There are plenty of Hollywood-produced horror movies out there, good and bad, but we don’t always realize that great movies are made outside of the US as well, and certainly not all of them are in English. Some of the creepiest, most visceral and terrifying horror flicks come out from Asian countries like Japan and Philippines. Don’t want to play the race card here, but the pattern is pretty clear – Asian people have seen some sh#t throughout the history, and they’re not afraid to show even the most disturbing imagery in their horror movies.
Most of the people love watching scary movies to feel that rush of adrenaline they’re lacking in their everyday life. Other people watch horrors in groups because then they can show off their bravado, pointing out the occasional “lazy makeup” or a “plot hole”, and laughing at the jump scares! But when they’re alone in a dark room with headphones on, I can guarantee you any of the movies on this list will scare the living daylights out of them.
Shall we begin?
This movie is about one of the coolest monsters in the Filipino folklore – the Aswang – a shapeshifting vampire-witch-ghoul. Amazing cinematography even granted this film a few awards, so you know it’s worth watching, even if the Aswang idea didn’t hook you.