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7 Super scary Asian movies and series to watch on Netflix for a good spook


By Lea Rina

7 Super scary Asian movies and series to watch on Netflix for a good spook

With Halloween coming up, we at BURO have curated a skin-crawling list of Netflix’s scariest Asian movies and series—because those usually leave us… haunted.

1. Shutter

Thai | 2004

After a hit-and-run accident where a young woman was killed, a couple finds themselves haunted by more than just the horrific memory. With every picture they take, the reality of the strange shadows that appear in the images becomes more apparent.

2. Nang Nak

Thai | 1999

Based on the Thai legend of Mae Nak Phra Khanong, the story starts with Mak’s return home from the war to find his beloved wife and child overjoyed to have him back, but unbeknownst to him, they have died months earlier. The inhabitants of the village try to reason with Mak, but can he see the truth?

3. May The Devil Take You

Indonesian | 2018

As her father lays on his deathbed due to a mysterious illness, Alfie travels to her father’s old house to find answers. On her journey for the truth, she uncovers many dark events of the past, along with a pact involving her whole family and the devil; who is now returning to collect his payment, unless Alfie can find a way out.

4. The 3rd Eye

Indonesian | 2018

For years Adel fought to convince her family of the supernatural sightings she has seen in and around their home. 12 years later and following the death of their parents, her sisters return to their family home to learn more about the strange stories Adel used to speak of. This is when they learn of ‘the third eye’.

5. Goedam

Korean series | 2020

As night falls upon the city, that’s when the shadows and spirits come out to torment the oblivious civilians. Centred around Korean urban legends, this anthology series will have you checking under your bed.

6. Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Korean | 2019

A pastor investigating a dark religious cult named ‘Deer Mountain’ turns to his Buddhist monk friend for help. The pastor quickly finds himself dealing with something bigger than he first anticipated as strange events unfold and animals of the forest begin to do the unnatural.

7. Ju-On: Origins

Japanese series | 2020

Based on the Ju-On franchise created by Takashi Shimizu, the series follows a paranormal researcher as he desperately tries to uncover the mysteries of a haunted home, where a terrible event befell upon a young mother and child many years ago.

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