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31 Days of Halloween: Day #22 … My Top Asian Horror Flicks To Watch

Welcome back to my 31 Days of Halloween series.  Today is Day #22, and I’m listing my top Japanese Horror flicks.

It’s interesting that most horror movies that you see today are based on Japanese culture, horror, and short stories. Three of the 6 on my list have been remade in America, but personally, their Japanese predecessors are much scarier.

From grudges to violet deaths, or revenge if you’ve seen it in America it first came to fruition in Japan.


So here is are my top 6 Asian Horror Flicks.

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White: Melody of Death, 2011
[Steaming on Tubi]

STORY: A Korean pop group’s internal strife takes a back seat to death when they perform a cursed song.[Source IMBD]

Ju On, 2002
[Steam or purchase on Amazon]

STORY: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. [Source Amazon]


One Missed Call, 2003
[Stream or purchase on Amazon]

STORY:  People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths. [Source IMBD]

PulseMovie_JapHorrorPulse, 2001
[Stream or purchase on Amazon]

STORY: A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own and his subsequent ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. Soon, there are more strange deaths and disappearances, terrifying rooms sealed in red tape, and the appearance of more ghosts as the world is drained of life. [IMBD]

ringofcurse_japhorrorRing of Curse, 2011
[Stream or purchase on Amazon]

STORY: Kurohane gets good grades in school, but is not popular and has a hard life at home because her parents favor her little sister, Kana. After she is diagnosed with cancer – and her mother acts as though she doesn’t even care – Kurohane curses Kana, who quickly dies. Soon classmates are being cursed one by one. [Source IMBD]

CursedPhotos_JapHorrorGhost Photo’s The Cursed Images, 2006
[Watch it “Free” on YouTube]

STORY: Toshiko, a high school student, receives a text message and picture from her brother, whom she has not seen in years after their parents’ separation. The image foretells the death of a woman a day later. [Source IMBD]

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Writing this post and gathering the information gave me a chill.  On the scary-creep factor scare, these movies ARE NOT for the faint of heart.  Not necessarily gory, but scary all the same.  So if you’re a serious horror fan, check out my list … if you dare.  What is your favorite style of horror movies?  Let me know down in the comments.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. October is whizzing by as we are in the 3rd week of my series.  Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any post in this series.   — Happy Halloween!

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