The SCARIEST Asian horror films out there!

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The list author says: "Any true horror fan will tell you who is making the really scary movies today. The asian horror scene doesn't have the ups and downs of the American industry. Horror is culture and a few horror films come out every week in the east. Most never get translated or brought overseas.
These are not your average horror films...THESE WILL SCARE YOU."
Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
1.  Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Min-sik Choi
The list author says:
  "This movie is impossible to forget about. This one is sure to be a classic in years to come. Trust me its worth the time to watch. This will become one of your favorites!

The three disc collection includes tons of bonus features and brings the whole movie into a new light."
$99.99   Used & New from: $30.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Masters of Horror: Imprint
2.  Masters of Horror: Imprint DVD ~ Youki Kudoh
The list author says:
  "Takashi Miike's Masters of Horror entry: BANNED FROM SHOWTIME..Very Gory and Brutal. However it should be in Japanese because the dialogue is lost."
$8.81   Used & New from: $2.24
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Crazy Lips
3.  Crazy Lips DVD ~ Hitomi Miwa
The list author says:
  "If you were to ask for the STRANGEST J-Horror I've seen...here it is. The producer of the Ringu series tries his hand at a multi-genre horror. Its like 15% horror, and the rest is very cruel."
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Tomie Collection
4.  The Tomie Collection DVD ~ Artist Not Provided
The list author says:
  "Great ghost epic that inspired countless American and foreign horror films."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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3 Extremes
5.  3 Extremes DVD ~ Bai Ling
The list author says:
  "3 short length horror movies from Japan. Like the reviews said, Takashi Miike's "Box" is worth the whole price of the dvd."
$8.50   Used & New from: $0.20
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Kill Devil
6.  Kill Devil DVD ~ Masaru Matsuda
The list author says:
  "A sick, twisted horror about Japanese kids with the "Murder Gene", stranded on an island, killing each other. Very gory and entertaining."
$19.95   Used & New from: $6.68
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Marebito
7.  Marebito DVD ~ Shin'ya Tsukamoto
The list author says:
  "About a man who finds a girl....but something is terribly wrong with her....kind of a dissapointment following Ringu/Dark Water, but it stands alone as a good scare."
$17.98   Used & New from: $2.24
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Ju-on
8.  Ju-on DVD ~ Megumi Okina
The list author says:
  "Great classic with horrifying settings and a sickening plot. If you havent seen "The Grudge" this movie will terrify you. If you have seen it, you'll see why it had to be done for American audiences."
$8.50   Used & New from: $1.58
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Koma
9.  Koma DVD ~ Andy Hui
The list author says:
  "I know the list says "horror", but I had to add a few great thrillers. This one I really enjoyed. It gets deep under your skin, and will have you checking yourself for scars."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.68
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Infection
10.  Infection DVD ~ Michiko Hada
The list author says:
  "Great plot, acting, and cast of characters. Very creepy setting and premise. Shows you dont need much to scare."
$9.96   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

A Tale of Two Sisters (Deluxe Edition)
11.  A Tale of Two Sisters (Deluxe Edition) DVD ~ Kap-su Kim
The list author says:
  "Based on old Korean folklore, another psychological masterpiece. This one had me guessing till the end. Another instant classic!! Very creepy!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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The Eye
12.  The Eye DVD ~ Angelica Lee
The list author says:
  "This one may be a little hard to find. Very inventive story and plotline. Classic asian horror, I really enjoyed this one."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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The Eye 2
13.  The Eye 2 DVD ~ Qi Shu
The list author says:
  "The sequel to the cult classic "The eye". This was not as good as the first, but it tries just as hard. Its a lot different and follows a strange plotline. Very creepy."
$8.56   Used & New from: $0.85
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Whispering Corridors
14.  Whispering Corridors DVD ~ Kang-hee Choi
The list author says:
  "This is an older, more classicly-styled scare flick. It was made with a lower budget, which shows. However the setting is very creepy and the acting also very well done. A good scare all around."
$5.30   Used & New from: $1.34
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Memento Mori
15.  Memento Mori DVD ~ Lee Seong-jin
The list author says:
  "The sequel to Whispering Corridors. Very un-original, this one bored me to death. Some of the supernatural scenes have a great look, however."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Audition (Uncut Special Edition)
16.  Audition (Uncut Special Edition) DVD ~ Ryo Ishibashi
The list author says:
  "Will be too real for many viewers, voted in top ten most shocking horror movie moments. Extreme caution to easily frightened viewers. More of a thriller than a horror."
$26.99   Used & New from: $1.49
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (382 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Natural City
17.  Natural City DVD ~ Ji-tae Yu
The list author says:
  "Korea's answer to Blade Runner...very futuristic, review to come."
$17.98   Used & New from: $4.33
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Dark Water
18.  Dark Water DVD ~ Hitomi Kuroki
The list author says:
  "This one was(as most asian horror films are)a very psychological film. It has parts that are very creepy and the settings are awesome. Great addition to any horror fans collection."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Ringu
19.  Ringu DVD ~ Nanako Matsushima
The list author says:
  "The FIRST version of the american hit "the Ring". Very frighteneing plot and storyline. Play at FULL volume in the dark."
$11.49   Used & New from: $1.29
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

Ringu 2
20.  Ringu 2 DVD ~ Miki Nakatani
The list author says:
  "The classic sequel to Ringu. Sets a new standard in international horror."
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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Ringu Anthology of Terror (Rasen/Ringu/Ringu 2/Ringu 0)
21.  Ringu Anthology of Terror (Rasen/Ringu/Ringu 2/Ringu 0) DVD ~ Miki Nakatani
The list author says:
  "The ultimate collection for fans of the american hit "The Ring". The full series."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Wishing Stairs
22.  Wishing Stairs DVD ~ Ji-hyo Song
The list author says:
  "Another extremly well-done movie. Very frightening tale. Probably the directors best work."
$5.99   Used & New from: $1.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Phone
23.  Phone DVD ~ Ha Ji-won
The list author says:
  "This one is in the top ten of all asian horror lists. See movie description for info."
$19.95   Used & New from: $1.49
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Versus (Special Edition)
24.  Versus (Special Edition) DVD ~ Tak Sakaguchi
The list author says:
  "Not quite a horror, filled with great action and martial arts. There are parts that jump at you, but mostly its just a really well-done movie. Totally worth the price!"
$25.48   Used & New from: $0.47
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

The Great Yokai War (Double-Disc Special Edition)
25.  The Great Yokai War (Double-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Ryűnosuke Kamiki
The list author says:
  "I had no idea how scary this was! It starts as a childs story and grows stranger and creepier as it continues.

Very fun to watch."
$15.24   Used & New from: $3.27
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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subtitles 2 Oct 7, 2009
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What's the difference between Ju-on and The Grudge??? 4 Aug 4, 2008
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