21+ Best THRILLER Manhwas (Webtoons) Recommendations!

The suspense, the intrigue, the thrill all those exciting feelings can be experienced with a single read. Nothing is as exciting and blood pumping as the Thriller genre!

As of late, it is Manhwas who are offering us the best stories with the best plot twists. You just have to know which ones are worth the read. To facilitate your search, this is a list of the BEST Thriller Manhwas right now. Not one of them will disappoint you, I can guarantee it, enjoy!

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Thrilling Korean Webtoons

23. Distant Sky

Distant Sky
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
10/20
5/10
5/10
5/10
25/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery

Manhwa Storyline:

Hanuel Kang is living in a world of darkness. He suddenly woke up in an unknown building. As he was trying to figure out what happened to him, he started searching the place for people. But everyone is dead, not one soul is breathing. In a state of panic, he rushes outside to ask for help only to discover the horrible truth.

It’s not just the people in the building who died, not a single human survived. The cars disappeared, there was no power, even the stars stopped shining. It’s as if humans never inhabited the planet.

Now alone, how will he keep on living? And what in the world happened to everyone?

 

22. Tales of Greed

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
11/20
5/10
6/10
5/10
27/50

Genre: Thriller / Webtoons / Drama / Mystery / Psychological

Manhwa Storyline:

We all have something we desperately want . But nothing is given for free. The greater the desire, the greater the price. It all depends on how much you are willing to risk to get it.

Tell me, if an app existed, granting you the possibility to make ANY wish come true, how much are you willing to pay or sacrifice?

 

21. Uriah

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
12/20
5/10
6/10
6/10
29/50

Genre: Thriller / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

It was raining cats and dogs on an island shrouded in darkness and mystery. A lone boy stood there, in the rain. He had a story to tell, but not just any story, a story that could throw into chaos the lives of many.

He needs to share his story but he doesn’t know where and how he got here nor who he is. As he struggles to survive, he starts putting pieces of the ugly secrets this world hides.

 

20. Escape Room

Escape Room
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
5/10
29/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror / Psychological

Manhwa Storyline:

Escape room is a popular game where you have to find clues and clear challenges to escape. It’s supposed to be fun and entertaining, until someone decides otherwise.

Sean is an unsociable person, he can’t mix well with others. One day, he got drunk and passed out only to wake up in a twisted version of Escape room.

He along with other contestants has to clear puzzles that could mean death if failed. They have trust and work with each other to do so. But can he overcome his personality to do so?

This Manhwa is SAW style, get ready for what’s to come!

 

19. The Tales of the Unusual

The Tales Of The Unusual
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
5/10
29/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror / Mystery / Psychological / School Life / Shounen / Supernatural / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

With more than 300 chapters, this Manhwa is a collection of multiple short stories. Each of them is more disturbing than the other.

Horror, mystery, psychology, thriller, slice of life they all go over a specific aspect of our lives in the most twisted and perverse ways.

 

18. Seed

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
13/20
6/10
6/10
5/10
30/50

Genre: Thriller / Science-Fiction

Manhwa Storyline:

Emma is an introvert. The only way she can freely express herself and feel comfortable is on the web. She was surfing the internet when an AI made contact with her. It says that its name is Terry.  

As the story moves on, weird events keep happening. Is it Terry’s doing? No one knows… Is he a friend, should I trust him or is he planning on destroying me?

Mixed-up thoughts keep popping up in her head and every day she grows more and more anxious about Terry, about her life, about all the decisions she will have to make from now on.

 

17. Friday: Forbidden Tales

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
5/10
31/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror

Manhwa Storyline:

Every Friday, a new eye-opening story is released. New plot, new characters, new morals…

Unpredictable and interesting, each story will send shivers down your spine. The art is mediocre, but the intensity of the plot makes up for it. Don’t miss out on this one!

 

16. See No Evil

See No Evil
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
6/10
32/50

Genre: Thriller / Psychological / Supernatural

Manhwa Storyline:

We all have secrets, Bonggang Choi does too. He hides his dark side under his fake normal college student act. But Bonggang Choi possesses a rare power, he can look into the minds of others.

To protect his secret, till now he never acted on what he would discover. Hun Jo was the exception, he learned something he just couldn’t keep to himself. The boy killed a man, he is a murderer.

But who will believe the words of a naïve boy when he tells them he read his mind and discovered who the culprit was. He needs evidence. Just be careful not to die in the process as well.

 

15. Supernatural Investigation Department

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
7/10
33/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Comedy / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Shounen / Supernatural

Manhwa Storyline:

From a very young age, Si Mun inherited the power of his grandfather, a shaman. He can interact with ghosts. His grandmother who wanted him to experience a normal life made him a talisman. This talisman had the ability to block Si Mun’s power and deleted from his mind any recollection of the supernatural.

He grew up, graduated and is now a homicide detective. While on the job, his grandmother suddenly passed and the seal that was protecting him died with her.

 

14. Shriek

Shriek
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
14/20
6/10
7/10
7/10
34/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror / Psychological / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

For fans of horror and mystery, this is the Manhwa for you. Try to contain your screams if you can!

 

13. #Killstagram

Killstagram
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
14/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
35/50

Genre: Webtoons / Thriller / Josei / Horror / Psychological

Manhwa Storyline:

Remi Do seems to have a perfect life. I mean how she could not, she has everything someone could ask for. She’s gorgeous, super popular, the most famous brands are her sponsors. On social media, the number of likes hit 10,000 in a mere second.

Ah, and the best thing yet is that a psycho serial killer is stalking her, he’s a huge fan!

 

12. The Red Book

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
15/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
36/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror / Psychological

Manhwa Storyline:

The more you read, the more terrifying it gets and the more mysterious it gets. 

It is everywhere and it is nowhere at the same time. It is beautiful but horrifying. It is about the contradictions of this world. Can you go through the ugliness of our lives?

 

11. The Savior’s time

The Savior's TIme
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
15/20
7/10
8/10
7/10
37/50

Genre: Thriller / Adult / Drama / Mature / Mystery / Psychological / Seinen / Tragedy

Manhwa Storyline:

The daughter of the Yu Family committed suicide. That’s at least how the police ruled it out. But her brother isn’t going to accept the fact that his cheerful and smiling little sister will ever end her life of her own accord.

So he takes the matter into his own hands and begins to investigate. The only hint she gave him is a voice record she posted on Savior. Savior is like a sect where people who want to escape from reality gather online to find a way to save their souls.

 

10. Melvina’s Therapy

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
15/20
8/10
8/10
7/10
38/50

Genre: Thriller / Horror / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

Isolation, concern, despair, sadness, with a little therapy, all those awful feelings should wash away.

But Melvina’s Therapy isn’t this simple. She goes deeper into your mind, digs out all your dirty embracing secrets, discovers all your dark creepy thoughts, and makes you realize how disgusting you really are.

As she tries to fix you, will you be able to accept your ugly self? Will you come out of it saner or more broken than ever?

 

9. Hive

Hive
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
15/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
39/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Horror / Mature / Psychological / Sci-fi / Seinen

Manhwa Storyline:

How can the world change so much in one night? What happened to the people? Why do they look like insects? Am I still drunk? High maybe… that can’t be happening!

The world regressed, only the strong may survive. This is not where you used to live, this is a new earth, with new laws. Adapt, struggle and don’t let this ugly-looking monster take over our home.

 

8. Rotten

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
16/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
40/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Horror / Mature / Psychological

Manhwa Storyline:

Jaeshin possesses a disturbing power, he can see the souls of dead people.  Officer Han, on the other hand, can smell which ones are evil. Together, they start investigating the disappearance of their missing friend.

Their search led them to the door of a stuntwoman named Yuhyeon. The woman seems to be entangled in many shady mysteries. It’s like a veil of darkness surrounds her. Just being around her is suffocating.

With the stench and the number of vengeful souls, will the two partners manage to withstand all the negative energy around them to help their comrades?

 

7. It’s Mine

It's Mine
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
41/50

Genre: Thriller / Shoujo / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

Yohan Do is a stalker. When something or someone catches his eyes, he will make it his life’s mission to discover everything about them.

The unlucky one who is on his radar now is Dajeong, his crush. He knows where she likes to sit in class, he knows where she works, where she lives, who her friends are, everything!

He watches her from afar, he is contempt knowing she is safe and happy. But if someone ever tries to erase her smile, they better watch their back, they may disappear from the face of the earth right after.

 

6. Shotgun boy

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
16/20
8/10
8/10
9/10
41/50

Genre: Webtoons / Psychological / Thriller

Manhwa Storyline:

Han Gyu-Hwan never wanted to be Hero, he is weakling and he knows it. Yet he is satisfied with it. Due to a certain turn of events, he was forced to change.

A shotgun in hand, one pull of the trigger and POUF, he transformed into a ray of hope. A ray of hope that many wanted dead. So to stay alive he took on the role as everyone wanted.

 

5. Ghost Teller

Ghost Teller
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
8/10
9/10
42/50

Genre: Thriller / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Psychological / Supernatural / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

If you ever thought that the way you told your stories were scary, you got it wrong. Only the ghosts themselves can become the tellers of their tails.

From their mouths, it’s much more than a simple story, it’s like you are feeling as they did when the events happened to them. Fear, despair, terror, agony, your will end up in tears and trembling like a coward right from the beginning.

 

4. Dead Days

dead days
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
42/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Horror / Psychological / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

Scientists created a virus. It was supposed to be handed over to the government.  But they underestimated its capacity. A sample broke and the virus spread all over the world, turning humans into gluttonous zombies

Four days after the incident, half of the population already perished. A handful of humans are struggling to survive the apocalypse. Who will claim the world for themselves? The selfish humans or the rampaging zombies?

 

3. Catharsis

Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
9/10
43/50

Genre: Thriller / Action / Horror / Psychological / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

We all thought we knew how powerful of an emotion fear was. But before experiencing real fear, believe me, that your imagination was nothing compared to reality. Leon had to learn that the hard way.

He lived a perfectly normal life until, one day, he was sent to another world. That other world was a demonic realm, a place controlled by “Catharsis”, a place governed by true fear.

To survive he will have to fight them, but how can he do so when he can’t even muster the courage to leave his hideout? Will he be strong enough to overcome his emotions?

 

2. Pigpen

Pigpen
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
19/20
8/10
8/10
9/10
44/50

Genre: Thriller / Seinen / Action / Horror / Mystery / Psychological / Tragedy

Manhwa Storyline:

The boat the MC was riding was caught up in a storm and sunk. Hanging on to his life, he managed to drift off on what looks like an uninhabited island. Turned out that one family lived there and came to his rescue.

But there is something off about them, something dark he can’t put his finger on. Constant chills went down his back as he had to stay with them. Anxiety, stress, fear, he couldn’t sleep, couldn’t rest, and couldn’t eat. He just wanted to escape so that bad feeling that is devouring him disappears.

 

1. Sweet Home

Sweet Home
Suspense & Mystery Character Plot Art Total
19/20
9/10
9/10
9/10
46/50

Genre: Thriller / Tragedy / Horror / Sci-fi / Psychological / Drama / Webtoons

Manhwa Storyline:

A young boy lost his whole family in a tragic accident and he witnessed it all. He was left all alone with no one to take care of him. You can imagine that deep psychological scar the boy was left with.

 As he grew up, instead of healing it became worse and worse until he couldn’t stand the pain anymore. What will he do when he’ll finally snap?

 

Which Manhwa Are You THRILLED About? Let Us Know In The Comments Below!

Conclusion

Those with a faint heart please beware, blood, cruelty, and much more gruesomeness are on the agenda in each of those Manhwas. As Thriller and Horror usually come together you will have to accept the other to get the one.

 

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