Fear No Subtitles: A #MonthOfDread Celebrating the Best Foreign Language Horror

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Daily horror movie challenges are a staple of the Halloween season, but would you dare attempt a 366-day challenge? Why, you’d have to be insane to attempt such a feat, right? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing! On January 1st, we launched our “Year of Dread 2020” and we’re now in the home stretch!


Dread Central liberated the 31-day horror challenge from October with monthly, themed horror movie challenges back in the Summer of 2018. Our ongoing mission: To create unique and inspiring curriculums for the truly devoted. You can check out our previous “Months of Dread” by following the links below.

July 2018: Horror Heatwave
August 2018: Aquatic Terrors
September 2018: Back to School
October 2018: Every Day is Halloween
November 2018: November of the Living Dead
December 2018: The End is Nigh

January 2019: Winter HorrorLand
February 2019: Horror is for Lovers
March 2019: Monster Madness
April 2019: Asian Cinema April
May 2019: MAYhem
June 2019: Summer of Blood
July 2019:
 Camps and Cabins
August 2019:
 Haunted August
September 2019:
 Sequel September
October 2019:
November 2019: Stephen King

January 2020: Best of 2019
February 2020: Women in Horror
March 2020: 21st Century Monster Movies
April 2020: Horror Comedies
May 2020: Horror/Sc-Fi
June 2020: Vacations from Hell
July 2020: Clown/Circus Horror
August 2020: Creepy Kids
September 2020: Vampires
October 2020: Witches

To co-inside with Dread’s next release, Sleepless Beauty (a film from Russia), we’re dedicated this #MonthOfDread to the best in foreign-language horror! We know that subtitles can be a barrier for some horror fans who may believe reading along somehow lessens the impact. Not so, and considering many of us will remain in quarantine throughout the end of 2020, it’s the perfect time to put in a bit of extra effort in order to open up a new world (literally) of thrilling genre content.

Related Article: Trailer: Dread Central Presents Extreme Shocker SLEEPLESS BEAUTY November 10th


Sleepless Beauty tells a twisted story about a young woman, Mila, who is kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as Recreation. Her unknown abductors talk to her through a loudspeaker and set strict rules: she cannot sleep and has to fulfill bizarre and violent tasks if she hopes to stay alive. At first, it looks like someone’s sick idea of entertainment but as the demands become more intense, Mila begins to realize that she is losing control of her own mind and instead, may be a pawn in a twisted and deadly psychological experiment.

Sleepless Beauty will be available on VOD + Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 and will be available on Blu-ray beginning Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.

Ask yourself: Are you a horror fan who lives every day like it’s Halloween? Do you have the gumption and the stamina to consume a new horror movie every day for an entire year? If so, feast your eyes on November’s 30-day horror challenge below. Let us know you’re participating by using the hashtag #YearOfDread2020 on Social Media!

Did your favorite foreign-language horror movie make the list? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

*Right click images (separated by week) to save and print; you can also see a complete list of films in November’s 30-Day horror challenge (along with the countries they hail from) at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

  1. Parasite (South Korea)
  2. Lake Bodom (Finland)
  3. Troll Hunter (Norway)
  4. The Nameless (Spain)
  5. Ju-on: The Grudge (Japan)
  6. Inside (France)
  7. The Orphanage (Spain)
  8. Martyrs (France)
  9. Cronos (Mexico)
  10. High tension (France)
  11. Here Comes the Devil (Mexico)
  12. Ringu (Japan)
  13. Audition (Japan)
  14. A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea)
  15. Shutter (Thailand)
  16. The Eye (Hong Kong/Singapore)
  17. Terrified (Argentina)
  18. The Devil’s Backbone (Spain)
  19. [REC] (Spain)
  20. Timecrimes (Spain)
  21. The Host (South Korea)
  22. Cold Prey (Norway)
  23. Raw (France)
  24. #Alive (South Korea)
  25. Among the Living (France)
  26. Big Bad Wolves (Israel)
  27. Battle Royale (Japan)
  28. Dead Snow (Norway)
  29. Goodnight Mommy (Austria)
  30. Sleepless Beauty (Russia)


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