Halloween is around the corner, and costume parties are being planned left and right. But if you decide to skip the social festivities and stay home instead to spook yourself, this article is for you.
If you’re up for a fright night at home with the bae, here’s a selection of Korean horror movies you can marathon this Halloween.
The Wailing (2016)
The film follows a policeman who is sent to investigate a series of deaths and murders in a remote mountain village. Not a fan of jump scares? This slow burner will creep you the right way with its eerie and strange atmosphere that will linger until you lay in bed at night. Sweet dreams!
Death Bell (2008)
What’s worse than exams? Death Bell would say a murderer on the loose at school. This bloody tale takes place at a high school right in the midst of their college exams when a mysterious, unseen villain takes out students one by one. This whodunnit will leave you with a gutted feeling, especially at the reveal in the end.
Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
A good break from ghosts and ghouls is this oldie but goodie psychological horror film, Tale of Two Sisters. It’s so good that Hollywood decided to remake it years later although many still prefer the original one. To delve into the story is to risk spoiling the experience so it’s probably best that you go in blind and see it for yourself, trust us. Good luck!
The Priests (2015)
If exorcism films give you the heebie-jeebies, this film will do just that. This story revolves around two priests who try to expel a demon from a little girl who’s been hit and run. However, the evil force they’re dealing with could be far more powerful than they think.
Train to Busan (2016)
Not a fan of exorcism or supernatural films? We present to you some zombies. The story is simple: an outbreak devours a city while a group of people are on a train ride to Busan. Adrenaline, high tension, and heart palpitations ensue. Imagine riding a roller coaster that never ends—that’s what watching Train to Busan feels like. If your knuckles are white and you’ve pulled a few strands of hair after the movie, we don’t blame you.
The Silenced (2015)
Set during the Japanese occupation, the film centers on a girl, Ju-ran, who is sent to a sanatorium boarding school hybrid to get her health back. Everything seems peachy and pleasant, until students start disappearing mysteriously one by one. Following a series of deaths and illnesses in the school, Ju-ran is determined to uncover whatever dark secret the school is holding.