Three foreign horror movies coming out in May 2022

The Sadness - courtesy AMC/Shudder
The Sadness - courtesy AMC/Shudder /

Are you looking for some scares outside of American Cinema? This is your lucky month! May brings you a variety of foreign horror films to satisfy all your horror needs.

From gruesome to chilling, these movies will entertain while subtly broadening your film palette. Without further ado, here are some exciting horror releases from Taiwan, Norway, and the UK.

Foreign horror movies to scare you senseless:

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The Sadness – Courtesy Shudder /

The Sadness

There seem to be plenty of foreign zombie films that are currently popular, but The Sadness ups the gore ante. This Taiwanese horror flick is not for the faint of heart. It follows a young couple struggling to survive after a pandemic sweeps the nation. But wait! This is no ordinary pandemic – it mutates those who are infected into horrific, killer sadists. The premise, as well as the trailer below, promises an abundance of body horror.

Although it has been classified as a zombie movie, I would instead compare its premise to The Crazies due to the nature of the infected not being mindless eating creatures. Regardless of its zombie status, this movie will certainly come through will all the blood and guts imaginable. You can stream The Sadness in all of its gory glory on Shudder.

The Sadness is streaming on Shudder on May 12, 2022.

The Innocents

This Norwegian foreign horror film is about a group of children who discover that they possess supernatural powers. Focusing on the kids rather than the adults, The Innocents is a psychological thriller that shows a darker side of childhood.

The slow-burn deals with morality and empathy as experienced by a group of powerful children. With talented young actors and spooky visuals, The Innocents is a foreign horror film that you just can’t miss. After all, who doesn’t love creepy kids?

The Innocents is in select theaters and On Demand on May 13, 2022.


This English, domestic thriller follows a young woman who takes a trip to the countryside with her new fiancé to meet his ex-wife and children. Upon arrival, she discovers that his ex-wife is missing and his kids are acting strangely.

The mystery of the missing woman, the odd behavior of the kids, and the spooky setting gives Homebound the potential to be a decently creepy film. With a runtime of only 71 minutes, this is the perfect watch for a short and easy movie night.

Homebound is in select theaters and On Demand on May 13, 2022.

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Which foreign horror movie are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments section.