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19 Best Korean horror movies to send you shivers

11. Memento Mori (Whispering Corridors 2: 1999)

Running time: 3h 6min

Directed by: Kim Tae-yong, Min Kyu-dong

Available on: asiancrush

Memento Mori, a chilling High School drama is the second installment of the Whispering Corridors film series and probably the best one. In this, Min-ah finds a strange diary that can trigger hallucinations. Previously, the diary belonged to two of her seniors, Hyo-shin and Shi-Eun, who shared a very close bond. But Hyo-shin suddenly commits suicide, and the entire school is shocked and depressed. His fate foreshadows what will happen to those who dare to read the diary are bound to die. What will happen to Min-Ah?

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12. Spider Forest (2004)

Running time: 2h

Directed by: Song II-gon

Available on: asiancrush

Spider Forest is a South Korean horror-drama film with a unique story, a solid script, and amazing performances. In the movie, Kang Min is a TV producer who is recently widowed. He wakes up alone in the middle of a dark forest to see a secluded cabin nearby, rushes towards the cabin, and witnesses some brutal crime. Eventually the incident leads him to come across the legends of the spider forest.

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13. Into the Mirror (2003)

Running time: 1h 54min

Directed by: Sung-ho Kim

Available on: Dramacool

Into the Mirror is a Korean supernatural horror film about a series of gruesome deaths with mirrors in a shopping mall. Wu Young-min, an ex-cop, now working as a security guard in the shopping mall tries to reveal the mystery behind the series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors. Will the security guard be able to solve the case of evil mirrors?

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14. Voice (2005)

Running time: 1h 44min

Directed by: Choi Ik-hwan

Available on: Dramacool

Voice is the fourth installment of the Whispering Corridors Korean horror film series. It is a decent horror flick portraying the story of an aspiring singer Young-Eon who is mysteriously killed and her body also disappears. Only her best friend, Kang Sun-min can hear the voice of her trapped ghost. Seon-min befriends a strange and lonely girl at school named Cho-ah who can hear the voices of the dead. Can Cho-ah help her solve the mystery?

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15. R-Point (2004)

Running time: 1h 51min

Directed by: Kong Su-chang, Su Young Gong

Available on: Netflix

R-Point is a Korean a creepy war horror film set in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War of 1972. The South Korean base in Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing squad presumed dead. The high-command assigns the mission to Lieutenant Choi Tae-in. He has to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. The film depicts an original, scary, and quite an unclear journey to the hell of the innermost fears.

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16. Killer Toon (2013)

Running time: 1h 44min

Directed by: Kim Yong-gyun

Available on: MSN

Killer Toon is a Korean psychological horror film with a twisted mysterious plot. Ji Yoon is a popular horror web-comic artist who lands in trouble after real-life events follows up her artwork. Following her recent work, her publisher turns up dead in a way described in her latest comic. This leads Detective Lee Ki-Cheol to suspect the cartoonist Ji Yoon for a series of murders. But is she really the mastermind behind events?

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17. Epitaph (2007)

Running time: 1h 38min

Directed by: Jung Bum-shik, Sik Jung

Available on: Amazon Prime

Epitaph is a Korean horror movie set primarily in 1942 when Korea was under the colonial rule of Japan. The film is an anthology, as it contains three separate stories. All the stories are set in the same place and time, a hospital in Seoul during the Japanese occupation.

In this entertaining horror flick, Dr. Park Jung-nam finds a photo album dating back to the days when he was an intern at the Ansaeng Hospital. He goes down the memory lanes. His arranged marriage ended when his fiancée committed suicide. Later he was assigned to monitor the morgue late at night. There he fell in love with a corpse. Soon a series of horrifying events take place in the hospital.

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18. Possessed (2009)

Running time: 1h 46min

Directed by: Lee Yong-ju

Available on: newasiantv

Possessed is a creepy horror film that can meddle with your mind. It covers the story of a 13-year-old So-Jin who disappears mysteriously, her elder sister Hee-Jin and their mother who is a religious-maniac. Soon, the neighbors die one by one. The reason behind this trail of death is unknown. Tae-Hwan is a cop who reluctantly takes the case. While the investigation is on, he confronts more and more suicides. Can he reveal the mystery?

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19. Goonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

Running time: 1h 35min

Directed by: Jung Bum-shik

Available on: Viu

This found-footage horror film is based on a real-life psychiatric hospital named Gonjiam, that explains the movie name as well. The narrative revolves around a horror web series crew that travels to an abandoned asylum to broadcast the events happening there. Because of the greed to garner views and publicity they suffer unspeakable horrors.

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We hope these latest Korean horror movies were scary enough to give you sleepless nights. Which are your favorite best Korean horror movie, let us know in the comments section.

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26 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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Jessica L March 30, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Ooh I love scary movies! Thanks for this list, it will definitely help keep my busy over the next few weeks!

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Danielle March 31, 2020 at 8:38 pm

I am not a huge fan of horror movies but my hubby is. will have to share this list with him!

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Taylor Justin April 2, 2020 at 9:26 pm

I love a good horror movie! Just from the previous, I can tell I will have to add a lot of these to my list.

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