URBAN MYTHS (2022) Reviews of Korean horror anthology movie



Urban Myths is a 2022 South Korean anthology horror film consisting of ten stories felt in familiar everyday life places such as noise between floors, old furniture, mannequins, tunnel and social media. Also known as Urban Myths: Tooth Worms

Directed by Hong Won-ki – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay written by Kang Ji-yoon.

The Johnny Bros-Megabox JoongAng PlusM production stars Kim Do-yoon, Lee Yul-eum, Lee Young-jin and Lee Su-min.



” …it seems that the ‘poorness’ of the story could not be filled even with the passionate performances of the actors who made use of each episode. It is somewhat regrettable that the immersion is lowered due to the lack of narrative or probabilities, and the method of making people feel fear, even if the story continues as if it has been seen somewhere, as it grafted the commonly known ‘ghost story’ to a realistic situation.” Star News [translated from Korean]


“It can be a special gift for fans in that you can see a different side of your favourite star. Overall, it is a mild-tasting horror film with less tension because it is easy to predict when something will come out. Contrary to the title, it is also unfortunate that the characteristics of the city of Seoul do not stand out.” Cine21 [translated from Korean]

The film was released theatrically by Megabox JoongAng PlusM domestically on April 27, 2022, and then released in thirteen countries overseas including Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan in May 2022.

Technical details:
2 hours 3 minutes

Original title:
서울괴담 aka Seoulgoedam “Seoul Ghost Story”


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