The Halloween season is upon us and there’s no better time than now for horror movie buffs as well as scaredy cats to revisit the scariest scenes of the best Asian horror films ever made.
These films are the most innovative in the genre and have cemented their rightful places in pop culture.
The scenes in these films have evoked the most primal terror in all of us, making us turn on most if not all the lights in our house every time we need to go the bathroom or the kitchen late at night.
Brave enough to rewatch these scenes alone? Go ahead and press play.
1. Shutter (Thailand, 2004)
A photographer and his girlfriend run over a woman they didn’t see then fled the scene of the accident. This started a series of creepy events in their and their friends’ lives.
2. Ju-on: The Grudge (Japan, 2002)
The murders in a house in Nerima, Tokyo created a curse that consumes whoever enters the house and spreads to the place they die in and in turn consumes anyone who goes there.
3. A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003)
A mental patient returns home and had to deal with sinister events involving her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house – all brought about by a dark past in the family’s history.
4. The Eye (Hong Kong, 2002)
What happens when a recipient of a pair of new eyes starts seeing mysterious figures that seem to foretell gruesome deaths?
5. Dark Water (Japan, 2002)
A divorced mother moves into a rundown apartment with her daughter, and they both experience paranormal occurrences including a mysterious water leak from the floor above them.
6. Ringu (Japan, 1998)
What happens when a reporter investigates the mystery behind a cursed videotape that kills the viewer seven days after watching it?