Netflix Has 4 Horror K-Dramas Releasing In 2024 (& They All Sound Great)
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Netflix Has 4 Horror K-Dramas Releasing In 2024 (& They All Sound Great)


  • Netflix has four more horror K-dramas releasing in 2024, including sequels to Sweet Home and Hellbound.
  • The list of horror K-dramas releasing this year on Netflix also includes Parasyte: The Grey and Gyeongseong Creature season 2.
  • Horror K-dramas often combine rightening elements with deep, character-focused storylines.



Netflix has four more exciting horror K-dramas releasing in 2024, from a live-action manga adaptation to the grand finale of one of the platform’s biggest shows. The recently-shared Netflix 2024 K-drama slate revealed plenty of upcoming Korean series that will premier this year, ranging from new titles like Chicken Nugget and The 8 Show to highly anticipated sequels like Squid Game season 2. Netflix continues to have a very impressive catalog of K-dramas, with offerings from across all genres.

Both bingeable web series and more traditional K-dramas can be found on Netflix, which has released several exclusive Korean shows over the past few years. A few of the most exciting K-dramas of 2024 will be released on Netflix, which has a particularly exciting slate of horror series releasing this year. Horror K-dramas tend to be great, combining scary creatures and frightening jump scares with deep, complex stories that focus on the characters first.

Netflix’s 4 Horror K-Dramas Releasing In 2024 Explained

Parasyte: The Grey, Gyeongseong Creature 2, Sweet Home 3, Hellbound 2

The first upcoming Netflix horror K-drama of 2024 is Parasyte: The Grey, which premiers on April 5. The series, which is based on the Parasyte manga, will not be a direct adaptation of the source material but rather a new interpretation of it. Therefore, Parasyte: The Grey will not be a live-action anime adaptation but rather a new story inspired by the elements introduced in the Parasyte manga. The upcoming K-drama will follow a new protagonist, Jeong Su-in, and will take place in South Korea rather than Japan. Parasyte characters like Shinichi and Mig are not expected to appear.


Release Date

Parasyte: The Grey

April 5, 2024

Sweet Home season 3

Q2 2024

Gyeongseong Creature season 2

Q3 2024

Hellbound season 2

Q4 2024

After Parasyte: The Grey, Netflix’s horror K-drama slate will continue with Gyeongseong Creature 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the historical drama that premiered in 2023. Interestingly, while Gyeongseong Creature season 2 will feature Park Seo-joon and Han So-hee, it will not take place in 1945. What was once a period piece set in Gyeongseong will now take place in 2024 Seoul, an exciting way of continuing a series whose first season was mostly set during World War II. Sweet Home, whose second season premiered at the end of 2023, will return for a third season in 2024.

Sweet Home season 3 is being described as a “grand finale,” suggesting it could be the show’s final. Fortunately, rather than waiting three years for the new season to come out like it happened between the first and second seasons, audiences will have to wait less than a year to revisit Song Kang’s Hyun-su in Sweet Home season 3. Lastly, Netflix will wrap up its horror K-drama slate with Hellbound, which returns for season 2 more than two years after its debut. Hellbound combines supernatural elements and religious discussions with monsters in a creative horror series.

The final three episodes of
Gyeongseong Creature
season 1 premiered on January 5, 2024, making it Netflix’s first horror K-drama of 2024.

Which Netflix’s 2024 Horror K-Drama Is The Most Exciting

Netflix has new and returning horror K-dramas in 2024

Song Kang in Sweet Home season 2 and Jeon So-nee in Parasyte The Grey
Custom image by Marcelo Leite

Netflix will have plenty of options regarding K-dramas in 2024, particularly in the horror genre. Those looking for a brand-new horror show that does not require any previous knowledge will likely want to check out Parasyte: The Grey, which, despite being based on a manga, will work for those who are not familiar with the source material. The fact that Parasyte: The Grey is doing something very different from other live-action anime adaptations makes it one of Netflix’s most promising shows of the year, not just in the horror genre.


Sweet Home Season 3’s Story Means The Best Thing About Song Kang’s Character Will Return

Recent Sweet Home season 3 updates confirm that the best thing about Song Kang’s Hyun-su will return after the character missed most of season 2.

That said, Sweet Home’s success on Netflix makes it difficult not to think of it as the most exciting horror K-drama releasing on the platform in 2024. Even though Sweet Home2 was not as good as the first season, leading to a lot of criticism regarding the new characters and the time skip, it is still a great show with massive stakes. Between Eun-hyeok’s surprising return and Hyun-su being more unpredictable than ever, Sweet Home season 3 has all the ingredients to be the show’s best. The new seasons of Gyeongseong Creature and Hellbound also sound promising.

Regardless of which of Netflix’s 2024 horror K-dramas will be the best one, the fact is that this particular genre of Korean shows has made for some great titles on the platform.

Horror K-Dramas Are Among Netflix’s Best Korean Shows

Some of Netflix’s best K-dramas are in the horror genre

Characters from All of Us Are Dead and Hyun-su from Sweet Home season 2

Regardless of which of Netflix’s 2024 horror K-dramas will be the best one, the fact is that this particular genre of Korean shows has made for some great titles on the platform. Shows like Sweet Home and All of Us Are Dead are not only some of the best K-dramas available on Netflix but also some of the most well-reviewed Korean shows on the platform, offering something different from other zombie stories. Korean cinema has seen some incredible horror films, and this level of quality and sensibility can also be noticed in horror K-dramas, be they original or webtoon adaptations.

Sweet Home
seasons 1 and 2;
Gyeongseong Creature
season 1, and
season 1 are all streaming on Netflix.

  • Gyeongseong Creature Netflix TV Series Poster

    Gyeongseong Creature

    Gyeongseong Creature is an action horror-thriller television series that Kang Eun-kyung and Chung Dong-yoon created for Netflix. Set in 1945 during the Japanese occupation of Korea, Jang Tae-Sang, a wealthy informant in the heart of Gyeongseong, and Yoon Chae-ok, a highly skilled investigator, come together to face a literal creature created from the cumulative greed of humanity.

    Release Date
    December 22, 2023


  • Parasyte The Grey TV Show Poster

    Parasyte: The Grey

    “Parasyte: The Grey” imagines a world where alien parasites begin taking over human hosts, blending horror with psychological drama. The original manga follows a young man who forms a symbiotic relationship with his alien parasite, leading to a morally complex journey as they confront other parasites threatening humanity. This adaptation adds a unique twist, focusing on the grey areas of survival, identity, and the essence of being human.OVERRIDE

    Jeon So Nee , Koo Kyo Hwan , Lee Jung Hyun , Kwon Hae Hyo , Kim In Kwon

    Release Date
    April 5, 2024


  • Hellbound


    Netflix’s Hellbound is a Korean Drama and Dark Fantasy series that is directed by Yeon Sang-ho and based on his graphic novel, The Hellbound Volume 1. The series takes place in a modern fantastical version of Korea in which strange creatures pick and choose individuals to send to Hell.

    Yoo Ah-in , Kim Hyun-joo , Park Jeong-min , Won Jin-ah , Yang Ik-Joon , Kim Do-yoon , Kim Shin-rock , Ryu Kyung-soo

    Release Date
    November 19, 2021


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