8 Horror Korean Movies Giving You Thrills to Be Back to School

1. A Blood Pledge

Four friends make an oath sworn in blood to commit suicide one night, but the next morning only one is found lying dead on the school grounds. Rampant speculation about the nature of the incident races among the student body, but the three surviving friends are tight-lipped about any of the details. However, when the victim’s sister begins searching for answers, the plot as well as the survivors begin to unravel. Even so, the reason for the suicide remains cloaked in mystery, but its true meaning revolves around a blood bond of another kind.

 

2. Bunshinsaba

After moving from Seoul, South Korea, to a small town, teen Yoo-jin (Lee Se-eun) is mocked by her new classmates. Along with two fellow social outcasts, she uses a Ouija board to cast a curse on their four worst tormentors. Yoo-jin’s act releases the vengeful spirits of Kim In-suk (Lee Yu-ri) and her daughter, murdered by the townsfolk 30 years ago. When Yoo-jin’s bullies begin dying, the town’s residents turn against her as she belatedly realizes the power of the forces she has unleashed.

 

3. Mourning Grave

In-su, a high school student, can see ghosts. Plagued by them everywhere he goes and harassed by classmates because of it, he returns to his hometown to live with his uncle and finally put the past to rest. No sooner does he arrive than he sees his first ghost there, a pretty girl; but, just like before, it’s not just ghosts that affect his life. School bullies remain a problem, but soon along, the bullies start being attacked by a vengeful ghost wearing a bloody mask, and In-su starts to think that his new friend, the pretty ghost, may have something to do with it.

 

4. Death Bell

At an exclusive high school in Seoul, examination marks matter and so do parents’ social status. To prepare for a visit from students from England, two popular teachers, Mr. Kim and Ms. Choi, gather top pupils for a Saturday study session. Things go awry: one by one, students disappear, dying in grisly ways, sometimes in view of the others via closed circuit TV. A voice on the P.A. system warns of death if anyone tries to leave. The voice also asks questions, and Mr. Kim leads the students in trying to solve them, hoping to save a student. Will the ordeal come to an end, and is the cause rational or supernatural? What’s the pattern?

 

5. Wishing Stairs

Jin-seong (Song Ji-hyo) is a boarding school student and aspiring ballerina who desperately wants to get into a world-renowned arts academy. To improve her chances, she takes advantage of a local school legend: If a student walks up the dormitory staircase and counts all 28 steps, a 29th step will appear, and a spirit will grant her a wish. But, when her friend suffers a horrible accident, Jin-seong realizes too late that she doesn’t have control over how her wishes get fulfilled.

 

6. Voice

While training after hours in her high-school, the aspirant singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes. Her ghost is invisible and trapped in the school, but her best friend Kang Sun-min, who broadcast in the lunchtime in school, is able to hear her voice. After the suicide of their music teacher, Sun-min, aided by her mate Cho-Ah, finds that another student, Hyo-Jung, died in the same elevator trunk some time ago. Meanwhile Young-Eon recalls details of her life, disclosing why she died.

 

7. Memento Mori

In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.

 

8. 4th Period Mystery

High school guys must find the killer of their classmate before the next class start, in 40 minutes.

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