Hellbound and 3 equally dark and haunting webtoon-based K-dramas

Korean dramas adapted from webtoons are no longer unfamiliar. Let’s take a look at 4 thrilling webtoon-based Netflix series that you should not miss. 

1. Hellbound

Only a short time after its release, Hellbound has achieved admirable success. Within just 24 hours, Hellbound managed to dethrone Squid Game from the top spot of Netflix’s most popular shows.

Written and directed by director Yeon Sang Ho of the box office hit Train To Busan, Hellbound depicts the turmoil of society following inexplicable appearances of otherworldly beings. The dark fantasy drama is based on the 2019 popular webtoon titled Hell, written and drawn by Yeon Sang Ho himself.

In Hellbound, Yoo Ah In plays Jung Jin Soo – the leader of a cult called The New Truth. He spends 10 years proving to everyone about God’s punishment and when it is acknowledged, the world falls apart. 

2. Strangers From Hell

Strangers From Hell, another Netflix series with a similar title to Hellbound, is also adapted from a famous webtoon. Contrary to the huge popularity of Hellbound, Strangers From Hell is somewhat underrated although its storyline, characters’ psychological development, sound effects and cinematography all receive much praise. 

Strangers From Hell is deemed to be no less dark and frightening than Hellbound. The plot centers on Yoon Jong Woo (Im Si Wan) – a young man who has just come to Seoul from his hometown to find a job.  Because he is broke, Jong Woo can only afford to live in a shabby motel room in a cheap and old dormitory, where there are abnormal and creepy neighbors. The terrifying truth begins to unveil when mysterious events start happening in this seemingly ordinary place, causing Jong Woo to grow suspicious and fearful of other residents.

3. D.P.

D.P is another Netflix series adapted from the webtoon.  D.P is also a drama that was released in 2021 and is in the top 10 of Netflix, although it is not viral, it is still a worth-watching series.

D.P. clearly depicts the harsh reality of the Korean military, touching on dark details that the Korean media has never shared before.  Through the perspective of Ahn Jun Ho (Jung Hae In), the audience can see the work of Team D.P., who are tasked with catching deserted soldiers.  From the life stories of soldiers, D.P. draw an overall picture of life as well as hidden secrets in the military 

4. Sweet Home

Sweet Home is a Korean fantasy horror film directed by Lee Eung Bok, adapted from the webtoon of the same name and released in late 2020 on Netflix.  Not only receiving attention because of the investment budget of hundreds of billions of won for the special effects, Sweet Home also impressed the audience with the famous actors such as Song Kang, Lee Do Hyun, Lee Jin Wook, Go Min Si and Lee Si Young.

The storyline is about Cha Hyun-Su (Song Kang), a high school student. He is also a recluse and rarely leaves his room. He refuses to talk to his father, mother, and younger sister. One day, his whole family, except for him, dies in a car accident. Cha Hyun-Su is left all alone. He moves into a small apartment. At this time, a mysterious phenomenon of humans turning into monsters occurred all around the world. The residents of Cha Hyun-Su’s apartment building, including Pyeon Sang-Wook (Lee Jin-Wook), fight against these monsters and try to survive.

If you are a lover of the psychological suspense genre, you should not miss these 4 dramas.  All the dramas mentioned above are available on Netflix, and if you also like them then leave a comment below.

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