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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

Gon-ji-am (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 28 March 2018 (South Korea)
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The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. It soon encounters much more than expected as it moves deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

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Beom-sik Jeong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-Wook Lee Seung-Wook Lee ... Seung-wook
Ye-Won Mun Ye-Won Mun ... Charlotte
Ah-yeon Oh Ah-yeon Oh ... Ah-yeon
Ji-Hyun Park Ji-Hyun Park ... Ji-hyun
Sung-Hoon Park Sung-Hoon Park ... Sung-hoon
Ha-Joon Wi Ha-Joon Wi ... Ha-joon
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Storyline

An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on the show. To attract more viewers, the show hosts play tricks on the guests, but things start to get out of hand when they are inside the place, where tortured souls could really be lurking in the shadows. Written by Lee Chalyn

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Experience the horror. See more »

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Horror

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 March 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Gonjiam: Hospital maldito See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,017, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$115,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,041,950
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1.85 : 1
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Not the best, but one of the scariest
16 January 2019 | by PerernsSee all my reviews

Normally I am critical of found-footage horror, as it usually is unnecessary and brings nothing more to the story. Usually found-footage movies would do better as a "regular" movie. This is not the case for Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum. With new cutting-edge technology, and a reason as to why the actors know how to work a camera, it serves this movies purpose excellent. There is little shaky-cam and other "effects" that you would usually see in found-footage, which in my opinion ruins the movie.

The story itself is pretty standard, 7 young "ghost hunters" enter an old insane asylum, mainly for views and profit, which makes it more realistic than other similar movies. The pacing of the movie is pretty slow, and nothing really happens for the first half, but it's worth it!

I originally wanted to give this a 6, but considering this is a horror movie, and one of the scariest of it's sub-genre I've ever seen, I bumped it up to a 7. If you want a scary movie without too much plot, this is the movie for you.


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