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Five great horror movies in Spanish

Aug 17, 2022 • 2 minutes
Five great horror movies in Spanish

Watching movies is a great way to improve your listening skills and your accent. Here are five great horror movies in Spanish. You can find all of them on some of the most common platforms (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, your local library...) as they were all critically acclaimed.

REC - Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, 2007

To many, one of the best found-footage horror films ever made, REC follows a reporter and a cameraman who find themselves inside a quarantined building in which a mysterious infection has begun to spread.

Tomatometer: 90%

Our score: 5/5

El orfanato (The Orphanage) - J. A. Bayona, 2007

Laura returns as an adult to the orphanage in which she grew up. Her plans to turn it into a home for disabled children get postponed when her 7-year-old son goes missing.

Tomatometer: 87%

Our score: 5/5

Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) - Guillem Morales, 2010

As Julia tries to investigate the mysterious death of her sister, who was almost blind due to a degenerative disease, she realizes how her own sight is rapidly getting worse.

Tomatometer: 90%

Our score: 4/5

El hoyo (The Platform) - Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, 2019

Goreng wakes up in a concrete cell and learns through his cellmate how they are locked into a tower-like structure in which a tray with food travels daily from top to bottom, stopping on each level for only 2 minutes.

Tomatometer: 79%

Our score: 4/5

Tesis (Thesis) - Alejandro Amenábar, 1996

A few days after asking professor Figueroa, her thesis director, for help with her research for her dissertation on audiovisual violence, Ángela learns he has died of an asthma attack while watching a movie from the school archives.

Tomatometer: 83%

Our score: 5/5

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