If you are a fan of Asian horror movies, this list is for you. 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 late 1990. Here is the list of best Korean horror movies.
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)
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.
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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.
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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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