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11 American Horror Movies Based On Much More Terrifying Asian Versions

List RulesVote up the remakes that just couldn't compare to the original.

In the early 2000s, there was a boom of Asian horror remakes in America, particularly of Japanese (J-Horror) and Korean (K-Horror films). It all began with The Ring in 2002 and, from there, Hollywood started gobbling up Asian horror films and spitting them back out, oftentimes at the detriment of the remake. Most of these remakes lack the same sense of dread and menace found in the Asian originals. A select few remakes do a fairly decent job and try to stick to the original atmospheric elements. You’ll be surprised that some of these American movies were based on A-Horror.

Obviously, lots of spoilers ahead, because of course there are.

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