Korean horror movies

List of the best Korean horror movies selected by visitors to our site: A Tale of Two Sisters, The Grotesque Mansion, Dragon Wars: D-War, Train to Busan, The Host, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, #Alive, Thirst, The Doll Master, The Divine Fury.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersSisters
PlotMental disorders, Ghosts, Dreams
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersManiacs
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Dolls, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceHotels, Abandoned houses
StyleShort Story

Horror webtoon writer Ji-woo arrives at a shabby apartment called Gwanglim Mansion in search of ideas. The middle-aged caretaker with an expressionless facial expression unravels a bundle of strange events that happened in the apartment, and rooms 504, 708... The more Ji-woo hears the story, the more he becomes obsessed with the Ghost Mansion.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySouth Korea, USA
CharactersMonsters, Dragons, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Saving the World
PlaceKorea, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter...

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, action, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family, Military, Soldier, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Cars, Death, Baseball
PlaceTrains, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Touching, Depressive

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea, Singapore
Duration02:00
CharactersMonsters

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature.. In detention, Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, merely trapped in a sewer. With his family to assist him, he sets off to find Hyun-seo.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends, Investigators
PlotInternet, Ghosts, Fear
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
TimeDark ones, Night
StyleCreepy, Disturbing

An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their online show.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersZombie, Streamers
PlotSurvival
PlaceKorea
StyleSerious, Disturbing

As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:13
CharactersVampire, Priests
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Life after death, Viruses
PlaceAsia
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, Sang-hyun is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), the wife of his childhood friend.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
PlotLove, Survival, Art, Ghosts
PlaceForest, Korea
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Five young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in the woods. What starts out as a fun trip to pose for new dolls soon turns into a nightmare that not everyone will survive.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39
CharactersDemons
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Exorcism, Obsession, Death
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action

After waking up with mysterious wounds on his hands, a champion fighter finds himself in an otherworldly battle against evil forces that wreak havoc in the human world.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:44
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceKorea
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A web-comic artist finds that a series of murders are occurring that have a disturbing resemblance to the images in her work.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersChildrens, Fathers, Architects, Naughty kids
PlotMystery, Death, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceKorea
StyleSerious, Disturbing

After moving into a new house, a young girl begins displaying strange and disturbing behavior until, one day, she disappears behind a closet. While the devastated father is left with no clue about his daughter’s disappearance, an exorcist shows up to help.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:52

A sickly girl Ju-ran transfers to a new sanitorium boarding school to regain health. But she discovers that students are disappearing and notices abnormal changes happening to her body. She suspects the school for what's happening and tries to discover what secret is hidden.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Demons, Police, Shamans
PlotMotorcycles, Investigation, Obsession, Death, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Korea, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

When Yoo-mi searches out her mother's friend at a hotel to drop off her younger sister, she falls into unexpected mystery and horror.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Obsession, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountrySouth Korea

When a pharmaceutical company's illegal experiments inadvertently create a zombie, the strange Park family finds it and tries to profit from it.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersTigers, Family
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts, Evil spirits
PlaceCaves, Korea
StyleGothic

A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40

Art student Jeong-hwa (Seo Woo) is moving to a smaller apartment by her school when she trips and falls, breaking a small statue on a box. She bends over to pick up the pieces and notices an amulet the shape of a queer mask and decides to use it for her exhibit assignment. After she moves she hears a weird knocking sound next door. She can’t sleep because of the knocking sound every midnight and starts sketching the amulet. One night, Jeong-hwa comes home late and runs into a strange woman with long tangly hair and barefoot in front of the elevator. She gets off without a word and starts knocking next door. Jeong-hwa is terrified, what is going to happen to her?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersWriters
PlotGhosts
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Following a humiliating plagiarism scandal, an author moves to an isolated small-town house with her daughter to write her comeback novel. Desperate for inspiration, she communicates with a mysterious ghostly presence that has befriended her daughter.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Swimming
PlaceSchool, Korea
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Se-hee is haunted by her step sister Tae-yeon who used to be a promising swimmer but suddenly killed herself in a swimming pool 2 years ago. During the summer vacation, she joins the study camp at school for upcoming college entrance exam with other 30 elite students. On the first night, when Se-hee finds a riddling passage scribbled in the desk, she soon sees a dead girl’s body hung upside down. Then the TV monitors are on and the students watch another friend crushed by his bike in the corridor. Since then, the succession of cruel killings occurs whenever they fail to answer the given questions in time. Meanwhile, the hidden truth behind Tae-yeon’s suicide is slowly revealed and terrified students struggle to death to undo the puzzle before they become the next victim.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:17
CharactersZombie, Princesses, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Supernatural, Viruses, Conspiracies
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon, vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung returns to the royal court, ignoring that he will have to lead the few capable of defeating the ambitious humans and the bloody monsters who threaten to destroy the kingdom.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

To save a girl in danger, a priest and deacon jump into a mysterious case.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountrySerbia, South Korea, Slovenia
CharactersAliens, Military, Friends, Soldier, Astronauts
PlotSkirmishes, Mystery, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Moon, Serbia, USA

The satellite has vanished and the only clue is a trail leading to a small village nestled on the outskirts of forest line. As the team begins to investigate they quickly discover that something else came back from space, something not of this world. As their time runs out, the team must battle to unlock the terrifying truth behind the ill-fated mission.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, music
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:46
CharactersSurgeons
PlotMusic, Death, Ghosts
PlaceCemetery, Asia, Korea
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious, Disturbing

Pop band Pink Dolls emerges to stardom after releasing a remake of “White”, written by an anonymous composer. The more popular the members become, however, the more they become torn by jealousy and rivalries. But as the girls each take turns to become the lead vocalist, mysterious incidents occur.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:26

Two women and a man find themselves mysteriously thrown together on one endless night in an isolated house in the middle of a forest.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersInvestigators

The members of a supernatural exploration club called 0.0MHz explores a haunted house to prove the existence of frequencies that attract ghosts.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:57
CharactersSanta Claus
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Toys
PlaceForest, Asia, Korea
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Serious

When Eun-soo gets lost in a country road, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale ike house in the middle of the forest. There, Eun-soo is trapped with the girl and her siblings who never age. Eun-soo finally discovers a way out which is written on a fairy tale book. But the book tells a story of none other than himself!

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersInvestigators

With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millennia-old spirit that's possessing humans and unleashing hell on Earth.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, detective
CountryIndonesia, South Korea
PlotInheritance, Curses, Mystery
PlaceVillage

A woman inherits a house in her ancestral village, but she's unaware that members of the community have been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued them for years.





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