What better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a horror movie marathon? Asian horror, particularly Korean flicks, are known for their excellent editing and creepy atmospherics, but heed this warning: the movies that listed down are for brave souls only. Grab your PJs, your best friends, your favorite pillow (the better to hide behind), and prepare to shiver.
Hae-won is a middle-rank officer working at a bank. Burned out by her stressful job and her loneliness, she immediately agrees to the invitation of an old friend to go back to the island where she spent her childhood. But little does she know that her friend has a dark secret.
Yun Jin-sung and Soo-hee are best friends who dream of studying at a prestigious ballet school in Russia. Their friendship is tested when they have to compete for a coveted spot at the prestigious dance school. When Soo-hee is selected, Jin-sung pushes her down the stairs out of anger, causing her to have serious injuries and ending her dancing career. Soo-hee eventually takes her own life, and it isn’t long before the horrors start for Jin-sung and her fellow students.
20 high school students participate in an elite class to prepare for college entrance exams. One day their review is interrupted by their class television showing a live video of top-ranking student Hye-yeong, trapped inside a glass that’s slowly being filled with water. A voice can be heard saying that if the students don’t answer the question correctly Hye-yeong will die. The class fails to solve the question, ending Hye-yeong’s life. This is just the first of a series of horrific events that rock the elite students of the school.
A monster is created after an American pathologist dumps 200 bottles of formaldehyde down a drain that leads to the Han River. After several years, the monster begins to attack the citizens of Seoul and they can’t stop it because it’s immune to all their attacks.
A Tale of Two Sisters
This psychological horror drama tells the story of Su-mi as she deals with the mystery of the deaths of her mother and sister.
After a mysterious man arrives at a rural village near the mountains of South Korea, a new virus spreads that causes rashes and violent mental episodes that eventually leads to death. When police officer Jong-goo begins to investigate the case, he meets a mysterious woman whose actions are quite suspicious.
I Saw the Devil
After learning that his fiancée is brutally murdered Soo-hyun a secret service agent vows to find the person responsible for the crime. He then finds out that a certain man is behind the murder of not only his fiancée, but many more innocent people.
Train to Busan
This international blockbuster tells the story of Seok-woo, a divorced workaholic man, and his daughter Su-an. For her birthday, Su-an asks her father if they can go visit her mother in Busan. However, the trip goes horribly wrong when a mysterious disease turns people into zombies.
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