Must-watch Korean horror web series: Hellbound
Hellbound is a popular Korean horror web series that premiered on Netflix in November 2021. The series was directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who is known for his work on the hit film Train to Busan.
The story is set in a fictional world where supernatural beings known as angels appear to deliver messages about when people will die and how they will be punished in the afterlife. When a man named Jin Kyung-hoon becomes the target of an angel, he must find a way to survive and uncover the truth behind the angels’ appearances.
The series has been praised for its unique storyline and strong performances from its cast, which includes Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june. The show has also been noted for its impressive visual effects and eerie atmosphere.
Hellbound is based on a webtoon (a type of online comic) called Hellbound: The Testimony of the Sinners, which was created by Yeon Sang-ho and Choi Gyu-seok. The series was produced by Lezhin Studio, which is known for producing webtoon-based content. Hellbound is part of a larger Hell universe created by Yeon Sang-ho, which includes his previous films The King of Pigs, The Fake and The Hell: Two Kinds of Life. The show has been praised for its social commentary on topics such as religious extremism and mob mentality.
Hellbound was released globally on Netflix, making it accessible to audiences around the world. It has since gained a large following in various countries, including the United States, South Korea and Brazil. The series has been noted for its intense and graphic depictions of violence, which may not be suitable for all viewers.
The show’s theme song, You’ll Never Walk Alone, is a cover of a song originally from the musical Carousel. The song has been popularized by Liverpool Football Club, which uses it as an anthem.
Overall, Hellbound has become a fan-favorite among horror and thriller fans and its success has led to talks of a potential second season.
Hellbound is available for streaming on Netflix.