K-Dramas, characterized by their bold and diverse genres and ideas, make great binge-watches at every opportunity. As Halloween draws near, it’s time to indulge in some frightening K–dramas that will leave you feeling uneasy.
These ten K-Dramas are a must-see for horror fans and those who want to get into the Halloween action. From snacks to K’s, you can find what you need without looking creepy at all.
“Let’s Fight Ghost” is a combination of horror and romance, featuring Kim So Hyun as Kim Jong-Il, whose high school senior daughter becomes possessed by feces after he dies in gangbusters. She encounters Park Bong Pal, played by Taecyeon, who can see ghosts and uses his saving power to save money for restitution during her recovery.
“The Sun of the Master”
The enigmatic and supernatural story of “The Master’s Sun” is set in an idyllic Victorian paradise, where Joo Jing Won (So Ji Sub) falls in love with Tae Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin), a shopkeeper at one of his shopping malls, while the woman who witnessed the incident has visions of ghosts.
“Arang and the Magistrate”
“Arang and the Magistrate” is a horror-romance drama set in ancient Korea that tells the story of Arang, who died unintentionally and then reappears as reincarnated ghost to uncover the true events of her death. Shin Min Ah’s daughter forgot all her memories and won’t be able to sleep until she discovers how she died, while some authorities were deterred from continuing to meet her after hearing about her passing.
The suspenseful horror drama “The Guest” follows the story of Yoon Hwa Pyung (Kim Dong Wook), a shaman born with psychic powers, who teams up with cynical and cold priest, Kim Jae Woo, and unbeliever detective Kang Kil Young (Jung Eun Chae), to battle evil spirits and demons.
“Hwayugi: A Korean Odyssey” is a fantasy TV show created by the famous Hong sisters. It was loosely inspired by China’s 16th-century novel “Journey to the West” and centers on Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Gi), who is banished to humans with his supernatural powers, including pyrokinesis, levitation, telekinesization, and body imprisonment. He was eventually released from prison by Jin Seon Mi (Oh Yeon).
“The Ghost Detective”
Detective Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel) is a highly intelligent and determined detective in “The Ghost Detective” who displays his remarkable powers to see ghosts only while investigating enigmatic cases. He later becomes intrigued by and attempts to assist investigators in solving cases related to vindictive spirits and disturbing secrets, ultimately seeking forgiveness for their dissatisfaction.
Based on Jang Yi’s book “Amazing Rumor” (“The Uncanny Counter”), the story of So Mun, a high school student who was bequeathed by the mysterious Yung spirit Wi Gen and soon discovers that he is indeed possessed by him.
The character of Min Tae Yeon (Yeon Jung Hoon) in “Vampire Prosecutor” becomes a vampire after being bitten. His dark past has given him reassurance and his quiet demeanor. He uses his newfound knowledge as an expert prosecutor to solve criminal cases and expose the perpetrator while dealing with the challenges of his double life.
The movie “Black” (2017)
After Han Moo Gang (Song Seung Heon) joins a detective team, his life is suddenly cut short. However, when Kang Ha Ram (Go Ara) misidentifies him as Kim Joon’s childhood first love due to the bracelet he had given him, they both find out about her past and uncover dark secrets.
Kim Carnby and Hwang Young Chan’s short story “Sweet Home” centers around the character Cha Hyun Soo (Song Kang), who is forced to leave his home due to a family tragedy. He is soon exposed to strange creatures and monsteers as they appear, leaving him trapped inside an abandoned apartment complex.
Besides the ten K-Dramas mentioned in this article, there are plenty more to keep in mind on Halloween! Have a great Halloween and which one of them do you like the most?