Lately Korean Horror films have provided a breath of fresh air for a genre which seems to be struggling with original and authentic ideas. Horror movies are always potential jackpots, and there has been a flurry of those which has done. But the art and quality of the genre has enormously been in question lately.
Upon a release of a horror film, there is always an uncertainty of whether it’s going to be a hit or a terrible miss. Terrible misses have been way more frequent lately and that has proven to be a cause of concern for fans of the genre. Maybe its time for Hollywood to look towards the far east for some lessons in horror filmmaking.
Korean films, horror and thrillers to be precise have been hitting the ball out of the park consistently. While Hollywood horror has often been confined to a ‘haunted house’, Korean cinema is bold enough to play with different ideas and themes which is proving to be a huge success so far. Here’s a list of the top Korean horror films ever. You can watch some of these movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. R-Point (2004)
‘R-Point’ is a Korean Horror film set during the Vietnam War, where a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R–Point. The film is a cross between a ‘horror’ and ‘war’ genre and it perfectly blends the horror of both. The pacing of the film is slow and unnerving which can be frustrating for some people. But at the end it proves to be a worthy build up for whats to come in the final acts.