With Halloween quickly approaching, it's the perfect time to become a horror-film connoisseur. But in the same way that foodies school their palates by sampling the cuisines of the world, so must a well-rounded fright-fest fanatic check out the scary movies being produced abroad.

To celebrate the most unique chillers and thrillers from around the globe, Moviefone will spend all this week spotlighting the best foreign horror films in the variety of categories described below. So, if you're up for a good scare -- and don't mind reading the occasional subtitle -- you'll have some eye-popping options beyond predictable American fare like 'Saw VII' and 'Paranormal Activity 2' this Halloween season.