Korean horror dramas have been gaining lots of popularity around the world due to their unique storytelling and spine-chilling horrifying scares. And off course with the rise of multiple streaming platforms, these dramas have become more accessible to international audiences apart from South Korea and the plus point is that there is no language barrier as such, as the binge-watchers can stream these dramas in the language they are conformable in. In this article, we’ll be exploring 7 best Korean horror dramas available on various OTT platforms.
1) All of Us Are Dead Now: Netflix
All of Us Are Dead, based on Joo Dong-Geun’s webtoon of the same name, is one of the best and most recent Korean horror dramas available to stream on Netflix. During the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse, a bullied student is hospitalised after a traumatic fall from the rooftop in this South Korean drama. As a full-fledged zombie outbreak wreaks havoc on the school, the government isolates students from the outside world in an attempt to contain the outbreak. The drama’s Season 2 is currently in production and will be released in 2023.
2) Kingdom: Netflix
Kingdom is a Korean horror drama that follows the story of a Joseon crown prince who investigates the mysterious outbreak of a deadly plague that turns the infected into zombies. The show, set in Joseon, is a unique blend of horror, action, and drama. The drama has received critical acclaim for its outstanding storytelling, production value, and cast performances.
3) The Guest: Netflix
The Guest, a supernatural mystery drama centred on exorcism and shamanism, depicts the main characters clashing with centuries-old evil spirits, which coincidentally brought them together in the first place. When a powerful demon known as Son threatens the world with its vengeful-driven powers for the second time in 20 years, an unusual trio of a psychic, a priest, and a detective is assembled. Each has a troubled but intertwined past, and they are all determined to find the possessed people and put an end to the demonic killings.
4) Strangers From Hell: Amazon Prime Video
Strangers From Hell is a 10-episode Korean horror drama about a boy named Jong-Woo who moves to Seoul and finds himself abandoned and alone inside an apartment block. Unfortunately, it is also shared by a number of creepy and unsettling characters. Every character in this block has a secret, from the maniacally laughing Deuk-Jong to the quiet and reserved Nam-Bok. Strangers From Hell isn’t particularly frightening, but it’s an engaging psychological thriller horror.
5) The Cursed: Netflix
The Cursed is a Korean horror-thriller drama directed by Kim Yong-wan that follows reporter Im Jin-hee as she investigates the mysterious deaths of people affected by a supernatural curse. Im Jin-hee delves deeper into the story and discovers that Jin Kyung is a witch who uses black magic to control her followers and eliminate those who pose a threat to her. Im Jin-hee’s investigation leads her to meet So-jin, a young shaman with the ability to see spirits who can assist her in discovering the truth about the curse. Overall, The Cursed is a must-see for fans of the horror and thriller genres.
6) Sweet Home: Netflix
Sweet Home is a Korean supernatural horror drama that follows the residents of an apartment complex who are forced to fight for their lives when the world is overrun by monsters. The show, which is based on a popular webtoon, has received critical acclaim for its gripping storytelling, excellent special effects, and outstanding cast performances. Sweet Home is an absolute must-see for anyone who enjoys a good horror series with a unique twist.
7) Hellbound: Netflix
Hellbound is a Korean supernatural thriller drama that follows a society that is thrown into chaos when people begin receiving visits from angels who condemn them to hell. It is another Netflix original series from South Korea. Hellbound is a must-see for horror fans due to its high-concept premise, intense action, and strong performances.