Chinese horror

Chinese horror is a term given to Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese films as part of the stream of Asian horror films. Like Korean and Japanese as well as other Asian horror films many focus on ghosts (yurei is also very common), supernatural environments, and suffering. Perhaps one of the best films for C-horror is The Eye directed by the Pang brothers which was later remade.

There is also some comedy elements such as Bio Zombie, Troublesome Night film series, The Vampire Who Admires Me, and My Left Eye Sees Ghosts.


Jiangshi fiction, revolving around the hopping vampire or zombie, is a subgenre of Chinese horror. A staple genre of Hong Kong cinema, jiangshi films blend horror with elements of comedy.

Blood Stained Shoes

Blood Stained Shoes (simplified Chinese: 绣花鞋; traditional Chinese: 繡花鞋; pinyin: Xiù Huā Xié) is a 2012 Chinese horror film directed by Raymond Yip. Set in the 1930s, the film tells the tale of a series of strange murders revolving around a pair of embroidered shoes.

Bloody Doll

Bloody Doll (Chinese: 怨灵人偶) is a 2014 Chinese horror thriller film directed by Teruyoshi Ishii. It was released on December 31.

Bunshinsaba (2012 film)

Bunshinsaba (simplified Chinese: 笔仙; traditional Chinese: 筆仙; pinyin: Bĭxiān) is a 2012 Chinese horror film directed by Ahn Byeong-ki." The film has the same title as Ahn Byeong-ki 2004 film Bunshinsaba, but contains an unrelated plot. The film is set in Beijing, where Xiao Ai (Mei Ting) has her horror novel rejected by her patient publisher finds out her ex-husband, Qi Kun (Wu Chao), has been released from prison and is looking for Xiao Ai and her asthmatic son Xiao Xin (Zhu Jiangdi). Xiao Ai and Xiao Xin are offered an old house by her doctor where unexplainable events begin to happen.

Bunshinsaba 2

Bunshinsaba 2 (simplified Chinese: 笔仙Ⅱ; traditional Chinese: 筆仙Ⅱ; pinyin: Bĭxiān Ⅱ) is a 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Ahn Byeong-ki.

Bunshinsaba 3

Bunshinsaba 3 (simplified Chinese: 笔仙III; traditional Chinese: 筆仙III; pinyin: Bĭxiān III) is a 2014 Chinese horror film directed by Ahn Byeong-ki.

Chinese Horror Story

Chinese Horror Story (Chinese: 灵臆事件) is a 2015 Chinese horror thriller film directed by Bowie Lau. It was released on November 20, 2015.

Death Note (disambiguation)

Death Note is a Japanese media franchise.

Death Note may also refer to:

Death Note (2006 film), a live-action film based on the franchise

Death Note 2: The Last Name, the 2006 sequel

Death Note: Light Up the New World, the 2016 sequel

Death Note (2015 TV series), a live-action television series also based on the franchise

Death Note: The Musical, a musical based on the franchise

Death Note (2017 film), an American adaptation of the franchise

The Death Note, a 2016 Chinese horror film unrelated to the Japanese franchise

Suicide note, a message written prior to a suicide attempt

Haunted Road

Haunted Road (simplified Chinese: 怨灵; traditional Chinese: 怨靈; pinyin: Yuànlíng) is a 2014 Chinese horror thriller film directed by Yijian Tong. It was released on November 13, 2014.

Jiangshi fiction

Jiangshi fiction or goeng-si fiction in Cantonese, is a literary and cinematic genre of horror based on the jiangshi of Chinese folklore, a reanimated corpse controlled by Taoist priests that resembles the zombies and vampires of Western fiction. The genre first appeared in the literature of the Qing Dynasty and the jiangshi film (simplified Chinese: 僵尸片; traditional Chinese: 殭屍片; pinyin: Jiāngshīpiàn) is a staple of the modern Hong Kong film industry. Hong Kong jiangshi films like Mr. Vampire and Encounters of the Spooky Kind follow a formula of mixing horror with comedy and kung fu.

Midnight Beating

Midnight Beating is a 2010 Chinese horror film directed by Zhang Jiabei and starring Hong Kong veteran actors Simon Yam and Francis Ng.

Midnight Train (film)

Midnight Train (Chinese: 午夜火车) is a 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Jiangnan Zhang.

Mysterious Island (2011 film)

Mysterious Island (孤島驚魂) is a 2011 Chinese horror film directed by Rico Chung. The film is about a group of people invited to a Survivor styled television program on the Binlusai islands. On arriving there they lose their luggage and come across a message stating that they will all be killed.

The film was a commercial success in China where it grossed over $10 million in comparison to its $2 million budget.

Song at Midnight

Song at Midnight (simplified Chinese: 夜半歌声; traditional Chinese: 夜半歌聲; pinyin: Yèbàn gēshēng, also known as Midnight Song, Singing at Midnight or literally "Midnight Voice") is a 1937 Chinese film directed by Ma-Xu Weibang, a director best known for his work in the horror genre. Often referred to as the first Chinese horror film, Song at Midnight is a loose adaptation of the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, though the film injects a significant political subplot involving the leftist revolutionary movement to the original story.

The film stars Gu Menghe, Zhou Wenzhu, and Jin Shan as the disfigured anti-hero Song Danping. Ma-Xu made one sequel to Song at Midnight in 1941 during the war. Both films resurfaced in the West at the Udine Far East Film Festival in 1998. Since then, the film has been shown at various film festivals around the world, notably at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival's "Secret History of Chinese Cinema" retrospective.

The Boy (2016 film)

The Boy is a 2016 horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear. The film stars Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. Filming began on March 10, 2015, in Victoria, British Columbia. The film was released by STXfilms on January 22, 2016. It is an international co-production between China and the United States. The film received mostly negative reviews.

The Chrysalis

The Chrysalis is a 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Qiu Chuji.

The Devil Inside Me

The Devil Inside Me is a 2011 Chinese horror thriller film directed by Zhang Qi and starring Tony Leung and Kelly Lin.

The Matrimony

The Matrimony (Chinese: 心中有鬼; literally: 'Ghost in Heart') is a 2007 Chinese horror film directed by Hua-Tao Teng (in Chinese:滕华涛,aka 滕华弢) and starring Leon Lai, Fan Bingbing, and Rene Liu. The movie was released on February 28, 2007.

The Mirror (2015 film)

The Mirror (Chinese: 魔镜) is a 2015 3D horror thriller film directed by Pakphum Wonjinda, Sung-ho Kim and Danny Pang. A China-South Korea co-production, the film was released in China on September 25, 2015.

The Strange House

The Strange House (Chinese: 通灵之六世古宅) is a 2015 Chinese 3D horror thriller film directed by Danny Pang Phat. The film was released on July 24, 2015.

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