7 Japanese Horror Movies You Shouldn't Miss This Halloween

Posted 2017/10/27 3079 0

Unlike those coming from Hollywood, Asian horror movies in general and Japanese ones in particular mostly are about spirits and ghosts. Please feel free to make a request if the film(s) you're interested in watching is currently not available on the site!

 

1. Suicide Club (2001)

54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn't as simple as one could hope.

 

2. Uzumaki (2000)

Kirie (Eriko Hatsune) and Shuichi (Fhi Fan) are friends in a small town who notice that Shuichi's father, Toshio (Ren Ôsugi), has become utterly obsessed with snails, videotaping them in his garden and gathering items that resemble the spiral patterns on their shells. Kirie sees spirals elsewhere, too, even in the way people dress and comport their bodies. When the curiosities turn to tragedies, Shuichi wants to escape to Tokyo, but Kirie is determined to stay and figure out what is going on.

 

3. Dumplings (2004)

The infamous Aunt Mei (Bai Ling), a former gynecologist who performed abortions, makes dumplings with miraculous youth-restoring abilities. Mrs. Li (Miriam Yeung), a former actress desperate to make her womanizing husband (Tony Leung Ka Fai) pay attention to her again, initially refuses to eat them. However, after discovering their potency, she offers to pay Mei any price for more. Things are complicated when Mei is forced to flee the country and the dumplings' power begins to fade.

 

4. Tomie: Unlimited (2011)

A photography student's life takes a turn for the worse when her dead sister is welcomed back into the family home.

 

5. The Complex (2013)

Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) moves into the Kuroyuri apartment complex, without knowing about the mysterious deaths that occurred there 13 years ago. She begins to hear strange sounds of "garigarigari" from the apartment next door. One day, an old man, who lives next door, is found dead. People became aware of his death after his alarm clock continually rang. Since the death, more horrifying incidents occur. With the help of Sasahara (Hiroki Narimiya), who specializes in cleaning out the homes of recently deceased individuals, Asuka tries to find something from the old man's apartment to give to his family.

 

6. Grotesque (2009)

An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

 

7. Infection (2004)

A case of medical malpractice and a dead patient lead to panic and a cover-up in part one of director Masayuki Ochiai's horror trilogy. After the hospital staff buries the evidence, another patient turns up dying from peculiar symptoms, and before you know it, the doctors connected to the conspiracy begin coming down with a strange, and lethal, infection. Can anyone stop it?

 

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