Korean horror movies

List of the best Korean horror movies selected by visitors to our site: Thirst, The Guard Post, The Doll Master, R-Point, A Tale of Two Sisters, Into the Mirror, The Ring Virus, Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic, Dead Space: Aftermath, Killer Toon.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Thirst (2009)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersVampire, Priests
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, Survival
TimeDark ones
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing, Serious

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.

The Guard Post (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSoldier, Heroes
PlaceKorea, Bunker
StyleDisturbing, Serious

The plot concerns Guard Point 506, where an entire squad of soldiers have been killed in mysterious circumstances, bar one survivor who's in a coma. Military Investigators are dispatched to the base, and discover they're dealing with a virus that turns humans into ravenous flesh-eating killers!

The Doll Master (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
PlotLove, Ghosts, Survival, Art
PlaceForest, Korea
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

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.

R-Point (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, military
CountrySouth Korea

On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotGhosts, Mental disorders, Dreams
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Twisted plot

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.

Into the Mirror (2003)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Investigation
PlaceAsia, Parallel worlds, Korea
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Twisted plot, Serious

Woo Yeong-min retired from the police force after trying to save his partner and causing his death. After a series of mysterious deaths in the shopping mall in which his uncle has allowed him to work as a security guard prior to its reopening, he must face both his own fear of mirrors and the mystery surrounding the fire that closed down the mall.

The Ring Virus (1999)
Markimdb: 6
CountrySouth Korea
PlotTsunami, Ghosts, Supernatural, Investigation
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Serious

Sun-ju is a reporter who uncovers a series of inexplicable deaths that occurred simultaneously. Her investigation leads her to a resort, where she finds a videotape filled with mysterious images. After viewing it, a message appears on the screen that she has just been cursed, and that in order to save herself she must - end of tape. Somebody has erased the rest, leaving her horrified and uncertain of her next move.

Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan, USA, Singapore, South Korea
CharactersKnights, Poets
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Life after death, Justice
TimeDark ones
StyleFascinating, Tense, Serious

Dante journeys through the nine circles of Hell -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery -- in search of his true love, Beatrice. An animated version of the video game of the same name.

Dead Space: Aftermath (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleDisturbing, Serious

The End was only the Beginning.The year is 2509 and not only has Earth lost contact with the Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, but now also the USG O'Bannon, the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have survived. But what happened to the rest of the crew? What were they doing? What secrets are they keeping? All to be revealed...in the Aftermath! --- Dead Space: Aftermath is a fast paced, horrifying thrill ride told through the perspective of the four survivors by several renowned international directors. Dead Space: Aftermath is an animated film that bridges the storyline between the video games Dead Space and Dead Space 2.

Killer Toon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

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

The Silenced (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea

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.

Death Bell 2 (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSurvival, Swimming, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, Korea
StyleAction, Disturbing, Serious

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.

Two Moons (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

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

White: The Melody of the Curse (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective, music
CountrySouth Korea
PlotGhosts, Death, Music
PlaceAsia, Korea, Cemetery
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Serious

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.

Manhole (2014)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Teens, Sisters, Maniacs
PlotMissing people, Obsession
StyleDisturbing, Serious, Action, Tense

A young girl is kidnapped by a serial killer. The serial killer uses manholes to kidnap and kill his victims. The young girl's older sister tries to save her before it's too late.

Norwegian Woods (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountrySouth Korea

Joong-Rae and Chang-Wook come to the deep forest to bury a body. When they almost finished digging a pit, they find out the body vanished. Myung-Sook and Kyung-Soo are having an affair. Suddenly Myung-Sook sees something outside the car and asks Kyung-Soo to find out but he never returns. In the meantime, 3 high school students sniff on gas and glue. The boys become dazed and try to rape the girl but the girl escapes. These 8 people run after another in the forest until they come across a mysterious killer and it all ends in a blood bath.

Ghastly (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersOrphans, Serial killers, Shamans
PlotGhosts, Missing people, Curses, Cheating, Pursuit
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Action, Disturbing, Tense

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Knock (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
CountrySouth Korea

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?

Ghost (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSnipers, CIA, Lawyers, Writers, Bachelors
PlotGhosts, Political, Death, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceIslands, USA, Estate
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Twisted plot, Serious

Nanami Hoshino, a wealthy entrepreneur, marries Korean potter Kim Jun-ho, and they both live a seemingly happy life. Then, one year after their marriage, Nanami is killed by a biker on her way home. This tragedy leaves Jun-ho completely devastated. At the hospital, Nanami's ghost arises from her body, and upon meeting a ghost child, she realizes that she is a ghost whose presence cannot be seen. She then realizes that her death was no coincidence and Jun-ho is in imminent danger. Unable to communicate with normal humans, Nanami seeks help from the elderly psychic Unten in hopes of saving Jun-ho's life.

The Ghost (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
CountrySouth Korea
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Lost memory, Jealousy, Fate
StyleDisturbing, Serious

Min Ji-Won (Kim Ha-Neul) suffers from amnesia caused by an accident almost a year ago. After the accident, Min Ji-Won is a shy person. Prior to the accident, Min Ji-Won was the leader of a gang of four girl bullies. Through pictures, Min Ji-Won learns about the three other members and she wants to learn what happened to them. While Min Ji-Won attempts to unravel the mystery, her former friends are killed one by one...