The Halloween season means binge-watching television shows and movies that will scare anyone. Apart from classic films like scream, chunky, and much more, Korean dramas also do a phenomenal job at intermingling horror-thriller K-drama with horror.
These horror-thriller K-dramas cover everything from monstrous apocalypse, to a Netflix original K-drama about a brutal zombie plague and evil monsters that take down. The fans should get ready to sleep with the suspense, excitement and night lights of the night.
‘Save Me’ Takes Cultism To New Extremes
In 2017, K-drama save me attracted some attention. After it became available on Netflix, it became famous as a thrilling thriller K-drama. Im Sang-mi (Seo Ye-ji) and his family move to a remote town after the failure of their business. As the story progresses, Sang-mi’s brother is severely bullied, leading to his death. The death of her brother leaves her parents in despair.
The local church, Gossenwon, takes this as an opportunity to persuade his parents to join him. In fact, the Peaceful Church is a dangerous cult that has complete control over the residents of the city. The cult hides its turn of secrets, darkness and murder. Years later, Sang-mi wants to escape at any cost.
save me Starring K-pop idol and actor Taesin in the lead role. success of save me It also led to a sequel installment with a similar story that featured Gosenawon Church. save me Available to stream on Netflix.
A psychic, priest and detective fight a mysterious entity in ‘The Guest’
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16-episode K-Drama, Guest, despite not airing on cable television, received high ratings. Marked as a mystery-horror, the K-drama involves three characters who come together because of malicious and supernatural circumstances. Yoon Hwa-pyung (Kim Dong-wook) was born into a magician family and learned of an evil demon.
The demon can control other demons and can reside in the bodies of the weak. The victim of possession goes insane, kills their families and stabs himself in the eye. Hwa-pyung crosses paths with Choi Eun (Kim Jae-wook), a young boy born into a religious family, and Jang Eun-cha (Kang Gil-young), the daughter of a spy.
The three characters are bound by fate because of a demon named “son” (guest). Years later, the demon returns. Choi Eun is now a Catholic priest with exorcism experience as Hwa-pyung uses his powers to help his captors. Eun-chae followed in her father’s footsteps and became a spy. The three characters come together to eradicate the demon for good. Guest Available to stream on Netflix.
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As American television came to dominate the zombie genre, Korea developed its own play based on a webcomic, kingdom of the gods, written by Kim Eun-hee and produced by Yang Kyung-il. A Crown Prince and his subordinates uncover a deadly plague they’ve never seen before. The sick rise from the dead as blood-thirsty corpses. In the midst of dealing with the pandemic, the prince investigates the conspiracy behind the king’s death.
Empire The original was Netflix’s first success in K-drama. According to sumpyhandjob Empire Twitter’s most searched topic since 2018. K-drama holds its own against other known zombie series the walking dead. In 2021, the K-drama premiered its prequel, Kingdom: Ashen of the North Starring Kim Si-ah.
‘Sweet Home’ reinvents the idea of apocalyptic monsters in a horror K-drama
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Home Sweet Home It became a hot topic when it premiered on Netflix in 2020. K-Drama is based on a popular webtoon. It has a unique twist on destructive monsters that had not been seen before. Actor Song Kang plays the lead role as Cha Hyun-soo. Hyun-soo is a troubled teenager who loses his family in an accident. He moves to a new residential building.
The building is filled with interesting characters who soon have one thing in common – survival. The residents are locked inside overnight as demons created by one’s desires wipe out the city. They must be protected from outside and from each other as anyone can turn.
Hyun-soo is unique as he tries to maintain his humanity as a dark demon lives deep inside him. This is the perfect Halloween K-drama. whereas Home Sweet Home Rumored to be getting a second season, Netflix hasn’t confirmed.