Not so horrid: This Halloween, indulge in these artistic, suspenseful horror-adjacent films for fans of character-driven storytelling


If you’re looking to watch something a tad artful, tense and creepy this Halloween without the blood, guts and goofiness that define most scary movies, pull up a chair and feast on these “horror adjacent” delights.
Mostly villain-less and virtually blood-less, these cinematic gems from a trove of international filmmakers return movie-making to what it should be — a character-driven feast for the senses, with nary a Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees in sight.
Your local video store (if… Not so horrid: This Halloween, indulge in these artistic, suspenseful horror-adjacent films for fans of character-driven storytelling