There are three ways to cool down during a hot summer: cold drinks, a swimming pool, and the chills and thrills of scary movies! What is better to do on a hot summer night than blasting the air conditioner, crawling under the blanket with your (imaginary) boo, and watching a horror movie? Check out our must watch list below!

1. Death Bell

Feature Film - 88 Minutes | 2008

Starring Nam Gyu Ri and Kim Bum

This fascinating tale follows a group of high school students that are being haunted by a ghost from their past. As the students begin to take final exams, a few of their peers are mysteriously abducted and tortured on live TV.

2. Apartment

Feature Film - 90 Minutes | 2006

Starring Ko So Young and Park Ha Sun

This film follows Se-jin Oh, a lonely department store clerk who witnesses a suicide on her subway ride home. Now every night at exactly 9:56pm, Se-jin Oh and her neighbors are tormented by a mysterious spirit who is seeking revenge for being raped and physically abused as a child.

3. Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait

Feature Film - 93 Minutes | 2007

Starring Jo An and Cha Ye Ryun

This riveting tale follows a washed-up novelist who ventures to Vietnam to write a new book about the legendary tale of Muoi, a beautiful women whose face is burned by her fiancé after she is caught with another lover. Every 15th day of the lunar month, the spirit of Muoi returns to Vietnam to seek revenge for her wrongful death.

4. Monster

Feature Film - 113 Minutes | 2014

Starring Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ki

Misunderstood and labeled as the resident crazy lady, Bok Soon (Kim Go Eun) has no one to turn to once her younger sister is murdered by Tae Soo (Lee Min Ki), a cold-blooded serial killer. Pushed to the edge, Bok Soon takes matters into her own hands and goes after Tae Soo herself — but just who is hunting who?

5. Parallel Life

Feature Film - 110 Minutes | 2010

Starring Ji Jin Hee and Lee Jong Hyuk

Kim Seok Hyeon (Ji Jin Hee) enjoys success as Korea's youngest criminal court judge, but it all comes crashing down when his wife is murdered by Jang Soo Young (Ha Jung Woo), a convict with a grudge. Discovering his case is strikingly similar to one that occurred 30 years ago—to the youngest criminal court judge at the time—Seok Hyeon realizes history is not done repeating itself.

6. Silenced

Feature Film - 125 Minutes | 2011

Starring Gong Yoo and Jung Yoo Mi

Kang In Ho, a new teacher at a school for hearing-impaired children discovers that the administration are sexually abusing the students. Along with a human rights activist, they bring the case to trial fighting for justice against a corrupt system.

7. A Werewolf Boy

Feature Film - 122 Minutes | 2012

Starring Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young

In hopes that fresh air will cure her chronic lung ailment, Soon Yi (Park Bo Young) is suddenly shuttled to the countryside, where she quickly discovers there's a lot to adjust to in their new house and surroundings — namely, a wild boy named Chul Soo (Song Joong Ki) who lives in the barn. Though initially believed to simply be an orphan lacking social skills, Chul Soo begins to develop feelings for Soon Yi, eventually leading to a love triangle that exposes the truth behind the werewolf boy.

Are you craving more horror stories? Here’s a list of Halloween-themed, spooky K-dramas. We promise they’re not as scary as some of the movies on this list!

What’s the scariest Korean show you’ve watched? Please share your recommendations below!


A Werewolf Boy

Starring Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young

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