Korean horror movies

List of the best Korean horror movies selected by visitors to our site: A Tale of Two Sisters, #Alive, Sector 7, The 8th Night, The Rift, The Piper, Michael Jackson's Halloween, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, The Mimic, Peninsula.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55

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.

#Alive (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action
CountrySouth Korea

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.

Sector 7 (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountrySouth Korea

In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun's father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.

The 8th Night (2021)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

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.

The Rift (2016)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountrySerbia, South Korea, Slovenia

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.

The Piper (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Michael Jackson's Halloween (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea

The one-hour animated special, packed with the vocal talents of some of your favorite CBS stars and the King of Pop's most memorable hits, follows Vincent (voiced by Lucas Till) and Victoria (voiced by Kiersey Clemons), as they embark on a magical journey of self-discovery.

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31

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.

The Mimic (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21

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

Peninsula (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea

A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula.

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The Closet (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

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.

Beauty Water (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea

Beauty Water looks like a common skin cosmetic. But unlike other cosmetics, people can sculpt their skin with it like molding clay and change their appearance. An ordinary girl, Yaeji, comes across the 'Beauty Water' by chance, and her endless desire to be the most beautiful woman brings her unimaginable disaster.

The Divine Fury (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39

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.

Two Moons (2012)
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.

Killer Toon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:44

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

0.0MHz (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

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

The Wailing (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50

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.

The Chosen: Forbidden Cave (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

Jin-Myung is a psychiatrist and exorcist. With his assistant, Ji-Kwang, they attempt an exorcism on Geum-Joo. She suffers from a bizarre phenomenon. They then face a powerful existence within Geum-Joo. Extreme horror arises out of her.

The Puppet (2013)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

A jaded psychiatrist sees a client who is having hallucinations. He uses hypnotism to seek answers into her dark past, but soon gets wrapped up in her delusions and starts to fall for her charms...

Ghastly (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31

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.

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019)
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.

Monstrum (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:00

Ancient Korea, 1506. The tyrannical King Yeonsan-gun of Joseon is overthrown by his half-brother Jung-jong, whose reign begins with a blood bath. Over the years, traitors plot against him, sinking the kingdom into chaos. In 1528, frightened rumors come to royal palace, regarding a mysterious creature, known as Monstrum by the peasants.

Satan's Slaves (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror
CountryIndonesia, South Korea
Duration01:43

After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family.

Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:14

On a deep space mining mission to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic - thought to be proof of the existence of God - is unearthed and brought aboard. When the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven transforms the ship into a living Hell. A prequel to the events of the 2008 video game Dead Space.

Impetigore (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, detective
CountryIndonesia, South Korea

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.

Ghost (2010)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:48

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.

Metamorphosis (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

An evil spirit that changes faces infiltrates one family placing one brother in danger while the other tries to save him.

The Silenced (2015)
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.

Bloody Reunion (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33

Mi-ja, who has been taking care of a retired teacher, Ms Park, invites several of her former students to her house 16 years after their graduation. Since the end of her teaching career, Park has been residing in the countryside, suffering from an illness while an ex-student, the kind and pretty Mi-ja cares for her.

Death Bell 2 (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24

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.




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