Best Korean horror movies
Korean movies are often overlooked, but they are a must. Just look at Parasite, which certainly belongs on the list. It’s the biggest movie to come from Korea and there are high chances that you’ve already watched it. If not, now is the time to!
What about other foreign horror movies from Korea? Let’s take a look at top picks.
A Tale of Two Sisters
We start with a classic horror movie from the country. It’s filled with plot twists that will keep you guessing to the end, and it’s based on a Korean folktale about two sisters.
Su-mi is released from a mental asylum and sent to live with her little sister, her father, and the cruel stepmother who is in all folklore tales. Throw in a supernatural event and there are some thrilling twists that will leave you watching the movie again just so you can see it all play out.
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
If you love found-footage horror movies, it’s all about Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum. The horror movies is based on the real abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, one of South Korea’s most haunted places ever.
A crew of a horror web series travels to a hospital to live stream everything that happens there. Of course, they don’t necessarily believe in the supernatural stories, but they’re going to by the end of it. The best thing is that you’ll actually care about the characters, but try not to get too attached!
You’ll see a few movies that have the basic premise of The Mimic. There are plenty of stories of women who have lost children and look to replace them. That’s exactly the case in The Mimic, but the child this mother gets may not be human.
There’s a legend of a creature that can mimic human voices. Hee-yeon finds a lost little girl in the forest where she moved to after her toddler went missing five years ago. She’s cute and her voice is similar to Hee-yeon’s missing son, which leads to a growing connection. What’s really going on, though?
White: Melody of Death
K-pop is huge. There’s nothing like it in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world, and White: Melody of Death offers a small look inside the industry.
A girl group is struggling to find success until they find an unreleased VHS tape. They decide to take the song and perform it, instantly gaining success and adoration. However, there’s something sinister as each member of the group dies one by one.
Train to Busan
We’d be amiss if we didn’t mention Train to Busan, which is perfect for zombie apocalypse fans. It’s one of the most popular movies to come from Korea, and it is definitely the best zombie movie ever made.
Seok-woo and his daughter Su-An board the bullet train from Busan. An infected woman gets on the train, and immediately, all hell breaks loose. Seok-woo needs to figure out who he can trust and how he can fight for survival and protect his daughter at the same time.