17 Asian Horror Movies You Should Watch If You’re A Serious Scary Movie Junkie

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You haven’t seen horror until you’ve seen these iconic flicks from Asian cinema.

1. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

This psychological horror movie tells the story of a patient who leaves a mental institution after being treated for psychosis and returns home, where her younger sister and awful stepmother are waiting for her. Saying anything else about this story would be destroying this work of art of Korean cinema, but keep an eye on its director, Kim Jee-Woon, who’s responsible for other great movies from the genre.

2. Audition (1999)

Where it’s from: Japan

Directed by Takashi Miike, a renowned Japanese director known for being able to make the bloodiest, most violent and twisted movies along with more family-friendly titles. This particular film leans more towards the grim end and to the torture porn subgenre. It tells the story of a man who, after becoming a widower, is encouraged by his son to find a new wife, so he decides to set up a casting call to choose his next partner.

3. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

Where it’s from: Japan

It’s a movie about curses, ghostly apparitions and gloomy haunted houses… all things you’ve seen before, but add in a twisted hint of Japanese horror and some truly chilling visuals. You probably know this movie’s American remake starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. It’s not bad, but if you can handle pure horror, go for the original film.

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