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1. Another (2012)

109 min | Horror, Mystery

After a chain of deaths at a junior high school, new transfer student Koichi Sakakibara (Kento Yamazaki) turns to a mysterious girl (Ai Hashimoto) who holds the key to the dark mystery. In ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa | Stars: Natsumi Takamori, Mika Akizuki, Ayana, Guin Poon Chaw

Votes: 677

2. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,891

3. Kirei? The Terror of Beauty (2004)

85 min | Horror

A successful plastic surgeon's life is thrown into chaos when a mysterious masked patient appears in her office and makes an unusual request.

Director: Katsuya Matsumura | Stars: Miki Asakura, Fumina Hara, Asuka Kurosawa, Kôta Kusano

Votes: 123

4. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Directors: Sion Sono, Joe DiGiorgi, Tony Salerno | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,655

5. The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Takahashi | Stars: Yôko Chôsokabe, Mina Fujii, Momoko Hatano, Tomohiro Kaku

Votes: 423

6. Ju-Rei: The Uncanny (2004)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

Japanese school girls die violently after seeing a man wearing a black hood.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Chinatsu Wakatsuki, Miku Ueno, Eriko Ichinohe, Ichirô Ogura

Votes: 424

7. The Suicide Manual (2003)

86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After a group suicide, two journalists investigate the cycle of suicides caused by spirits bound by the Suicide Manual.

Director: Osamu Fukutani | Stars: Chisato Morishita, Kenji Mizuhashi, Yûko Nakamura, Hideo Sakaki

Votes: 223

8. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 28,797

9. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 39,133 | Gross: $0.33M

10. Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 8,404

11. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 60,745

12. Ju-on: The Curse (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Mystery

A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Yue, Ryôta Koyama, Hitomi Miwa

Votes: 6,855

13. Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Mystery

On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Takako Fuji, Takashi Matsuyama, Ryôta Koyama

Votes: 2,856

14. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 38,883

15. Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Fantasy, Horror

Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

Director: Ryûta Miyake | Stars: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirôta Miyakawa, Natsuki Kasa, Akina Minami

Votes: 1,825

16. The Eye (2002)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

66 Metascore

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou, Jinda Duangtoy

Votes: 27,409 | Gross: $0.50M

17. Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror

After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Kôji Seto, Kuniteru Shigeyama, Kana Tsugihara, Ai Kago

Votes: 1,429

18. Ju-on: The Beginning of the End (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

A school teacher visits the home of a boy who's been absent from school for a long period of time, unaware of the horrific tragedy which occurred in the boy's household many years ago.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Shô Aoyagi, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Yasuhito Hida, Maki Ishikawa

Votes: 1,166

19. Ju-on: The Final Curse (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Following the events of Ju-on: The Beginning of the End, Mai, the older sister of elementary schoolteacher Yui Shono, goes to look for her sister, who disappeared after a year while working... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Airi Taira, Ren Kiriyama, Nonoka Ono, Yurina Yanagi

Votes: 627

20. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Reiko takes Yôichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,974

21. Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka

Votes: 2,509

22. Ringu 0 (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 8,010

23. As the Gods Will (2014)

117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Lily Franky, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 4,028

24. Hide and Go Kill 2 (2009)

R | 83 min | Horror

When her classmate Ritsuko disappears, her friend Ryoko is desperate to find her. When she discovers that Ritsuko was playing a strange game online of hide and seek, she begins to wonder if... See full summary »

Director: Masafumi Yamada | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Mayuko Kawakita, Masahiro Usui, Ben Yuzawa

Votes: 262

25. Hide and Go Kill (2008 Video)

75 min | Horror

A blog on a mysterious website quickly spreads like wildfire, starting a dangerous online game. When users are required to write their experiences online, the comments take a dark, demented... See full summary »

Director: Tomoya Kainuma | Stars: Saki Yamaguchi, Aimirôra, Shôko Fujimatsu, Takeshi Hokumen

Votes: 139

26. Hitori kakurenbo shin gekijouban (2010)

91 min | Horror

When rumors about students who played at hitori Kakurenbo (sort of hide and seek alone with a ghost) propagate in high school, Shiori can no longer join his older brother Motoya. On his way... See full summary »

Director: Masafumi Yamada | Stars: Yuka Masuda, Keisuke Sohma, Subaru Hayama, Mika Kasahara

Votes: 34

27. Spiral (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Miki Nakatani, Hinako Saeki, Shingo Tsurumi

Votes: 2,736

28. Pulse (2001)

R | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 15,420 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Bilocation (2013)

119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

"Bilocation" is a supernatural phenomenon in which an individual appears in two different places at the same time, which has been reported historically worldwide. What if your alter ego ... See full summary »

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Asami Mizukawa, Yôsuke Asari, Chûkichi Kubo, Maiko

Votes: 408

30. Death Tube: Broadcast Murder Show (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A young man gets hooked on a website called "Death Tube," which broadcasts actual murders in real time. At first he doesn't believe it is real, until he is brought into the site itself. The killing game is about to begin.

Director: Yôhei Fukuda | Stars: Atsushi Ishino, Shôichi Matsuda, Sanae Tsukamoto, Kaoru Wataru

Votes: 220

31. Apartment 1303 (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Arata Furuta, Eriko Hatsune, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 1,745

32. The Boy from Hell (2004)

50 min | Horror

A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this ... See full summary »

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Mirai Yamamoto, Mitsuru Akaboshi, Baku Numata, Hanae Shôji

Votes: 132

33. A Chain of Cursed Murders (2006)

71 min | Horror

High school girls receive a cursed chain mail that causes death to those who receive it and don't forward the message to a certain amount of people.

Director: Ryûichi Honda | Stars: Aoi Miura, Hiromi Nakajima, Mirai Sagara, Miyû Sawai

Votes: 36

34. Crazy Lips (2000)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After her brother is accused of murdering four people, his sister, desperate to prove his innocence, goes to a psychic for help. The price they ask, however, is far more than she expected, ... See full summary »

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki | Stars: Hitomi Miwa, Kazuma Suzuki, Ren Osugi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 395

35. Cult (2013)

84 min | Horror

Follows 3 actresses who play themselves as they appear on a paranormal television show to investigate the exorcism of the Kaneda family.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Sayuri Oyamada, Yû Abiru, Mari Iriki, Mayuko Iwasa

Votes: 617

36. Dead Girl Walking (2004)

44 min | Short, Horror

The unimaginable happens. Sayuri is pronounced 'dead' by her doctor, but her body continues to function. Her wounds begin to fester and her body begins to rot. Her once loving mother, ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Shiraishi, Kazuhiro Yokoyama | Stars: Ayaka Maeda, Moe Karasawa, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Kibaji Tankobo

Votes: 145

37. End Call (2008)

94 min | Horror

The Devil has a phone number, and if you call him on your mobile phone at midnight, he will grant your wish. In return however, he will control your life for the duration of the call.

Director: Kiyoshi Yamamoto | Stars: Yuria Haga, Asami Usuda, Tasuku Nagaoka, Rina Matsuki

Votes: 199

38. Ghost Photos: The Cursed Images (2006)

72 min | Horror

Toshiko, a high school student, receives a text message and picture from her brother, whom she has not seen in years. The image foretells the death of a woman a day later. This is only the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôta Yoshida | Stars: Yuki Terada, Ruito Aoyagi, Nami Omura, Seira Yaguchi

Votes: 36

40. The Bottled Fools (2004)

96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

One elevator, one girl who can read minds and one floor where the elevator should have never stopped: the ideal ingredients for a classic piece of weird horror. In the claustrophobic space ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroki Yamaguchi | Stars: Luchino Fujisaki, Yoshiichi Kawada, Ryôsuke Koshiba, Kae Minami

Votes: 1,053

41. Scream Girls (2008 Video)

62 min | Drama, Horror

A girl named Hikiko Mori was taunted and bullied relentlessly by her classmates, eventually resulting in her accidental death. Holding a grudge against all bullies, Hikiko's spirit now ... See full summary »

Director: Hisaaki Nagaoka | Stars: Kyoko Kawai, Maisakura Kawanishi, Chiharu, Erika

Votes: 45

42. Isola: Multiple Personality Girl (2000)

94 min | Action, Drama, Horror

When a woman, able to read the thoughts of others, comes to help survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she encounters a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder whose dangerous 13th ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani | Stars: Yoshino Kimura, Yû Kurosawa, Ken Ishiguro, Makiko Watanabe

Votes: 275

43. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 16,212

44. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

A Japanese restaurant cook/owner dies after answering his daughter's cellphone. Other people are getting strange, same ringtone calls as well and dying painfully. It happened in Taiwan as well. Can the police stop it if it's a ghost?

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Rie Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,909

45. One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror

The timid, young Asuka is bullied by her classmates. When they embark on a class field trip to Korea, Asuka plans revenge by sending them a cursed phone message they can either pass on or ... See full summary »

Director: Manabu Asô | Stars: Maki Horikita, Meisa Kuroki, Keun-Suk Jang, Erika Asakura

Votes: 1,671