Watch: Im Siwan’s Weird Neighbors Drive Him Mad In “Strangers From Hell”
With just one day left until the premiere, OCN drama “Strangers From Hell” has dropped a chilling five-minute highlight reel!
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, “Strangers from Hell” is a thriller drama about the mysterious incidents that a man encounters after moving into a goshiwon due to the residents that live in the same building. A goshiwon is a type of housing arrangement typically leased by students studying for an important exam. They are known for being tiny, minimal, and economical.
Im Siwan plays Yoon Jong Woo, an aspiring writer who moves to Seoul from the countryside for his new job, and Lee Dong Wook is Seo Moon Jo, a dentist who owns a clinic near the goshiwon. Lee Jung Eun will take on the role of the goshiwon owner Young Bok Soon, a friendly woman who takes care of the people living in the goshiwon. Lee Hyun Wook will play a mysterious, cold man named Yoo Ki Hyuk while Park Jong Hwan will play Byun Deuk Jong who has a habit of exaggerating his laughter and stuttering his words. Lee Joong Ok will take the role of Hong Nam Bok who has problems adjusting to society.
The video starts off with Yoon Jong Woo asking Young Bok Soon if there’s room in her goshiwon, and she replies, “Of course,” and then confirms the cheap price. However, Yoon Jong Woo is appalled by the dilapidated building and asks, “How can I live in such a place?”
On his first day at the goshiwon, he runs into an ill-tempered thug who warns him about everyone in the building being crazy. Yoon Jong Woo finds himself agreeing as he tells his girlfriend, “I think the people here are weird. One man stutters and laughs at me while another man curses at me. And I don’t know who it is, but I think someone keeps coming into my room.” At least he gets along with Seo Moon Jo, and they share a beer while talking about books.
Yoon Jong Woo can’t get any peace at work either. He encounters a strange co-worker who first accuses him of spitting in his drink and later tells him not to act so cocky just because he’s friends with the company CEO.
To top it all off, there are murders and missing people in the neighborhood, and Yoon Jong Woo becomes suspicious of the goshiwon residents. Eventually, Yoon Jong Woo is unable control his temper, and he starts to lose his mind with all the madness happening around him.
Watch the full highlight video below!
“Strangers from Hell” premieres on August 31 at 10:30 p.m. KST.