KHorror: Halloween Movie Edition

Asian horror films are known for their unconventional and disturbing storylines that will make your skin crawl this Halloween, and South Korea certainly is no exception.  Check out our Dreamkatchers Initiative staff picks of K-Horror movies below!

 

 1. Train to Busan    Feature Film – 2016
Starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.  This zombie fest film takes place on a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country.

 

2. White: Melody of Death    Feature Film – 2011
Starring Ham Eun-jeong, Hwang Woo-seul-hye, and May Doni Kim. Girl group “Pink Dolls” release their new song “White”, a remake from unknown origins their internal strife takes a back seat to death when as they continue to perform a cursed song.

 

3. A Tale of Two Sisters   Feature Film – 2003
Starring Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, and Geun-young Moon. Two sisters, both of whom are returning to their old home for the first time since being released from mental institutions, are forced to deal with their cruel stepmother.

 

4. I Saw the Devil   Feature Film – 2011
Starring Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, and Bo-ra Nam. This film is about a secret agent of the National Intelligence Service who embarks on a quest of revenge when his fiancée is brutally murdered by a psychopathic murderer.

 

5. The Wailing   Feature Film – 2016
Starring Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, and Chun Woo-hee. About a policeman who investigates a series of mysterious killings and illnesses.

 

6. Wishing Stairs   Feature Film – 2003
Starring Song Ji-hyo, Park Han-byul, and Jo An. It is the third installment of the Whispering Corridors film series set in girls boarding school in Korea. There is a legend at the boarding school that if somebody discovers the 29th step in the 28 step stairway at the school they will be granted a single wish by a fox.

 

 

Which k-horror movies should we add to next year’s list?