I've seen a few of these and know what you mean by "recipe". Ultimately most of them are influenced by Ring. Other good ones in this vein are Tale of Two Sisters, Acacia and Face. There are many other South Korean horror movies which do not:
The Host (monster)
Bloody Reunion (slasher)
I Saw the Devil, The Chaser, Memories of Murder (serial killer)
Hansel and Gretel (fairy tale)
Chaw (comedic killer hog movie)
There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.