Goedam premiered on 20th August 2020 on Netflix. Directed by Hong Won-ki, the South-Korean anthology series stars SeolA, Song Chae-yun, Lee Hyun-joo, Han Ga-rim and Shim So-young.
“When night falls on the city, shadows and spirits come alive in this horror anthology series centered on urban legends.“
Ghosts/Spirits That Will Kill For No Reason!
Each episode of Netflix’s South-Korean anthology, Goedam is 5-10 minutes long and season 1 comprises of 8 episodes. While the series is short and is centred around urban legends, the difference arises when you have no introduction provided for the urban legend being told. No back story, no context just some spirits on an endless killing spree which are not even close to scary.
The mini-series has its fair share of gore, creepy ghosts and violence, but the lack of context is where I lost my touch with the ground Goedam was holding. Episode 1 and Episode 8 of the series still carry a bit of suspense and mystique but other than these two episodes, you’ll find yourself searching for the reasons behind the ghosts’ killing sprees.
The thing about horror movies is the slow build-up and story that it carries but Goedam does not work the same charm in regards to its duration as well. Nonetheless, the series is a good attempt at creating horror around urban legend but fails to leave you with any level of satisfaction.
Stream It or Skip It
SKIP IT! If you’re a horror movie fan, then this short series would leave you wanting more. However, Goedam might be a great mini-series to start your journey into Korean film-making.
Goedam is now streaming on Netflix.
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