As Halloween approaches, Netflix offers a treasure trove of Korean horror content that promises to send shivers down your spine. From unsettling anthologies to zombie apocalypses, the streaming giant’s lineup showcases the unique flair of Eastern horror.
Goedam: A Mixed Bag of Korean Urban Legends
Goedam serves as a fascinating anthology series, each episode lasting between 6-15 minutes. The series delves into Korean urban legends, offering a variety of horror styles. While some episodes build tension effectively, others fall flat. Nonetheless, the anthology stands as a decent introduction to Korean horror, featuring a good balance of gore, violence, and scares.
#Alive: Survival in a Zombie Apocalypse
#Alive presents a gripping tale of a live streamer’s fight for survival during a zombie outbreak in Seoul. Directed by Cho Il-hyung and starring Yoo Ah-In and Park Shin-Hye, the film keeps you on the edge of your seat as you root for the protagonist’s survival.
Sweet Home: A Fresh Take on Horror Dramas
Sweet Home breaks away from conventional Korean drama tropes, offering an action-packed survival story. As people turn into monsters, a group of apartment residents must band together. The series delivers a blend of action, tension, and character development, making it a must-watch.
The Guest: A Quest to End Evil
The Guest centres around Yoon Hwa-Pyung, who is on a mission to end the malevolent spirit, Park Il-Do, that has wreaked havoc on his life. Assisted by a priest and a detective, the series offers a compelling narrative filled with suspense.
The 8th Night: Exorcism and Ancient Spirits
The 8th Night introduces us to an exorcist monk and his apprentice, battling an ancient spirit. The film combines elements of possession and exorcism, offering a unique take on the Korean horror genre.
Happiness: A New Kind of Pandemic
Happiness explores a ‘mad human disease’ that is unlike any other. As the disease spreads, it brings forth a range of challenges and moral dilemmas, making it a thought-provoking watch.
All of Us Are Dead: Ground Zero of a Zombie Outbreak
All of Us Are Dead takes us to a high school that becomes the epicentre of a zombie outbreak. The series explores the consequences of scientific experiments gone wrong, leading to a fast-spreading virus.
Happy Spooky Halloween!
Netflix’s Korean horror lineup offers a diverse range of styles and narratives, ensuring there’s something for every horror fan. From the tension-filled episodes of Goedam to the action-packed sequences in Sweet Home, this Halloween season promises to be a thrilling ride.
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