Serial Killer Dramas: Mouse and Flower of Evil

10 K-Dramas About Serial Killers That Will Get You Hooked

Which of these will you be adding to your lists?

Long-time K-drama fans would know by now that Korea is also known for producing crime dramas, just as much as they’re famous for their romcoms. And when it comes to these crime dramas, one of the characters that they love exploring are serial killers, how they work, and why they are the way they are.

Looking for thrilling K-dramas about serial killers that will get you on the edges of your seats? Here’s a list of 10 titles you might want to check out right now:

Mouse

Mouse asks the question of whether psychopaths can be identified in advance. It follows Jung Ba Reum, a rookie police officer who comes face-to-face with a crazed serial killer that left the nation in fear. After he survives this dangerous encounter, Ba Reum’s life completely changes, and it’s up to him and his detective partner Go Moo Chi to uncover the truth behind the killer and psychopathic behaviors.

Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Park Joo Hyun, and Kyung Soo Jin star in this drama.

Where to Watch: Viu

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Beyond Evil

Yeo Jin Goo stars alongside Shin Ha Kyun in Beyond Evil. It follows two men — Han Joo Won and Lee Dong Sik — who go to extreme lengths to pursue the serial killer in their city. When a series of gruesome killings occur, the two work together to stop the culprit from killing more. As they do so, they start to look deeper than what the evidence shows, questioning the motives of those who are involved in the case.

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Choi Jin Ho, Kil Hae Yeon, Heo Sung Tae, and more join the two leads in this 2021 drama.

Where to Watch: Viu

Flower of Evil

Flower of Evil follows Baek Hee Sung, a craftsman who seems like the ideal husband to his wife and daughter. However, behind his perfect facade, he hides dark secrets that his wife must eventually uncover. This also means breaking down the foundations of their happy life.

Lee Seung Gi, Moon Chae Won, Jang Hee Jin, Seo Hyun Woo, and more star in this drama.

Where to Watch: Netflix / Viu

Voice, Season 1

Voice follows detective Moo Jin Hyuk, a detective famous for solving major cases. His life spirals down after his wife dies, and he lives with guilt for not being able to protect her. Kang Kwon Joo, on the other hand, used to work at an emergency call center. That is until she hears someone murder her father over the phone. Because of this, she becomes a voice profiler, and she joins Moo Jin Hyuk in chasing the serial killer responsible for the deaths of their family members.

Jang Hyuk, Lee Ha Na, Ye Sung, Son Eun Seo, and Kim Jae Wook star in this drama.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Gap Dong

Gap Dong is a drama based on the true story of the 1986 Hwaseong Serial Murders. It’s about Moo Yeom, a Buddhist monk whose father is accused as the suspect of the “Gap Dong” serial murder case. Because of these accusations and the detective’s way of investigating it, his father ends up killing himself. 20 years later, Moo Yeom is now a detective, and he sets out to catch Gap Dong as clues about his identity appears.

Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Joon, Kim Min Jung, Kim Ji Won, and more star in this drama.

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows is a 2020 drama about Cha Young Jin, a detective whose friend was murdered by the “Stigmata” serial killer 19 years ago. Carrying the guilt and trauma over her friend’s death, she works to find the killer when the case opens again after 19 years.

This drama stars Kim Seo Hyung, Ryu Deok Hwang, Park Hoon, and Ahn Ji Ho.

Where to Watch: Viu

Tell Me What You Saw

Tell Me What You Saw follows a criminal profiler named Oh Hyun Jae who lives in seclusion after the death of her fiancé in the hands of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Cha Soo Young is a police officer who has the ability to remember everything she shees exactly. Because of this, she is selected to partner with Oh Hyun Jae who must uncover the truth behind the Peppermint Killer — the same one who killed his fiance 5 years ago.

Where to Watch: Viu

Train

Train is a 12-episode drama about Seo Do Won, who works as a detective to escape the guilt brought to him after his drunkard father kills another man. One day, he discovers corpses buried in an abandoned train station, which the police force eventually classifies as a serial murder case. Things get weird, however, when a dead victim turns up alive. They realize that the mysterious train showing up in the station is a portal between parallel universes.

Yoon Shi Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin, and Shin Soo Yool star in this drama.

Where to Watch: Viu

Missing Noir M

In Missing Noir M, Kim Kang Woo plays Gil Su Hyeon, a genius who attended Harvard at 10 and got a job at the FBI after graduating. 10 years later, he returns to South Korea to lead the Special Missing Persons unit. This unit deals with the special missing cases that are part of violent crimes. Joining Su Hyeon in the team is Oh Dae Young, a detective of 20 years, and is popular for being the master of missing person cases.

This 2015 drama stars Kim Kang Woo, Park Hee Soon, Jo Bo Ah, and more.

Psychopath Diary

Psychopath Diary is about Yook Dong Sik, a timid guy, who picks up a serial murderer’s diary after witnessing him kill someone. As he is trying to run away from the murderer, he gets hit by a car, and he loses his memory. With the serial murderer’s diary in his possession, he starts believing that he is indeed a serial killer. Meanwhile, neighborhood police officer Shim Bo Kyung starts investigating a case of serial homicide. After encountering Dong Shik a few times, she believes that he is a kind man, but she eventually starts suspecting him to be more than what he seems after one too many coincidences.

Yoon Shi Yoon, Jung In Sun, Park Sung Hoon, and Lee Han Wi all star in this 2019 drama.

Which of these crime dramas have you seen or are you planning to see? Let us know in the comments!

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TV Show Info

Voice
Action, Crime, Mystery
Flower of Evil
Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Train
Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Psychopath Diary
Comedy, Thriller
Tell Me What You Saw
Thriller, Suspense
Nobody Knows
Crime, Mystery, Melodrama
Mouse
Thriller, Crime, Action
Beyond Evil
Procedural drama, Psychological thriller
Gap Dong
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Missing Noir M
Action, Crime, Thriller

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