Top 14 Best Horror Korean Dramas To Give You Chills

A fan of horror & Kdramas? Wait no more. Here are some of the best horror Korean dramas to scare you. You can also watch some Korean Horror Movies.

Korean dramas have come a long & everyone are appreciating them due to their storytelling, cheeky romance, OSTs & handsome actors. Due to these reasons, they are addictive.

Now, you can find a lot of dramas in different genres like – romance, thriller, comedy, action & more. One of them is horror. Here is the list of Kdramas that are scary enough to keep you awake.

Horror Korean Dramas

If you are fed up with rom-com dramas, get some chills down your spine by watching these scary Kdramas so that you need someone to go to the toilet with you. Don’t watch them at night, it’s a warning.

Horror korean dramas

This list consists of dramas that have ghosts, scary background music, weird characters & a great plot. Some of them are greatly appreciated by the audience & some are underrated.

So, get ready to watch these spooky dramas & sleep with your lights on. Don’t forget that binge-watching is bad for your eyes & you should take a break after each episode.

1. Kingdom

Ste in the Joseon period, the deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people. It has season 2 as well.

Read Kingdom Review

Kingdom thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Chang
  • Ryu Seung Ryong as Jo Hak Joo
  • Bae Doo Na as Seo Bi
  • Kim Sung Gyu as Young Shin

No. Of Episodes – 12 (S1: 6 & S2: 6)

Watch On – Netflix

2. Sweet Home

Cha Hyun Soo decides to leave his home. His quiet life is soon disturbed by strange incidents that start occurring in his apartment, and throughout Korea. As people start to turn into monsters, Hyun Soo and the other residents try to survive.

Sweet Home

Cast –

  • Song Kang as Cha Hyun Soo
  • Lee Jin Wook as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Lee Shi Young as Seo Yi Kyung
  • Lee Do Hyun as Lee Eun Hyuk
  • Go Min Si as Lee Eun Yoo

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

3. Priest

Soo Min is a young Catholic priest & a member of 634 Regia. The group performs exorcisms unofficially. Meanwhile, Eun Ho is a doctor who works in the emergency room of a hospital. They protect people together at a Catholic hospital in Seoul.

Priest drama

Cast –

  • Yeon Woo Jin as Oh Soo Min
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Ham Eun Ho
  • Park Yong Woo as Moon Ki Sun
  • Son Jong Hak as Goo Do Gyun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

4. The Guest

Yoon Hwa Pyung is a psychic born to a shaman family. Choi Yoon is a catholic priest known for exorcisms & Kang Kil Young is a detective. They meet each other and try to fight against crimes caused by mysterious powers.

the guest

Cast –

  • Kim Dong Wook as Yoon Hwa Pyung
  • Kim Jae Wook as Choi Yoon/Matthew
  • Jung Eun Chae as Kang Gil Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

5. Strangers From Hell

Jong Woo moves from the countryside to Seoul after his friend, Jae Ho, offers him a job. While looking for a place to live, he comes across a cheap hostel. He decides to live there for 6 months. But strange things start to happen with him.

Read Strangers From Hell Review

Strangers From Hell thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Im Shi Wan as Yoon Jong Woo
  • Lee Dong Wook as Seo Moon Jo
  • Lee Jung Eun as Eom Bok Soon
  • Ahn Eun Jin as Seo Jung Hwa

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

6. The Cursed

The drama is about a girl named So Jin who is possessed by a spirit & has a special ability to bring death by using names or photos, and Jin Hee, a social issues reporter. She meets So Jin while trying to reveal the secret behind an IT conglomerate.

The cursed drama

Cast –

  • Uhm Ji Won as Im Jin Hee
  • Jeong Ji So as Baek So Jin
  • Sung Dong Il as Jin Jong Hyun
  • Jo Min Soo as Jin Kyung

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – WeTV

7. Master’s Sun

Joong Won is the CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate. He meets Gong Shil, who can ghosts. Their lives take a new turn as they work together to deal with the terror and sadness brought about by the spirits. And unknowingly, they fall in love with each other.

Master's Sun

Cast –

  • Gong Hyo Jin as Tae Gong Shil
  • So Ji Sub as Joo Joong Won
  • Seo In Guk as Kang Woo
  • Kim Yoo Ri as Tae Yi Ryung

No. Of Episodes – 17

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

8. Tale Of The Nine-Tailed

A gumiho named Lee Yeon abdicates his position as the guardian mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan to search for the reincarnation of his one true love, Ah Eum. While working on a mission, Yeon met Nam Ji Ah, a smart and dauntless producer at TVC Station.

Tale Of Nine Tailed

Cast –

  • Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yeon
  • Jo Bo Ah as Nam Ji Ah/Ah Eum
  • Kim Bum as Lee Rang

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

9. Black

A grim reaper is forced to track down his fugitive partner. In this process, a detective gets possessed by the grim reaper. She can see shadows of death. These two struggle to save the lives of people, breaking the rules of heaven.

Black drama

Cast –

  • Song Seung Heon as Moo Gang / Grim Reaper
  • Go Ah Ra as Kang Ha Ram
  • Lee El as Yoon Soo Wan
  • Kim Dong Jun as Oh Man Soo

No. Of Episodes – 18

Watch On – Netflix

10. A Korean Odyssey

In 2017, Son Oh Gong and Woo Ma Wang conflict with each other as they look for a true light in a dark world where evil thrives. Having made a contract with Seon Mi 25 years ago, entitling her to seek help whenever she calls him in exchange for letting him free, the two meet again in a fateful encounter.

a korean odyssey

Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Son Oh Gong
  • Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Seon Mi/Sam Jang
  • Cha Seung Won as Woo Ma Wang/Woo Hwi
  • Lee Hong Ki as Jeo Pal Kye/P.K.
  • Jang Gwang as Sa Oh Jung/Yoon Dae Shik

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

11. Search

Search is a military thriller drama that takes place in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the area between North and South Korea, and tells the story of a specialized search party that forms to find the truth behind mysterious disappearance and murder cases.

search drama

Cast –

  • Jang Dong Yoon as Yong Dong Jin
  • Krystal as Son Ye Rim
  • Yoon Park as Song Min Gyu
  • Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Joon Sung

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Viki

12. The Ghost Detective

Lee Da Il is a private investigator, who catches ghosts. He tries to solve the case of his assistant, Yeo Wool’s younger sibling’s death. He runs into a mysterious woman who appears at every crime scene. They work together to solve other mysterious crimes.

The ghost detective

Cast –

  • Choi Daniel as Lee Da Il
  • Park Eun Bin as Jung Yeo Wool
  • Lee Ji Ah as Seon Woo Hye
  • Kim Won Hae as Han Sang Sup

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Viki

13. Bring It On, Ghost

Hyun Ji studied for most of her life before she died at the age of 19. She is now a ghost and has wandered around the world for several years. She then meets Bong Pal, an exorcist college boy. They both listen to various stories from ghosts and sends them to the otherworld.

Bring It On, Ghost

Cast –

  • Ok Taec Yeon as Park Bong Pal
  • Kim So Hyun as Kim Hyun Ji
  • Kwon Yool as Joo Hye Sung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

14. The Village: Achiara’s Secret

Achiara is a quiet, peaceful village with hardly any crime. One day, So Yoon arrives in Achiara to teach English at the local school. On her first day at work, she finds a buried body. She and police officer Woo Jae attempt to find the truth.

The village achiara secret

Cast –

  • Moon Geun Young as Han So Yoon
  • Yook Sung Jae as Park Woo Jae
  • Shin Eun Kyung as Yoon Ji Sook
  • Ohn Joo Wan as Seo Gi Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki, YouTube


Wrapping Up

So, these were some of the top horror Korean dramas that you can watch if you are a fan of the horror genre. Besides dramas, there are many more Korean Horror Movies that you can watch.

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