Asian Horror by Release Date

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1. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 22,733 | Gross: $0.01M

OVERLAPS WITH CULTURAL DRAMA/INTRIGUE OR DISASTER GENRE

2. Satan's Slave (1976)

R | 86 min | Horror

A woman traveling with her parents to her uncle's house crash near his house. Her parents die but she survives. She stays with her uncle, but it becomes clear that he and his son are planning something sinister for her.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Michael Gough, Martin Potter, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman

Votes: 1,818

3. Ring (1995 TV Movie)

95 min | Horror, Mystery

In different parts of Tokyo, four young and seemingly healthy people suddenly die of heart failure at exactly the same moment. Reporter Kazuyuki Asakawa decides to investigate the deaths, ... See full summary »

Director: Chisui Takigawa | Stars: Katsunori Takahashi, Ayane Miura, Mai Tachihara, Maha Hamada

Votes: 392

4. 4444444444 (1998 Video)

3 min | Short, Horror

A young man receives a haunting phone call from a mysterious ghostly boy.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Kazushi Andô, Daiki Sawada

Votes: 404

5. Katasumi (1998 Video)

4 min | Short, Horror

Two schoolgirls are gruesomely victimized by a horrifying ghost.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Takako Fuji, Kanna Kashima, Ayako Omura

Votes: 387

6. 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: 67,886

7. Spiral (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Miki Nakatani, Hinako Saeki, Shingo Tsurumi

Votes: 3,312

8. Ring 2 (1999)

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

Reiko takes Yôichi 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, Kyôko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 13,297

9. Ring 0: Birthday (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, 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: 8,966

10. Ju-on: The Curse (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Mystery

A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Yue, Ryôta Koyama, Hitomi Miwa

Votes: 7,795

11. Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Mystery

On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Takako Fuji, Takashi Matsuyama, Ryôta Koyama

Votes: 3,382

12. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama

Votes: 178,650

OVERLAPS WITH PURE ACTION GENRE

13. Pulse (2001)

R | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 19,348 | Gross: $0.05M

14. 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: 43,522 | Gross: $0.33M

15. The Eye (2002)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

66 Metascore

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she will be able to see again. She gets more than she bargained for upon realizing she can also see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou, Jinda Duangtoy

Votes: 28,806 | Gross: $0.50M

16. 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: 31,726

17. Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

As their curse spreads on, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 9,686

18. 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: Lim Soo-jung, Jung-ah Yum, Kim Kap-su, Moon Geun-young

Votes: 60,506

19. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 43,760

20. Ab-normal Beauty (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror

Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Race Wong, Rosanne Wong, Anson Leung, Michelle Yim

Votes: 2,499

OVERLAPS WITH DRAMATIC ACTION/ SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER GENRE

21. The Eye 2 (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After a failed suicide attempt, a pregnant woman gains the ability to see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Shu Qi, Eugenia Yuan, Jesdaporn Pholdee, Thanarat Poonnarattanakul

Votes: 4,837

22. 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: 1,936

23. 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: 6,403

24. Noroi (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: 11,734

25. Loft (2005)

R | 115 min | Horror

Reiko, a prize-winning writer, moves to a quiet isolated house to finish up her new novel. One night she sees the man next door transporting an object wrapped in cloth. She finds out he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Adachi

Votes: 1,131

26. The Maid (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

"Every year, for thirty days during the lunar seventh month, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell are thrown open. Vengeful spirits or hungry ghosts wander among the living, seeking ... See full summary »

Director: Kelvin Tong | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Huifang Hong, Benny Soh, Zhenwei Guan

Votes: 1,231

27. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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, Byun Hee-Bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona

Votes: 116,855 | Gross: $2.20M

OVERLAPS WITH SCIFI/FANTASY GENRE

28. 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: 1,714

29. 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: 2,175

30. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 123,065 | Gross: $0.13M

OVERLAPS WITH DRAMATIC ACTION/SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER GENRE

31. 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, Hwang Woo-seul-hye, Maydoni, Choi Ah-ra

Votes: 1,476

32. Office (2015)

111 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The investigation following a sales manager brutally killing his entire family leads to a track of mystery and tragedy in an overwhelmed work team at Seoul.

Director: Won-Chan Hong | Stars: Ko Asung, Sung-Woo Bae, Eui-sung Kim, Chae-eun Lee

Votes: 2,034

OVERLAPS WITH DRAMATIC ACTION/SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER GENRE

33. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 26,600 | Gross: $1.92M

OVERLAPS WITH SCIFI/FANTASY GENRE

34. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok, Su-an Kim

Votes: 200,005 | Gross: $2.13M

OVERLAPS WITH PURE ACTION GENRE

35. The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA | 156 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Na Hong-jin | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Kwak Do-won, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 62,699

OVERLAPS WITH Mystery/Psychological Thriller GENRE

36. Satan's Slaves (2017)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Dimas Aditya, Endy Arfian

Votes: 8,347

37. Impetigore (2019)

Not Rated | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim

Votes: 4,731



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