Chilled to the bone: Korean ghosts and urban legends 2011/08/24, Source, by Suzy Chung on August 22nd, 2011
Have you ever wondered why so many Korean horror movies feature girls with loose long hair in white hanbok? And why most of them are so pale with sorrow? And why so many of them seem to be haunting schools? Summer is the season for horror. Among many Korean ways to beat the heat, a favorite method is to break out in a cold sweat by scaring oneself silly. As a result, many horror movies are released in the summer and horror specials are broadcast on TV. So why are long-haired girls in white hanbok the stars of summer horror? Let's take a look:
Most horror movies star the long-haired gwishin
Korean ghosts, or gwishin (귀신), are mostly souls of dead people unable to go over to the other side; those who are either full of deep sorrow or resentment, sometimes victims of unjust circumstances who can't leave this world until their souls are appeased. Traditionally, many shamanistic rituals have been developed to this objective,...More
Nominees For The 2011 Seoul Drama Awards 2011/07/20, Source,
The preliminaries for the 2011 Seoul Drama Awards (SDA)have been conducted and the results are out!
The organizing committee for the SDAs announced on July 20th at 11 AM, the results of the preliminaries through a press conference. Under the theme of "Drama Road", this year's SDA ceremony has been confirmed to cover 204 works from 37 different countries,...More
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