Graveyard Shift The Best Korean Horror Films  

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A list of the Best Korean Horror Films, voted on by scary movie fans like you. Are you wondering which Korean horror films are considered the best? This list ranks Korean horror films in order of most popular Korean horror movie to the least popular. If a particular favorite is not at the top of the list, go ahead and vote for your own favorite Korean horror movie to see it get raised to a higher spot. Or, if you don’t see a favorite Korean horror movie listed, go ahead and add it to the list so that other Korean horror movie enthusiasts can enjoy it as well.

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This list of the best Korean horror movies, some with pictures displayed, will help you find the one you are looking for. Or, you might just find some new favorites to add to your own list of favorite Korean horror movies. No matter what you are searching for in Korean horror films, you are sure to find some answers with this list of Korean horror movies.
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Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
RJ_02 added 2016 Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly becomes apparent ...more

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The Wailing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Branden Downs added The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean horror film directed by Na Hong-jin about a policeman who investigates a series of mysterious killings and illnesses.

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I Saw the Devil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
bobbie-spencer added 2010 I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller/horror film directed by Kim Ji-woon, written by Park Hoon-jung, and starring Choi Min-sik and Lee Byung-hun. The film introduces the ...more

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A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2003 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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Death Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2008 Death Bell is a 2008 South Korean film. The only Korean horror film released over the summer of 2008, it is the first feature by former music video director Chang, who also co-wrote the ...more

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Wishing Stairs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2003 Wishing Stairs is a 2003 South Korean horror film. It is the third installment of the Whispering Corridors film series set in girls high schools, but, as with all films in the series, is ...more

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White: The Melody of the Curse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse is a 2011 South Korean horror film by Kim Gok and Kim Sun.

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Phone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2002 Phone is a 2002 South Korean horror film written and directed by Ahn Byeong-ki and starring Ha Ji-won and Kim Yoo-mi. The film is a complex and disturbing love story that involves possession and ...more

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Voice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2005 Voice is a 2005 South Korean horror film, and the fourth installment of the Whispering Corridors film series. This film was the debut film for its three young actresses, as well as director Choi ...more

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242 72
Bedevilled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2010 "Hae-won is a beautiful single woman in her thirties, who works at a bank in Seoul. She leads a busy life until she becomes a witness to an attempted murder case. At the same time, things ...more

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The Host is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
RJ_02 added 2006 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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The Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2005 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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266 99
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2006 Cinderella is a 2006 South Korean horror film. It was directed by Bong Man-dae and starred Do Ji-won and Shin Se-kyung.

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Whispering Corridors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
1998 Whispering Corridors is a 1998 South Korean horror film. It was part of the explosion in Korean cinema following the liberalization of censorship in the aftermath of the end of the country's ...more

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221 99
The Doll Master is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2004 The Doll Master is a 2004 South Korean horror film directed by Jeong Yong-ki.

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179 74
The Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2011 The Cat is a 2011 South Korean horror film directed by Byun Seung-wook. The film is about So-yeon, who works at a small pet-grooming shop called Kitty N Puppy. So-yeon suffers from ...more

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167 67
Memento Mori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
1999 Memento Mori is a 1999 South Korean horror film, and the second installment of the Whispering Corridors film series. It is a sequel to 1998's Whispering Corridors, and is also set in an ...more

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170 71
Cello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2005 Cello is a 2005 South Korean horror film.

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Three... Extremes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2004 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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Four Horror Tales: Roommates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Four Horror Tales: Roommates

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Dead Friend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2004 Dead Friend is a 2004 South Korean horror film. It is one of a number of South Korean horror films set in a girl's high school; the trend began with 1998's Whispering Corridors.

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130 54
Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2007 Mười: The Legend of a Portrait is a 2007 horror film starring Jo An, Cha Ye-ryun and Anh Thu. It became the first horror film in Vietnam, after the Fall of Saigon and also, the first rated film ...more

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134 61
The Wig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2005 The Wig is 2005 South Korean horror film directed by Won Shin-yeon, and starring Chae Min-seo and Yoo Sun. It was first released on August 12, 2005 in South Korea and was released onto DVD in ...more

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Arang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2006 Arang is a 2006 South Korean horror film.

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A Blood Pledge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2009 A Blood Pledge is a K-Horror film, and the fifth installment of the Whispering Corridors series of South Korean horror films set in girls' high schools that began with 1998's film of the same ...more

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To Sir, with Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2006 To Sir, with Love is a 2006 South Korean horror film, and the feature film debut of director Im Dae-Woong.

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90 36
R-Point is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2004 R-Point is a 2004 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang. Set in 1972 Vietnam, during the Vietnam War, it stars Kam Woo-sung and Son Byung-ho as members of the South Korean ...more

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Voices is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2007 Someone Behind You is a 2007 South Korean psychological horror film, based on the manhwa It's Two People by Kang Kyung-ok. It was released in America as Voices under the 2009 After Dark ...more

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Into the Mirror is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2003 Into the Mirror is a 2003 South Korean horror film about a series of grisly deaths in a department store, all involving mirrors, and the troubled detective who investigates them. It was the ...more

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Bunshinsaba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
abyx added 2004 Bunshinsaba is a 2004 South Korean horror film directed by Ahn Byeong-ki. In 2004, it screened at the 8th annual Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The film had its American premiere ...more

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Flu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
NaticaDunston-Jones added 2013 Flu is a 2013 South Korean disaster film written and directed by Kim Sung-su about an outbreak of a deadly disease which throws a city into chaos. It stars Jang Hyuk and Soo Ae.

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Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Eun-jiPark added 2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp is a 2010 Korean horror film. The film was directed by Yoo Sun-dong. The film is a sequel to the 2008 film Death Bell. The story is unrelated to the previous film.

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Apartment is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
EikhaSyafieqa added 2006 APT is a 2006 South Korean horror film, directed, produced, and written by Ahn Byeong-ki and starring Ko So-young. It is based on a comic by Kang Full. The name APT is from the English word ...more

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February 29 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2006 February 29 is a 2006 South Korean film and the first installment of the 4 Horror Tales film series. It was followed by Forbidden Floor, Roommates and Dark Forest. In this tale Ji-yeon is a ...more

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Mourning Grave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
choi-ryehyoung added Mourning Grave 2014 Mourning Grave is a 2014 South Korean mystery horror film starring Kang Ha-neul and Kim So-eun.

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Possessed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2009 Living Death is a 2009 South Korean horror film written and directed by Lee Yong-joo. The film received 248,503 admissions in South Korea.

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Hansel and Gretel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Cheryl White added 2007 Hansel and Gretel is a 2007 South Korean horror film directed by Yim Pil-sung.

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Ghastly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Ghastly 2011 Ghastly is a horror thriller film directed by Ko Seok-jin.

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Loner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2008 Loner is a 2008 South Korean film. The debut feature by director Park Jae-sik, Loner is a horror film about hikikomori, the phenomenon of reclusive individuals who have chosen to withdraw from ...more

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Thirst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Paul S. McAlduff added 2009 Thirst is a 2009 South Korean horror film written, produced and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is loosely based on the novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola. The film tells the ...more

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Face is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2004 Face is a 2004 Korean horror film directed by Yoo Sang-gon.

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
coco68 added Hide and Seek August 14, 2013

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Red Eye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2005 Red Eye is a 2005 South Korean horror film.

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3 Extremes II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
3 Extremes II

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Acacia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Acacia 2003 Acacia is a 2003 South Korean horror film, directed by Park Ki-hyeong and starring Shim Hye-jin and Kim Jin-geun. A rerelease in 2011 changed the title to 'Root of Evil'.

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Epitaph is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films

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The Guard Post is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2008 The Guard Post is a 2008 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang.

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2000 Nightmare is a South Korean horror film, released in 2000. It stars Kim Gyu-ri, Ha Ji-won and Choi Jung-yoon, and was directed and written by Ahn Byeong-ki, who also later directed Phone, ...more

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The Ring Virus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
1999 The Ring Virus is a South Korean horror film adapted from the Japanese novel Ring by Koji Suzuki. A joint project between Japan and Korea, this version has Park Eun-Suh as the creator of the ...more

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Sorum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
2001 Sorum is a 2001 South Korean horror film and the feature film debut of director Yoon Jong-chan. Starring Kim Myung-min and Jang Jin-young, it tells the story of a young taxi driver who moves ...more