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Asian horror marathon with Netflix

  • Published at 01:04 am October 31st, 2019
Munafik 2
Munafik 2 is one of the horror shows you can watch on Netflix | IMDB

Of all the recent horror flicks and shows Netflix has in store, a trove of Asian ones might suit your fancy on this spooky night

If you can’t find the perfect costume or aren’t invited to any party, and are missing out on all the Halloween fun, you can change into your jammies and switch on Netflix. Of all the recent horror flicks and shows Netflix has in store, a trove of Asian ones might suit your fancy on this spooky night. 

Typewriter (2019)

Country: India

IMDb rating: 6.5

Three young friends in Goa plan to search an old villa for ghosts, but when a new family moves in, the home's buried past resurfaces in chilling ways.

This Indian horror version of Stranger Things has an opening hook good enough to carry you through the season and make you want to come back for more. 

Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)

Country: South Korea

IMDb rating: 6.3

Pastor Park works to expose suspicious religious groups. He's hired to look into the cult group Deer Mount. Meanwhile, Police Captain Hwang investigates a murder case and the main suspect is a member of the Deer Mount cult.

The story is complex and the progression is slow. While it’s exciting to learn about foreign ghosts, the confusing presentation and lack of focus in this film might be a deal breaker. 

Dabbe (2015)

Country: Turkey

IMDb rating: 5.7

Mukadder suddenly dies one night. The cause of death was cerebral haemorrhage. According to her sister, the killers are demons of different sizes. 

There are six Dabbe films; some of these are scarier than others. But if you’re looking for a good story, it’s better to skip, than stream. 

Munafik 2 (2018)

Country: Malaysia

IMDb rating: 6.5

Sakinah, a poor single mom in an isolated village, is haunted by an evil spirit linked to Abuja, a man who engages[1] in misleading religious teachings. Adam, a medical practitioner, must embark on a rescue mission to save Sakinah from the evil spirit and Abuja.

This sequel was developed by Netflix, even though the first movie of the series isn’t even available on the platform. This film has many scary ghosts in burqas that will keep you up at night. 

Jinn (2019)

Country: Jordan

IMDb rating: 3.5

This coming-of-age series follows a group of high school students who go on a field trip to Petra. An ancient Jinn possesses a student and mysterious deaths follow.

Horror films or shows tend to get lower audience ratings. But a 3.5 out of 10 from around 9,000 users is alarming. However, we seldom get to see Jordanian Jinns on screen; so one might give it a go. The story is very second-rate, but the locations are beautiful and discovering characters from a new culture is always a pleasure. 

Kuntilanak (2018)

Country: Indonesia

IMDb rating: 4.3

A group of orphans enter an abandoned house in order to win a reality show contest, which requires them to prove that the stories of the evil Kuntilanak (a female ghost that kidnaps orphans) are real. The ghost appears from an old mirror and starts haunting them.

If you have kids in the house and can’t find a suitable film to watch with them, this might come in handy. The goofy sound effects will drive you crazy, but the ghost itself, especially in traditional Indonesian dancing attire, can scare even the grownups.