A Collection of Asian Horror

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1. Infection (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 5,088

2. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,976

3. A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana

Votes: 2,391

4. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 16,134

5. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

Votes: 2,703

6. Dead Friend (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Sang-mi Nam, Hye-bin Jeon, Yi Shin

Votes: 1,768

7. White: The Melody of the Curse (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Music, Mystery

Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White", a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations.

Directors: Gok Kim, Sun Kim | Stars: Hahm Eun-Jung, Woo-seul-hye Hwang, Maydoni, Choi Ah-ra

Votes: 1,288

8. Bestseller (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

"Best Seller" is a thriller centered around writer Hee-Soo (Eom Jeong-Hwa) who moves to a small house in a rural area after becoming involved in a plagiarism scandal. Hee-Soo then hears a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-ho Lee | Stars: Uhm Junghwa, Jin-woong Cho, Kang-hee Choi, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 911

9. Suiyô puremia: sekai saikyô J horâ SP Nihon no kowai yoru (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Horror

Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors.

Directors: Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masayuki Ochiai, Takashi Shimizu, Kôji Shiraishi, Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Kayoko Shiraishi, Shôzô Endô, Yoshinori Okada, Kanako Fukaura

Votes: 427

10. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,814

11. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 28,686

12. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 38,904 | Gross: $0.33M

13. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 60,524

14. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,922

15. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 52,814

16. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 93,843 | Gross: $2.20M

17. Ringu 0 (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 7,972

18. Three... Extremes (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-Hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 18,096 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Dumplings (2004)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

Aunt Mei's famous homemade dumplings provide amazing age-defying qualities popular with middle-aged women. But her latest customer - a fading actress - is determined to find out what the secret ingredient is.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Pauline Lau, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Bai Ling, Meme Tian

Votes: 8,396

20. Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Fantasy, Horror

Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

Director: Ryûta Miyake | Stars: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirôta Miyakawa, Natsuki Kasa, Akina Minami

Votes: 1,809

21. Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror

After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Kôji Seto, Kuniteru Shigeyama, Kana Tsugihara, Ai Kago

Votes: 1,420

22. Spiral (2000)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

62 Metascore

The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

Director: Higuchinsky | Stars: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin

Votes: 7,003

23. Epitaph (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror

A series of horrifying events plague a Korean hospital in the 1940s.

Directors: Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung | Stars: Jae-Hwan Choi, Mu-song Jeon, Jin-an Jeong, Goo Jin

Votes: 973

24. Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History, Horror

"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Anh Thu, Anh-Thu, Ye-ryeon Cha, Anh Hong

Votes: 831

25. Sadako 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Kôji Seto, Ryôsei Tayama, Tsutomu Takahashi

Votes: 1,313

26. Ring of Curse (2011)

TV-14 | 94 min | Horror

Yuka had the most horrifying experience of her life a year ago. Her high school classmate, Kurohane, is blessed with unparalleled literary talent, but she is bullied because of her eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Airi Suzuki, Miyabi Natsuyaki, Momoko Tsugunaga, Karen Ishida

Votes: 271

27. Phone (2002)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Investigative reporter Ji-won begins to receive a series of menacing calls. To escape the terrifying and relentless clanging of the telephone, she changes her number and moves out. But the threatening campaign of terror continues unabated.

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi, Ji-yeon Choi

Votes: 4,772



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