Whether you're heading out to a monster mash bash or settling in with the candy corn and kit kats for this year's All Hallow's Eve, FrenchFlicks is here to get you in the mood for the freakiest night of the year. Vampires to murder mysteries to return of the dead, everyone can be delightfully spooked with these French horror film and TV suggestions available on Netflix, Amazon and Google Play.


Raw/Grave, (2016)

If you haven't heard of Julia Ducournau's eerie tale of a family of vegetarians (or are they?), you haven't done your inner horror fan justice. Shocking image after creepy twist will have you convinced that the French know scary in this coming-of-age story that turns bloody. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Amazon, Google Play

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High Tension/Haute Tension, 2003

You might know the man behind this 2003 French horror film: Alexandre Aja. Thanks to the success of High Tension, he then became a Hollywood favorite and went on to direct many American movies like The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3-D and more recently Crawl. But forget about his teenage B movie, and take a chance on this great French slasher with a Shyamalan twist. Watch the trailer here.

Available through Google Play rental

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Revenge, 2017

This revenge thriller with a feminist twist is smart, stylish, gore, transgressive. And a must-see. Watch the trailer here.

Available through renting on Amazon or Shudder through Amazon subscription, Google Play rental

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Martyrs, 2008

One of the most gruesome films France has ever delivered. Its release divided critics but fans of the torture porn genre will surely love this challenging and subversive movie. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Google Play purchase, Amazon

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Frontier(s)/Frontière(s), 2007

This French take of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is as bloody as can be and hides a surprisingly smart political allegory. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Google PlayAmazon

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Alleluia, 2014

This 2018 horror film didn’t make a big splash at its release despite rave reviews. Give this story of crime, sex, passion, and yes, blood, the second chance it deserves. A gore love story. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Google Play

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Marianne, 2019

Freshly released on Netflix, this horror TV show follows a famous horror writer discovering that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams and books is now wreaking havoc in the real world. Get ready for some nightmares. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Netflix

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The Returned/Les revenants, 2014

The dead are back, alive and well in a small idyllic French alpine village. A gripping, stylish mix of real and surreal, the highly cinematic The Returned is somewhere in between Twin Peaks and The Walking Dead. The series features a wide range of top French film actors and a haunting, atmospheric soundtrack by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. Watch the trailer here.

Available on Netflix

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