Best Spanish Horror Movies

Horror films in Spain began to shoot relatively recently. This allowed the creators of paintings filled with scenes of violence to show the world a fresh look at this genre of cinema.

Time Loop (2007)

Hector is quite content with his life. He has an exemplary family and a worthy position in society. One day, while walking through the forest, he meets a half-naked stranger. Wanting to satisfy his curiosity, Hector goes after her.

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Instead of a forest diva, he meets a man on the way, whose face is covered with bloody bandages. Running away from the persecution of a terrible traveler, the hero of this film accidentally falls into a time loop.

Original title:
Los cronocrímenes

Cast:
Carra Elejalde, Candela Fernandez, Barbara Goenaga

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Insomnia (2018)

A 2018 Spanish horror film made with Argentinean and Uruguayan counterparts tells the story of a theater troupe. The artists arrive at the psychiatric hospital to rehearse the production.

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The performance is based on a play written many years ago by patients of the hospital. The only condition of the directors is the lack of sleep. But when the actors begin to lose their perception of reality due to insomnia, otherworldly forces appear.

Original title:
No dormirás

Cast:
Belen Rueda, Eva De Dominici, Natalia de Molina

Country:
Spain, Argentina, Uruguay

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
16+

Reportage (2007)

Angela is a journalist who wants real sensations. Together with the rescuers, she goes to the scene in a country house. The girl is not even interested in the reason why there are so many rescue services around the building.

When Angela enters the mansion, the doors are blocked. The inhabitants of the house are infected with a virus that turns people into zombies. There is no way to get outside. And only the camera continues to record events inside the building.

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Original title:
[Rec]

Cast:
Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+

Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Thirteen-year-old Carlos ends up in an orphanage under the care of Professor Casares and Director Carmen. It is difficult for a teenager to adapt to new conditions. Older pupils constantly bully the newcomer.

Soon the boy begins to be haunted by a ghost who wants to take revenge on his killer. Carlos needs to help the ghost deliver justice. To do this, he tries to lure the killer into a trap. The Spanish horror film, created in collaboration with Mexican filmmakers, shows how a teenager copes with this task.

Original title:
El espinazo del diablo

Cast:
Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi

Country:
Spain, Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
18+

Intruder (2004)

The protagonist of this film lives in a big house. One quiet evening the owner is disturbed by the doorbell ringing. A stranger stands on the threshold and asks to use the phone. He claims that the telephone booth on the street does not work.

The owner lets the guest into the house, and he goes to the kitchen. When the hero of the film comes back, he does not find the visitor, and the telephone box on the street turns out to be working. The owner begins to suspect that the stranger is somewhere in the mansion.

Original title:
El habitante incierto

Cast:
Andoni Gracia, Monica Lopez, Francesc Garrido

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+

Report from the Underworld (2009)

A dangerous virus appears in a multi-story building, due to which people turn into zombies. The authorities are worried about what is happening, fearing that the virus will be able to penetrate outside the house, and therefore send a group of special forces to the scene.

One of the soldiers brings a video camera into the building to chronicle the events. While combing the skyscraper, the soldiers discover an infected woman who tells the true story of the virus.

Original title:
[Rec]²

Cast:
Jonathan Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Pablo Rosso

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
18+

Shrew Nest (2014)

The collection of Spanish horror films and thrillers is complemented by a joint work with French directors about a woman suffering from agoraphobia. She is locked within four walls, and only the cares of her own sister allow her not to lose touch with the outside world.

One day, a man who lives next door shows up at their apartment. Carlos is intrigued by the identities of the girls who lead a hidden lifestyle. With his appearance, the relationship of the sisters can no longer remain the same.

Original title:
Musarañas

Cast:
Macarena Gomez, Nadia De Santiago, Hugo Silva

Country:
Spain, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+

Sound sleep (2011)

In an ordinary apartment building, a concierge named Cesar works on the ground floor. He knows all the features and habits of the tenants, but this does not make him happy. Cesar’s condition is close to suicide, until he meets the cheerful neighbor Clara.

The man has access to any apartment. He secretly enters the dwelling and hides under the bed, while the girl goes about her business. What a concierge embittered at life is capable of, one can only guess.

Original title:
Mientras duermes

Cast:
Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Dagon (2001)

Barbara and Paul are thrown by a storm onto a small island inhabited by strange inhabitants. The girl goes to the police, hoping to get help. After a while, Paul begins to worry and goes in search of Barbara.

On the way, the man meets a man who tells the terrible story of the island. All residents worship the god Dagon, and Barbara can become his victim. Paul hopes to have time to save the girl from a terrible fate.

Original title:
Dagon

Cast:
Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
18+

Shelter (2007)

The list of the best Spanish horror films is completed by the story of a woman who spent her entire childhood in an orphanage. This place evokes pleasant memories for Laura, so after 30 years she returns here to restore the orphanage.

Her husband and son come with her. The boy constantly talks about his imaginary friend Thomas. Parents are ironic about such statements, but after the disappearance of their son, they realize that the words of the child are more than fantasy.

Original title:
El orfanato

Cast:
Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Prinsep

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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