Netflix has no shortage of amazing content, but the Korean horror movies on the list of must-watch titles add an extra element of suspense and excitement to your streaming experience.
If you’re tired of the same old concept and predictable scare scenes in English horror movies, why not try something different and more realistic? Korean horror movies on Netflix are finely directed and full of suspense – they’re sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Being suspenseful is an important aspect in many horror movies. You may not be able to figure out the series of events in the film until the screen allows you to know the hidden secrets most of the time.
We have listed the 7 best Korean horror movies on Netflix below to help you choose a good movie to watch.
1. The Call (2020)
The Call’ is a spine-chilling thriller that intertwines the stories of two women who draw close to one another through a mysterious phone call.
The story begins when Young-Sook receives a call from a woman who claims to have saved her life. What unfolds is a gripping tale of friendship, family, love, fame, and betrayal.
- Director: Chung-Hyung Lee
- Writers: Sergio Casci, Chung-Hyun Lee
- Cast: Park Shin-Hye, Jeon Jong-seo, Sung-ryung Kim
- IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
2. Metamorphosis (2019)
Metamorphosis is a story about a family who for centuries have been fighting an evil spirit that changes faces to assume their form. However, when the spirit sets its sights on Ae-Jin as its next host, his brother vows to save him.
In order to carry out the mission, Dong-Chul enlists the help of an old friend and a mysterious monk to battle what may be an unbeatable foe.
- Directors: Hong-seon Kim
- Writers: Kim Hyang-ji
- Cast: Sung-Woo Bae, Dong-il Sung, Jang Young-Nam, Hye-jun Kim, Yi-Hyun Cho
- IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
3. A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)
A tale of two sisters is a film that revolves around two murders, a broken family, and the eerie hauntings that follow the sisters after they return to their childhood home.
The story begins with the two sisters returning to their father’s house after spending time in a mental institution. They soon realize that their father’s new wife is just as cruel to them as their mother was. And to make matters worse, they are soon haunted by a strange ghost.
- Director: Jee-woon Kim
- Writers: Jee-won Kim
- Cast: Lim Soo-jung, Jung-ah Yum, Kim Kap-su, Moon Geun-young, Gi-hong Woo, Soo-yeon Bae
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
4. #Alive (2020)
The city is in a state of quarantine, and no one knows what has caused it. With his apartment serving as a refuge, a man must find a way to survive until a young woman comes knocking at his door.
This suspenseful thriller will take you on a terrifying journey of survival with horrors guaranteed! The visuals are stunning and the action is packed, so don’t miss out on this frightening ride!
- Director: II Cho
- Writers: II Cho
- Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-Hye, Jeon Bae-soo, Hyun-Wook Lee
- IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
5. Train To Busan (2016)
No matter what life throws your way, don’t give up! You can get through anything as long as you don’t give up hope. Train to Busan is a father-daughter story about how a father helps his daughter survive zombie attacks in a large city hit by a viral outbreak and move on to find her mother. The film is a nail-biting thriller filled with plenty of creative, gory zombie action sequences that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
- Director: Sang-ho Yeon
- Writers: Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon
- Cast: Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok, Su-an Kim, Eui-sung Kim, Woo-sik Choi, Sohee, Soo-jung Ye
- IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
6. Peninsula (2020)
Peninsula, the blood-curdling horror thriller sequel to the blockbuster movie Train to Busan, takes place four years after the events of the original film. In it, we follow Jung-sok and Seul-hwa as they each try to survive on their own. Jung has escaped overseas and is now on a mission to return to the peninsula, while Seul-hwa has started living in a beach house with her father.
- Director: Sang-ho Yeon
- Writers: Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae
- Cast: Dong-won Gang, Lee Jung-hyun, Re Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon, Min-Jae Kim, Do-yoon Kim
- IMDb Rating: 5.5/10
7. The 8th Night (2021)
- Director: Kim Tae-hyung
- Writers: Kim Tae-hyung
- Cast: Lee Sung-min, Kim Yoo-jeong, Park Hae-joon, Choi Jin-ho, Nam Da-reum, Kim Dong-young
- IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
The film follows a heroic Buddhist monk named Sunwoo, who uses his religious weapons; an ax and prayer beads to fight an evil spirit that has taken over the people around him. He is blessed with the company of An, a woman who can see ghosts and sense their presence, as well as a police detective named Min who is quickly climbing the ranks at the National Police Agency. Collectively, they must find and kill the human host of the evil spirit, Ad Wolgwang, as his death is the only thing that can put an end to the Spiritual damage he has done.