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If you love to watch horror films & are looking for some of the best Korean Horror Movies, read on.
The Korean movie industry has come a long way. Giving some of the best thriller movies such as Parasite, Train To Busan that are worldwide popular, there are some good horror films too.
Korean horror movies never let you down. These movies are filled with suspense & frightening scenes of course. You need to watch these movies if you are a horror fan.
Best Korean Horror Movies
While Hollywood horror movies are great that include The Conjuring series, Anabelle & classic horrors, some Korean movies are also worth a watch.
Here are 26 horrifying movies from South Korea that will give you chills & will keep haunting you for days. Movie series are not included, only one film is included (like Whispering Corridors).
1. Killer Toon
Ji Yoon is a horror webcomic artist. When her publisher dies, she finds her life imitating her own work. When a series of murders take place as they happen in the webcomic, detective Ki Chul tries to solve the case.
2. Hansel and Gretel
A young man who gets lost in the woods finds himself in a beautiful house with three adorable children. The house seems to be perfect with a fireplace and plenty to eat. But, he gets stuck & there’s no way to move out.
3. A Tale Of Two Sisters
Su Mi and Su Yeon return home from a hospital stay. Things have not been the same since their mother passed away. They were welcomed by their stepmother Eun Joo. Unexpected things start to happen.
4. Mourning Grave
In Su, who has the ability to see ghosts returns to his hometown. In his high school, the bullies get attacked one by one by a gruesome-looking masked girl. In Su tries to find the truth behind the girl.
5. The Closet
Sang Won and his daughter, Yi Na, move to a new house after his wife’s death. After a while, Yi Na mysteriously disappears from the house. After seeing on TV, a man approaches Sang Won & they both began to in investigate.
6. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
An internet broadcaster along with a handful of people goes to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their show. But, things start to get out of hand when they are inside the place.
7. The Cat
Seo Yeon is a pet groomer. One day, one of So Yeon’s customers dies on the elevator, leaving her cat behind. The police ask Seo Yeon to take care of the cat. But something strange happens to So Yeon from the day she brings the cat home.
8. Death Bell
24 students are locked inside a school. A TV monitor broadcasts a student locked inside an aquarium that slowly begins to fill with water. They are given an exam to complete which if they failed, everybody will die.
9. White: The Melody Of The Curse
A struggling kpop group ‘Pink Dolls’ finds an old videotape of an unknown music video. They release a remake of the videotape under the name “White” & become a sensation. But, strange things start to happen.
10. The Piper
After the Korean War, a father and son stop in a remote village that has a major rat infestation and make a deal to get rid of them. When the chief double-crosses them, they lure the rats back.
11. Bloody Reunion
A teacher & some alumni meet for the first time in 16 years in a countryside cottage for a small reunion. But the happy reunion turns into a nightmare as they are brutally murdered, one by one.
A woman, who lives in an old apartment finds herself amused observing opposite side apartments. One day, she observes that the lights of some houses turn off at the same time. She becomes involved as she tries to solve the mystery.
13. The Wailing
A series of deaths take place in a village. A police officer hears a rumor from a coworker about a mysterious Japanese man. The rumor suspects him as the one causing these deaths. But what is the truth?
14. Horror Stories
A female high school student is kidnapped by a killer with a speech impediment. To survive, she must tell the scariest stories leading to an anthology of four stories to the killer.
Mi Ju is a part-time music professor with a tragic past. When she was young, she got into an accident with her friend. She gave up playing cello and decided just to teach. But will her past come back?
16. Into The Mirror
A former cop working as a security guard in a mall links a string of mysterious deaths to a ghost that uses mirrors as a gateway to the living world. He has to solve the problem before the ghost strikes again.
17. The Doll Master
Five people are invited to a doll museum in the woods where they find a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement, and a mysterious young girl in red, and one by one they are mysteriously killed.
Members of a supernatural exploration club visit a house that is haunted. Once there they set out to test if ghosts can be contacted once human brain waves reach a frequency of 0.0Mhz.
The story of a priest whose life takes a turn for the worst after he participates in a medical experiment in which he is an intense craving for blood and sex to find a cure for a deadly disease.
20. The Mimic
Hee Yun is a mother who lost her child five years ago. She moves to Seoul with her family. There, they find a lost, abused girl in the woods and take her in. Her voice is similar to her son. But is she really a human?
21. Dead Friend
Min Ji Won is a girl who suffers from amnesia, caused by an accident almost a year ago. She learns about her three friends and she wants to find out what happened to them. While her former friends are killed one by one.
22. Whispering Corridors
A ghost of a girl starts haunting a girl school & people start disappearing from the school. All are freaking out. Will anyone solve the mystery behind the haunting girl?
Hyun Su is a child of a plastic surgeon. Her friends start to commit mysterious suicides in front of her. To find the mystery behind this, she tries to find the clue in the hidden basement of their house.
24. The Red Shoes
A woman finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform & brings them home. She is thrilled to get them, but she is not aware of the fact that they are haunted.
Reporter Ji-won begins to receive a series of mysterious calls. To escape the terrifying and relentless clanging of the telephone, she changes her number and moves out. But the threatening calls continue to horrify her.
26. The Loner
Su Na locks herself alone in her room after her best friend’s suicide. She starts to talk and behave as if someone else is in her room, but never opens the door to anyone. A psychologist arrives to help her.
These were some of the watchable Korean horror movies for horror movie lovers. These films are filled with mystery, suspense & ghosts of course.
You can watch most of them on Netflix, YouTube & Asiancrush. If not, watch them on free streaming sites. You can find some movies dubbed in English too.
Keep watching !!