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The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder

Updated October 12, 2020 121 votes 27 voters 3.0k views28 items

List RulesOnly 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.

  • 1
    Audition is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Audition

    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi

    Released1999

    Directed byTakashi Miike

    Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror-drama film, directed by Takashi Miike and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Oldboy

    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae

    Released2003

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

    Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    I Saw the Devil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    I Saw the Devil

    Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik

    Released2010

    Directed byKim Jee-woon

    I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller horror film directed by Kim... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Three... Extremes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Three... Extremes

    Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun

    Released2004

    Directed byPark Chan-wook, Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike

    Three... Extremes is a 2004 international East Asian horror film collaboration consisting of... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Host is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    The Host

    Bae Doona, Scott Wilson

    Released2006

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film. The movie concerns a monster taking a man's... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    A Tale of Two Sisters

    Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung

    Released2003

    Directed byKim Jee-woon

    A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror mystery film directed by Kim... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Sadako vs. Kayako is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Sadako vs. Kayako

    Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro

    Released2016

    Directed byKōji Shiraishi

    Sadako vs. Kayako is a 2016 Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Kōji Shiraishi. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Victim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    The Victim

    Phitchanat Sakhakon, Penpak Sirikul

    Released2006

    Directed byMonthon Arayangkoon

    The Victim (a.k.a. Phii khon pen) is a 2006 Thai horror-thriller film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Battles Without Honor and Huma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka

    Released1973

    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

    Battles Without Honor and Humanity is a 1973 Japanese yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Dead or Alive

    Renji Ishibashi, Susumu Terajima

    Released1999

    Directed byTakashi Miike

    Dead or Alive, abbreviated as DOA, is a 1999 Japanese yakuza action film directed by Takashi... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Pulse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Pulse

    Koyuki, Kōji Yakusho

    Released2001

    Directed byHiromi Kurosawa

    Pulse, known in Japan as Kairo, is a 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Noriko's Dinner Table is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Noriko's Dinner Table

    Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ken Mitsuishi

    Released2005

    Directed bySion Sono

    Noriko's Dinner Table is a Japanese horror drama film, and a prequel to the cult film Suicide... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Shinjuku Triad Society is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Shinjuku Triad Society

    Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi

    Released1995

    Directed byTakashi Miike

    Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô is a film directed by Takashi Miike released on Aug... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Lady Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Lady Vengeance

    Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-Ho

    Released2005

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

    Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Bae Doona, Song Kang-Ho

    Released2002

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a 2002 South Korean drama thriller film directed by Park... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    The Red Shoes

    Kim Hye-soo, Seong-su Kim

    Released2005

    Directed byKim Yong-gyun

    The Red Shoes is a 2005 South Korean horror film written and directed by Kim Yong-gyun. Kim... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Mother is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Mother

    Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin

    Released2009

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama mystery film directed by Bong Joon-ho. When her disabled... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Big Man Japan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Big Man Japan

    Ryunosuke Kamiki, UA

    Released2007

    Directed byHitoshi Matsumoto

    Big Man Japan is a 2007 Japanese film written and directed by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Merantau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Merantau

    Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim

    Released2009

    Directed byGareth Evans

    Merantau is a 2009 Indonesian martial arts film written and directed by Gareth Evans, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Man from Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    The Man from Nowhere

    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Jung-beom

    The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jeong-beom.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Chawz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Chawz

    Uhm Tae-woong, Jung Yu-mi

    Released2009

    Directed byShin Jeong-won

    Chaw is a 2009 South Korean film about a mutant killer pig wreaking havoc on a small mountain... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Drug War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Drug War

    Lam Suet, Louis Koo

    Released2012

    Directed byJohnnie To

    Drug War is a Chinese-Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Johnnie To. The film stars Sun... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    On the Job is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    On the Job

    Shaina Magdayao, Gerald Anderson

    Released2013

    Directed byErik Matti

    On the Job is a 2013 Filipino action thriller film directed by Erik Matti. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Seoul Station is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    Seoul Station

    Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung

    Released2016

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

    Seoul Station is a 2016 South Korean animated zombie film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. A man... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The World of Kanako is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Terrifying Asian Horror Movies On Shudder
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    The World of Kanako

    Kōji Yakusho, Miki Nakatani

    Released2014

    Directed byTetsuya Nakashima

    The World of Kanako is a 2014 Japanese suspense film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima. Former... more on Wikipedia
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