Number 6: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
This South Korean found footage horror film was released in 2018, and is a favorite amongst fans of the genre with good reason. A web series crew decides to broadcast live from their investigation of an old abandoned asylum. You know the scenario: Something goes horribly wrong.
But, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum manages to take a very familiar trope and pull you into the story in a way that keeps you captivated until the very end.
As the film begins, we learn of a couple of boys who were filming their own little investigation at the asylum, which has a story involving a facility director who killed all of his patients before disappearing. The two boys also disappear, and that’s when Ha-Joon puts together a crew of six for his broadcast.
Ha-Joon is consumed with gaining more followers for his “Horror Times” YouTube channel, and it seems like he will get his wish. That’s because some terrifying supernatural events occur while the team is investigating.
Of course, as with most quality horror films, there is more to this story than meets the eye. As the crew members start to drop like flies, we are treated to some truly frightening scenes and a clever storyline.
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum is currently available on Tubi.