5 Kdramas And Movies Centered On Cults And Supernatural Phenomena While Waiting For The ‘Hellbound’ Sequel

There is no doubt that South Korean entertainment has produced top-notch thriller and mystery series. To name a few, “Squid Game” and “Hellbound” have been making waves around the world recently with their spooky scenes that have indeed left viewers wanting more.

As the world waits for the long-awaited sequels, here are 5 Kdramas and movies that feature supernatural and unexplainable cults and phenomena.

‘Save me’

Starring Seo Ye Ji, Woo Do Hwan, Ok Taecyeon, Jo Sung Ha and more, “Save Me” is based on the webtoon titled “Out of the World” written by Jo Geum San.

The 2017 Kdrama follows the story of a family whose business went bankrupt, prompting them to move to a town named Muji-gun.

With no friends or relatives in the area, the family of four began making memories in their new home.

Unfortunately, when Im Sang Mi (Seo Ye Ji) and her family faced another obstacle in their lives, Goosunwon’s spiritual father Baek Jung Ki (Jo Sung Ha) offered to help them and introduced them to the band.

However, the family slowly becomes drawn into a mysterious pseudo-religious cult; this is where Im Sang Mi’s new friends tried to save her.

“Strangers from Hell”

Released in 2019, the psychological thriller introduced a different kind of horror as it features serial killers and creepy neighbors living in Eden Residences. With its stunning cinematic flair, “Strangers from Hell” gave viewers a whole new level of dread.

In the Kdrama, Im Si Wan took on the role of Yoon Jong Woo, an aspiring crime writer in his twenties who had just moved to Seoul.

Struggling to make ends meet, he lived in a cheap dorm at Eden Residences, where he met some strange neighbors, including creepy dentist Seo Moon Jo, played by Lee Dong Wook, who became strangely obsessed with Yoon. Jongwoo.

The Wailing

One of the all-time favorite supernatural thrillers is “The Wailing,” starring Kwak Do Won, Chun Woo Hee, and Hwang Jung Min.

Directed and written by “The Yellow Sea” and “The Chaser” director Na Hong Jin, “The Wailing” is his third film to enter the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Set in a small village called Gokseong, police officer Jong Goo investigates strange cases and deaths that suddenly occur in a once peaceful town.

The deaths are linked to poisonous wild mushrooms, making an infected person violent and killing their family.

Curiously, the series of bizarre situations occurred when a Japanese man arrived in a small village and that’s where Jong Goo began his speculations.


One of Netflix’s hit series is “Kingdom”, which stars Ju Ji Hoon, Bae Doona, Kim Sung Gyu, and Ryu Seung Ryong.

The story revolves around a mysterious plant that caused a plague to hundreds of locals during the Joseon era, which turns them into zombies.

At the height of the mysterious plague, Crown Prince Lee Chang was wrongly accused by Chief State Councilor Cho Hak Joo, declaring him a traitor.

Hoping to clear his name and save the world from the plague, the Crown Prince, along with his trusty assistant, searches for a possible cure.

“Sweet Home”

Another hit Kdrama from Netflix is ​​“Sweet Home” starring main stars Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Se Young, Lee Do Hyun and more.

It revolves around the supernatural events that took place in Seoul.

Residents of Green Home Mansion Apartment were trapped and struggled to survive as they witnessed the supernatural phenomenon dominated by scary monsters.

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5 Kdramas And Movies Centered On Cults And Supernatural Phenomena While Waiting For The ‘Hellbound’ Sequel