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19 Best Korean horror movies to send you shivers

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8. The Host (2006)

The Host is a monster horror film. The film revolves around Park Hee-bong who runs a small food joint on the banks of the Han River. He lives with his two sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life. Suddenly, A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and starts attacking people.  The granddaughter Hyun-seo is taken by the monster and disappears. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. Can they find Hyun-seo? Is She still alive? The family has to hunt down the monster and save Hyun-seo. The Host is one of the most entertaining monster films.

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9. Three… Extremes (2004)

Three… Extremes is an Asian horror film collaboration consisting of three segments – Dumplings, Cat, Box. The 3 segments have been directed by three different directors from three different countries. It is a sequel to the movie Three (2002) and follows the concept. The three short films are unique and memorable. I found Dumplings to be the most effective however all three are pretty good films.

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10. Hansel and Gretel (2007)

Hansel and Gretel is a fantasy horror film. Eun-soo is driving his car while talking on the phone with his pregnant girlfriend, Hae-young. They get into a fight and Eun-soo crash his car where he loses consciousness. He meets a mysterious girl on a dark stretch of road. Eun-soo is invited to a beautiful house that has bizarre secrets and not to mention, there is no way to escape.

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The movie is quite scary, there’s a great atmosphere of isolation and the film is incredibly strange at times with all creepy children.

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11. Memento Mori (Whispering Corridors 2: 1999)

Memento Mori is the second installment of Whispering Corridors series. Min-Ah finds a strange diary which is capable of triggering hallucinations. The diary was kept by two of her senior students, Hyo-Shin and Shi-Eun, who seem to have a very close bond. Hyo-Shin suddenly commits suicide, and the entire school is shocked and depressed. Those who dare to read the diary are bound to die. What will happen to Min-Ah?

Memento Mori is a very impressive and chilling high School drama. It is probably the best of there Whispering Corridors movies.

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12. Spider Forest (2004)

Spider Forest is a South Korean horror-drama film. Kang Min is a TV producer who is recently widowed. He wakes up alone in the middle of a dark forest and sees a secluded cabin nearby.  He rushes towards the cabin and witnesses some brutal crime. He comes to know about the legends of spider forest.

Spider forest has a very unique story, a solid script, and very amazing performances. Watch the film if you are looking for a unique haunting and intricate movie.

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13. Into the Mirror (2003)

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

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Hollywood supernatural horror movie Mirror (2008) was inspired by this movie. Into the Mirror is a very creepy and effective Korean horror cinema.

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14. Voice (2005)

Voice is the fourth installment of the Whispering Corridors Korean horror film series. The aspiring singer Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body disappears. Her ghost is trapped in the school, and only her best friend Kang Sun-min is able to hear her voice. Seon-min becomes friend with 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?

Voice is a decent horror flick with elements of sad emotions. Good performances and the excellent music help to set the perfect atmosphere.

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