Goedam is a 2020 South Korean horror anthology directed by Won Ki Hong, starring - Seola (WJSN),Lee Hyun-joo (April), Song Chae-yun, & more. It was released in South Korea on Agust 20, 2020 on Netflix. The following names will join the second series of the show following the success of Goedam. The show is a Netflix series that showcases an anthology of different South Korean urban legends - MONSTA X‘s Shownu, BTOB‘s Minhyuk, AleXa, Golden Child‘s Jaehyun, THE BOYZ‘s Juhaknyeon, and Lovelyz‘s Jisoo &, OH MY GIRL‘s Arin.
When night falls on the city, shadows and spirits come alive in this horror anthology series centered on urban legends.
IIII. EP1. Crack
Original urban myth (Kongkong-i horror story)
There were 2 students: the top first and the top second. The top second got jealous of the top first, so she killed the top first by pushing her off on the school/apartment rooftop.
The top first died, hitting her head first on the ground when she fell. Later as an upside-down ghost, the first haunts the top second and kills her as revenge.
The name 'kongkong' means an onomatopoeic word for bouncing sound. The ghost literally moves with her head.
IIIII. EP2. Destination
Original urban myth (Jayuro ghost)
There is a road called Jayuro. People frequently reported that they saw a lady standing alone on Jayuro road at night (or almost got a car accident due to this lady).
She seemed to wear huge sunglasses - but turned out that she didn't have eyes.
IIIIII. EP3. Special Guest (Co-op Broadcast)
Original urban myth (Guestless day)
"Son" (the guest) is an evil spirit that wonders all 4 quarters (East West North and South) depending on certain dates and disturbs or harms humans.
The "guestless day" means the day when this ghost is not "active" (no harm for humans).
People still believe in this today and the cost of moving is even more expensive in this guestless day (just because many people prefer this day).
IIIIV. EP4. Curiosity
IIIV. EP5. Red Shoes (Custom-made Shoes)
Original urban myth (Teketeke) (Originally from Japan)
A woman got an accident or committed suicide and died, upper and lower bodies being separated.
She lost her legs so she walks with her arms/elbows instead with inhuman speed. She cuts the lower body of the "victim" and haunts the next target.
IIIVI. EP6. Dimension (Elevator)
Original urban myth (How to go to another world/dimension)
Originated from a Korean chat website, this is a very recent and modern urban legend.
Someone posted how to reach to another dimension (the afterlife) using an elevator.
The lady in the fifth floor is not a human in this world. You must not talk to her, or you probably won't be able to return to your world safely?
IIIVII. EP7. Threshold
Original urban myth (Door threshold)
There is an old myths of door threshold that it is actually the borderline of our world and the afterlife.
There is another superstition that you get misfortuned if you step on door threshold.
IIIVIII. EP8. Birth (Birthday)
Original urban myth (Yeom-mae) (A strong ancient Asian curse using a child. Similar to Kotoribako in Japan)
The perpetrator kidnap (or "buy") a child, make him/her suffer into starvation, and eventually kills the child, trapping in a jar or bamboo tube. This child spirit has a very strong spiritual power, but also very fickle.
Sadly this really existed in ancient East Asian history records (similar of using dogs and cats in ancient Japan and China). The government strictly prohibited this black magic with heavy punishment.
A misunderstanding fact is that a shamanese can amplify her spiritual power with this horrible black magic. This is NOT true. Instead, she may be abandoned by her god/spirit for crossing the line.
Also most shamaneses refuse to do the work of "curse" (because they know that it is a wrong thing to do and they will be punished as consequences).
Goedam has received the moderate scores of 5.8 on IMDB, & 6.5 on Mydramalist.