Korean horror web series that are a must-watch for every horror fan

Min Hyejin in Hellbound - Courtesy of Netflix
Min Hyejin in Hellbound - Courtesy of Netflix /
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Must-watch Korean horror web series: The School Nurse Files

The School Nurse Files is a popular Korean horror web series that premiered on Netflix in September 2020. The series is based on a novel of the same name by Chung Serang and was directed by Lee Kyoung-mi.

The show follows Ahn Eun-young, a school nurse with the unique ability to see and fight off supernatural creatures that threaten her school and its students. Eun-young uses various objects such as toy guns and jelly to fend off the spirits and she is assisted by her colleague, Hong In-pyo, who can also see the supernatural.

The School Nurse Files received positive reviews for its fresh take on the horror genre and its unique blend of humor and scares. It was also praised for its strong performances by lead actors Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk.

In addition to its unique premise and blend of humor and scares, The School Nurse Files also stands out for its visually stunning production design and creative use of special effects. The supernatural creatures that Eun-young battles against are imaginatively designed and bring a sense of whimsy and wonder to the horror elements of the show.

The series also touches on deeper themes such as the importance of empathy and understanding in dealing with mental health issues, as well as the challenges of navigating relationships in the modern world.

The School Nurse Files was a hit with audiences worldwide, particularly in Asia and was praised for its representation of diverse characters and casting of actors with representation of characters with disabilities is particularly noteworthy, as it features characters who are deaf, blind and on the autism spectrum and the show portrays them in a positive and nuanced light.

The School Nurse Files is also notable for being directed by Lee Kyoung-mi, a female director who has been a pioneer in the Korean film industry. Her unique perspective and vision bring a fresh and feminist approach to the horror genre, which is often dominated by male directors.

Furthermore, the show’s lead actress, Jung Yu-mi, has been praised for her dynamic performance as Ahn Eun-young. She brings a quirky and endearing charm to the character, while also conveying a sense of strength and determination in her battle against the supernatural forces.

Overall, The School Nurse Files is a standout example of Korean horror and showcases the innovative storytelling and production values of the Korean entertainment industry. It is a must-watch for fans of horror, as well as those interested in seeing fresh and diverse perspectives in television.

 The School Nurse Files is available for streaming on Netflix.

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