So who likes Asian horror movies?

United States
November 18, 2006 6:17pm CST
Lots of asian horror movies are seeing major North American remakes and distribution. 'The Ring' really started the whole Asian horror remake fad gripping most of North America now, followed closely by 'The Grudge'. Remakes of 'The Eye' and 'Pulse' are set to come out within this next year. My favorites, though, are the originals. From Japanese to Korean and Chinese, I have a list of my favorite ones that includes: Ringu Dark Water Ju-On: the Grudge Barking Dogs Never Bite Uzumaki A Tale of Two Sisters Whispering Cooridors Memento Mori Wishing Stairs The Eye Premonition The Audition There are more I have watched and did not care much for, such as Living Hell and Unborn but Forgotten. So those of you out there who like asian horror movies, recommend so to me. List your favorites and why you like them!
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19 responses
• Canada
19 Nov 06
I liked the ring quite a bit, but didn't like the grudge at all. i have yet to see the original versions but i would definitely like to some day.
• United States
20 Nov 06
The original version is better, in my humble opinon at least. Definetly worth a watch anyhow.
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• Canada
20 Nov 06
I'm sure it is. I'll get around to watching it someday.
• Pakistan
20 Nov 06
i love asian horror movies
• United States
20 Nov 06
Good to hear someone else that does!
@sherzy (954)
• Philippines
20 Nov 06
I really don't like them. But in terms of quality, they are really the best. They have given the reality of being scary. That's why I don't watch those stuff.
• United States
20 Nov 06
I can understand that. Horror movies aren't for everyone afterall, just like action or such isn't for everyone.
@kutchi (12335)
• Pakistan
20 Nov 06
Nopes, I dont like
• United States
20 Nov 06
Ah well it's certainly not a genre for everyone :)
@prasadr (872)
• India
20 Nov 06
there are good indian horror movies too.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Are there really? Wow, never thought of that!
@beverly1 (1130)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yes i love all of them.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Ah good, I just love hearing from other horror movie fans!
@anonvenu (401)
• India
20 Nov 06
I liked RINGU, it scared the sh.. out of me.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Ahaha, I think it did that to me as well the first time!
• China
20 Nov 06
Lots of asian horror movies are seeing major North American remakes and distribution. 'The Ring' really started the whole Asian horror remake fad gripping most of North America now, followed closely by 'The Grudge'. Remakes of 'The Eye' and 'Pulse' are set to come out within this next year. My favorites, though, are the originals. From Japanese to Korean and Chinese, I have a list of my favorite ones that includes:Ringu Dark Water Ju-On: the Grudge Barking Dogs Never Bite Uzumaki A Tale of Two Sisters Whispering Cooridors Memento Mori Wishing Stairs The Eye Premonition The Audition There are more I have watched and did not care much for, such as Living Hell and Unborn but Forgotten. So those of you out there who like asian horror movies, recommend so to me. List your favorites and why you like them! i fond it is very exciting
• United States
20 Nov 06
It is very exciting :)
@tjmoola (1862)
• United States
20 Nov 06
The Grudge was very interesting...
• United States
20 Nov 06
I definetly agree with you on that one.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Im from Japan and I love Japanese horror movies. It more realistic than American horror movies and more scary than American horror movies.
• United States
20 Nov 06
I have to agree with you there. Too many American horror movies focus on the gore, bloodshed and violence that really takes away from the realism. Perhaps that's why asian horror movies are so chilling. Because the sense of realism can usually lull you into a nice comfort zone.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I'm not familiar with most of these. Thanks for mentioning, I'll have to check them out. It's always interesting to see how different cultures approach the horror genre--or any genre, for that matter.
• United States
20 Nov 06
That is very true! I watch a lot of drama movies as well when I can because it's nice to see the differences in cultures and yet some of the similarities in themes and such.
@mellbrb (250)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I love Asian horror movies, one of my favorites would have to be. "Ju-On", the Japanese version of "The Grudge". TTFN
• United States
20 Nov 06
I loved 'Ju-On' myself as well.
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have never cared too much for the American re-makes, but I do love watching the originals. The Sub-titles can be a little annoying, so usually I'll have to watch the movie twice. The first time I read the sub-titles and try to watch what's going on, on the screen. But I find that I miss a lot of jump out of your skin parts. So then I have to re-watch, and just watch what's going on and ignore the sub-titles. It might seem odd to some people, but I think that they're really worth watching twice to get the full benefit. I've found that recently, a lot of the Asian horror movies give me the creeply crawlies much more than American movies do. And when an Asian horror movie is re-made in the American style, I think it loses a lot of the flavor, and suspense that the orignals had packed with. I can't really list my favorites, because I cannot spell them. Sad? Yes, but I'm willing to admit it. I watch any, and every Asian horror movie I can get my greedy horror/gore ridden hands on. ^_^
• United States
20 Nov 06
Glad to hear from someone else who'll watch just about anything asian horror related! Some have been bad but some of them have been very good. I'm not sure what the American remakes lack. I think it's the psychological horror aspect. A lot of the remakes seem to enhance the gore or the "oo look, here's the monster!" aspects, which take away from the mystery of most of these movies.
@mchu519 (465)
• United States
19 Nov 06
No offense, but the American versions are a lot better. For example, in the Ringu movie, the entire movie you don't get to see anything, it just makes you think you might see something scary, but the entire film there was nothing to see. Yeah I like "The Eye" too its good. I swear HK should really get back to producing better story movies. Most of them suck now.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Ah well, it's a point of view then, isn't it? For me, the American versions were good but not as good as the originals. Particularly 'The Grudge'. I don't know, I myself just didn't care for the way most of the individual's stories were squished into one overall story. Part of the interest for me was seeing how the curse affected so many who barely had any contact at all with the house. I'm more for psychological horror though. I don't much like seeing the evil - THAT cheapens it for me. I much prefer to have it left to my imagination, much in the same manner as a writer might leave a story with an open ending.
@starr4all (2865)
19 Nov 06
spooky! - spooky!
I've seen the ring and grudge but I haven't seen the original japanese version yet. I do want to, but I've just started watching japanese movies. I recently watched Audition and liked the director so I might watch more of his works.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Takashi Miike is something of a legend in the arena of horror movies. He's done a lot of short little mini-movies, as I recall.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
19 Nov 06
Well I love them and I hate them... The movies are great, but too great... They are so damn scary that I don't dare to watch them. When I do I can't sleep well for days.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Haha, I feel you there. I love them a bunch and love to watch them. But if they are a truely good one? I'll keep looking over my shoulder for days after, haha.
@ticha414 (60)
• Portugal
20 Nov 07
I have some movies to recommend you but I'm afraid I'm too late because you started this conversation a year ago. I like the same movies you like and like these too: The Haunted Apartments Rec Eye Cinderella The Wig Reincarnation Mail There are some that I don't like at all. They are Acacia and The Red Shoes. Hope you enjoy to watch this movies
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
yes
@sweety2006 (1415)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I love horror movies