Netflix and Chills: 10 Thai Horror Movies That’ll Give You Nightmares

Felicia Dei
Felicia Dei
1 May 2021

Double down on the terror this Halloween!

Asians do horror differently. In fact, they do it differently so well that some of the best horror movies in Asia are often being remade into Hollywood blockbusters. Recently, we did a list of 10 Japanese Horror Movies to watch this Halloween, so we’re doubling down with 10 harrowing Thai films to watch this Halloween.

1. Shutter (2004)

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After a couple ends up in a tragic car accident involving a young woman, the boyfriend soon becomes haunted by visions of the victim. The pictures that he takes are always marked and have odd elements in them. This will lead his girlfriend to a sinister discovery.
You can experience an actual horror house inspired by Shutter in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Singapore! Hurry – you only have until 31 October to experience this spine-chilling event!

2. Phobia (2008)

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Also known as 4BIA, this 2008 film is an anthology of four different stories as made by four different directors. Perfect for those who can’t handle long-drawn-out terror fests, these four stories will scare you just fine and won’t overstay their welcome or feel plodding.

3. Coming Soon (2008)

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Known locally in Thailand as “Program na winyan akat,” Coming Soon is a terrifying meta-film from the mind of Sophon Sakdaphisit. After deciding to illegally pirate the hottest new horror movie, a man wakes up to find that he’ll be living out the harrowing tale that he just recorded.

4. Siam Square (2017)

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When four high schoolers decide to tempt fate and prove the existence of an urban legend, things take a terrifying turn and leave the foursome in a desperate struggle against a supernatural force.

6. Art of The Devil Trilogy

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This trilogy of films is perfect for fans of gore horror. After the first film in 2004 followed the tale of a scorned mistress who enlists the help of black magic to exact revenge. The next two films in 2005 and 2008 focused on a teacher who’s enchanting beauty also led to her needing black magic.

7. Meat Grinder (2009)

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We hope you can still look at a bowl of noodles the same way after this gorefest of a film! 2009’s Meat Grinder is exactly what you think it’d be: a lot of blood, gore, and body parts were strewn all about the screen as the story follows a young woman with a mental illness and very disturbing cooking techniques.

8. Alone (2007)

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Alone (2007) follows a pair of conjoined twins who, after realizing that a suitor only loves one of them, decide to undergo an operation to separate themselves. Only one of them survives the operation and soon finds herself haunted by the other.

9. Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)

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Usually, the ghosts and spirits are the antagonists in their films, but in 2005’s Ghost of Mae Nak, the eponymous ghost is actually the one protecting someone from evil forces.

10. The Eyes Diary

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After a motorcycle accident claimed the life of his beloved, a young man turns to work as a first responder so he can secretly steal the belongings of dead people in an effort to commune with the afterlife and see his beloved again. These tragic circumstances take a horrifying turn when the owners of what he steals decide to haunt him.

Check out the best of Asian horror in Thailand!

Known as the “Land of Smiles,” Thailand is full of amazing sights to see and such exotic culture. From sampling some of the best food in the world to having films that are at the forefront of Asian cinema, almost anything and everything can be found and done in Thailand!