The film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” might be killing it in the box office, and Hollywood has given us more than a few American horror classics, but when it comes to terrifying flicks, one should never discount Asian filmmakers’ ability to seriously spook an audience. Films like “Ringu” and “Ju-on” inspired movie creepers like “The Ring” and “The Grudge” and made Asian horror a go-to category for Halloween entertainment. Here are six Asian films — some sure to make your skin crawl, some with a bit of good old camp — available to stream on Netflix for when the midnight hour is close at hand:
A young Korean girl in the 1930s transfers to a remote boarding school, where she starts to notice suspicious things happening to the other students.
American horror movie characters don’t get a monopoly on bad decisions — seven unassuming friends make the horrendous decision to spend the night in a haunted hotel in this Indian horror flick.
An unassuming office worker is found to be guilty of murdering his wife, and he’s turned his sights on his co-workers. It’s up to a detective to stop the carnage in this Korean slasher-thriller.
A young Thai girl turns to prostitution to help her impoverished family, but when a customer dupes her, she uses black magic to get revenge.
A night of scandalous fun in a closed down mall turns into a nightmare when four friends run into a mysterious couple who invite them to play a cursed game of Ludo.
A woman has no choice but to consult an occultist after she becomes convinced that her husband is possessed by black magic in this Indian horror film.
What’s your go-to Halloween flick?