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What are the best Asian horror movies?

Monsters, ghosts, demons, vampires, you name it! We all have our own way of defining what a horror film should be like. Whether you’re an American, a European, or an Asian, horror films in different parts of the world have one thing in common: they are meant to frighten us! Speaking of frightening, you probably have heard about Asian horror films since Asian filmmakers are known for creating the scariest movies! In fact, there are a lot of Asian horror movies that were remade by American filmmakers. Some of the popular remakes include The Grudge and The Ring. Both movies are originally Japanese horror films. Interestingly, not only Japanese people are good at creating horror films in Asia. Korean and Thai filmmakers are also known for giving its viewers some chills and goosebumps through motion pictures.

Meanwhile, you’re probably looking for some disturbing Asian horror movies to watch tonight. Whether you’re looking for the best Thai horror movies or you simply want to know what makes an Asian horror film, then you’ve come to the right page. We’ve prepared a list of the scariest Asian horror movies that are far different from what you thought horror film is like! So, put down your phone, grab some popcorn, turn off the lights and start binge-watching these horror films below! Make sure to invite your friends to watch these movies with so you won't be alone when things get pretty scary! 

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  1. 1Ringu

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    If you're looking for disturbing Asian horror movies, Ringu will surely give you chills. This Japanese horror movie is directed by Hideo Nakata, and it was released in 1998.


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  1. 2A Tale of Two Sisters

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    A Tale of Two Sisters is one of the best Korean horror movies. It is written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, and it was released in 2003. This South Korean horror movie has gained many awards and nominations.

  2. 3I Saw the Devil

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    One of the best Korean horror movies you can stream right now is I Saw the Devil. It is a thriller movie directed by Kim Jee-woon. This was considered as one of the "scariest movies you've never seen" based on Rolling Stone magazine.

  1. 4Noroi: The Curse

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    Noroi: The Curse is a Japanese horror and thriller film directed by Koji Shiraishi. It was released in the year 2005 following an indie documentary setting. It starred Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno and Tomono Kuga.

  2. 5Ju-on: The Grudge

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    Ju-On: The Grudge is one of the scariest Japanese horror movies. It is directed by Takashi Shimizu, and it was released in 2002. This has an American remake which was released in 2004.

  3. 6Dark Water

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    Dark Water is a Japanese horror movie that was released in 2002. It is directed by Hideo Nakata. In 2005, an American remake was released, and it is directed by Walter Salles.

  4. 7Train to Busan

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    Train to Busan is a South Korean action horror thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-Ho starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, and Ma Dong Seok. A father and his daughter try to escape a zombie outbreak by riding a train to the only safe city left.

  5. 8Shutter

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    Shutter is a horror movie directed by Masayuki Ochiai starring Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, and Megumi Okina in 2008. It is the remake of the Thai film of the same name which was released in 2004. 

  6. 9Audition

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    Audition is a horror film adaptation of the novel with the same title. It is directed by Takashi Miike and was first released on August 8, 2001, by Shout Factory. It starred Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, and Tetsu Sawaki.

  7. 10Thirst

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    Thirst is a 2009 Korean horror movie directed by Park Chan Wook, starring Song Kang Ho, Kim Ok Bin, and Kim Hae Sook. It was based on the novel of Emile Zola entitled Therese Raquin and won Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "This movie really scared the heck out of me! The effective use of stereo sound effects also helped in bringing the horror."
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    Ringu
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "Not a lot of jump scares but you will feel fear for real. The story is great and the movie setting really set the mood."
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    Dark Water
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "The film is too plain for me, the non-chronological chapters based on different characters also confused me."
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    Ju-on: The Grudge
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "Great scary movie, had a hard time falling asleep. The storyline is amazing as well as the acting."
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    A Tale of Two Sisters
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "This movie is too graphic that the images bothered me in my sleep! Great acting from the actors."
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    I Saw the Devil
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "I really like the documentary format of the movie. This is truly a disturbing and scary film."
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    Noroi: The Curse
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "The story is too slow for my liking, that I started to get bored while watching it."
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    Audition
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "The shots are good, the actors acted really well but the story is rather boring."
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    Shutter
This list is about What are the best Asian horror movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1RinguMovies 19 Paid
2A Tale of Two SistersMovies 12 Paid
3I Saw the DevilMovies 8 Paid
4Noroi: The CurseMovies 4 Paid
5Ju-on: The GrudgeMovies 3 Paid
6Dark WaterMovies 2 Paid
7Train to BusanMovies 2 Free
8ShutterMovies 1 Paid
9AuditionMovies -1 Paid
10ThirstMovies -3 Paid
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