The top 20 Asian horror films to give you nightmares

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Nang Nak (1999)

This is extra horrifying because this is an allegedly true story. This tale of a very dedicated wife has enthralled Thais so much that even today there are shrines dedicated to her, even in the heart of Bangkok.

If there’s anything to learn from this movie, is that horror doesn’t always have to be vindictive or full of ill-intent; love can sometimes be the most terrifying motivator of all. Although personally, I think having a ghost wife is hot. Or cool. Deathly cool.

Unforgettable: The Dhalsim arm-stretch moment.

23:59 (2011)

Does National Service need any help to scare men? The answer is no. But 23:59, a Malaysian-Singapore horror film, won’t be satisfied until it takes the most traumatic part of a Singaporean man’s life and makes it even worse.

Instead of being troubled by unfaithful girlfriends or lousy army rations, a group of young soldiers are terrorized by a female ghost who has no qualms about killing them off, one bloody recruit at a time. Couldn’t she have injured them just enough for them to get medical leave? Ghosts are SO inconsiderate.

Unforgettable: You never forget being in the army, and that’s already the scariest part of all.

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