Top 10 J Horror Movies of All Time

Top 10 J Horror Movies of All Time

Here are the top 10 J horror movies of all time featuring Ichi the Killer (2001), Audition (1999), Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), and Ringu (1998) to name a few. J horror films deliver on the scares, and the chills they send down your spine are often unmatched elsewhere. These scary films have tight scripts, incredible performances by the actors, and great direction from the directors. I would not be surprised if you decided to binge watch J horror movies tonight.


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  1. 10). House (1977)

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    House (1977)

    Official Synopsis: Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation with her father, until she finds out that his beautiful, freakishly serene girlfriend Ryouko would be going as well. Oshare decides she will be going to her…

    Tagline: House is Calling to You Come Back Home and Marry Me

    Cast: Yasumasa Ônishi, Ryoji Asano, Kiyoko Tsuji, Midori Naitô, Kazuo Satsuya, Shôichi Hirose, Tomokazu Miura, Chigumi Ôbayashi, Haruko Wanibuchi, Fumi Dan,…

  2. 9). Kwaidan (1964)

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    Kwaidan (1964)

    Official Synopsis: This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife, only to discover…

    Tagline: In the tradition of "RASHOMON" and "GATE OF HELL"

    Cast: Kenzô Tanaka, Kei Satô, Misako Watanabe, Kazuo Kitamura, Toshio Fukuhara, Michiko Nakahata, Yûko Mochizuki, Torahiko Hamada, Rentarô Mikuni, Masanori Tomotake,…

  3. 8). Ichi the Killer (2001)

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    Ichi the Killer (2001)

    Official Synopsis: When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a…

    Tagline: Ai wa, kanari itai. (Love really hurts.)

    Cast: Jun Kunimura, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Tadanobu Asano, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Sakichi Satô, Shun Sugata, Sakichi Satô, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Toru Tezuka, Yoshiki Arizono,…

  4. 7). 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, Kumiko Asô, Ken Furusawa, Akiko Kitamura, Shinji Takeda, Zengoro Mamiana, Jun Fubuki, Rie Yasuda, Haruhiko…

  5. 6). Suicide Club (2001)

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    Suicide Club (2001)

    Official Synopsis: 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything…

    Tagline: Sore de wa minasan, sayonara [Well then, goodbye everybody.]

    Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro, Nahana, Hiroko Yashiki, Kenjirô Tsuda, Chieko Misaka, Kimiko Yo, Kenjirô Tsuda, Akane Noji, Rolly, Kanako Hiramatsu,…

  6. 5). One Missed Call (2003)

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    One Missed Call (2003)

    Official Synopsis: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death,…

    Tagline: Death cannot be put on hold...

    Cast: Karen Strassman, Michael McConnohie, Doug Stone, Steve Staley, Barbara Goodson, Kim Strauss, Kayoko Fujii, Peter Doyle, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô,…

  7. 4). 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 Ohsugi, Ren Ôsugi, Ren Osugi, Kimiko Tachibana, Tatsuo Endô, Koshio Jindôji,…

  8. 3). 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, Luci Christian, Maiko Asano, Fumiyo Kohinata,…

  9. 2). 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,…

  10. 1). 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,…