New Serial Killer Movies From South Korea You Should Know About

Here is a new list of some dark and deliciously disturbing serial killer movies from South Korea

Hope you enjoy 

(This list also has one Japanese serial killer movie that was originally from South Korea)


vipIf you’re a fan of South Korean serial killer movies then there is no doubt, I Saw The Devil is right up there with the best in the genre.

V.I.P is a new South Korean serial killer movie written and directed by Hoon Jung-Park. If you are not familiar with who Hoon Jung-Park is then I will happily tell you. He is the screenwriter for South Korean classics such as I Saw The Devil and The Unjust.

I Saw The Devil was one of the fastest paced serial killer movies I have ever witnessed and V.I.P looks to be following a similar path.

The film follows a suspected serial murder who is on the run for brutally murdering people across the globe. When their attempts to capture the killer fail, South Korea, North Korea and Interpol team-up to put a stop to the serial killer.


The story about Gwang-il (Lee Jong-suk), son of a high-ranking North Korean official, he is suspected of committing serial murders around the world. To stop the killer, South Korea, North Korea and Interpol chase after him.


Confession Of Murder is a remake of a 2012 South Korean movie of the same name. This time it’s Japan that will remake this South Korean serial killer thriller.

I have seen the original and I really enjoyed the film. I do, however, remember that the film had its flaws and it was one that could be benefited with someone else’s vision. Knowing that the reigns are now in the hands of the Japanese, I can only hope that their remake will fill the void left by the original.

This is a remake I think we can all look forward to. I think it’s safe to say that the Japanese will not be watering down the film to suit a wider audience. If anything, it has more of a chance of scarring us for life.

Confession Of Murder stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note live-action, Battle Royale)

Official Plot for the original 2012 (IMDb)

“After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-Seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated Lee’s murders 15 years ago starts the chase once again and Han Ji-soo, who lost her daughter to Lee, pledges vengeance. Meanwhile, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer. The key here is how well the story juggles the truth and how solid the description of the characters’ tangled relationships is”.





I really can’t find a lot of information on this film apart from the synopsis below.

Also known as, Thawing, this South Korean serial killer thriller features an impressive cast from awesome Korean movies such as Park Chan Wook’s, The Handmaiden, and Min-ho Woo’s 2015 political thriller Inside Men.

The film sounds like a solid detective vs serial killer movie, a genre that no one does better than South Korea.

Official Plot (HanCinema)

“A psychological thriller surrounding a serial murder case that begins when a decapitated female body floats up to the surface of the water as frozen Han River thaws”.



Kim Bong-Han’s, Ordinary Person takes us back decades to the 80’s in South Korea. A serial killer is prowling the streets murdering victims. A detective gets caught up in pursuing what is right and wrong after he accidentally accidently apprehends a serial murderer.  I am guessing that the killer is some high authority political figure.


A VIP from North Korea is taken as a likely suspect to a series of killings in the South. The suspects name is Kim Gwang-il (Lee Jong-suk). Chae I-do (Kim Myeong-min), a policeman who is put on the special investigations team, is sure Kim Gwang-il is the criminal. Meanwhile, National Intelligence Agent Park Jae-hyeok (Jang Dong-gun) need to get his hands on Kim Gwang-il before the police does because he holds the key to the relationship between the United States and public relations. Lee Dae-beom (Park Hee-soon) is a North Korean Security Agent who is on the search for Gwang-il.



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