10 scariest Asian horror films to watch this Halloween

Available in : Vietnamese

October 12, 2020

 

Halloween 2020 might not look like it has in years past due to COVID-19. So get all the candies you can and instead of giving them to trick-or-treater, shut the blinds, and plop down on your couch for an evening of horror.

 

 

 

Reincarnation

 

 

 

 

Reincarnation was directed in 2005 by Takashi Shimizu, also director of Ju-on: The Curse – Ju-on: The Curse 2 Ju-On: The Grudge 1 and 2…

35 years ago, a massacre took place in a peaceful tourist hotel. A university professor kills eleven customers and hotel staff and then murder his entire family, while recording his murders with a video camera.

 

 

 

A Tale of Two Sisters

 

 

 

Based on the Joseon-era Korean folktale “Janghwa Hongreyon jeon”, A Tale of Two sisters directed by Kim Jee-Woon in 2003 tells the story or Soo-Mi (Lim Soo-Jung) and Su-Yeon (Moon Geun-Young) who return home after an extended illness and hospital stay after their mother passed away. Their return is welcomed by their stepmother who continually harassed them while unexplainable things start to occur at the house…

 

 

 

The Eye

 

 

 

The Eye, also known as Seeing Ghosts, is a 2002 Hong Kong-Singaporean horror film directed by the Pang brothers.

Blind since the age of five, 20-year-old Hong Kong violinist Wong Kar Mun undergoes an eye cornea transplant after receiving a pair of new eyes from a donor. When she recovers she starts seeing mysterious figures that seem to foretell gruesome deaths.

 

 

 

Shutter

 

 

 

Directed in 2004 by Thai directors Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom2, Shutter traces the story of a photographer who realizes that the ghost of a young woman appears in all his pictures. With the help of his girlfriend, he tries to understand why this tormented spirit threats him …

 

 

 

Thất Sơn Tâm Linh (Kuman Thoong)

 

 

 

Thất Sơn Tâm Linh directed by Vietnamese-American director Hàm Trần, sets in An Giang in a poor countryside in the southwestern region of Vietnam, depicts the murder of Vietnam first serial killer. The film is based on a true fact in the late 1990s when a man killed four women to make a magic amulet.

 

 

 

Dumpling

 

 

 

The story revolves around two women: a retired actress who wants to become young and beautiful again, and a second mysterious woman Aunt Mei, who claims to be much older than she appears and who offers dumplings that bring back youth and sexual vigor to her overpaying customers. The actress realizes that Aunt Mei uses aborted fetuses to staff her dumplings…

 

 

 

Macabre

 

 

 

Macabre, the international title for Rumah Dara (Indonesian title), (Darah in Singapore), is an Indonesian horror film about a group of people attempting to escape from a house owned by a mysterious lady named Dara and her family, killers and cannibals looking for immortality.

 

 

 

The shock labyrinth

 

 

 

The horror-thriller The Shock Labyrinth directed by Japanese director Takashi Shimizu in 2009 follows a group of teenagers dealing with the disappearance of one of them, Yuki, at an amusement park ghost house. On a rainy day 10 years later, Yuki inexplicably returns. The group sinks deeper and deeper into the events from a decade ago leading to Yuki’s disappearance.

 

 

 

Sorum

 

 

 

Sorum is a 2001 South Korean horror film featuring the debut of director Yoon Jong-chan, telling the story of a young taxi driver who moves into an old apartment building, the site of a brutal tragedy thirty years earlier. The film was nominated few times and won several awards.

 

 

 

Dark Water

 

 

 

Dark Water directed by Ring’s Hideo Nakata in 2002 relates the story of Yoshimi who in the final stages of a messy divorce struggles to build a new life with her daughter. They move into a grim, old apartment and notices a dark spot on the ceiling where water appears to be leaking through. Strange things start to occur, including unsettling visions of a ghostly little girl who seems to be drawing the mother-son duo toward a supernatural world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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