If pumpkin-spice lattes and leaf-peeping aren't your favorite autumnal activities, it may be time for some horror movies. Anyone who's lost count of how many times they've seen "The Shining" and "Rosemary's Baby" and is looking to expand their horizons should consider going the international route. We promise that, despite some people's aversion to them, subtitles aren't that scary.

"Audition" (1999)

Kiri, kiri, kiri. The ultra-prolific Takashi Miike has made more than 100 movies, none better than "Audition." Beginning with a premise that wouldn't appear to even lend itself to horror — a middle-aged widower holds "auditions" for a new wife following his wife's death — it slowly morphs into one of the most disturbing movies you'll ever see. Miike never shies away from controversy, but he's far too gifted for even detractors to dismiss as anything less than a master.

Where to watch it: iTunes Movies

"Eyes Without a Face" (1960)

How many horror films can you think of that inspired a Billy Idol song? Georges Franju's classic did that and more, all without the benefit of blood and gore — a calculated decision made to go under the censors' radar. This worked out perfectly: as evidenced by the expressionless mask worn by Édith Scob's character, a disfigured woman whose plastic-surgeon father will do anything to give her a face transplant, what you don't see is often more frightening than what you do.

Where to watch it: The Criterion Channel

"Hour of the Wolf" (1968)

If at first it seems odd that Ingmar Bergman made a horror film, remember that the endlessly influential Swedish filmmaker behind works like "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona" was never reluctant to confront life's harshest realities. Doing so in a more overtly frightening way was probably inevitable — and, in the case of "Hour of the Wolf," genuinely unsettling. Starring frequent collaborators Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman as a married couple living on a remote island, it's a nightmarish descent into the mind's inner workings.

Where to watch it: The Criterion Channel

"Nosferatu the Vampyre" (1979)

What's even creepier than the original "Nosferatu"? Why, "Nosferatu" as reimagined by Werner Herzog, of course. The one-of-a-kind German director, who's well known even among non-cinephiles for his odd, soothing narration and existential musings, put his mark on the vampire genre along with frequent collaborator (and occasional bitter enemy) Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani. The basic story will be familiar to those with even a passing interest in the Dracula mythos, but the execution is wholly unique.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

"Onibaba" (1964)

Long before J-horror was considered a genre unto itself, Kaneto Shindo was scaring viewers witless. Along with "Kuroneko," a sort of sister film, "Onibaba" remains the late, great auteur's best-remembered — and most frightening — effort. Set during a 14th-century civil war, it tells of two women who eke out a meager existence by murdering wayward soldiers and trade their weapons and armor for food. If that doesn't sound particularly frightening, know that "onibaba" translates loosely to "demon hag."

Where to watch it: The Criterion Channel

"Suspiria" (1977)

Last year's remake may have been a mixed bag, but the original is still a classic. Dario Argento remains the best known creator of giallo movies, a distinctly Italian subgenre of horror, and "Suspiria" is his most well-known work for a reason. About an American ballerina whose excursion to a prestigious academy in Berlin ends up being considerably more supernatural than she was expecting, it's one of those movies that gets stranger and more terrifying from one scene to the next.

Where to watch it: Tubi

Cover image credit: Courtesy of Janus Films