Are you ready to watch some creepy and sinister horror K-dramas? Korean series have a very unique take on horror, and it appeals to everyone . With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to dive into some of the most popular horror K-dramas.
However, with so many options out there, it gets hard to find the perfect one for ourselves. But you can always rely on the opinions of the trusted Kdrama Lovers Community. Today, we bring to you our list of the most popular horror K-dramas of 2023 based on the ratings of the viewers.
Won Mi Ho is the only daughter of the Chairman of the Daehan group. When she causes a big blunder, her angry father banishes her to Jeju island, where she has to work as a high school ethics teacher. Soon, she finds out that this is the island where evil roams free. She meets other individuals on the island, and together, they try to survive.
Island is a 2022 horror K-drama based on the webtoon of the same name written by Yoon In Wan and illustrated by Yang Kyung Il. A second season of the series was released in 2023. Both seasons are available to watch on Amazon Prime. It features Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joon, Go Doo Shim, and Park Geun Hyung, among others.
Supernatural beings from another being appear out of nowhere to cause great mayhem and condemn individuals to hell. A religious group called The New Truth started to grow in influence. But a few people start becoming suspicious about its activities and begin an investigation involving these mysterious events.
The horror K-drama Hellbound is adapted from the webcomic of the same name written by Yeon Sang Ho and illustrated by Choi Kyu Seok. It has 6 episodes in total, and you can catch them on Netflix. It features Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun Joo, Yang Ik Jun, Park Jung Min, Won Jin Ah, and Ryu Kyung Soo, among others.
4. All Of Us Are Dead
When a deranged science teacher enacts a horrific experiment, a zombie outbreak spreads to the city. The high school ground becomes the ground of the outbreak, and the trapped students will have to band together and try to survive and escape with safety.
All Of Us Are Dead is a 2022 horror K-drama based on the webtoon series of the same name by Joo Dong Geun. All 12 episodes of this series are available to watch on Netflix. It features Park Ji Hu, Yoon Chan Young, Park Solomon, Cho Yi Hyun, Yoo In Soo, Kim Byung Chul, Lee Kyu Hyung, Lee You Mi and more.
When the king of Joseon succumbed to smallpox, the rumors of his death started spreading. The mysterious circumstances related to his death led the Crown Prince and his guard to search for Lee Seung Hui, the last physician, to treat his father. Soon, a terrifying disease plagues the village.
Kingdom is a 2019 horror K-drama written by screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and directed by Kim Sung Hoon. The series also has a sequel and a spinoff movie, which are available on Netflix. It features Ju Ji Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Bae Doo Na. Kim Sung Gyu, Kim Chan Yi, Kim Sang Ho, and more.
2. Sweet Home
Following the death of his parents, Cha Hyun Sop moves to a new apartment. But soon, his quiet life in the apartment is disturbed by mysterious and strange incidents. When people start to turn into monsters, Hyun Soo and the other residents try to find a way to survive.
Sweet Home is a 2020 horror K-drama based on the webtoon of the same name by Kim Kan Bi and Hwan Young Chan. The series has 10 episodes, and all of them are available on Netflix. It features Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young, Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Si, and more. A second season of Sweet Home is set to release in 2023.
Ku San Young is busy working part-time during the day and studying at night to become a public officer. But one day, she receives some articles left by her late father. After that, mysterious deaths start taking place around her, and slowly, she finds herself changing.
Yeoman Hae Sang is a professor of Korean folklore at a university who could see demons ever since he was a child. He finds the demon that killed his mother in Ku San Young. Lee Hong Sae is a lieutenant in the violent crimes investigation team who only cares about advancing in his career. Due to Yeom Hae Sang and Ku San Young, he gets involved in supernatural cases.
That was our take on the most popular horror K-dramas of 2023. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments along with your favorite horror K-drama of all time. Also, check our take on the Most Popular High School Kdramas of 2023. For more updates on anime, games, K-dramas, J-dramas, mangas, etc, stay tuned with Geekopediahub.
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