Star Media Group Berhad (10894D), {{item['V1 Header']}} [13] Remaining at the top spot for the next four days, the film earned US$10.2 million from 1.37 million admissions in its opening weekend and accounted for 40% of the total weekend box office receipts,[14] the biggest March opening ever achieved by a Korean film. Ha-jun, who runs a YouTube channel that deals with the supernatural, leads the team of youngsters to the Gonjiam asylum and the mysterious room 402, which is supposed to have never been opened since the hospital closed decades before. In 2012, CNN Travel selected it as one of "7 freakiest places on the planet. A YouTube channel "Horror Times", led by Ha-joon, decided to explore such abandoned hospital. 2841 Curtis Street. Legend follows that patients started dying in the 1970s, and a closure soon followed. The two head to Room 402, the intensive care unit, which no one has opened before. Overall, the film still does a good job of making you believe that you are actually there in the dark asylum. After seeing news of the teenagers' disappearance, Ha-Joon, the owner of Yo… Ha-Joon reviews footage of all six participants standing together and becomes unsure who filmed it if all six were in the shot. 1026. In the epilogue, the dish of holy water starts to boil. Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital -Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital has been called one of the scariest places on the planet by CNN. [15], After three weekends, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum has attracted near to 2.6 million viewers and accumulated US$20.3 million in box office takings, the second biggest gross for a Korean horror film, behind 2003's A Tale of Two Sisters. The infra-red cameras start to flash, detecting a presence. The two head to Room 402, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which no one has been able to open before. Recently, a group of high school students went missing inside the Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital while investigating the building’s most haunted location: the mysteriously ominous (and cursed!) ', Editors of CNN were right on the money when they introduced Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital by saying, “The story of this abandoned psychiatric hospital reads like a textbook plot of a horror film.”. The group flees in terror. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (Korean: 곤지암; Hanja: 昆池岩; RR: Gonjiam) is a 2018 South Korean found footage horror film directed by Jung Bum-shik. And when they tried to open Room 402 with hammer, a ping-pong sound of table tennis ball was heard and then their broadcast suddenly ends. The 11th 5.16 citizens award. The group ties underwear to a tree as a marker. Gonjiam is one of the freakiest places in the world based on CNN. Multiple motion-sensing surveillance cameras were set up around the asylum: stationary video cameras constantly filmed inside the tent (i.e. The owner of the asylum recently filed a lawsuit against the film being shown in theatres, claiming that the film will have negative effects on selling the building, but a Seoul court ruled in favour of the movie being shown. Room 402. Since it opened in May 1961, it was. Despite this, the movie does a good job of getting into your head. After seeing news of the teenagers' disappearance, Ha-Joon, the owner of YouTube channel "Horror Times", decides to explore the building. According to legend, it was shut down after many of its patients and staff mysteriously began dying, though most likely the hospital closed due to unsanitary conditions and economic reasons. Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital, well known locally as one of the most haunted places in South Korea, gained international notoriety when CNN named it as one of the ‘7 Freakiest Places on Earth.’ Shrouded in mystery, the desolate location is the home of urban legends telling of abandoned patients, deranged doctors and horrific experiments. The movie has a clear goal – to suck the audience into the “reality” of the film, to make them feel like they are really there. Their mission is to find the cursed room, No. The film opened theatrically in South Korea on 28 March 2018 and in USA on 13 April 2018. The movie is about a bunch of young adults who sneak into an abandoned haunted asylum to try and open a deeply haunted room known as Room 402. They do this in order to get a lot of views for their live-stream of proving paranormal activity in the asylum and make a lot of money in the process through ad revenue (typical millennial ambitions). Denver, Colorado 80205, USA. Despite the rumours that the place is cursed, Ha-jun and his team strap on cameras and plunge into the darkness surrounding the battered building. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network/Yoon Min-sik, Cast: Wi Ha-joon, Park Ji-huyn, Oh Ah-yeon, Moon Ye-won, Park Sung-hoon, Yoo Je-yoon, Tags / Keywords: Everything in the room begins to float, and both boys are knocked out by flying objects. This asylum, in South Korea, was shut down … The actor, who was reportedly absent from promotional activities for the film, cited personal reasons for the decision. Abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital is known for its scary tales throughout Korea and abroad. Two teenage boys are recording their exploration of the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, where rumor states that the director of the hospital killed all of the patients and went missing. The film released in South Korea on 28 March 2018. Footages! The only real directions we had as to the location of the Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital were a pair of coordinates that Joshua kept telling us to plug into Google Maps: (37.362433, 127.33474). "[8][9], Most of the scenes in the film were filmed in the National Maritime High School in Busan, with the production team adhering closely to the floor plan of the actual hospital to recreate exactly the same exterior and hallways. 'Black Panther's' opening credits now feature Chadwick Boseman, "Leap" wins big at China's top film awards "Golden Rooster", Yasmin Ahmads Talentime to be featured at True Colors Film Festival, 'Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum': A legitimately scary story. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (곤지암, Gonjiam) is a found footage horror movie in the modern mould and like most, the crime our “heroes” are about to commit is one of extreme hubris. Two teenage boys are recording their exploration of the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, where rumor states that the director of the hospital killed all of the patients and went missing. The film takes place in the former Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, purportedly one of Korea's most haunted locations. The blur between fiction and reality works well, but the problem is that it has been done before, and done well, several times since The Blair Witch Project popularised it in 1999. Disturbed, Ji-Hyun and Charlotte decide to leave. Seung-Wook and Sung-Hoon see a wheelchair moving by itself in the basement. Namyoung Psychiatric Hospital. They see that it is the same doll held by one of the patients in the group photo. Spurred by rumors of the abandoned asylum’s murderous history and hauntings, and galvanized into action by the disappearance of some recent visitors, a horror webcaster gathers up a team of horror-heads, thrill-seekers, and urban explorers to stay in the haunted hotspot overnight, hosting a live broadcast exploring the pitch-black building culminating in entering room 402, a locked door … As the pioneer in the genre, Blair Witch had the potential to trick the audience to thinking it might be real. Mind that the building isn't haunted by the ghosts of just some normal sound people, but rather the insane... CNN has claimed it one of the world's freakiest places, which obviously proves its reputation Protecting lives and livelihood during the pandemic. The final scene shows that, despite everyone's continued broadcast, the live stream had actually cut off after Sung-Hoon admitted the stream was supposed to be scripted. Their broadcast abruptly ends but not before catching a glimpse of a ghostly face. 402, which nobody has succeeded in opening since the hospital’s closure. Charlotte and Ji-Hyun walk back to the base camp but get caught in an illusion as they encounter the underwear marker more than once. Later, a newspaper showes that two students are missing upon they entered Gonjiam psychiatric hospital. The two head to Room 402, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which no one has been able to open before. [16][17], The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 91% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 6.44/10. The viewers, none the wiser, lampshade the feed cutting after this reveal, the view count having dropped as the viewers mock the failed stream. Two teenage boys are recording their exploration of the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, where rumor states that the director of the hospital killed all of the patients and went missing. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum follows a group of volunteers on the Korean web series Horror Stories (A YouTube channel called Horror Times), as they venture into a notorious psychiatric hospital that they sneaked into to try and open a deeply haunted room known as Room 402. it's worst than 'MoMo' the statue. [10], Prior to the release of the film, the owner of the asylum filed a lawsuit against the film being shown in theaters, claiming that the film will have negative effects on the sale of the building. *Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital did exist and has been called one of the most haunted places in South-Korea. The third act is drawn out, to the extent that it feels like it’s too much, but it’s still effective. Gonjiam starts with found smartphone footage made by a pair of high schoolers investigating the notorious asylum; as they get ready to open Room 402, a reportedly cursed ward, the video abruptly ends and the teens subsequently disappear. Sometimes the actors go over the top, but the characters are appearing in a live-streamed internet show, and wannabe stars do tend to get a little weird in front of a camera. 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They try to open the door but suddenly hear a ping pong ball. $(document).ready(function () { Suddenly, a ping-pong ball bounces towards them and Charlotte's screaming is heard from inside 402. WARNING - for the readers who will read this insane hospital story of Korea please brace yourselves remember this is a true horror story and after you see this link or see the movie your sleep might be disturbed for the night youtu.be/u4dPiSrjwao the movie Hablamos Español. This movie is based on an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. the best mental hospital in Korea. Ha-jun, who runs a YouTube channel that deals with the supernatural, leads the team of youngsters to the Gonjiam asylum and the mysterious room 402, which is supposed to have never been opened since the hospital closed decades before. Their goal is to open the room 402, they do this in order to get a million views … The set looks perfectly creepy too! Sung-Hoon, Je-Yoon, and Ah-Yeon find themselves trapped in a dark room with no exit, standing in knee-deep water. Based on a real-life psychiatric hospital of the same name, it stars Wi Ha-joon, Park Ji-hyun, Oh Ah-yeon, Moon Ye-won, Park Sung-hoon, Yoo Je-yoon and Lee Seung-wook in the lead roles. In the film, a camera crew led by captain Ha-joon (Wi Ha-joon) is taken into the abandoned hospital. Ha-Joon goes to investigate and gets strangled to death. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their online show. La Isla de las Muñecas -- Teshuilo Lake, Mexico. The narrative centers around a horror web series crew that travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast in order to garner views and publicity. Numerous ghosts appear; the three panic until they are possessed one after the other and swallowed by the darkness. They even use their real names, except Moon Ye-won, who uses her English name Charlotte. Their broadcast abruptly ends but not before catching a glimpse of a ghostly face. However, a Seoul court in late March 2018 ruled in favor of the film being shown.[11]. Gonjiam asylum, folks! and the disappearance of its director. but it closed in October 1979. after a mass suicide of patients. In the director's office, they find a group photo with all the patients and staff, and Ji-Hyun and Charlotte find a doll in the lab, which they later discover has moved seemingly on its own. A lot of the horror is in the unknown, which is a double-edged sword: The viewers are encouraged to imagine their own demons, but this can mean that the film’s actual horrors are less scary once they are shown. The Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, certainly has every feature and element a building needs to be considered frightening. An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. This tour is supposed to culminate in the opening of the mysterious, sealed, room 402, but the spectral denizens of Gonjiam have other plans. The last one remaining, Seung-Wook finds himself strapped to a wheelchair and is pulled into room 402, leaving the group's fate unknown. Ha-Joon gets together a group of six people (three girls: Ah-Yeon, Charlotte, and Ji-Hyun; and three boys: Sung-Hoon, Seung-Wook, and Je-Yoon) for a live broadcast. Now when someone like CNN says that this is one of the scariest places on the planet, then you know it’s a sight to see. Inside, Charlotte pours holy water in a small dish to record its reactions. Frightened, Charlotte flees toward the base camp, but upon entering it, she finds herself back at the asylum in Room 402. 24/7. The lack of sound effects and music add to the naturalistic effect. 'Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum': A legitimately scary story, Copyright © 1995- This was a deliberate choice to make it seem more like the audience is actually watching footage shot and streamed online by the seven adventurers – and most of it actually was shot by the actors playing them. In any case, it is probably wise not to mimic the movie’s protagonists. Main; Credo Je-Yoon and Ah-Yeon try to open the door to Room 402, while the other four explore the "Group Treatment Room," seeing many strange coffins with holes in them. The legend goes that anyone who tried to go in never survived. In 2012, CNN named Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gyeonggi, South Korea one of the 7 freakiest places on the planet. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital, well known locally as one of the most haunted places in South Korea, gained international notoriety when CNN named it as one of the ‘7 Freakiest Places on Earth.’ Shrouded in mystery, the desolate location is the home of urban legends telling of abandoned patients, deranged doctors and horrific experiments. Who knows? They visited the asylum to document it if really haunted. The film is based on an urban legend, and since the horror element of the film hinges on the audience being pulled into the plot, I wouldn’t recommend looking up the rumours surrounding the hospital. Ever since then teenagers have been breaking in to try their luck, but anyone who’s tried to open the door to room 402 has met a sticky end. Ji-Hyun goes into a trance and her eyes, now completely black, open. Two teenage boys are recording their exploration of the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, where rumor states that the director of the hospital killed all of the patients and went missing. The hotel service industry in Gonjiam has gone to the dogs. Image Source: Cailín meets Korea If just the appearance of the building doesn’t send shivers down your spine, its story will certainly have you thinking twice before you enter. control center) outside of the facility; an aerial drone filmed from above; a professional video camera was held by the lead cameraman; and a small army of GoPro cameras w… They try to open the door but suddenly hear a ping pong ball. The building still stands, yet abandoned. Villagers of Gonjiam have also filed numerous complaints over noise made by visitors. [12], Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum came in first at the domestic box office on March 28, 2018, alongside the openings of Hollywood film Ready Player One and local film Seven Years of Night, collecting US$1.2 million from 198,369 admissions. Ji-Hyun, still possessed, is in a corner with the doll. var theDate = new Date();