The top 20 Asian horror films to give you nightmares

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The Eye (2002)

The Eye is something for our neighbouring Singaporeans to be proud of. After all it was co-produced by Mediacorp Raintree pictures and features Pierre Png. Trivia aside, The Eye and its sequels make up the most successful of the Pang Brothers' horror movie franchises; an achievement crowned by an inferior Hollywood remake in 2008 starring Jessica Alba.

The elevator scene is the reason why we’d rather climb seven floors to get to work than share a lift with a senior citizen.

Unforgettable: The worst elevator ride ever. Trust us. 

Audition (1999)

Bodily mutilation, freakish characters and editing only possibly achieved by a man doped up to his eyeballs on meth? Yup, it’s Takashi Miike alright. Don’t let the lack of a supernatural angle fool you, Audition is horrifyingly horrible, and rightly so. The movie had some audiences walking out (weaklings!) and one particular viewer confronted the director to shout “You’re evil!” at him.

Even the masters of gore, Eli Roth and Rob Zombie, found the movie to be too “grisly”. That’s like bears not being able to eat fish for being too fishy. If people doing terrible things to other people is your thing, Audition might as well be your bible.

Unforgettable: Unfortunately, the whole movie is unforgettable, and you’ll probably regret having watched it.

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