Watch: Im Siwan Questions His Dormitory’s Strange Residents In Hair-Raising Preview For “Strangers From Hell”
OCN’s upcoming drama “Strangers From Hell” has released a special preview ahead of the drama’s premiere!
“Strangers From Hell” is a mystery thriller about an aspiring novelist named Yoon Jong Woo (played by Im Siwan) who moves to Seoul to pursue his dreams but is thrust into an unexpected hell due to the strange residents of his dorm.
In the clip, Jong Woo moves into his new home and meets his dorm mates for the first time. He leaves his hometown after receiving a internship offer from a university senior. Due to his financial situation, he moves into the dingy Eden Dormitory but can’t help but comment, “Even if you say that this is in a redevelopment area, how could it be so cheap?” The narrow, dark corridors, worn-down wallpaper, and bed-sized room seem like a good reason for the dirt-cheap fees.
Later, a small notebook hidden under his bed has Jong Woo’s nerves on edge. When he flips through the pages, he finds they’re filled with phrases like “I’m going crazy,” “This is scary,” and “I want to die.” Tensions rise as he finally lands on a page that has nothing but the word “Die” written on it.
Jong Woo also meets the residents of his dorm: Yoo Ki Hyuk (played by Lee Hyun Wook), who wears a gruesome smile, Byun Deuk Jong (played by Park Jong Hwan), who exaggerates his laugh, and Hong Nam Bok (played by Lee Joong Ok), who stands guard in front of Jong Woo’s room. Jong Woo comments, “One guy stutters as he laughs at me, and one guy swears at me for no reason. And I don’t know who it is, but I think someone keeps coming into my room.” His girlfriend Ji Eun (played by Kim Ji Eun), however, calms him down, saying, “Aren’t you being too sensitive?”
Unlike the three characters introduced earlier, Seo Moon Jo (played by Lee Dong Wook) greets him with a gentle smile as he says, “You’ve just arrived, right?” Uhm Bok Soon (played by Lee Jung Eun), the owner of the dormitory, adds, “There’s only fine young people left [in the dormitory].”
Check out the preview below!
“Strangers From Hell” premieres on August 31 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Check out a highlight reel for the drama here!