10 Horror Dramas To Creep You Out

You might know Kdarams is primarily for romance, love, and comedy. Watching a spine-chilling thriller horror for a new experience would be best to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Here we are listing a series of Kdrama based on Supernatural beings, suspense, horror, thriller, adventure, and some great mystery that are yet to be solved and experienced by many. These series can keep you wide awake and creep under your skin. 

These series are for those who have yet to explore Korean horror content and finding it difficult to get a start.

So if you are looking for a list of where to start, here you got it. Because now, it’s time to showcase and celebrate the best bone-chilling inducing horrors!

The Master’s Sun (2019)

Director: Jin Hyuk

Genre: Mystery/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Viki

The Master Sun is a South Korean television series from 2019 starring So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin. This series revolves around two people named Joo Joong Won and Take Gong Shill.  

Joong is a cold and distant CEO of a kingdom that includes a store and hotel as its Major department (a Conglomerate) who measure everything with Money. Later he meets a gloomy girl, Take, who tends to gain the ability to see and talk to ghosts after she meets an accident. 

Still, even after all these years, those ghosts scare her, and their demand for help constantly rises, making it impossible for her to live everyday life. 

They both take a new turn in their lives when Take discovers that Ghost tends to disappear when she touches Joong Won. They both come to a mutual agreement where Joong allows 

Take them to be by his side, and in return, she will help him recover the fortune stolen from him during a kidnapping.

Hell Is Other People (2019)

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Director: Lee Chang-hee

Genre: Thriller/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Prime Video

Hell Is Other People is a South Korean television series from 2019 starring I’m si Wan and Lee Dong Wook.

Hell, other people is based on a Naver WEBTOON series of the same title by Kim Yong Ki. This Stories Yoon Jong Woo, a young man who moves to Seoul in his 20s after getting an Internship in a company as a crime fiction writer. 

While searching for a place where he can stay, he finds a studio in Eden and decides to stay there for a while as it is an ominous cheap dormitory. 

Yoon is not thrilled enough about the place as it is not high in quality and included abnormal residences and his neighbor Seo Moon Jo, but he decides only to move out once he saves enough money to survive. 

But only a little did Yoon know about this not-so-ordinary dormitory. Mysterious occurrences started happening inside the studio, leading him to fear his neighbor. This unpleasant event disturbs the life of Yoon Jong Woo.

Mouse (2021)

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Director: Choi Joon Bae, Kang Cheol-woo

Genre: Thriller/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Viki

The Mouse is a thriller South Korean television series from 2021 starring Lee Seung gi, Park Ju Hyun, Lee Hee Joon, and Kyung Soo Jin. This series is directed by Choi Joon Bae and written by Choi Ran. 

This series revolves around fantasizing about the scenario of a psychopath in a remorseful way. What if they feel guilty for their sins?

This series Stories Jeong Ba rum, a police officer who encounters a psychopath serial killer who changes his life. 

This encounter drives Jeong and his partner to unearth the absolute truth and reason behind the psychopath’s behaviors. 

This series also raises the question, what if it’s possible to scan the mother’s womb and know that the child inside is a psychopath using fetal genetic testing? And will it be wise enough to give birth to a psychopath to have that child?

Hotel Del Luna (2019)

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Director: Oh Choong-hwan

Genre: Rom-com/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki

Hotel Del Luna is a South Korean television series from 2019. The main cast of this movie is Lee Ji-Eun and Yeo Jin-goo, the hotel owner and manager of a hotel that only caters to ghosts. This hotel is no ordinary hotel situated in Seoul. 

This hotel is not naturally visible to humans these days. All the clients and staff of this hotel are ghosts who have been stuck there for decades, the ones who had Unfinished business in their previous life.

This hotel’s owner had committed a considerable sin millennium ago, which has bound her soul to Cater for the hotel to the dead. 

Gu Chan-sung becomes the hotel manager, a soft-hearted, level-headed, and sincere perfectionist, but later reveals the secrets and mysteries behind the hotel and the owner. 

Save Me (2017)

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Director: Kim Sung-soo

Genre: Thriller/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Peacock app

Save Me is a South Korean television series from 2017 starring Ok Taec-yeon, Jo Sung-ha, Seo Ye-ji, and Woo Do-hwan. The Save Me series is about a young girl who moves to a town with her family and gets involved in a religious cult. 

The series centers on Sang Mi, who moved to Muji-gun with her family after her father failed the business.

Later she met four men named Seok Dong Cheol, Han Sang Hwan, Choi Man Hee, and Woo Jung Hoon. Mi and her family somehow started facing problems when a spiritual father named Baek Jung Ki offered to help.  

However, due to some circumstances, she and her family slowly started getting stuck in a pseudo-religious cult, and the four men she met tried to save her and her family.

Kingdom (2019)

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Director: Kim Seong-hun

Genre: Horror 

Where to Watch: Netflix

The Kingdom is a South Korean period Horror streaming television series from 2019. This series stars Ju Ji-ho, Bae Doo-na, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Kim Sung-kyu, and Kim Hye-jun.

This show was set in the 16th century, a few years after the end of the Imjin War. This series is inspired in a fictional way blending political thriller and zombie horror elements.

It revolves around the crown Prince Lee Chang of Joseon. The prince attempts to find the mystery behind the illness afflicting the king until he finds himself in the middle of a ravaging deadly epidemic in the kingdom of Joseon. 

The prince must try to save the kingdom from the plague and his throne from the political opponents, who are trying to seize his throne by hiding a Sinister secret.

All Of Us Are Dead (2022)

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Director: Lee Jae-Kyoo

Genre: Korean Drama/Horror Fiction 

Where to Watch: Netflix

All Of Us Are Dead is a South Korean zombie apocalypse horror streaming television series from 2022, starring Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-Hyun, Park Ji-hu, Lomon, Lee Yoo-mi, Yoo In-soo, Kim Byung -Chul, Jeon Bae-soo, and Lee Kyu-Hyung. 

The series takes place in a school in Korea where students have to run for their lives due to the sudden break of a zombie apocalypse, which threatens their safety.

All of us are dead is based on a Naver webtoon of the same title by Joo Dong-Geun. 

The story revolves around some local high school students who struggle to survive when the school is overrun with zombies due to a failed scientific experiment. 

With no water and food and cut-off communication from the government, it was now totally up to the students to use their surrounding equipment to protect themselves and the school. 

The students have no option either to come to the battlefield and fight for their lives or become part of the infected.

The Guest (2018)

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Director: Kim Hong-seon

Genre: Horror/ Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix

The Guest is a South Korean television series from 2018 about exorcism and Shamanism. It stars Kim Dong-woik, Jung Eun-Chae, and Kim Jae-Wook. This series depicts the horror of demonic possession. 

This movie revolves around Yoon Hwa Pyung, who was possessed by evil spirits a long time before, and because of this incident, his grandmother and mother lost their lives. He was left abandoned by his father and had to live with his grandfather. 

He made it his life mission to Hunt Down that evil spirit. During the mission, he gets help from a priest named Choi Yoon and a detective named Kang Kil Young, who also lost their family to the spirit.

The Ghost Detective (2018)

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Director: Lee Jae-hoon

Genre: Mystery/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Kocowa+

The Ghost Detective is a South Korean television series from 2018 starring Choi Daniel, Lee Ji-ah, and Park Eun-bin.

This series centers on Lee Da, a sharp and tenacious private investigator formerly in the military, but a strange case led to his discharge. 

Jung Yeo-Wools, a fearless woman, became his assistant, and they worked together to solve the mystery of her younger siblings’ death and other criminal investigations. 

They always run into a mysterious woman in a red dress carrying an innocent vibe who tends to appear on every crime scene they encounter.

The Cursed (2020) 

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Director: Kim Young-wan

Genre: Mystery/ Horror 

Where to Watch: Netflix

The cursed Is a South Korean television series from 2020 starring Uhm Ji-won, Jung Ji-so, Jo Min-Su, and Sung Dong-li.

This series revolves around a girl with unique abilities who can bring death to people by only using their names, belongings, or photos. 

In this, Kon Hee is a reporter covering a case of the biggest IT company in Korea named Forest. The chairman of Forest, Jin Jong Hyun, believes heavily in Shamanism.

Jin Hee, during her investigation, found out that this company is affiliated with a spiritual consulting company. 

While trying to reveal the secrets of Forest, she meets So Jin, who is possessed by a spirit and can kill people with special powers.

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