What are the best Korean horror movies?

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    #1The Wailing

    The Wailing

    The Wailing is a Korean horror film directed by Na Hong-Jin in 2016 starring Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, and Jun Kunimura. It won several awards in Blue Dragon Film Awards, Grand Bell Awards, and Sitges Film Festival. 

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    Charlie Tian
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "2016 was Amazing year for Korean Films (with films like Train to Busan, and The Hand-Maiden) which leads me to The Wailing. This film is an unbelievable blend of so many genres that if done wrong would be a total disaster.The Wailing is a long film, and you have to really pay attention because if you miss certain scenes, you will be slightly confused. Do not get me wrong, this film is in my top ten of the year along with the other two films I mentioned above, The Wailing is a film like no other that you will see here in the States because we just are not that savy with originality of late. It is a comedy at times, a police procedural, a thriller, a philosophical drama, and last most a truly horrifying supernatural thriller that will stay with you long after viewing. The last 25 minutes are truly terrifying with some imagery that has actually given me some "
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    #2Death Bell

    Death Bell

    Death Bell is a Korean horror movie directed by Chang in 2008 starring Lee Beom Soo, Kim Bum, and Nam Gyu Ri. It became the second most popular Korean horror film after A Tale of Two Sisters. 

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    Christian Vargas
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The deaths in this movie are really gruesome and it is hard to look at it. But really not many horror elements in it. A lot of gruesome elements and too much drama. "
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    #3Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    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.

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    Denise Martin
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Another zombie movie with a father and daughter trying to reach some safe place. Sound familiar? I thought it might. Same old same just in a different language. It wasn't a bad film just a little dull."
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    #4A Tale of Two Sisters

    A Tale of Two Sisters

    A Tale of Two Sisters is a Korean psychological horror movie directed by Kim Jee Woon in 2003 starring Im Soo Jung and Moon Geum Young. It won Best Picture at the Fantasporto Film Festival and became the highest-grossing Korean horror film. 

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    Ralph Walker
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "A friend of mine introduced me to this and I have to say I really couldn't get into it. The whole psychological aspect to the movie was predictable and I instantly recognized what was happening before it even happened. I'd pass on the movie personally but those that like the sub genre might enjoy it a bit."
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    #5The Host

    The Host

    The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon Ho starring Song Kang Ho, Byun Hee Bong, Park Hae Il, Bae Doona, and Go Ah Sung. It won Best Film at Asian Film Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. 

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    Grace Thompson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Anyone who knows me is aware of how much I love Asian horror movies. I also love the actress Ko Asung, she has been acting since a little girl. Apparently, the Han River is polluted and the CGI beast is ready to roam on land. I hope that you will take the time to watch it-I hate spoilers and refuse to leave any here."
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    #6The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes is a Korean horror movie directed by Kim Yong Gyun in 2005 starring Kim Hye Soo, Kim Sung Soo, and Park Yeon Ah. This film was inspired by the story of Hans Christian Andersen of the same name. 

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    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "m a big fan of asian horror, and this one doesn't disappoint. more feminine in nature than other south korean horrors, but it's not one of those movies that doesn't translate well and makes no sense. has good replay value, i had to own it."
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    #7R-Point

    R-Point

    R-Point is a Korean horror movie directed by Kong Su Chang in 2004 starring Kam Woo Sung, Son Byong Ho, and Park Sang Won. It was nominated at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Korean Film Awards. 

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    Roy Davidson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A South Korean platoon is ambushed by ghosts, which sounds weird by itself but makes for a great horror tale as the soldiers are picked off one by one. Very creepy, suspenseful, and a top 5 Korean horror movie. "
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    #8I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil is a Korean horror thriller movie directed by Kim Jee Woon in 2010 starring Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Sik. It won Grand Prize at the 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards and Best Film at Fantasporto Film Festival. 

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    Roy Burke
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Not for the faint of heart! I Saw the Devil, one of the best Korean horror movies I've seen, contains several depictions of gore and other forms of disturbing themes and imagery. So be forewarned, this is a very intense movie. If you can get beyond that, the cinematography is really well done. I like thrillers a lot generally, and I found this to be a fantastic ride."

Summary

Best What are the best Korean horror movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The WailingMovies 19 Paid
2Death BellMovies 18 Paid
3Train to BusanMovies 18 Paid
4A Tale of Two SistersMovies 16 Free
5The HostMovies 12 Paid
6The Red ShoesMovies 6 Paid
7R-PointMovies 5 Paid
8I Saw the DevilMovies 2 Free
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