27 Best Asian Horror Movies on Netflix 2020

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27 of the best Asian horror movies available to watch on Netflix in 2020

  1. Train to Busan
  2. The Host
  3. One Cut of The Dead
  4. I Am A Hero
  5. As The Gods Will
  6. Under the Shadow
  7. Ju-on: The Grudge
  8. The Ring
  9. Pulse
  10. One Missed Call
  11. Pizza (2014)
  12. Game Over
  13. The Mimic
  14. Svaha: The Sixth Finger
  15. Door Lock
  16. Sabrina
  17. The Doll
  18. Shutter
  19. Sadako vs. Kayako 
  20. Lessons of The Evil
  21. Pulse
  22. Stree
  23. Lupt
  24. 1920
  25. BHOOT
  26. Bulbbul
  27. Psycho (Hindi)

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1. Train to Busan

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IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
7.5/1089/100Netflix or 7 day free trial to Shudder

Train to Busan is one of the best zombie movies I have ever come across. Many zombie movies lack either a decent plot, decent acting or both but this has it all. Exciting, thrilling, great acting, great characters and just a mix of all the best zombie movie elements. The zombies are more like the zombies from World War Z in their abilities and movement, the acting is as good as any award winning drama or thriller and the action is like a decent Dwayne Johnson movie all with a decent plot to tie it all together. The Plot is easy to follow, martial law is declared in Korea as a viral outbreak engulfs the country, but passengers on the Train to Busan successfully fight off the infection and must now fight to survive. The Best Zombie movie since Shaun of The Dead. This film is available on most Netflix worldwide.

2. The Host

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7.1/1082/100Japanese Netflix

The first thing to mention about The Host is that it is an earlier film from Bong Joon Ho who has recently made history his film Parasite, the first Foreign film to win Best Picture at the Oscars and to many critics the most perfect movie ever made. The host is also very highly rated being cited as one of the best ever monster movies right alongside Jaws. The Plot is not clever or complicated just very well executed. One day a monster appears from the river and starts picking off prey (people). The Main characters choose to take it upon themselves to hunt this creature. The story follows a family living on the river. Don’t confuse this with he rubbish 2013 movie from Andrew Nicol.

3. One Cut of The Dead

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7.779Access Japanese Netflix with
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One Cut of The Dead is the first decent response to Shaun of The Dead in the Zombie Comedy niche. The plot is unique, whilst they are shooting a zombie film they are suddenly attacked by real zombies leaving opportunity for loads of great comedy moments. The movie was also shot as a One Cut, so kind of like 1917 recently. The whole thing is fun, original, funny and entertaining so make sure you watch it all the way through.

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4. I Am A Hero

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6.856Access Japanese Netflix with
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I Am A Hero is a popular Japanese Zombie Apocalypse movies, and much better than many of the western Zombie movies over the last 2 decades. The movie was based on a Manga comic so straight away expect some interesting concepts and plots. The main character is a cowardly individual amongst the zombie apocalypse and follows him with various other characters as they try to survive. The movie has a lot of excitement and does a lot of things right such as the gore, the zombies, the humour and the characters making it a very good zombie movie.

5. As The Gods Will

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6.550Access Japanese Netflix with
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As The Gods Will is a crazy and fun Japanese Horror, it is not scary but terribly gory and has all that over the top Japanese entertainment. The plot is simply a higher force of power (supposedly Gods) take over a high school and force the students to plat games of death. The games played are mostly well known games famous at kids parties with the exception being as soon as you are out you die a gruesome death. The movie has lots of sound effects, lots of colours and lots of laughs. If you like other popular Japanese movies such as Battle Royal then you will enjoy this.

6. Under the Shadow

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Under-the-Shadow-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.953Netflix – Worldwide

This movie is worth watching as it is just a good movie. The plot is unique as a woman and her daughter cope with the terrors of war-torn Tehran of the 1980s. As the war is raging outside something evil is terrorising them inside their apartment. This is one of the highest rated ghost movies and it does not rely on cheap scares or constant jumpy scenes, instead it builds slowly and only a few times will really make you jump, but in the best possible way. The movie is very deep in meaning with much of the horror as a metaphor for the terror felt by families during times of war, when a bomb could fall onto your home at any point. This movie will leave its mark on you as a really good spooky ghost story.

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7. Ju-on: The Grudge

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6.772Access Japanese Netflix with
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Ju-on is the original Grudge movie and a thousand times better than the American re-make, so don’t bother with the American re-make and just get over the fact it is subtitled!. This for me was one of the creepiest movies I have watched, at least top 10 in terms of lasting physiological effect. Never again can I look under my own bedsheets again, it is as creepy as hell. The plot follows a social worker who is chased by 2 vengeful spirits brutally murdered in the house. This movie has gone on to be a franchise with a number of sequels, remakes and now a Netflix series. Parts 1 and 2 are much the same and also available on the Japanese Netflix if you wish for more.

8. The Ring

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7.280Access Japanese Netflix with
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Ringu (Not the US remake The Ring) is the original and classic movie of Sadako the vengeful spirit who calls, visits and kills anyone who watches the cursed video tape 7 days after watching it. Even the US remake is good as the concept is so good they just couldn’t ruin it. For me this is where I discovered just how terrifying Japanese cinema is and how they do it I am still unsure. If you are just looking for one of the most terrifying movies ever then this is it.

9. Pulse

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6.570Access Japanese Netflix with
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If you are a fan of Ringu and The Grudge and looking for more or that creepy, mind scarring Japanese horror then Pulse is what you are likely after, from many of the same creators and just as creepy and certainly more deadly. Two groups of people stumble across evidence that sad spirits are trying to access the living world through the Internet. The movie is creepy, depressing sad and all round eerie, the movie plot all makes sense yet dose not even matter as it does such a good job of creeping you out, and that may be all you are after. It is a unique movie in every way.

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10. One Missed Call

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6.261Access Japanese Netflix with
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People start to receive calls supposedly from their future selves reacting to their own violent deaths along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters pursue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives. The scares are very similar to The Grudge and if you are a fan of these creep ghost Japanese horrors then this is another one to add to the list. Obviously it is similar to Ringu as they get a call indicating their own death in some way, no surprise as many of these Japanese horrors are from the same creators and studios.

11. Pizza (2014)

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.248Netflix or 30 day trial to Amazon Prime

Firstly there are 2 Indian horror movies called Pizza of the same story, I am not entirely sure the reason behind this but the version available on Netflix is the 2014 version, sadly its not as highly rated as the 2012 version but still a good watch. A Pizza delivery boy’s mundane life takes a horrifying turn when he is sent to make a delivery to the home of a family who have a dark secret. I cant help but love the originality of the film (despite being a remake). Although it is not suppose to be a comedy it does have a kind of comic charm at times, similar to The Evil Dead. I feel like it is under rated as it is being compared to the 2012 version which scored a massive 8/10 on IMDB.

12. Game Over

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
7.165Netflix

A fantastic and imaginative movie where Swapna, a nyctophobic, a game designer, who is on a turbulent road to recovery from an incident that scarred her deeply, has to fight her inner demons to stay alive in the game called life. As she is hunted within her own home she has to battle not just her would be killer but also her own emotional self. It is a very popular movie and one of the best horrors to come out of India in many years, exciting, new age and original.

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13. The Mimic

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IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
5.5/1046/100Korean Netflix or 7 day free trial to Shudder

If you are looking for a chilling, scary and supernatural Korean horror movie similar other Asian horrors such as The Grudge or The Ring then The Mimic is the closest you will get on Netflix. Although this is not as good as many other Asian or Korean horrors it does have a very scary little demon girl, perfect to scare a group of friends on a night in. The movie follows a family that moves to a rural location who 5 years earlier lost their son. The mother one day discovers a girl walking in the forest, seemingly lost and with no identity she takes her in as her own. However, suspicions start to build that she is not human!

14. Svaha: The Sixth Finger

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IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
6.2/1053/100US Netflix

Svaha can be a tricky movie to follow as you need to really have an understanding of Eastern culture and Buddhism. If you are able to dive down and really get into the complexities, then it is a much better movie. The Artistic nature of the filming is well done, and the characters are great. The Plot basically follows a Pastor Park who is infamous for debunking religious stigma follows the trail of a cult who are connected to a number of dead teenage girls when a body is discovered. Dark and disturbing secrets start to unfold around this cult.

15. Door Lock

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6.3/10n/aKorean Netflix with
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Not a supernatural horror but a very scary thriller that I think qualifies. The whole concept is very simple a young woman lives alone in a small apartment when she notices her lock has been meddled with by someone, Later on after she has changed or lock code she hears someone trying to enter. The police do little to help but then more disturbing things start to happen that suggests someone is in her apartment (very chilling scenes of someone hiding under her bed). A murder occurs in the building and she is forced to investigate all these strange going-ons herself. It is a very good film well worth a watch, it is a shame that this film is hardly heard of and also not readily available on many streaming services, it is not even on Rotten Tomatoes and has very little information on IMDB. However, it is available on the Korean Netflix which you can access if you already have a Netflix account. All you need to do is get a VPN service and set your location to Korea. Or go to Korea and open your Netflix.

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16. Sabrina

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4.249Netflix

Sabrina is the 3rd part of the Indonesian Netflix trilogy (The Doll, The Doll 2) and is essentially the same as Anabelle Creation. The scariest part of this movie is that it states to be inspired by true event which immediately gives it a whole new dynamic. However, the movie does get a little bit too crazy for my linking to the point that it is a little ridiculous. The Plot is mostly like Anabelle: Creation than Anabelle but not nearly as well done. Characters grieve for a loved one they once lost, dead loved one haunts doll, turns out it is not their loved one but an evil entity that haunts, terrorises and kills. There are much better scary doll movies, and this is a bit of a disappointment considering some of the other great Indonesian horror movies we have seen over the last few years.

17. The Doll

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the-doll-horror-movie-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
5.347Netflix

The Doll is an Indonesian horror movie clearly inspired by Anabelle but better and grossly under-rated and has since becomes a trilogy. It is a low budget film in comparison but most of the time just adds to the charm. The plot is simplest of all plots, a family is murdered in a horrible fashion including a little girl who had a doll. A couple find themselves in possession of the doll which is haunted by the little girl who has become vengeful and evil. The reviews although mixed true horror fans seem to prefer this movie compared to casual movie viewers who were perhaps looking for a more Dwayne Johnson, all bells and whistles high budget movie. The plot although simple is good, acting and cinematography is probably below average as it’s a budget film, but I am OK with that. The fact that is has become a trilogy is testament to its popularity so don’t read too much into the IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings. If you were looking for a good classic style scary doll movie then this is the one to go for.

18. Shutter

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7.166Netflix

This is the 2004 Thailand version of the movie not the US 2008 remake. Firstly this is far better than the remake so please watch this one over the US version. A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after fleeing the scene of an accident. They are being pursued by a revengeful spirit. Very scary and well built up suspense and jump scenes.

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19. Sadako vs. Kayako 

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5.151Access Japanese Netflix with
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Sadako Vs Kayako is the film that brings the 2 most infamous horror stories from Japan into a single film. The vengeful spirits from both The Ring and The Grudge are brought together in this ultimate showdown. On its own it is not as good as either of the original movies however there are a lot of fans for both these movie franchises. If you are a fan then this is difficult to miss. Ultimately it is a ridiculous movie and should be moved into the comedy horror genre more than anything. Don’t watch this movie expecting The Ring or The Grudge just a playful sideshow similar to perhaps a couple of famous YouTube stars having a boxing match.

20. Lessons of The Evil

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6.652Access Japanese Netflix with
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Lessons of The Evil is another crazy, fun, ridiculous bit of gory entertainment to good to miss, not a supernatural horror and not made to be scary but very a very good horror. a Popular high school teacher goes nuts as he creates a plan to deal with bullies and bad behaviour, the plan is to basically kill and brutally torching the students. Another movie clearly inspired by the popular Battle Royal, there are likely to be a few of these in this list.

21. Pulse

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.570Access Japanese Netflix with
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If you are a fan of Ringu and The Grudge and looking for more or that creepy, mind scarring Japanese horror then Pulse is what you are likely after, from many of the same creators and just as creepy and certainly more deadly. Two groups of people stumble across evidence that sad spirits are trying to access the living world through the Internet. The movie is creepy, depressing sad and all round eerie, the movie plot all makes sense yet dose not even matter as it does such a good job of creeping you out, and that may be all you are after. It is a unique movie in every way.

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22. Stree

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7.678Netflix

Stree is a real colourful Bollywood comedy horror treat and the highest rated horror on this list. A witch known as Stree abducts men in dark leaving their clothes behind during the four day annual festival. A group of friends finds themselves in the middle of this hilarious comedy horror trying to survive. If you like any Bollywood movie then you will enjoy this, if you like Shaun of The Dead you will enjoy this, If you enjoy decent movies you will enjoy this. A must watch that will keep you entertained.

23. Lupt

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lupt-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.853Netflix

Lupt is the tale of, a workaholic haunted by disturbing visions that takes a vacation with his family, but a detour leads them to an unsettling stranger and chilling events as the family is attacked by strange entities. The movie is far more like a western horror with the actual scaring and atmosphere. It has a good mix of emotion, drama and thrills. It is a little;e different as it is more of a physiological horror than anything that receives mix opinions with most saying its is a nice watch but not the best.

24. 1920

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6.447Netflix or 30 day trial to Amazon Prime

1920 is I suppose best described as the Indian answer to movies such as Conjuring, The Exorcism and Amityville Horror. We start with a haunted house that many have tried to tear down but something has always stopped them. The new owners move in a the wife soon becomes possessed by a very evil demon. The demonic possession is clearly inspired The Exorcism, but gets so crazy in places it is more like Scary Movie going just a little but too far. It is a Hindi movie but set in the western civilisation which is why you have a strange mix of traditional British setting but Hindi Actors.

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25. BHOOT

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6.557Netflix

A young couple move to a new flat haunted by spirits after horrific events had occurred there, as inexplicable things start to happen the wife is driven to madness. The husband must do all he can to protect his wife and his marriage. This is a scary movie and will give you the chills, much like many other modern haunting movies of terrifying vengeful spirits. If you like movies such as The Grudge or The Ring then you should enjoy this also.

26. Bulbbul

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.677Netflix

Bulbbul is a type of horror fairy-tale drama with plenty going for it. The plot is difficult to explain as it is multi levelled and not at all linear. Ultimately the movie is about vengeful spirits /witches/demons haunting a small village, the vengeful entities are essentially feminist entities seeking revenge for past monstrosities of man. The movie is very powerful and has plenty of colour in true Bollywood style. Though if you are to watch this film ensure you are able to concentrate otherwise you may just loose yourself and give up.

27. Psycho (2012 Hindi)

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.352Netflix

Based on the Buddhist tale of Angulimala, a dreaded serial killer, Psycho tells the story of a blind man who gets involved in a murder mystery. trying to save his lover from a psychopath who has kidnapped her. The movie has received a real mix of reviews with most complaining of the acting itself. Some have defended the movie as being a great psychological thriller which engages those that wish to enjoy. I will leave this as saying it is an acquired taste.

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