10 Asian Horror Films You Must See Before You Die

10 Asian Horror Films You Must See Before You Die

Looking for the 10 Asian Horror Films You Must See Before You Die, here they are? Of course, you will see the very most talked about Asian horror films on this list and perhaps horror movies that you should try to watch again soon. Popular Asian horror franchises including Ringu and Ju-on: The Grudge original films both get their proper mentions listed here. Also listed are Shutter, Audition, Dark Water, and Thirst to round out this list. WhatCulture did a terrific job rounding out this list with many Asian horror movie sub-genres.

Thanks to WhatCulture for posting this video.

Below this video you will find movie details for each asian horror film listing in this video.


  1. 10). The Eye (2002)

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    The Eye (2002)

    Official Synopsis: 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 realised she could even see ghosts. And some…

    Tagline: What if the reflection you see is not yours

    Cast: King-Man Yip, Ben Yuen, Sue Yuen Wang, Angelica Lee, Wasarat Thrasarchoti, Tassanana Nuntasapee, Lawrence Chou, Cub Chin, Damrongwiseeatpanich, Jinda Duangtoy,…

  2. 9). Ringu (1998)

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    Ringu (1998)

    Official Synopsis: Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart failure' with an unnaturally horrified expression on her face, Reiko investigates. She finds out that…

    Tagline: Will scare the hell out of you!

    Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Yûrei Yanagi, Yutaka Matsushige, Kiriko Shimizu, Kazuhiro Yokoyama, Yûrei Yanagi, Rikiya Ôtaka, Shigefumi Nakai, Yûki Takahata, Yôichi Numata,…

  3. 8). Audition (1999)

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    Audition (1999)

    Official Synopsis: In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry…

    Tagline: She always gets a part

    Cast: Jun Kunimura, Ryo Ishibashi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kanji Tsuda, Ren Ôsugi, Ren Ohsugi, Ren Osugi, Kimiko Tachibana, Tatsuo Endô, Koshio Jindôji,…

  4. 7). Shutter (2008)

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    Shutter (2008)

    Official Synopsis: A newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they experience a tragic car accident, leading…

    Tagline: The most terrifying images are the ones that are real.

    Cast: Rana Morrison, Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, David Denman, Adrienne Pickering, Reila Aphrodite, Tanya Allen, Bob Werley, James Kyson, Akira Sato,…

  5. 6). Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

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    Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

    Official Synopsis: In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son…

    Tagline: When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?

    Cast: Wendee Lee, Kirk Thornton, Takashi Matsuyama, Takako Fuji, Yuya Ozeki, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Michelle Ruff, Michael Sorich, Jessica Gee-George, Yôji Tanaka,…

  6. 5). A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

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    A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

    Official Synopsis: Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering…

    Tagline: Our sorrow was conceived long before our birth

    Cast: Dae-yeon Lee, Jung-ah Yum, Kap-su Kim, Su-jeong Lim, Geun-Young Moon, Seung-bi Lee, Park Mi-Hyun, Woo Ki-Hong, Soo-jung Lim, Mi-hyeon Park

  7. 4). Dark Water (2002)

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    Dark Water (2002)

    Official Synopsis: After winning a custody battle for her daughter, Yoshimi tries to make a new start. The apartment she moves into seems perfect at first. Soon though, strange things begin happening. Huge water stains appear on…

    Tagline: From The Creators of Japan's Acclaimed RINGU, Inspiration for the hit phenomenon THE RING

    Cast: Tarô Suwa, Tarô Suwa, Andy McAvin, John Swasey, Isao Yatsu, Shinji Nomura, Chisako Hara, Maiko Asano, Luci Christian, Fumiyo Kohinata,…

  8. 3). I Saw the Devil (2010)

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    I Saw the Devil (2010)

    Official Synopsis: SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children.…

    Tagline: Evil lives inside.

    Cast: Byung-hun Lee, Kap-su Kim, Min-sik Choi, Deok-jae Jo, Cheol-woo Han, Mi-nam Jeong, Yong-wan Goo, Moo-Seong Choi, Yeong-Chan Kim, Yeong-Soon Son,…

  9. 2). Pulse (2001)

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    Pulse (2001)

    Official Synopsis: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's…

    Tagline: Yûrei ni aitai desu ka? (Do you want to meet a ghost?)

    Cast: Shun Sugata, Koyuki, Teruo Ono, Ken Furusawa, Kumiko Asô, Akiko Kitamura, Zengoro Mamiana, Shinji Takeda, Rie Yasuda, Jun Fubuki, Masayuki…

  10. 1). Thirst (2009)

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    Thirst (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a…

    Tagline: l*sting after sinful pleasures.

    Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hae-suk Kim, Dal-su Oh, Hae-sook Kim, Ok-bin Kim, Jong-ryol Choi, Yong-wan Goo, Han Chul-Woo, Ha-kyun Shin, Kim Hee-ok,…