20+ Korean Horror Films Worth Watching
We watch and re-watch a ton of horror movies. And somehow Hollywood is still the king in this specific sector due to the extensive number of both fictitious and fact-based horror movies. But when it comes to the Asian side, one of the countries that spark me due to their quality script and acting is Korea. The language factor somehow bounded the Korean industry to Korea but after the arrival of Netflix, The Korean Horror films are being dubbed and provided with subtitles. This surpassed the Korean movie arena to another extent.
Best Korean Horror Films That You Must Watch In 2020
Korean movies are increasing rigorously and being watched by a great number of audiences across the globe. Let’s find out some of the best Korean Horror films that are absolutely going to scare you with spooky scenes and screening.
The Ring Virus
The Ring Virus is the remade Korean version of the Ring chronology. The movie sparks the same plot, with nail-biting horror suspense and crunchy acting. However, The film didn’t make extraordinary attempts to compete with the original but somehow subtle plot and acting can be considered.
The Wailing (2016)
The Wailing is one of the best Korean horror movies in the Korean film arena with an astonishing climax. The film starts with the spooky murders happening across the village due to the mysterious diseases. An inspector gets into a difficult position of losing his daughter and this scenario leads him to start an investigation of the mysterious mishaps going on in the village. After getting into trouble, the inspector finds out the cliche truth behind the murders. The movie depicts utter animal bloodshed that led to critics unlikeness towards the movie due to animal cruelty shown in the movie.
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
The film depicts a live broadcast directly streamed from the creepy lost asylum. The creepy place is the Gonjiam psychiatric hospital, which is located in the South Korean region. The mental asylum is by far the most haunted place in South Korea. The Gonjiam Haunted Asylum movie depicts the paranormal stuff in the abandoned hospital. The movie based on a true story.
Don’t Click (2012)
Don’t Click is another good Korean horror watch. The film revolves around a particular “Creepy video” that should not be opened and watched. If someone does that, he or she confronts serious bizarre and life taking events.
The Silenced (2015)
A girl named Joo Ran gets admitted into a boarding school during the Japenese colonial era. The mysterious school and its people shows a darker side. Joo Ran finds out enraged and spooky events that have happened with several girls of the school.
White: Melody of the Curse (2011)
Girl group “Pink Dolls” is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song “White”, a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations.
Death Bell (2008)
The movie shows a group of students who got stuck in a trapped by senior students. The psychopath arranges special classes to torture new students.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Two broke sisters who recently returns to their house after getting cured mentally in a mental health facility. Both the girls alongside their stepmother talk to some other mysterious and paranormal entity. It turns out that spooky and hidden entity is their mother. The mother’s ghost starts haunting her own girls.
Whispering Corridors (1998)
Whispering Corridors is a movie about a student, Jin-Ji who died in an accident nearly 10 years ago. The ghost of the student now haunts the Korean girls High school. It is another Korean horror movie about school. The Whispering Corridors series include 6 parts. With the third part Whispering corridors 3: Wishing Stairs is available on Netflix with English subtitles. The prominent cast of the film includes Choi Kang hee, Lee Mi-Yeon and Jin Hee park.
Into the Mirror (2003)
Into the Mirror is another one of the best Korean horror movies of all time. With its nuanced storytelling, robust character play and scary screenplay making it huge in scoring among Audience. The movie is based on a police officer (retd). The retirement of the police Woo-Yeong Min came when he tried to save his colleague. After that, he gets a job in one of his uncle’s shopping mall, where he confronts his guilt and haunted surrounding.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
The movie is enough to send you to the shiver. The movie is not suitable for underage and hence is recommended for 18+. The South Korean nail-biting thriller film bolstered the audience seats with it’s violent and woeful scenes. The movie shows a man who
Possessed (also called “Living Death”) is a South Korean horror film with an ultimate mystical script. The movie starts with a disappearance of a girl. The disappearance discovered when her elder sister arrives home from school. In search of her younger, spooky activities start to occur in neighbors. The suicide of the neighbor relates her missing sister. It lies under the category Korean horror movies about school.
Face is a thriller Korean horror movie based on a girl with a supernatural vision. The girl then helps the police in search of a serial killer.
Yoga Hakwon (2009)
The Yoga Center for training is also not safe from haunted and mystical events. The movie depicts a host of a TV channel, who just got fired because of the aging. She then get admitted into a Yoga training center, where the normally looking facade of the training institute wasn’t normal. The instructor have already made it manifested that if you don’t follow rules, you must face consequences. The strict rules were normal, but the consequences were utter spooky and harsh.
The film revolves around a cellist who is recovery a car tragedy that took the life of her best friend. Upon getting back to living a normal life from serious injuries, she confronts abnormal psychological stuff. Thereby she started making her life worse, bruising her own skin, trying to harm herself in every way even doing attempts of suicide just to relieve the previous pain of her best friend died.
Bloody Reunion (2006)
Bloody Reunion or Seuseung-ui eunhye is another fantastic movie that revolves around the spooky events that strike a group of students. The blood-spilling events targeting the student are done by none other than their own teacher. In the movie, it sparks how a teacher could be involved in such gruesome activity of butchering the students. The movie turned out to be fine but not the greatest.
Acacia is another splendid horror plus thriller movie. The movie revolves around a couple, who adopts a child (a boy). But after the adoption, the wife becomes pregnant. After that things started to tremble, as the household collapses with tragedies and miseries. You may watch Acacia Korean movie online, it’s available out there on YouTube.
Thirst is another hit horror Korean film that embarks the epidemic virus spreading across Africa. A priest in order to look for a cure confronts horrendous things as the people started to get infected very rapidly. Despite being the Messiah, he turned into Devil by being himself infected by the deadly virus. He started craving for sex and blood, and entering hospitals to drink the blood. The movie is full mass spilling of blood and not suitable for underage.
The Host is a Korean Sci-Fi based thriller movie with an impeccable story and screenplay. The movie revolves around a mysterious monster kills numerous number of people in the city of Seoul near the Han River.
Cinderella is a thriller and horror Korean film released in 2006. A young girl with a father who is a plastic surgeon faces spooky and odious things that are related as if her face is being mended with sewing tools.
The movie deals with Ouija board. An adolescent girl tries to use the Ouija board to get in contact with a little boy spirit. Instead of the boy, a killer started picking her friends and started killing them.
Horror term is very wide. People mingle them with thriller and Sc-Fi stuff. Hollywood has been ruling the industry in the horror genre, but as the communication of languages is getting easy to adapt. We are witnessing a turn over in the film industry. With no doubt, Besides sparking in their own area, The Korean film industry is rapidly growing across the globe. Especially the west has started to adapt their horror channels to convince their audience. It is no hidden that the Korean Horror Films will be watched across the entire globe in no time. Korean Horror Films In Hindi Dubbed, Korean Horror Films In Urdu Dubbed, and Korean Horror Films In French Dubbed are available exclusively on Netflix and on Amazon Prime.
Author: Minhaj Uddin
A technical player with a great passion for writing about films and tv series. Editor in Chief at Freaky5.