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19 Best Korean horror movies to send you shivers

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Are you the one who just horror movies? You must have watched lots of Bollywood horror movies and they might have given you some sleepless nights. But if you want to experience a different kind of horror, one must watch some Korean horror movies. Korean horror movies have always been different in term of their experiments with horror. Horror films in Korea have been produced since the beginning of Korean cinema. However, they got the popularity in the late 1990s. Here is the list of best Korean horror movies which you must check out in 2018.

So what are you waiting for, just turn off the lights (if you can) and start watching these classic and cult top Korean horror movies.

1. I Saw the Devil (2010)

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I Saw the Devil is a horrifying story of murder and revenge with lots of violence. Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. Its a freezing and snowy night, Who will be his next victim?

I Saw the devil is brilliantly made serial killer movie which should be on your watchlist.

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2. Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan is a classic Korean horror movie about zombies where passengers are turning into zombies in running train. This is a must watch zombie film with lots of emotions.

Seok-woo boards a train with his daughter, Soo-an. The fast train is going from Seoul to Busan. Suddenly, the apocalypse begins and most of the earth’s population starts becoming flesh-craving zombies. While the train is heading towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies – and each other.

Watch Train to Busan Trailer:

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3. The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing is a very entertaining and disturbing horror movie. A stranger arrives in a small village Goksung in South Korea and a mysterious disease starts spreading in the village. A police officer Jong-Goo is drawn into the incident. He investigates bizarre murders caused by a mysterious disease. He has to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

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4. Bedevilled (2010)

Bedevilled is an excellent piece of crime drama. Hae-won is a beautiful single woman working at a bank in the Seoul city.  She has to take a vacation so she heads for Moodo, a small island. She has a friend there named Bok-nam who often writes to Hae-won asking her to visit. Upon arriving at the island, Hae-won is shocked to see that Bok-nam is subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuses. She begs Hae-won to help her escape the island. Will she be able to help her escape?

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5. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A Tale of Two Sisters is a Korean psychological thriller movie about two sisters as the name suggests. The film became the huge success and it was remade in Hollywood as The Uninvited (2009).

Two sisters return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother after spending time in a mental institution. Both face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house. All the events appear to be connected to a dark past in the family’s history.

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6. Thirst (2009)

Thirst is a dark-comic-vampire-love-story film. Sang-hyun is a priest who is working for a hospital. He volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eliminate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies but recovers miraculously by infusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. Now the priest is affected with vampirism, Can he abandon his ascetic ways? 

The movie has everything in it – Jaw-dropping violence, gore, great humor, incredible suspense, and even very realistic sex scenes. The story is so crazy that you can never guess what will happen next.

Watch Thirst Trailer:

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7. The Quiet Family (1998)

The Quiet Family is a superb comedy horror film. A family decides to open a lodge in a remote hiking area. The first customer of mountain inn commits suicide. The family gets upset and they bury his body to avoid any bad publicity. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates and, the bodies start piling up. Can the family fix the situation?

The film has got comedy; film noir, suspense, horror, isolation and deprivation and everything you need.

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23 comments

Top Korean Horror Movies 2013 | Portal Indo May 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

[…] 19 Korean horror movies to send you shivers […]

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Ajay chander December 5, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Thanks for this wonderful list which i been looking for. Your list is helpful to find and dfownload some good horror korean movies.

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Renee December 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm

If I get a little bit braver maybe I will check these out sometime haha

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Carriann December 12, 2019 at 7:53 pm

Wow some of those look like good ones!! Ty for list!!

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Kikelomo24 December 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for sharing this worderful information, it is really helpful

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Crickette, The Things I Have to Say December 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

I haven’t seen a lot of Korean movies but I saw Train to Busan because it was quite famous. It was quite fun to watch! I haven’t tried the others on the list, but I think I will…

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Vasundhra December 13, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Oh wow! No horror movies for me, Korean or English! Yikes!

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Poorna Banerjee December 14, 2019 at 2:24 am

i absolutely loved train to busan and thought it was really cool!

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Maysz December 15, 2019 at 10:13 am

I love Asian horror movies especially Korean and Thailand horror movies I would love to check all of this! I will save this post! thanks for sharing

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Ruchi Verma December 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm

I haven’t seen but all look so scary!! Thanks for sharing list

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Henson December 16, 2019 at 10:19 pm

I just know there is korea horror movie

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Lily December 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm

WOW Korean horror movies look kind of scary. I am intrigued I will be open minded and watch a few.

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Shristi March 28, 2020 at 12:17 am

Best list to feed my Koreaboo soul. Thanks for sharing.

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mariah green March 28, 2020 at 5:29 am

I love scary movies but these look horrifying lol *adds to list*

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Cyndi Buchanan March 28, 2020 at 9:11 pm

I’ll have to check some of these out. They look super scary just from the pictures.

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Jeferson March 29, 2020 at 2:38 am

can’t watch this kind…….will refer this to my friend who can do normal things like eating and laughing while watching these….

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Capri March 29, 2020 at 3:10 am

These movies look SUPER SCARY! I’ll definitely share this list with my horror film loving friends

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Gervin Khan March 29, 2020 at 12:10 pm

I love Korean tv series and with this post, my next movie bucket list is now full from your post. Will definitely watch everything you’ve cited here.

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Raksha N March 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm

oh my god! 😀 I am very scared of ghosts and I do not watch horror movies.

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Christina March 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm

These are great suggestions for people who enjoy horror movies. Not me thank you. Horror fans can appreciate this list during this difficult time.

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Chirpybrains March 29, 2020 at 5:57 pm

I have never seen any korean movies so far but these sounds interesting!!

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aisasami March 29, 2020 at 10:59 pm

I have heard of some of these movies but haven’t seen them. I am more in Japanese horror movies like Ringu. Ringu is actually sad if you read the novel.

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Megan March 30, 2020 at 1:07 am

Some of these look too scary for me! A Tale of Two Sisters does intrigue me though…

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