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Top 30+ Best Korean Horror Movies to send shivers down your Spine

21. The Wrath (2018)

Running time: 1h 34min

Directed by: Yoo Yeongseon

Available on: Netflix


A courtesan ghost seeks revenge on the family of a high-ranking Joseon official who was cruelly killed. After being cursed by the spirit that had already died, all the sons in the family suddenly die, causing the household head to be alone.

Watch The Wrath Trailer:

22. The Divine Fury (2019)

Running time: 2h 9min

Directed by: Joo-hwan Kim

Available on: Netflix

As Yong-hu (Seo-joon Park) learns martial arts after losing his father, he abandons his faith and engages in the battle between good and evil.  It is also an example of how a good horror movie sets its faith to question as the lead character experiences a supernatural event. In this case, Yong-hu develops stigmata and goes to Father Ahn (Ahn Sung-ki) for answers. Hitting the most viewed category of Korean horror movies.

“The Divine Fury” has the action of a ring fight and the exorcisms of a religious horror film, but with flashy, well-choreographed dance moves.

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23. Monstrum (2018)

Running time: 1h 45min

Directed by: Jong-ho Huh

Available on: Dramacool

The movie takes place in 1527 during the reign of King Jungjong (Park Hee-soon) in a perfect fusion of creature features and period pieces. An epidemic has ravaged the country, and rumours of a man-eating monster are rife. The king assigns Yun Kyum (Kim Myung-min) to investigate the rampage and catch the perpetrators.

Director Heo Jong-ho claims that “Monstrum” is based on a true story, which is technically accurate: Not long after a deadly plague swept across Korea, there was a rumour about something eating people.

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24. Wishing Stairs (2003)

Running time: 1h 40min

Directed by: Jae-yeon Yun

Available on: Netflix

“Wishing Stairs,” tells the story of a fox spirit that grants wishes to those who walk up a specific flight of stairs and discover the 29th stair. As the two friends compete for a place in a prestigious ballet school, Yun Jin-sung (Song Ji-hyo) pulls the stair trick as a remedy for the bitter rivalry. It turns out, however, that Jing-sung quickly regrets her actions – as often as is the case with wishes.

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25. Cinderella (2006)

Running time: 1h 34min

Directed by: Man-dae Bong

Available on: Dramacool

‘Cinderella’ is a 2006 Korean horror film about a plastic surgeon with sinister motives, whose daughter is being treated by her father, a successful plastic surgeon who has treated many of her friends. Hyeon-su’s mother seems perfect to her – they seem to have a perfect relationship. But then, her friends begin to commit suicide by slicing their faces and complaining, “I’ll make you pretty.” Eventually, Hyeon-su comes to realize that her mom may not be who she appears to be.

The story evolves into a supernatural fiction that includes masks and pottery. “Cinderella” shines a light on the struggles Korean teenagers face, and the pressure they feel to conform to unrealistic beauty standards, in a country where beauty is defined by unrealistic standards. The scariest Korean horror movies in the face of beautiful fiction.

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26. RABID (2022)

Running time: 1h 44min

Directed by: Erik Matti

Available on: IMDb pro

Rabid is an anthology film that probes into our everyday reality of anxiety, uncertainty and paranoia. If you’re looking for a way to add some thrills to your life while staying in the safety of your home, watching horror and thriller films are a good way to get your stress-relieving dose of adrenaline. For a refreshing take on horror, check out Erik Matti’s Rabid that’s coming out from 12th November to 12th January 2022.

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27. HOUSE OF TIME

Running time: 1h 26min

Directed by: Jonathan Helpert

Available on: IMDbpro

Robert eglantine, the name of the character invites five of his friends to spend a weekend in his castle, lost in the woods. He explains to them that he studied secret documents on nazi scientific research during World War II. These researchers were on time travelling and he’s now able to take his guests on an amazing trip seventy years back in time, in 1944, during the Occupation and only a few weeks before the landing in Normandy.

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28. THE WITCH (2018)

Running  time: 2h 5min

Directed by: Park Hoon-Jung

Available on:  MX Player

All the high school adults are welcomed to the entirely relatable film- THE WITCH, except for the fact that you must have never experienced such thrill and horror in your school. Here, a schoolgirl is prepared to be a murder weapon. You will enjoy watching this film

A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined. Kim Da-mi, Min-soo Jo, and Choi Woo-Sik are the main leads of this film.

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29. THE MEDIUM (2021)

Running Time:  2h 11min

Directed by          : Banjong Pisanthanakun

Available on:  Amazon prime

In the Isan region of Thailand, a shaman realizes that his nephew has been possessed. However, the goddess that appears to have taken possession turns out not to be as benevolent as she first appears.

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30. URBAN MYTHS TOOTH WORMS (2022)

Running  time:  2h 2min

Directed by: Hong Won-ki

Available on:  Amazon prime

Urban Myths: Tooth Worms tells bizarre stories that offer more horror than death, which started from revenge, desire, and a curse. From a tunnel and red clothes to mannequins and an escape room, the first batch of photos gives an eerie sensation of the horror of the materials that we encounter in everyday life. But at the same time, some of them give off a rom-com slash youth drama.

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31 SEOUL STATION (2016)

Running  time:  1h 32min

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Available on:  Amazon prime

Seoul station comes under the category of Korean horror movies which are animated, and adult picturized. It was released in 2018 from the makings of Train to Busan.  Shim Eun-kyung, Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Joon are lead role in this movie. The story revolves around a father who searches for her daughter around Seoul Station.

Somehow the father manages to reach out to her daughter but then suddenly an epidemic breaks out and Seoul turns to be a zombie-contaminated zone.

Thrilling trailer of Seoul station-

32 TRAIN TO BUSAN 2-PENINSULA (2020)

Running  time:  1h 55min

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Available on:  Amazon prime

The breakdown returned after 4 years of terrific incidents that occurred in Busan. Train to Busan presents the sequel as Peninsula. GANG Dong-won, LEE Jung-hyun, and KIM Do-yoon are starring in this film and it resolves around the story of a soldier. A soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive.

When his team stumbles upon survivors unexpectedly, their lives, the whole scenario will depend on whether the best or worst of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Trailer of Peninsula-

33 UMMA (2022)

Running  time:  1h 23min

Directed by: Iris K. Shim

Available on:  Netflix

This story is about a daughter who abandons her own dead mother. Amanda and her mother used to live on American land all were good. But, as soon as her mother died and her remains arrived from Korea, Amanda started getting chills of horror.

She used to get scared by her own mother. This could be one of the best Korean horror movies you’ll ever see in 2023. Sandra Oh, and Fivel Stewart, and Dermot Mulroney can be seen as the main leads in the film.

Trailer of Umma-

34 UNLOCKED (2023)

Running  time:  1h 57min

Directed by: Kim Tae-joon

Available on:  Netflix

A woman’s life is turned upside down when a dangerous man gets a hold of her lost cell phone and uses it to track her every move.

Trailer of Unlocked-

35 JUNG_E (2023)

Running  time:  1h 39min

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Available on:  Netflix

Set in the 22nd century, Earth is now uninhabitable and society is facing a civil war. A researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end the war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier: her mother.

Trailer of Jung_E-

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

PS- If you feel the horror turning into reality after hearing some noises, we aren’t responsible for it. The only help we can do is to help you switch over to an overwhelming world of romance and suggest to you this list of Korean romantic movies of all time.

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27 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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Fransic September 26, 2023 at 2:36 am

I’m looking for horror movies for a while now and this is on time. I will check them out and try to watch them. Thank you for sharing!

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