12 Scary Kdramas to Watch on Halloween

Kim Hyun-joo as Min Hye-jin in Hellbound
Credit: Climax Studio

Kim Hyun-joo as Min Hye-jin in Hellbound
Credit: Climax Studio

It seems to be a given-- watching scary movies during Halloween. If this is something you plan to do this year, it's a must that you have a selection of scary Kdrama shows to watch. This way, you can host a scary movie marathon at home with your close friends and loved ones.

But what are the best Kdrama shows and movies to watch during Halloween? Here's our list of the best ones.

All of Us Are Dead (2022)

Cho Yi-hyun as Choi Nam-ra in All of Us Are Dead
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All of Us Are Dead is a South Korean horror television series available on Netflix.

The show is based on the webtoon Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun and follows a group of Korean high school students who are trapped in their school during a zombie outbreak.

The series is a blood-soaked emotional roller coaster featuring convincing performances from rookie actors.

The plot is driven mainly by the usual adolescent angst and apprehension about the future, but what separates this teenage hormone-fueled series from other shows is the drama fueled by just how far a person—especially one who’s been bullied—will go for vengeance.

The main cast includes Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo. A second season is in the works.

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Dark Hole (2021)

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Dark Hole is a 2021 South Korean television series produced by OCN.

The show is a horror survival drama that takes place in Muji City, where a mysterious sinkhole appears, and people inhale a dark smoke that turns them into mutants.

The story follows Lee Hwa-sun (played by Kim Ok-vin), a police officer who tries to save people from the mutants and uncover the truth behind the sinkhole.

The show stars Kim Ok-vin, Lee Joon-hyuk, and Cho Ji-ah.

Goedam (2020)

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If you would like to watch something short, Goedam is a good recommendation.

It is an anthology series that consists of eight short horror stories. Each of these episodes showcases Korean urban legends.

The best thing about this show is that each episode only lasts from 6 to 15 minutes. You can easily finish the whole in an hour, that is if you're brave enough to handle the frightening scenes.

Some of the stars that are in Goedam include Song Chae-yoon, An Hyunhee, Lee Hyun-joo, Shim So-young, and SeolA.

Happiness (2021)

Han Hyo-joo as Yoon Sae-bom in Happiness
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Happiness is a 2021 South Korean television series produced by Studio Dragon.

The show is an apocalyptic thriller that takes place in a time in which infectious diseases have become the new norm. The story follows the lives of the residents of a high-rise apartment building who are forced to band together to survive a mysterious virus outbreak.

The show stars Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, and Jo Woo-jin. Happiness premiered on tvN on November 5, 2021, and aired every Friday and Saturday at 22:40 (KST) for 12 episodes.

Hellbound (2021)

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Hellbound is a South Korean dark fantasy streaming television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, based on his own webtoon of the same name.

The series is set in the future year of 2022, when supernatural beings suddenly appear out of nowhere to condemn people to Hell. The show follows the sociological turmoil that ensues, as a new religious group tries to take advantage of the mayhem, while other citizens try to uncover the truth behind the supernatural occurrences.

The series has been praised for its thought-provoking exploration of topics like life and death, good and evil, crime and punishment, and justice. It stars Yoo Ah-in and Kim Hyun-joo.

Kingdom (2019)

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If you're into zombie apocalypse shows, Kingdom is definitely something you should not miss. It's the first of its kind to give a spin on Kdrama period shows.

Netflix's Kdrama, Kingdom, is based on a webtoon called The Kingdom of the Gods. It takes place in the 16th century and follows the Crown Prince of Joseon, Lee Chang (played by Ju Ji-hoon) as he investigates a mysterious illness that has plagued their nation.

Kingdom currently has two seasons and a spinoff series called Kingdom: Ashin of the North.

RELATED: Is Kingdom Season 3 Coming Out in 2023?

Sell Your Haunted House (2021)

Jung Yong-hwa as Oh In-beom, Jang Na-ra as Hong Ji-ah in Sell Your Haunted House
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Sell Your Haunted House is a 2021 South Korean television series directed by Park Jin-seok for KBS.

The show follows Hong Ji-A (played by Jang Na-ra), an exorcist who runs Daebak Real Estate, a business that gets rid of evil spirits from real estate properties and then sells them.

She teams up with Oh In-Bum (played by Jung Yong-hwa), a conman who pretends to exorcise, to unearth a secret behind an IT conglomerate.

Other stars in the show include Kang Hong-seok and Ahn Gil-kang.

Strangers From Hell (2019)

Lee Dong-wook as Seo Moon-jo in Strangers From Hell
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Strangers From Hell (also called Hell Is Other People) shows us that sometimes, humans can be scarier than monsters and supernatural beings.

This mystery thriller drama follows a crime fiction writer called Yoon Jong-woo (played by Im Si-wan) who moves into an ominous apartment.

A series of mysterious events start taking place in Eden Studios, which makes Jong-woo start to be suspicious of his neighbors, particularly his next-door neighbor, Seo Moon-jo (played by Lee Dong-wook).

Sweet Home (2020)

Song Kang as Cha Hyun-soo in Sweet Home
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Sweet Home is a South Korean horror streaming television series based on the webtoon of the same name by Kim Kan-bi and Hwang Young-chan.

The show follows Cha Hyun-soo (played by Song Kang), a high school student who moves into an apartment after losing his family in a tragic accident.

However, his life takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious virus breaks out, causing people to turn into monsters. Cha and his fellow tenants must band together to survive in a world overrun by monsters.

The show has been praised for its impressive visuals, gripping suspense, and interesting premise. It has been renewed for a second and third season.

Aside from Song Kang, the show stars Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Go Min-si, Park Gyu-young, and Lee Do-hyun.

RELATED: Will Lee Do-Hyun Be Back in Sweet Home Season 2?

The Cursed (2020)

Uhm Ji-won as Im Jin-hee, Jung Ji-so as Baek So-jin, Sung Dong-il as Jin Jong-hyun, and Jo Min-su as Jin Kyung in The Cursed
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The Cursed is a South Korean television series that aired on tvN from February 10 to March 17, 2020.

The show is about a teenage girl named Im Jin-hee (played by Uhm Ji-won), who has the ability to bring death by using names, photos, and belongings. She teams up with a just social issues reporter to fight against the massive evil hidden behind an IT conglomerate.

The show stars Jung Ji-so, Sung Dong-il, and Jo Min-su. The series has been praised for its intriguing premise, suspenseful plot, and strong performances.

The Ghost Detective (2018)

Park Eun-bin as Jung Yeo-wool in The Ghost Detective
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The Ghost Detective is a South Korean television series that aired on KBS2 from September 5 to October 31, 2018.

The show follows Lee Da-il (played by Choi Daniel), a private investigator who catches ghosts, and his assistant Jung Yeo-wool (played by Park Eun-bin), as they try to solve the case of Yeo-wool's younger sibling's bizarre death.

They work together to solve other mysterious crimes and run into a mysterious woman in red called Sunwoo Hye (played by Lee Ji-ah) who appears at every crime scene.

The Guest (2018)

Kim Jae-wook as Choi Yoon / Matthew, Jung Eun-chae as Kang Gil-young, Kim Dong-wook as Yoon Hwa-pyung in The Guest
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The Guest (2018) is a supernatural mystery drama that involves exorcism and shamanism. The lead characters of the show deal with evil spirits.

The unlikely trio of a psychic (played by Kim Dong-wook), a detective (played by Jung Eun-chae), and a priest (played by Kim Jae-wook) must work together to put an end to the demonic killings.

Which of these scary K-Drama shows do you plan on watching this Halloween season? Be warned, some of these shows are not for the faint of heart. You may want to watch with the lights on.

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