Top 30 Asian Horror Films from 1995-Present

A collection of the top 30 Asian horror titles. Will be updated as I watch more movies. For a comprehensive Asian horror film list, check out: Asian Horror Movie Compilation
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1.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
2.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those who watch a weird video after 7 days; unless the viewer finds the escape clause. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
3.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
4.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
5.
The Eye (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts. (99 mins.)
 
6.
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba." (115 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shiraishi
 
7.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
8.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
 
9.
Cure (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
10.
Thirst (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
11.
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS... (159 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
12.
Three... Extremes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Love Ghost (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Teenager Midori's family moves back to the city where she lived as a child and is relieved to discover that her old friend Ryusuke still lives there... (95 mins.)
 
14.
Revenge: A Love Story (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Kit is a young man hunted by the police after a series of murders. A mystery unravels and out comes a story about revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Ching-Po Wong
 
15.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
16.
Strange Circus (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
17.
Feng shui (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A wife must save her family from a curse of a "bagwa" bound to them. (117 mins.)
Director: Chito S. Roño
 
18.
Hansel and Gretel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape. (117 mins.)
Director: Pil-Sung Yim
 
19.
Dumplings (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian... (91 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
20.
Hide and Go Kill 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When her classmate Ritsuko disappears, her friend Ryoko is desperate to find her. When she discovers... (83 mins.)
Director: Masafumi Yamada
 
21.
Spider Forest (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. (112 mins.)
Director: Il-gon Song
 
22.
Pulse (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
 
23.
Silk (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building... (108 mins.)
Director: Chao-Pin Su
 
24.
Dark Water (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. (101 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
25.
The Forbidden Door (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help. (115 mins.)
Director: Joko Anwar
 
26.
Memento Mori (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond. (98 mins.)
 
27.
Voice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While training after hours in her high-school, the aspirant singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes... (104 mins.)
Director: Equan Choi
 
28.
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
29.
Rampo Noir (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This horror Anthology takes it cue from the short fiction of writer Taro Hirai, better known as his nomme du plume Edogawa Rampo - wordplay on the name of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe. (134 mins.)
 
30.
Alone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister (105 mins.)