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The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder  

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List Rules Only Asian Horror movies found on the Shudder streaming service.

Over the past twenty years, Asian horror films have taken over the genre. This list of Asian horror movies on Shudder puts many recent American horror films to shame. As Hollywood focuses on remakes, sequels, and prequels, which tell the same tired story over and over again; countries like Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, China, and Thailand, prove that there are new ways to totally terrify audiences around the world. So if you are into Korean, Indonesian, Thai, and Filipino horror films, here are the best Asian horror films on Shudder.

Shudder has become one of the leading streaming services for all things horror. For just a few bucks a month, subscribers are treated to all different kinds of scary movies. There are the classics like Halloween and Hellraiser, and even several original movies. However, it’s their Asian horror film selection that makes Shudder so desirable to scream fans everywhere. 

Which movies terrify you the most? Be sure to leave the lights on while you make your decision. Vote up the best Asian horror movies on Shudder and check back to see which one makes it to the top of the list.

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Three... Extremes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung
Three... Extremes is a 2004 international East Asian horror film collaboration consisting of three segments by three directors from three countries. It is a sequel to, and follows the concept of ...more
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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su
Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more
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Sadako vs. Kayako is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa
Sadako vs. Kayako is a 2016 Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Kōji Shiraishi. A social worker visits the residence of an elderly woman, only to find her strangled by an electric cord ...more
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I Saw the Devil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin
I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller/horror film directed by Kim Ji-woon. The film follows NIS agent Kim Soo-hyun (Byung-hun), who embarks on a quest of revenge, ...more
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Audition is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi
Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror-drama film, directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title, from a ...more
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Pulse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Koyuki, Kōji Yakusho, Kumiko Aso
Pulse, known in Japan as Kairo, is a 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is based on his novel of the same name. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard ...more
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Won Bin, Kim Min-jung, Yoon Je-moon
Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin.
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Merantau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim, Laurent Buson
Merantau is a 2009 Indonesian martial arts film written and directed by Gareth Evans, and starring Iko Uwais. It showcases a style of pencak silat known as Silek Harimau and a Minangkabau ...more
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The Man from Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Young-chang Song
The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jeong-beom. The film follows the story of a mysterious and shady man (Won Bin) who embarks on a bloody rampage ...more
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A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah
A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon ...more
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The Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Kim Hye-soo, Seong-su Kim, Go Su-Hee
The Red Shoes is a 2005 South Korean horror film written and directed by Kim Yong-gyun. Kim Yong-gyun was inspired by a fairy tale of same name by Hans Christian Andersen
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The Victim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
The Victim Phitchanat Sakhakon, Penpak Sirikul, Apasiri Nitibhon
The Victim (a.k.a. Phii khon pen) is a 2006 Thai horror-thriller film written and directed by Monthon Arayangkoon. Ting is a struggling young actress who one day is noticed by Royal Thai Police ...more
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Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Renji Ishibashi, Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi
Dead or Alive, abbreviated as DOA, is a 1999 Japanese yakuza action film directed by Takashi Miike. It stars Riki Takeuchi, as the Chinese Triad boss and former yakuza Ryūichi, and Show Aikawa, ...more
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Shinjuku Triad Society is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Shinjuku Triad Society Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Kippei Shiina
Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô is a film directed by Takashi Miike released on Aug 26, 1995.
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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean film by director Park Chan-wook. In North America and parts of Europe, the film has been screened under the title Lady Vengeance. The film is ...more
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Bae Doona, Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-kyun
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook which follows the character Ryu trying to earn enough money for his sister's kidney transplant and the path of ...more
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Big Man Japan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Ryunosuke Kamiki, UA, Itsuji Itao
Big Man Japan is a 2007 Japanese film written and directed by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto. It was well received by critics in the U.S., after many months of showings at various festivals and ...more
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On the Job is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Shaina Magdayao, Gerald Anderson, Angel Aquino
On the Job is a 2013 Filipino action thriller film directed by Erik Matti. The film stars Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre and Joey Marquez.The film is a co-production of Star Cinema ...more
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Seoul Station is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Lee Joon
Seoul Station is a 2016 South Korean animated zombie film written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Taking place in and around Seoul station, a young runaway woman (Shim Eun-kyung) must try to ...more
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Kung Fu Killer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Young
Kung Fu Jungle, also known as Kung Fu Killer and Last of the Best, is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese action thriller film directed by Teddy Chan. Hahou Mo, a martial arts expert and police ...more
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Woman of Mud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Carlos Morales, Klaudia Koronel, Marcus Madrigal
Woman of Mud is a 2000 Filipino horror film directed by Rico Maria Ilarde. A college student with hidden ambitions of being a horror novelist has his private life invaded by a beautiful, ...more
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Battles Without Honor and Huma... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Hiroki Matsukata
Battles Without Honor and Humanity is a 1973 Japanese yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The screenplay by Kazuo Kasahara adapts a series of newspaper articles by journalist Kōichi Iiboshi, ...more
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Noriko's Dinner Table is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Kazue Fukiishi
Noriko's Dinner Table is a Japanese horror drama film, and a prequel to the cult film Suicide Club, written and directed by Sion Sono, concerning a mass suicide of 54 schoolgirls and how it ...more
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The Host is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho
The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film. The movie concerns a monster taking a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. According to the director, his inspiration came from a local ...more
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Chawz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
Chawz Uhm Tae-woong, Jung Yu-mi, Yoon Je-moon
Chaw is a 2009 South Korean film about a mutant killer pig wreaking havoc on a small mountain town, and the ragtag team of five who set out to stop the beast. The feature subverts the monster ...more