7 Korean Horror Films to Watch this Halloween

By Koreaboo

Asian horror films are noted for their unconventional and disturbing storylines, and South Korea certainly has its fair share of horror flicks that are bound to make your skin crawl this Halloween.

  • Death Bell (2008)

    As if tests weren't bad enough already, Death Bell takes the natural dread associated with midterm exams, and amplifies it tenfold.

  • Hansel and Gretel (2007)

    While the story of Hansel and Gretel may seem harmless enough, leave it to a brilliant horror mind to turn the familiar into the sinister in this spin on the classic children's fairytale.

  • Cinderella (2006)

    What lengths are you willing to go to in the quest for physical beauty? That question is thoroughly explored in Cinderella, which will result in chills that aren't simply skin deep.

  • Three...Extremes (2004)

    Three Extremes marks the collaboration of the three most celebrated horror directors in the Asian market. The result of their joint effort is a true demonstration in what nightmares are made of.

  • Bunshinsaba (2004)

    If you weren't already discouraged from going near a Ouija board, then you definitely will be after watching the curse of Bunshinsaba unfold on-screen.

  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

    The Tale of Two Sisters is the highest grossing Korean horror film to date, and has even landed an American remake. Based on a folktale, the film tells the disturbing story of a disfunctional family.

  • Whispering Corridors (1998)

    Whispering Corridors is probably one of the most notorious Korean horror films ever made, and has spawned several sequels. Its chilling story serves as a critique of the country's school system.

  • White: Melody of the curse(2011)

    White is unique in that the story is centered in the world of K-Pop and a girl group...but don't let all the glamour fool you, the movie is terrifying in its own right