Top 10 Films’ World Tour of Horror Cinema

Top 10 Films joined forces with critics from around the world to check out the greatest horror movies ever made. We’ve travelled across the globe from the USA to the Far East to sample the delights of the genre through the eyes of filmmakers worldwide.

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Top 10 Films‘ Horror Movie Tour of the World

Top 10 Films’ world tour of horror cinema captures two of my greatest passions: horror movies (of course!) and travel. I reached out to film writers across the globe as well as the Top 10 Films team (which has members from all corners of the world) to discover the best scary movies. We’ve got recognisable titles from the USA and Britain in the form of The Exorcist and The Wicker Man while, as we go further afield, less mainstream but equally great horror from Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Join us as we delve into the very different worlds of horror cinema as seen through the eyes of filmmakers from across the world. From the best British horror movies such as The Wicker Man, The Descent, The Haunting and Peeping Tom to the infamous scary films from the USA such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead and Rosemary’s Baby we go further afield to sample the delights of the Far East, the icy cool of Scaninavian terror, and uniquely Italian thrills of giallo cinema.


Wolf Creek, Australian Horror,Mark Fraser tells us which horror films are worth seeing from his homeland in Australia including beDevil, Wolf Creek and Night of Fear.

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My Bloody Valentine, Film, 1981,Canadian native Dan Grant looks at Canada’s greatest horror movies including Scanners, The Changeling and My Bloody Valentine.

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Damien Karras, Jason Miller, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Top 10 Films, American Horror,Nia Jones looks at some of the most famous horror films ever made as she checks out the USA’s genre standouts.

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Great Britain

The Wicker Man, Robin Hardy, Christopher Lee,Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens looks at the history of British horror cinema with a rundown of the very best the genre has to offer (such as The Wicker Man, Witchfinder General and The Innocents) as well as the fine international co-productions Great Britain has played a significant part in (including The Shining and Don’t Look Now).

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High Tension aka Switchblade Romance (Aja, 2003)Josh Millican looks at the best horror films from France including Malefique, Them and Switchblade Romance.

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Argento, 1970)Giallo expert Michael MacKenzie tells us about this uniquely Italian genre which includes elements of the detective thriller with Hickcockian styling and an abundance of sex, violence and horror.

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The Skin I Live In, Top 10 Films reviews, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio BanderasLaura Shearer takes a look at the best horror films from Spain including Julia’s Eyes, The Skin I Live In and Pan’s Labyrinth.

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Let The Right One In, Film, tomas Alfredson, Vampires,Josh Millican tells us why Let The Right One In (Sweden), Dead Snow (Norway) and Sauna (Finland) are three of the best horror films from Scandinavia.

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South Korea

A Tale of Two Sisters, Top 10 Horror Films from South KoreaLaura Shearer tells us why The Red Shoes, The Host and The Tale of Two Sisters are the best South Korean horror films.

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Audition, Japanese Horror Film,Jed Medina tells us why Grotesque, Tomie, Audition and Ring are the greatest Japanese horror films ever made.

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Best British Horror Movies of All Time
Best Horror Films from:
Japan | South Korea | Australia | France |
Scandinavia | Italian Giallo | USA | Canada

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    Wendell Reply

    Oh, very cool. It’s going to take me some time to get through all of these, but I’m very much looking forward to it.

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      Dan Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Wendell. Hope you enjoy.

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    Dan Grant Reply

    This is the creme de la creme (no Dan, it’s not Mary Ellen Moffat, who broke Hooper’s heart) of Dan’s work imo. This was a fantastic journey and I was so very honoured to be asked to be a part of it. There are so many well written pieces on here and so many terrific films I’ve seen and a litany of films I haven’t seen.

    Thanks for putting this together, Dan and thanks to everyone else who contributed.

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      Dan Reply

      Thanks for the kind words, Dan. Really appreciate it.

      This was an enjoyable, interesting and educative series to put together and I’m so grateful that so many could get involved, either in writing the features or discussing them.

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