Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

US Well Go Usa Entertainment DVD 2018 edition

Text below written 2018-12-10


Jung Bum-shik, one of the Jung brothers who made the South Korean horror classic Epitaph in 2007 here returns with a hand-held
camera horror. The Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gyeonggi, South Korea closed in 1979 and has been listed as one of the freakiest
places in the world (for real) and this film is about an Internet web show, Horror Times, that wants to visit the place and check if there
are any truth behind the ghost sightings and the myth of Room 402.

7 youngsters, 3 girls and 4 guys, including the director of the Internet horror show He-joon, goes to Gyeonggi loaded with cameras
and various ESP stuff, as an EMF - electric magnetic field meter, to verify if ghostly apparitions do appear. The House of ectoplasm
awaits them. What He-joon worries about the most though, isn't if there are ghosts or not but if there are enough viewers to the show
to attract advertisers, and therefore unbeknown to most of the group some spookery is arranged in advance.

But, soon enough real spookery takes place and the deeper they advance in the dark corridors of the old mental asylum the thicker
the ectoplasm gets. The very annoying youngsters soon is to meet violent deaths at the Hospital of Doom.
A mental hospital opened in 1961 and closed in 1979 after a series of mass patient suicides.
OK, i didn't like it that much but this is a Teenage Horror and younger audiences may like it. It's very generic and miles from Epitaph.

The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen and with a 5.1 (or 2.0) korean audio with english subtitles, trailer, previews. Region 1

 

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