Top 7 Most-Viewed Korean Horror Films of All Time by HWANG Hee-yun / Apr 17, 2018
Very Scary Horror Fantasies
GONJIAM: Haunted Asylum broke into the top 3 of most-viewed Korean horror movies of all time, bringing 2,567,361 moviegoers. It revolves around seven people who record and stream their experience at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place listed by CNN as one of the 7 freakiest places on the planet. This mockumentary horror flick became the first successful Korean horror movie in a long time. There was a boom in horror movies in the early 2000s in Korea, but it did not last long. From Whispering Corridors (1998) to R - Point (2004), several horror movies released during these five years had remained the six highest grossing horror movies of all time, and it has been ten years since teen horror flick Death Bell (2008) became a surprise hit. GONJIAM: Haunted Asylum topped the Korean box office in its opening week and maintained the first place in its second week. Three weeks after its release, its ranking has slightly fallen but it has become the second most-watched horror movie in Korea, behind A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003) and beating The Phone (2002). It has reached this significant result thanks to its promotions on social media like YouTube channels.