The 10 Most Terrifying Chinese Horror Films

Dr. Lamb (1992)

When it rains, an insane taxi cab driver gives in to his bloodlust and murders many ladies. He enjoys photographing his heinous deeds, but his wickedness doesn’t stop there. An inspector is now following him.

Dr. Lamb is more wacky than creepy, to be honest. You won’t be afraid since the visuals and execution are so over the top. However, this little-known thriller from 1992 deserves to be viewed by a larger, perhaps more receptive audience now.

Corpse Mania (1981)

While Kuei Chih-previous Hung’s horror films, such as Hex, are supernatural, this little-known 1981 film is not. The employees of a high-end brothel are the target of a violent killer who gets a little too close to his victims’ post-mortem in Corpse Mania.

Because of the route it takes and how low it is ready to go morally, Corpse Mania is incredibly depraved. The tale, however, is heightened by giallo visuals and intrigue. It’s a gorgeous, eerie serial killer movie that’s way better than it should be.

Bless This House (1988)

It may seem unusual to include a horror comedy, but Bless This House, directed by Ronny Yu in 1988, is more than meets the eye. We observe a family vacation at the patriarch’s boss’s house in the film. Something terrible within the walls manifests throughout their stay, frightening the Family.


Bless This House will be a struggle for hardened horror aficionados who don’t want their frights combined with humour. It suffers greatly from the localised Hong Kong slapstick that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Yu’s picture, however, has some terrifying moments once the humorous buildup is through.


Seeding Of a Ghost (1983)

Seeding of a Ghost, a 1983 film by the Shaw Brothers, is not for the faint of heart. It’s regarded as one of their best horror efforts, but fans acknowledge that it isn’t their most fast-paced work.

After running over the wife of a sorcerer, a Hong Kong taxi cab driver is cursed in the film. The curse causes lowlife criminals to attack the driver’s wife. With no other option, the husband kneels before the sorcerer and begs for the jinx to be lifted. The enraged warlock, on the other hand, has other plans for the man.


Dumplings (2004)

Fruit Chan’s psychologically brutal horror fable about folks attempting to appear immortal surprised and captivated spectators. Dumplings first appeared in the East Asian anthology Three… Extremes, which was released in 2004 and is a sequel to the 2002 film Three. The Hong Kong portion Dumplings, on the other hand, was developed into a feature-length picture and re-released on its own. By the way, the endings differ.

A rich woman in Dumplings feels as if her life is going apart. Her husband is not only cheating on her with a young masseuse, but she also finds herself ugly. As a result, she consumes a highly sought-after dumpling that has a rejuvenating component. However, that element is prohibited.