Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nicole from Calico Palace lists The Best Asian Horror Flicks

So I know its past Halloween when everyone loves to watch horror films, but I think this list is required. Here are a few of my favorite Asian horror flicks. This is a huge hobby of mine, I watch and judge these movies at a constant rate. I honestly could not tell you how many Asian horror films I have watched, and my friends all say I am ruined for American horror after these gems. So Here are my favorites in no particular order.

Premonition (The original Japanese not the American crap):

 Suicide Club is a great social commentary on Japanese culture. I have to say it is my favorite on this list. Plus Dir en Grey is in it.

Ju on the Grudge.  If you have seen "The Grudge" staring Sarah Michelle Gellar well, that is a  very cheap knock off. I am a hard scare, and this one made me shiver in my  pansy red booties.

 Audition: I quite literally screamed at certain parts of this movie. My husband and I had to hide our eyes in each others chests a couple times just to get through it.That to me gives it a big star.

Dumplings: The whole premise behind this movie is so messed up that it has to be included.
Tale of Two Sisters: Again this one has been American re-made, and again the American version is pale in comparison. Please watch originals rather than remakes, the remakes are just poo.

Moon child: Not really horror, but when ever I make a movie list it has to be included. It has Hyde...and Gackt enough said.

I know I have more but those are my favorites! I am pretty sure if I asked my husband he would argue with me, but this is MY list.


  1. I'm gonna have to check some of these out! Great post!

  2. This is an excellent post!!! I seriously don't think that I realized that there was an Asian Horror genre out there and I LOVE horror. Will have to bookmark this and check them out. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Oh Annie, welcome to some of the scariest movies you will ever see. A ton of American horror films are actually remakes of Asian films. Usually the asian version is better. The only movie that was better after the remake was the movie "The Ring". Way scarier than Ringu.