by Ask MDL, October 31, 2018

Hey everyone! It's again that time of the year... So for the next few months, we will be taking over the Topics to cover the holidays. This month will be Halloween, next month will be friends and family, and December will be winter holidays. Please share what topics you want us to cover because in December we will be looking for January's topic! Previous Topics were Award-winning, Food, School and Historical.

Happy Halloween to everyone!

Girls have gone missing for years, our MC has a chance to go back in time to save his friend who was one of them.

Being loved and popular is important, right? The most important thing, RIGHT?

Ok class, this is my last week of teaching so, I am going to confess some things to you...

An oldie but goodie, why is MC Kamayama locked in a room every night after the show? What do the contestants have in common?

IDOL: Sakurai Sho

For this one, I used dramas/movies with the tags Psychological, Thriller and/or Horror.  Some with these tags don't fit, but I tried to keep it on topic.

Movies: Ajin - Demi Human, Another, Blue Demon, Blue Demon ver. 2.0, Corpse Party, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Dead Waves, Furuhata Chugakusei, Another Gantz, Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, Museum, Nightmare Detective, Nightmare Detective 2,  Reincarnation, Suicide Circle (not subbed), The Blue Flame, Tomodachi Game, Too Young To Die!, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

Dramas: Meishi Game, ON Ijou Hanzai Sousakan Todo Hinako, Orthros no Inu, Re: Mind, Tokyo Vampire Hotel, BORDER, BORDER: Shokuzai, Crisis: Kouan Kidou Sousatai Tokusou-han 

Tv Specials: Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: 15th Anniversary Special Edition, Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari 2007 Spring Special (not subbed)

These are Special Bonus. They are super Dark but not exactly horror: Genkai Danchi,  Himizu, Byakuyako, Mirai Nikki

A village chief and his daughter, a young doctor, deal with a strange malady affecting their neighbours.

Strange things start to happen when a man gets involved with the family next door.

The 13th installment of a Filipino horror anthology film in three acts features killer fairies (Tamawo), a haunted lighthouse (Parola) and aquaphobia (Rain Rain Go Away)

Queen of Talk Kris Aquino stars as a woman who finds a Bagua mirror, which brings death in its wake.

Bonus: Jasmine (unsubbed), Shake Rattle and Roll, Shake Rattle and Roll 2k5, Lobo, Immortal, La Luna Sangre, Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara (unsubbed)

I am not a Horror person. I get scared easily. I think I watched like 10, maybe 20 shows that have horror as a genre in my entire life. I try my best to stay away from horror shows, but like once or twice per year, I'm in the mood for this genre, especially in October, and I make an effort to watch horror movies with my sister. She doesn't get scared. It's unfair. 

Since I'm not interested in horror movies, I just picked them based on a combination of story, poster and rating. [Sidenote: You know what's scarier than horror movies? Not having your own laptop and not being able to watch Asian shows to your heart content. That's pure horror and torture.]

Based on true events and long-circulating urban legend in Taiwan. Wei is nowhere to be found one day, before his grandma returns from her own strange missing incident.

This was kinda creepy. 

20 years ago, an inexplicable mass suicide occurred in the millionaire Yang household, where the entire clan was hanged to their deaths at the exact same hour, place, and height. Only one member survived. To this day, the case remains unsolved. 20 years later, a distant relative, James, inherits the Yang Mansion...

And you know what happens after that, right?
This one was rather intense for me. lolz

When a Taipei CEO freezes to death on one of the hottest days of the year, and a politician's mistress is burnt to death in a room with no trace of fire, FBI agent Kevin Richter, an expert in criminal profiling, is called in to team up with Huang Huo-Tu, a local cop who is ostracized by his colleagues after he exposed corruption on the force, to hunt down what may be a serial killer, a ghost, or something else. 

This had a small dose of horror and a larger dose of mystery and suspense.

My conclusion: Horror movies have weird endings.

Aiming to harness the energy found in some supernatural spirits, scientist Hashimoto (Yosuke Eguchi) and colleagues catch the ghost of a young boy. Hashimoto plans to use the energy to fuel an anti-gravity device he has invented. But, in order to tap into the ghost's essence, he must understand the silent words coming from its mouth. The scientists call in police officer Tung (Chen Chang), who can read lips, but, as they learn that the boy was murdered, the experiment goes in a scary direction. 

I was pleasantly surprised to see Bolin Chen and Barbie Hsu here. They were so young. 

The story and concept were interesting and, luckily for me, not very scary. So if you are like me, you could give it a try.


Movies: Good Will Evil, Soul, The Bride, Who Killed Cock Robin?, The Tag Along 2

Dramas: Q Series: Close Your Eyes Before It's Dark, Q Series: House of Toy Bricks, Q Series: 1000 Walls in Dream, Evil Spirit 05The Pawnshop No. 8

Pairin works as a nurse in the hospital and has the ability to communicate with the dead. She strives to keep this a secret so that she can pretend to be normal like everyone else.

Present Life:
Akkanee is an archaeologist who loves antique so much. He already has a lover, Thipapa, but they are not yet married because it seems like he is waiting for someone.
That's when Sarochinee came into his life. She is a beautiful and mysterious woman. She is a millionaire, who also loves antique from the Ayutthaya period. Most importantly, she has a piece of Siraporn, which Akkanee is researching.

A pair of detective buddies from two different dimensions team up to solve a murder that took place half a century ago. One of them is Adhiti, a grade-12 high school student at a convent boarding school. The other is a spirit of a senior student of the school. Adhiti and the Senior take up the investigation in order to find the real murderer. They dig up evidence and locate witnesses, and along the way, they encounter men, women, as well as vengeful spirits that try to stop them from finding out the truth. At the same time, Adhiti has to find out the true identity of her buddy: who’s the Senior? This is a film that will forever change your perception of ghosts.

Jiew is a modest girl who works at a restaurant washing dishes and is in love with Artit, the chef. She huddles in a cramped little room doesn't sleep at night and is always late for work. But she has a big secret: she sees ghosts. And Khaopun, a virgin ghost who doesn't understand why her soul can't go to heaven, doesn't leave Jiew alone. Khaopun is sure that only losing her virginity will help her to ascend to heaven, and therefore she uses Jiew's body to seduce Artit and achieve what she wants.


Movies: AloneShutter, Pee Mak, The Blue Hour, Body 19,  Phobia, Make Me Shudder, Coming Soon, Dorm, Last Summer, The VictimThe Swimmers

Dramas: Raak Boon, ThirTEEN Terrors, Wan SawartPaap Ataan

The film opens with Ting-yin starting work on the Recycle. After drafting a chapter, she stops. She even deletes the file which contains the draft from her computer. Later, she begins to see weird things. Some of the phenomena cannot be explained. Ting-yin feels that the supernatural events depicted in her fictional work begin to unfold in the real world!

At the age of two, Wong Kar Mun went blind. It's eighteen years later, and a new and risky corneal transplant operation restores her vision, but a series of inexplicable events leads her to believe there is more than meets the eye to her new gift of sight. Mysterious black-clad figures seem to foreshadow sudden deaths, and horribly disfigured denizens of another side haunt her everyday existence

At the age of two, Wong Kar Mun went blind. It's eighteen years later, and a new and risky corneal transplant operation restores her vision, but a series of inexplicable events leads her to believe there is more than meets the eye to her new gift of sight. Mysterious black-clad figures seem to foreshadow sudden deaths, and horribly disfigured denizens of another side haunt her everyday existence

Master Kau is a Taoist priest who performs magic that maintains control over spirits and irrepressible vampires. Together with his inept students, Man Choi, and Chau-Sang, he resides in a large house protected from the spiritual world with talismans and amulets. One day, he accepts an assignment from a wealthy businessman, Yam, to remove Yam's deceased father's grave and rebury it, with the hope that doing so will bring more prosperity to the Yam family.  


Movies: Haunted Office, Her Vengeance. Troublesome Night, Keeper of Darkness, Phantom of the Theater

Dramas: Dark Tales, Dark Tales IIKarma, Coincidentally

The story follows two tomb raiders (Chen Kun & Huang Bo) as they try to undo a curse with the help of an American archaeologist among ancient burial sites. 

I love movies and stories about looking for hidden treasures and lost tombs. I blame the TV series Relic Hunter which I grew up with. lolz

The plot of this thriller revolves around a novel, in which characters are thrown into a strange story because of Achilles’ heels, defined by their star sign. The movie begins with Tang Lin, a novelist who has been grappling with writer’s block for several years. Yet, a book written under her name – The Zodiac Mystery – appears in markets. Even more strangely, the people in the book bear the names of her childhood friends and experience situations that really happened to them. What’s worse is that the book writes of a mistake that the friends have kept secret for years.

This is a romance-horror film set in the year of 1930s where two lovers were supposed to meet in the busy street of Shanghai. Shen Junchu, a cinematographer that's deeply in love with his girlfriend Xu Manli. Due to his extremely introverted character, Junchu was unable to confess to her how deeply he cared for her. Until the day that they were supposed to meet, Manli dies in a car accident. Disheartened by the loss, Junchun plummets further into depression when he is forced by his controlling mother into a marriage of convenience to Sansan. Rejected emotionally and even at Juchun's bed, Sansan discovers a mysterious attic room, she's forbidden to enter by Junchu.

As Zhou Tong, a bourgeois woman returned from abroad with her fiancé Li Yi  (Idol Pick: Jiro Wang) to success to her father's property, the old memory was unsealed. The story just begins from there. There aren't any impression or nostalgia for her, though that is the home in which she had lots of childhood reminiscences and which she hadn't been back in a long time. Everything around her makes her anxious only. People under one roof are family members not related to her at all, callous stepmother, her younger brother, and her personal hospice and a weird gardener. From the very first moment when Zhou and Li moved in that old house, mysterious incidents happen in continuous, and they cannot find any clue like they are fogged in.


Dramas: Mysterious Summer, The Ten Deadly Sins, Mystic Whispers, Liao Zhai New Compilation, Madhouse

Movies: L.O.R.D., Mystery Zone: Soul Eating Hill, Midnight Hair, The Chrysalis, The Strange House

A nail-biting Zombie flick starring Gong Yoo.

As a virus outbreak takes place on a train to Busan, Seok Woo should ensure the safety of his daughter and help the other passengers. It is a montage of human emotions and sacrifice.

Currently airing, The Guest is a story about a Shaman, a priest and a detective who come together to solve the mysterious incidents happening in the town.

Each episode is full of unexpected twists and turns, and various mysteries and exorcisms.

Lee Min Ki is a street magician who meets Son Ye Jin, a mysterious woman, who becomes part of his troupe to add an element of horror to his magic show. While he makes efforts to make the FL comfortable in the group, he realizes that there is more to her story that her gloominess - she was an accident survivor who was haunted by ghosts of the accident and was consistently followed by her best friend's ghost. What follows is a horror-romance-comedy.

Starring So Ji SubGong Hyo Jin and Seo In Guk (Idol Pick), this is a horror-romantic-comedy-thriller.

Joo Joon Won aka Hot CEO suffers a trauma because of a kidnapping incident which makes it impossible for him to read. On the other hand, Tae Gong Shil aka Big Sun is a woman who can see ghosts. Their lives take an interesting turn when they meet, as Tae Gong Shil discovers that she can repel the ghosts on touching him and our Hot CEO can solve his kidnapping incident by using her supernatural powers.


Dramas:   The Ghost Detective, Bring it on, Ghost, The Village - Achira's Secret, Who Are You, Dangerous Love, Don't Worry, It's a Ghost, Oh My Ghostess, Arang and the Magistrate

Movies: A Girl's Ghost Story, I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters, Gonjiam:: Haunted Asylum, Killer Toon, Hide and Seek, House of the Disappeared, Hansel and Gratel, Alice: Boy from WonderlandThe Silenced

Have you seen any of these shows?

What did we miss?

Let us know in the comments below!