Whether you call it Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Beggar’s Night, Dia de los Muertos or nothing at all, this is the time of year when people seem to crave a good scare! The thrill of a good fright done right is as universal as a juicy romance. You don’t have to live in a part of the world that celebrates Halloween to enjoy being frightened out of your wits!
When our Asian Drama addiction has a meet & greet with our love of being scared, it is a perfect recipe for a great Halloween treat! So grab your honey or some good friends. Pop some popcorn and brew some hot chocolate. Get your comfy pillow and your coziest blanket! Turn out the lights, sit back and enjoy these scary movies and dramas.
Scary Comedy ~ Light & Romantic:
This is a funny, touching, ghostly tale of a man who's failed suicide attempt results in him beginning to see ghosts everywhere he goes. Is it possible that his punishment and redemption are only possible if he helps the ghosts fulfill their last wishes?
A scary little tale of how one man's crush just might turn him into a monster!
This is a sweet, scary, funny, touching movie of how one woman's ability to "see dead people" leads her to romance.
More Scary Comedy Movies:
A Chinese Ghost Story Series:
Black Comedy/Horror Movies:
Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge:
Gothic & Lolita; Psycho:
Tokyo Gore Police:
Light, Supernatural & Scary Dramas:
A member of an Idol Group accidentally unleashes a vampire horde that has been sealed for 400 years, so she has no choice but to become a Vampire Exorcist. However, balancing between her task and entertainment world turns out to be more difficult than she thought.
It focuses on a naive, loudmouthed teenager named Rion, who investigates a host club full of vampires when she suspects they must be related to the disappearance of a lot of people in the neighborhood, including her best friend. In the process she begins to befriend them, especially the leader Suou, with whom she develops a romantic relationship. Ultimately, she figures out the vampires are not the cause of the disappearances, but her adventures with the vampires are only beginning.
More Light Supernatural Dramas
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge:
Arang & The Magistrate:
Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers:
Seung-min (Uhm Tae-Woong) is the busy president of a small talent agency. He's the type that can't live without his "handphone," but unfortunately he does and the blackmailer puts Seung-min through the wringer as his demands begin to escalate to the point of no return.
At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of collapse. Unemployment is endemic and school violence is out of control. The beleaguered government retaliates with Battle Royale... Each year, a randomly chosen class is pitted against itself on an abandoned island in a cruel game of survival. The rules of the game are simple: 1) it lasts three days; 2) Each player starts with food, water and a "weapon"; 3) if more than one player survives, everyone dies (by detonating special electronic necklaces; 4) there is no escape.
The film follows the story of one Oh Dae-Su, who is locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor's motives. When he is finally released, Dae Su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef.
More Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers ~
The Man From Nowhere:
Susin High School, nicknamed "Prison High," is an elite school attended by the top 1% of students in the country. Their stellar marks are the result of constant pressure and a strict punishment system, to the point where students avoid from any activities outside of studying. It is in this atmosphere that seven students and a teacher remain at school for the winter break, joined by Kim Yo Han, a psychiatrist who was forced to take shelter with them after he was involved in a car accident nearby. At a time when everyone else is celebrating Christmas Eve, the students realize that the anonymous letters they each received were not the result of a harmless prank; there was a murderer in their midst. A question lies unspoken: Are monsters created, or are humans born monsters?
A mystery investigative drama about a vampire. Prosecutor Min Tae Yeon (Yun Jung Hoon) is bitten by somebody and becomes a Vampire. Tae Yeon rejects the life of a vampire and he survives by drinking the blood of dead people and still lives as a righteous prosecutor . Tae Yeon also uses his new founded abilities as a Vampire to prosecute powerful persons normally thought above the law. A mysterious case then occurs and the evidence points to a Vampire as the perpetrator. Tae Yeon now knows that he is not the only Vampire. He also ponders why he became a Vampire and what truths may lie behind their motives.
After a biological terrorist attack kills off the population of a Russian town; Japan's Public Safety Special Third unit, code name THIRD-i, believes that the terrorist organization responsible plans to unleash the same virus known as Bloody X into Tokyo. Subsequently, THIRD-i recruits the help of genius hacker Takagi Fujimaru to find out what happened in the Russia. However, as Fujimaru becomes involved, he soon finds out that he is in over his head and that the terrorist groups influence reaches not only his school but even the police. Fujimaru must now rely on his skill as a hacker to unravel the organizations sinister plot and find out the truth behind "Bloody Monday."
More Suspenseful Dramas ~
Liar Game Series:
Bump Off Lover:
Secret Investigation Record:
Straight Up Horror:
"Ju-On" is a curse left behind by someone who dies in a powerful rage -- a part haunting, part supernatural virus that infects anyone who comes into contact with it. More than just the premise, that's the plot in a nutshell. Volunteer social worker Rika (Megumi Okina) stumbles across the curse when she finds an almost catatonic old woman in a shambles of a home, a spooky little boy with a froggy voice and a veritable black hole of a phantom that seems to be sucking the life from the old lady. The story then jumps back and forth along the timeline in a series of chapters named for the characters haunted and hunted by the unsettled souls.
It opens as high schooler Masami (Hitomi Sato) tells another girl the story of a cursed videotape. If you watch it, Masami says, you'll get a phone call shortly after; no one will be on the line, and you'll die exactly one week later. Having suitably scared her friend, Masami admits that she and three friends actually saw the tape while away for the weekend at a country inn in Yitou. She pulls out a photo of the group: All the faces are mysteriously blurred. Moments later, Masami is dead of fright and her friend has gone mad.
One night at a party, Yumi's friend gets a weird voice message on her cell phone. The message is dated two days in the future and she can hear her own scream in it. Two days later Yumi's friend dies and Yumi starts to wonder if it had anything to do with the phone call. As fear starts spreading among the students at Yumi's school, Yumi soon realizes that she's also got one missed call.
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 ghost also affects their recovery.
More Horror Films ~
I Saw The Devil:
Hansel & Gretel:
The Incite Mill:
Ha Na and Doo Na were twin sisters who were very close to each other until Doo Na died a terrible death. One day, the usually bright and energetic Ha Na finds herself changing. She has superhuman strength and can do things that nobody can. Ha Na realizes that Doo Na's spirit has inhabited her body. Shin Ryu, a criminal psychoanalyst, uses Ha Na's powers to kill people that cannot be punished by the law.
Mina is murdered on her wedding day. After her sudden death, she finds herself at The Gate of Hatred and there she is given three choices on how to proceed in her afterlife. One, to accept death and await for reincarnation, two, to become a ghost and haunt the living forever or three, to seek revenge on her killer. With 12 days to decide, she chases after the killer who is trying to resurrect the King of darkness.
Hometown Legends (2009) is the continuation of a classic series of ghost stories which first aired on KBS between 1977 and 1989 and later between 1996 and 1999. After a successful return in 2008, KBS decided to do another series of one-act dramas. Each episode is an individual Ghost Story.
More Horror Dramas ~
Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child:
Toshi Densetsu Sepia:
Happy Halloween! From MDL!