Do you love horror? Then you should definitely watch Asian horror movies — they are definitely the best in this 👹
It was difficult (and creepy), but I chose 10 of the coolest Asian horror movies for you. I warn you right away: some of them may not be for the faint of heart! 😱
The Puppeteer (2004)
A group of young people are offered to become models for the release of a new series of dolls of the famous master. The company needs to spend a few days at the puppeteer’s estate so that they have time to make sketches. New friends have a great time and get acquainted with the master’s collection, but suddenly one of them is found dead…
Why it’s worth watching: The film has a cool plot, and its characters are interesting to watch.
What to be afraid of: Well, it’s clear enough. Dolls! Beautiful, elegant, but very creepy.
A friend of sixth-grader Kana dies under mysterious circumstances: her body is found cut in half. Sixty years ago, in the same city, an American soldier abused a young girl. Unable to stand the shame, she jumps under the arriving train. Since then, her vengeful spirit has been prowling the streets at night and attacking random passers-by.
Why it’s worth watching: The horror movie is based on an urban legend about a girl, Kasima Raiko, who got hit by a train and turned into an evil ghost.
What is there to be afraid of: It’s going to be creepy coming home late at night.
The Ghost of the Theater (2016)
The young director wrote his first script. Having met a rising movie star, he gives her the main role in his film and decides to start shooting in one of the old theaters in Shanghai. Many years ago there was a fire in it, in which many people died. The police recognized the tragedy as an accident, but is it really so?
Why it’s worth watching: The atmosphere and the acting are at a high level.
What to be afraid of: After watching it, you will think a hundred times before going to acting and acting in God-forsaken places.
Photographer Tan and his girlfriend are having fun at a party with friends. On the way home, they hit an unknown girl. The couple decides to move on and forget about what happened. Some time later, a strange shadow appears in Tan’s photos, and his friends begin to die one by one.
Why it’s worth watching: One of the best Thai films with deep meaning and excellent camerawork.
What to be afraid of: Some peoples have a belief that a photo of a person can store a piece of his soul. What will a simple picture turn out to be for your Instagram? (an extremist organization banned in Russia)
Killer Comic (2013)
The comic book publisher is found dead after the release of a new chapter of the manhwa (Korean “manga”), where the hero with his face dies under the same dubious circumstances. The police suspect the author of the comic Ji Yun, but she has an ironclad alibi. The publisher’s death turns out to be the first in a long list of murders strikingly similar to those that Ji Yun draws in his manhwa.
Why it’s worth watching: This story scares not so much with ghosts, but so much with the actions of its heroes. The “Killer Comic” is more of a thriller than a horror movie, but it can’t be called less creepy from this.
What to be afraid of: The blackness of other people’s souls.
Cookie’s girlfriend grew up in a family of practicing psychiatrists. They are too busy with work and completely ignore the problems of the eldest daughter. After another quarrel with his parents, Cookie runs away from home and dies on a deserted night street. From that moment on, the offended ghost of the girl begins to haunt her family members.
Why it’s worth watching: Murderously beautiful horrors against the background of a family tragedy.
What to be afraid of: Quarrels with loved ones — after all, it may be the last.
One Missed Call (2003)
Imagine — your phone is ringing. You don’t have time to pick up the phone and see the inscription “1 missed call” on the screen. The caller’s number matches yours, and the call time is scrolled three days ahead from today. You decide to check the answering machine. The message on it is your own voice screaming for help. Maybe this is a joke? Unfortunately, no, because you have only three days left to live.
Why it’s worth watching: If the previous films didn’t scare you, this one will definitely stick.
What to be afraid of: Mobile calls while watching.
Mojin: The Last Legend (2015)
Three tomb robbers move to New York to end their criminal past. They are having problems with money. They receive an offer to find the burial of a Chinese goddess and steal powerful artifacts from there. The trio returns to China and soon regrets their decision…
Why it’s worth watching: A great option for those who like scary movies with an action bias.
What to be afraid of: Do you remember the scene from “The Mummy” with the attack of scarabs? Creepy? This Chinese movie also has something to scare you with.
Battle Royale (2000)
The country has plunged into crisis and school students are boycotting any government decisions. In response, they are forced to participate in a new “educational” project called “Battle Royale”, where schoolchildren are forced to fight each other for survival with real weapons.
Why it’s worth watching: A cocktail of “The Hunger Games” and the concept of the popular game “PUBG” will not let you get bored until the very end.
What to be afraid of: The embodiment of the plot of the book “Lord of the Flies” in real life.
One wonderful sunny morning, gamer Oh John W wakes up in a new world: his neighborhood is overrun by smart and incredibly voracious zombies. The guy manages to barricade himself in his apartment and remain one of the few surviving residents of the house. Soon his supplies and drinking water begin to run out, and Oh John Woo decides to take a desperate step…
Why it’s worth watching: This film adaptation of Matt Naylor’s novel “Alone” looks very scary in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
What to be afraid of: Being a prisoner of your own apartment.
What are you most afraid of? 😲
- of Ghosts
- Calls from unknown numbers
- of Abandoned houses
- Stay alone in the deep forest
- of Enclosed spaces
- of passing cars