Korean horror webtoons have been around for a while. However, these scary Korean webtoons didn't go viral until a short Korean horror webtoon created by Horang called Bongcheon-dong Ghost came out in 2011. It was an urban ghost story that uses animation as jump scares. It had 3D effects such as a ghost's hand appearing to jump off your screen. Once this webtoon was translated into English it quickly went viral all around the world. This led to the rise in the horror genre and it was after this point that you will find some of the scariest Korean webtoons of all time. Horror webtoons in Korea spent the following decade going mainstream to the point that Netflix has adapted them into horror series on their streaming platform. As a visual medium, webtoons are perfect for the horror genre with their vertical scroll-down reading style.