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Important: There are many asian horrors on Netflix but not so many Japanese horrors through the US Netflix. For the best Japanese horrors such as the Entire Universe of The Ring and The Grudge and even the crossover film you will want to make sure you can access your Japanese Netflix wherever you are with a VPN service…
15 Japanese Horror Movies on Netflix 2022 update
1. RE/ MEMBER – On US Netflix
2. Kisaragi Station
3. Lesson of the evil
4. as the gods will
5. Stigmatized properties
7. one missed call
8. JU-on origins
10. true scary story
12. Howling village, another version
14. Hiruko the goblin
1. RE/ MEMBER IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
“RE/ MEMBER” is a mind-bending psychological thriller that takes viewers on a gripping journey. The story follows a man who wakes up with amnesia and discovers he possesses the ability to enter people’s minds. As he delves deeper into the memories of others, he uncovers shocking secrets and a conspiracy that threatens his own existence.
2. Kisaragi Station IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
“Kisaragi Station” is a chilling supernatural horror film. It revolves around a group of people who find themselves trapped in a haunted train station that exists between the realms of the living and the dead. As they desperately try to escape, they encounter vengeful spirits and must confront their own fears to survive.
3. Lesson of the Evil IMDb Rating: 6.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%
“Lesson of the Evil” is a dark and disturbing thriller. The movie follows a charismatic high school teacher who harbors a sinister secret. As his true nature is gradually revealed, he becomes entangled in a series of shocking and violent events, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats.
4. As the Gods Will IMDb Rating: 6.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%
“As the Gods Will” is a suspenseful and unpredictable survival game. A group of high school students find themselves forced to participate in deadly games orchestrated by a malevolent force. With their lives on the line, they must navigate treacherous challenges inspired by classic toys, fighting for survival against the whims of sadistic gods.
5. Stigmatized Properties IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
“Stigmatized Properties” is a hair-raising horror film that blends supernatural elements with urban legends. Two friends start a business that specializes in cleaning houses with paranormal activities. As they encounter increasingly terrifying phenomena, they unravel the dark secrets behind each haunting, leading to a confrontation with an ancient evil.
6. Liverleaf IMDb Rating: 6.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
“Liverleaf” is a brutal and atmospheric revenge thriller. Haruka, a high school student, endures relentless bullying. Pushed to her limit, she embarks on a bloody quest for vengeance against her tormentors. The film explores themes of survival and the consequences of unchecked cruelty in a chilling and visceral manner.
7. One Missed Call IMDb Rating: 6.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%
“One Missed Call” is a classic J-horror film that popularized the concept of cursed communication. A series of people receive voicemails from their future selves, predicting their deaths. As the countdown to their demise begins, they must unravel the mystery behind the calls and confront the malevolent spirit behind the curse.
8. Ju-On: Origins IMDb Rating: 6.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
“Ju-On: Origins” is a chilling prequel to the iconic “Ju-On” franchise. This Netflix series explores the origins of the malevolent curse that haunts a cursed house. The story unveils the dark history and the horrifying events that set in motion a cycle of death and terror, capturing the essence of the haunting and atmospheric J-horror.
9. It Comes IMDb Rating: 6.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
“It Comes” is a slow-burning supernatural mystery that keeps viewers guessing until the end. Strange occurrences plague a small rural community, leading to a series of unexplained deaths. As the terror escalates, a journalist investigates the sinister secrets buried within the town, uncovering a dark force that defies rational explanation.
10. True Scary Story IMDb Rating: 6.0/10
“True Scary Story” is an anthology horror film that weaves together bone-chilling tales. Each story is based on real-life encounters with the supernatural, exploring urban legends, ghostly encounters, and paranormal phenomena. With a mix of suspense, dread, and occasional moments of terror, the movie captures the essence of Japanese horror folklore.
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11. Prophecy IMDb Rating: 5.9/10
“Prophecy” is a supernatural thriller that follows a detective investigating a series of bizarre deaths caused by a mysterious curse. As he delves deeper into the occult, he uncovers a shocking prophecy that predicts further tragedy unless he can unravel the truth and put an end to the curse.
12. Howling Village: Another Version IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
“Howling Village: Another Version” is an eerie horror film that explores a haunted village shrouded in legends and dark secrets. A group of urban explorers ventures into the forbidden realm, encountering vengeful spirits and uncovering the truth behind the curse that has plagued the village for generations.
13. Homunculus IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
“Homunculus” is a psychological thriller that blurs the line between reality and hallucination. A man participates in a dangerous experiment that awakens his ability to perceive people’s inner traumas as physical deformities. As he delves deeper into this surreal journey, he uncovers the dark pasts of those he encounters, including his own.
14. Hiruko the Goblin IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
“Hiruko the Goblin” is a quirky and imaginative horror comedy. It follows a schoolteacher and a journalist as they investigate the sudden disappearance of students. Their search leads them to a hidden world inhabited by mischievous goblins, forcing them to confront their fears and unravel the mystery behind the supernatural occurrences.
15. Museum IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
“Museum” is a thrilling crime mystery with a touch of the supernatural. A detective investigates a series of gruesome murders where the killer showcases his victims in macabre displays. As the investigation unfolds, the detective finds himself in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a sadistic and highly intelligent serial killer.
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