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The Best Korean Horror Films 

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Updated August 16, 2019 17.7k votes 6.5k voters 591.2k views 54 items

List Rules Horror movies from Korea

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 Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

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
2
A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah

Released: 2003

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror mystery film directed by Kim Jee-woon. After spending time in a mental hospital, a girl is reunited with her sister and returns ...more
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The Wailing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Branden Downs added Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee

Directed by: Na Hong-jin

The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean supernatural horror film directed by Na Hong-jin. Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a ...more
4
I Saw the Devil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
bobbie-spencer added Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller horror film directed by Kim Jee-woon. A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
5
Death Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kim Bum, Nam Gyu-ri, Lee Beom-soo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Yoon Hong-Seung

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
6
White: The Melody of the... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Hahm Eun-jung, Lee Junho, Kim Young-Min

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kim Gok, Sun Kim

White: The Melody of the Curse is a 2011 South Korean horror film by Kim Gok and Kim Sun.
7
Wishing Stairs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Song Ji-hyo, Park Han-byul, Jo An

Released: 2003

Directed by: Yun Jae-yeon

Wishing Stairs, also known as Ghost School and Ghost School Horror, is a 2003 South Korean horror film directed by Yun Jae-yeon, and a sequel to the 1999 film Memento Mori. Two young beautiful ...more
8
Phone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Ha Ji-won, Choi Jung-yoon, Kim Yoo-mi

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ahn Byeong-ki

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
9
The Host is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
RJ_02 added Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bong Joon-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
10
Bedevilled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
IU, Seo Young-hee, Ro-jin Myeong

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jang Cheol-soo

Bedevilled is a 2010 South Korean horror thriller film directed by Jang Cheol-soo. Selfish clerk Hae-won agrees to visit an old friend, Bok-nam, on a remote island, where she discovers that ...more
11
Voice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kim Ok-bin, Seo Ji-hye, Cha Ye-ryun

Released: 2005

Directed by: Choi Ik-hwan

Voice, also known as Whispering Corridors 4: Voice and Voice Letter, is a 2005 South Korean horror film directed by Choi Ik-Hwan, and a sequel to the 2003 film Wishing Stairs. While training ...more
12
The Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kim Hye-soo, Seong-su Kim, Go Su-Hee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Kim Yong-gyun

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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Whispering Corridors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kim Gyu-ri, Kang-hee Choi, Kim Roi-ha

Released: 1998

Directed by: Park Ki-hyung

Whispering Corridors is a 1998 South Korean supernatural horror film directed by Park Ki-hyung. The ghost of a student who died at a Korean school comes back to seek vengeance and protect her
14
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Shin Se-kyung, Cho Seong-ha, Ji-Won To

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bong Man-dae

Cinderella is a 2006 South Korean horror film. It was directed by Bong Man-dae and starred Do Ji-won and Shin Se-kyung.
15
The Doll Master is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Cheon Ho-Jin, Eun-kyeong Lim, Yu-mi Jeong

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jeong Yong-Gi

The Doll Master is a 2004 South Korean horror film directed by Jeong Yong-ki.
16
Memento Mori is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Gong Hyo-jin, Park Ye-jin, Gyu-ri Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Min Kyu-dong, Kim Tae-yong

Memento Mori is a 1999 South Korean horror film directed by Kim Tae-yong and Min Kyu-dong, and a sequel to the 1998 film Whispering Corridors. A young girl finds a strange diary, capable of ...more
17
Three... Extremes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung

Released: 2004

Directed by: Park Chan-wook, Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike

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
18
Four Horror Tales: Roomm... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Four Horror Tales: Roommates Jin-yong Heo, Joo-ryeong Kim, Ri-na Kim
19
The Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Park Min-young, Kim Dong-wook, Kim Min-jae

Released: 2011

Directed by: Seung-wook Byeon

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
20
Cello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Wang Bit-na, Hyeon-a Seong, Jin Ji-hee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woo-cheol Lee

Cello is a 2005 South Korean horror film.
21
Dead Friend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kim Ha-neul, Nam Sang-mi, Ryu Jin

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kim Tae-kyeong

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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The Wig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Yoo Sun, Chea Min-Seo, Hyeon-jin Sa

Released: 2005

Directed by: Shin-yeon Won

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
23
To Sir, with Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Seo Young-hee, Eung-soo Kim, Hyo-jun Park

Released: 2006

Directed by: Dae-wung Lim

To Sir, with Love is a 2006 South Korean horror film, and the feature film debut of director Im Dae-Woong.
24
Muoi: The Legend of a Po... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Jo An, Seong-Eon Lim, Cha Ye-ryeon

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kim Tae-kyeong

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
25
R-Point is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Horror Films
Kam Woo-sung, Byung-ho Son, Lee Sun-kyun

Released: 2004

Directed by: Su Young Gong

R-Point is a 2004 South Korean wartime action horror film directed by Kong Su-chang. During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed ...more