Your nightmares will be subtitled tonight. These are the best Asian horror movies on Netflix Instant, ranked by scary movie fans. The Asian horror movies streaming on Netflix represent some of the creepiest in the genre. From gore fests to psychological thrillers, this list of Netflix Asian horror movies has everything it takes to inspire goosebumps and sleepless nights.
Japanese horror movies are especially abundant on Netflix. While Kinji Fukasaku's incendiary 2000 adaptation Battle Royale isn't spooky, the story of teens forced to fight to the death is certainly horrific. The film has been widely cited as an inspiration for the thematically similar The Hunger Games, though Battle Royale is far more graphic and disturbing than those American blockbusters.
If Korean horror movies are more your style, then Netflix has you covered with Bong Joon-ho's monster film The Host and the 2016 horror hit The Wailing starring Hwang Jung-min.
From J-horror to Hong Kong horror, these international scary movies will have you shivering with fear. But which ones are the best Asian horror movies on Netflix? Vote up your favorites and they'll climb to the top of the list. And if we missed a frightening film from across the Pacific, feel free to add it to this list of Netflix Asian horror movies.
The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung. The movie concerns a monster kidnapping a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. According to the director, his inspiration came from a ...more
Actors: Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho, Oh Dal-su, Park Hae-il, + more
Initial Release: 2006
Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
#23 on The Best Korean Horror Filmssee more on The Host
Actors: Park Bo-young, Uhm Ji-won, Park So-dam
Initial Release: 2015
Directed by: Lee Hae-young
Actors: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee
Initial Release: 2016
Directed by: Na Hong-jin
Rigor Mortis is a 2013 Hong Kong horror film directed by Juno Mak, and also produced by Takashi Shimizu. The film is a tribute to the Mr. Vampire film series. Many of the former cast are featured in this film: Chin Siu-ho, Anthony Chan, Billy Lau and Richard Ng. Additionally, Chung Fat, who starred ...more
Actors: Paw Hee-ching, Richard Ng, Kara Hui, Chin Siu-ho, Anthony Chan, + more
Initial Release: 2013
Directed by: Juno Mak