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The Best Korean Horror Films

Updated September 9, 2020 17.1k votes 6.7k voters 601.0k views56 items

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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.

Are you an asian horror movie fan? Are you looking for a new Korean horror movie that you haven’t seen yet? With this extensive list of the best Korean horror films, you are sure to find some horror movies that you’ve never seen. Perhaps you’ve seen one that you liked really well but you can’t remember the name of this special Korean horror movie.

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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  • 1
    Train to Busan
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    Train to Busan

    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok

    Released2016

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

    Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Wailing
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    The Wailing

    Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min

    Directed byNa Hong-jin

    The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean supernatural horror film directed by Na Hong-jin. Suspicion... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    I Saw the Devil
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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 WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    A Tale of Two Sisters
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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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Death Bell
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    Death Bell

    Kim Bum, Nam Gyu-ri

    Released2008

    Directed byYoon Hong-Seung

    Death Bell is a 2008 South Korean film. The only Korean horror film released over the summer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Host
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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 WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    A Blood Pledge
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    A Blood Pledge

    Oh Yeon-seo, Kim Soo-hyun

    Released2009

    Directed byLee Jong-yong

    A Blood Pledge, also known as Whispering Corridors 5: A Blood Pledge and Suicide Pact, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Wishing Stairs
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    Wishing Stairs

    Song Ji-hyo, Park Han-byul

    Released2003

    Directed byYun Jae-yeon

    Wishing Stairs, also known as Ghost School and Ghost School Horror, is a 2003 South Korean... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Bedevilled
    281
    75

    Bedevilled

    IU, Seo Young-hee

    Released2010

    Directed byJang Cheol-soo

    Bedevilled is a 2010 South Korean horror thriller film directed by Jang Cheol-soo. Selfish... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 10
    White: The Melody of the Curse
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    White: The Melody of the Curse

    Hahm Eun-jung, Lee Junho

    Released2011

    Directed byKim Gok, Sun Kim

    White: The Melody of the Curse is a 2011 South Korean horror film by Kim Gok and Kim Sun.Amazon buy button
  • 11
    Phone
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    125

    Phone

    Ha Ji-won, Choi Jung-yoon

    Released2002

    Directed byAhn Byeong-ki

    Phone is a 2002 South Korean horror film written and directed by Ahn Byeong-ki and starring Ha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Voice
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    Voice

    Kim Ok-bin, Seo Ji-hye

    Released2005

    Directed byChoi Ik-hwan

    Voice, also known as Whispering Corridors 4: Voice and Voice Letter, is a 2005 South Korean... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Loner
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    40

    Loner

    Go Eun-ah, Chea Min-Seo

    Released2008

    Directed byJae-shik Park

    Loner is a 2008 South Korean film. The debut feature by director Park Jae-sik, Loner is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Ghastly
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    33

    Ghastly

    Ghastly is a horror thriller film directed by Ko Seok-jin.Amazon buy button
  • 15
    Whispering Corridors
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    94

    Whispering Corridors

    Kim Gyu-ri, Kang-hee Choi

    Released1998

    Directed byPark Ki-hyung

    Whispering Corridors is a 1998 South Korean supernatural horror film directed by Park... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    The Red Shoes
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    106

    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Three... Extremes
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    53

    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Cinderella
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    Cinderella

    Shin Se-kyung, Cho Seong-ha

    Released2006

    Directed byBong Man-dae

    Cinderella is a 2006 South Korean horror film. It was directed by Bong Man-dae and starred Do... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Face
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    34

    Face

    Shin Hyun-joon, Song Yun-ah

    Released2004

    Directed byYoo Sang-gon

    Face is a 2004 Korean horror film directed by Yoo Sang-gon.Amazon buy button
  • 20
    Memento Mori
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    65

    Memento Mori

    Gong Hyo-jin, Park Ye-jin

    Released1999

    Directed byMin Kyu-dong, Kim Tae-yong

    Memento Mori is a 1999 South Korean horror film directed by Kim Tae-yong and Min Kyu-dong, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Hansel and Gretel
    98
    21

    Hansel and Gretel

    Shim Eun-kyung, Chun Jung-myung

    Released2007

    Directed byPil-Sung Yim

    Hansel and Gretel is a 2007 South Korean horror film directed by Yim Pil-sung. A father-to-be... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Flu
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    44

    Flu

    Soo Ae, Jang Hyuk

    Released2013

    Directed byKim Sung-su

    Flu is a 2013 South Korean action disaster film directed by Kim Sung-su. Chaos ensues after a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    R-Point
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    37

    R-Point

    Kam Woo-sung, Byung-ho Son

    Released2004

    Directed bySu Young Gong

    R-Point is a 2004 South Korean wartime action horror film directed by Kong Su-chang. During... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    The Doll Master
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    The Doll Master

    Cheon Ho-Jin, Eun-kyeong Lim

    Released2004

    Directed byJeong Yong-Gi

    The Doll Master is a 2004 South Korean horror film directed by Jeong Yong-ki.Amazon buy button
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    Four Horror Tales: Roommates
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    Four Horror Tales: Roommates

    Jin-yong Heo, Joo-ryeong Kim
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