The following spooky Korean films should definitely be included in your Halloween must-watch list!
Halloween is approaching. If you don’t have any plans for this exciting holiday, doesn’t watching some gripping Korean horror movies sound fun? If you are still clueless about which movie to pick for the upcoming Halloween night, keep scrolling down to check out the following spooky female-led films starring famous Korean actresses. They are definitely the most quality choices that will not leave you disappointed.
Im Soo Jung & Moon Geun Young – A Tale of Two Sisters
The 2003 film directed by Kim Jee Woon is one the most iconic and classic works among psychological horror productions of Korean cinema. “A Tale of Two Sisters” is considered flawless because of its storyline,characters, plot twist, cinematography, soundtrack and especially the acting of the cast. When they filmed this movie, both Im Soo Jung and Moon Geun Young were still very young but their realistic and emotional acting completely amazed the viewers and gave everyone goosebumps. Especially Im Soo Jung when she won 6 acting awards domestically and overseas thanks to her role of Soo Mi, a character with a dissociative identity disorder. Moon Geun Young also delivered an impressive performance with her first lead role in a motion picture. She received a nomination for “Best New Actress” at Blue Dragon Film Awards 2003.
Jun Ji Hyun – The Uninvited
After shooting to fame across Asia thanks to the hit romance film “My Sassy Girl”, Jun Ji Hyun transformed her image 180 degrees by starring in the 2003 supernatural horror film “The Uninvited”. In the film, she plays a psychic woman with many secrets. The identity and actions of this character make the viewers feel disturbed then surprised once everything is resolved. Jun Ji Hyun was only 22 years old when she filmed this movie, but her portrayal of the female lead has received countless compliments. “The Uninvited” is one out of two horror films included in Jun Ji Hyun’s filmography. Six years later, she appeared in another horror-action movie called “Blood The Last Vampire”.
Park Min Young – The Cat
“The Cat” is Park Min Young‘s first and only theatrical film up to this point. The horror mystery film was released in 2011 and grossed over 4.5 million USD in Korea. “The Cat” depicts the story of the female lead So Yeon played by Park Min Young and oddly creepy things happening around her, after she gets herself a Persian cat. Besides, a mysterious girl with cat-like eyes also shows up and causes So Yeon to be fearful. Through a story about a common pet and its owner, “The Cat” talks about the impact of the universal law of cause and effect in people’s lives. If you want to see a different image of Park Min Young, this movie is a must-watch.
Eugene – Yoga Hakwon
Eugene plays Hyo Jung, a female MC who is facing problems at work and in her love life, so she attends a special yoga class with somewhat strange rules. The more she stayed in this class, the more she and the other students thought that something was wrong, particularly with the teacher. Later, Hyo Jung uncovered the teacher’s horrifying truth, but she was already in a dangerous situation. Out of the five movies in which Eugene has starred, this may be the one in which she may show the most amazing acting abilities and make the most impression on the audience.
Son Ye Jin – Spellbound
Actually, unlike the titles above, this film by Son Ye Jin is not entirely horror, but it does have romantic and comedic themes. The horror scenes of “Spellbound”, on the other hand, are still appreciated. Son Ye Jin plays a girl who can see things that aren’t humans, which causes her problems in love, especially when the person she loves is a craven man. The perfect combination of romance, humor, and horror has helped this movie generate approximately 19 million US dollars in revenue. Son Ye Jin was also nominated for “Best Actress” at the 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards for this role.
Park Bo Young & Park So Dam – The Silenced
Set in 1938, “The Silenced” has shown the audience how cruel and intentional humans can turn them into. In addition, it is also a touching story about the friendship of young girls played by Park Bo Young and Park So Dam as the main characters. The two actresses had very good chemistry and made viewers completely immersed in the story they wanted to convey. With such an impressive performance, both received well-deserved rewards for themselves. While Park Bo Young won the “Favorite Star” award at Blue Dragon 2015, Park So Dam was honored at the Busan Film Critics Awards 2015 as the “Best Female Rookie of the Year”.
Park Shin Hye – Call
Despite being completely overwhelmed by Jeon Jong Seo’s acting, netizens still gave a compliment to Park Shin Hye for bravely receiving a hard project like “Call”. Remade from the 2011 film of the same name, “Call” will make viewers nervous as well as bewildered about what happens over a phone call between two women at two distant times. Even to the last moment of the film, the plot twist is still going on and everything ends in the audience’s extreme ambiguity. “Call” has a 100% “fresh tomato” rating by film critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The other female lead of the film, Jeon Jong Seo, also excellently became the Best Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards 2021 at the age of 27.