6 Creepy Korean horror movies that will scare you senseless on Halloween
Do you love horror movies? Well, you are in luck because no one does horror movies quite like South Korea! From psychological thrillers to haunted high schools, there's something for every horror fan! So get comfy and prepare to hide your eyes as you check out these 6 scary Korean horror movies that are sure to give you the creeps!
Warning: These movies are not appropriate for children or kids under the age specified for each movie. For more information and recommended audiences, check out the movie page online. These are horror movies, so you can expect a lot of blood, suspense, and disturbing images.
There are NO spoilers contained below so keep reading to see which movies you should watch this Halloween!
1. A Tale of Two Sisters
A Tale of Two Sisters is one of Korea's most well-known horror movies. The 2003 psychological horror film stars a young Moon Geun Young and was written and directed by Kim Jee Woon. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. The story is an adaptation of the Korean folk tale "Janghwa Hongryeon Jeon."
2. Death Bell
Death Bell stars Lee Beom Soo, Kim Bum, and Nam Gyu Ri and takes place in a Korean high school. The plot of Death Bell centers around the important midterm exams that all students are required to take. Death Bell is available to watch on DramaFever HERE!
3. Whispering Corridors
The 1998 film Whispering Corridors is the first in a five-part film series also including Memento Mori, Wishing Stairs, The Voice, and A Blood Pledge. Like Death Bell, this horror movie takes place in a Korean high school, this time an all girls school. It is a horrifying commentary on the harsh South Korean education system and involves a long held secret held by two high school friends.
4. I Saw The Devil
I Saw The Devil stars Lee Byung Hun as a NIS agent who embarks on a quest of revenge when his fiancée is brutally murdered by a psychopathic murderer played by Choi Min Sik. The two play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with terrifying consequences.
Apartment (also called APT) follows a young career woman who lives in a high-rise apartment building and sometimes watches her neighbors through binoculars for amusement. After a chance encounter, Se Jin begins to notice strange things taking place around her at exactly 9:56 pm every night. Apartment is available to watch on DramaFever HERE!
Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait is actually a Vietnamese horror movie that was produced in South Korea and follows a Korean author who decides to write her next book about a Vietnamese folklore surrounding a girl name Muoi and her haunted portrait. Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait is available to watch on DramaFever HERE!
Have you seen any of these terrifying movies? Which movie are you planning on watching this Halloween?
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but find horror movies too intense, you can also catch the spooky romance movie Spellbound, premiering on DramaFever this Saturday! Check out the trailer below:
KD Bonbon loves dogs and enjoys listening to K-pop and watching Korean dramas in her spare time. Whenever she’s not working her 9-5 corporate job, she’s writing for DramaFever News.