Jeong Beom-sik wants to start a horror craze

Home > Entertainment > Movies

print dictionary print

Jeong Beom-sik wants to start a horror craze

Film director Jeong Beom-sik held a press conference for his new movie “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” at the I’Park Mall in Yongsan District, central Seoul, on Wednesday. Actors from the film, including Wi Ha-jun, Park Ji-hyun, Oh Ah-yeon, Moon Ye-won and Park Sung-hun were present along with the director.

The director explained why he decided to make another horror movie after his last film “Epitaph” (2007), saying, “Horror movies are all the rage right now worldwide. I think that even in Korea, our love of horror movies has significantly grown. Many audiences feel that Korean horror films still come up short when it comes to reaching the international standard.”

He further explained, “Last year was the 10th anniversary of the film ‘Epitaph,’ and after finishing filming ‘Gonjiam,’ it has now been 11 years. With this new horror film, I wanted to start a new boom to the genre in Korea.”

“Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” is about an online broadcaster and six other people who enter an abandoned psychiatric hospital while filming a live stream video inside. The Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital was selected by CNN as one of the seven freakiest places in the world.

By Sung Ji-eun

More in Movies

BIFF organizers dub 25th event a 'safe' success

6th Child Rights Film Festival to be hosted online from Nov. 14 to 22

Local celebrities to sell personal items to raise money for children's charity

Filmmaker Kim Ki-duk loses 1-billion-won damages suit

[REVIEW] 'Killer Spider' questions the real evils of humanity

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now