‘Rotten Tomatoes’ has told that Netflix Korea’s ‘Hellbound’ has taken position no. 1 on the list of ‘Best Horror Series 2021.’
Though there was no substantial award ceremony, the annual ‘Golden Tomato Awards’ praise the best-reviewed movies and series of the year. Helmed by director Yeon Sang-Ho of ‘Train to Busan’ fame, ‘Hellbound’ is a dark fantasy series based on a Webtoon of the same name written by the director himself.
The six-part series is set in a world where unusual messengers from hell begin seeming on Earth without warning to denounce people to hell. At the same time, an arising religion begins to see popularity as it starts playing with people’s fears.
The series has an IMDb rating which is 6.7 out of 10 ‘Hellbound’ grabbed home the title of ‘Best Horror Series 2021, as declared on the website. The crucial part by ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ reads, “Summoned by the devilish imagination of writer-director Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound leverages its terrifying concept to thoughtfully explore human fallibility”. The series was attended by the Paramount series ‘Evil: Season 2’, Apple TV+’s ‘Calls: Season 1’, and Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass: Limited Series’.
Starring Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun Joo, Park Jeong Min, Won Jin Ah, and Yang Ik June, the pilot episode for the series premiered at the ‘2021 Toronto International Film Festival. becoming the first-ever Korean drama to bring it to the festival. After its release on Netflix as an original series in November 2021, ‘Hellbound’ surpassed ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular show on Netflix upon primary release.
This series was shot at Cube Indoor Studio from August 2020 to January 2021. The historical Chungnam Provincial Government Buildings in Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, and the Hannam University Missionary Village in Daedeok-gu were outdoor locations for filming.
The director and the cast of Hellbound introduced the TV series in Netflix’s content roadshow. On February 25, 2021.
The series was released on November 19, 2021, and the series has won nominations for seven categories and won one award for the best horror series.