Are these Asia's scariest horror movies?


Asia has given world cinema such luminaries as Akira Kurosawa and Satyajit Ray.

But in recent decades, Asia's prolific directors have made meaningful contributions to films of a more spooky variety.

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Many of the movies have set box office records, won critical acclaim, and in some cases received the highest possible accolade: A Hollywood remake.

Here is a list of some of the scariest films made in Asia in the past 25 years with a chance for you to pick your scariest film at the end of the list:

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Plot: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy she didn't commit, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the real culprit.

Country: South Korea

Box office: $23.81 million

Director: Park Chan-wook

The Ring (1998)

Plot: The ghost of a brutally murdered girl kills all those who watch a weird video after seven days.

Country: Japan

Box office: $13.31 million

Director: Hideo Nakata

I Saw the Devil (2010)

Plot: A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer.

Country: South Korea

Box office: $12.77 million

Director: Jee-won Kim

Dark Water (2002)

Plot: A mother and her six-year-old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is covered in water.

Country: Japan

Box office: $3.56 million

Director: Hideo Nakata

Shutter (2004)

Plot: A young couple discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can't escape your past.

Country: Thailand

Box office: $3.09 million

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom

Pizza (2012)

Plot: A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious situation that results in a dramatic change in his life.

Country: India

Box office: $2.29 million

Director: Karthik Subbaraj

The Eye (2002)

Plot: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she starts to see ghosts.

Country: Hong Kong/Singapore

Box office: $1.8 million

Director: The Pang Brothers

Three... Extremes (2004)

Plot: An Asian cross-cultural compilation of three separate films: Dumplings, Cut and Box.

Country: Hong Kong/South Korea/Japan

Box office: $509,486

Director: Fruit Chan/Park Chan-wook/Takashi Miike

*Sources: IMDB, Box Office Mojo

Audition (1999)

Plot: In an attempt to find a new wife, a widower takes up a friend's offer to hold a special audition. But the girl he picks is not all that she appears to be...

Country: Japan

Box office: $131,926

Director: Takashi Miike

The Maid (2005)

Plot: A maid arrives from the Phillipines to work for a mysterious Singaporean family just in time for the Chinese ghost month.

Country: Singapore

Box office: NA

Director: Kelvin Tong