Suzy Chung on Korean horror @ The Korea Blog

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“Have you ever wondered why so many Korean horror movies feature girls with loose long hair in white hanbok? And why most of them are so pale with sorrow? And why so many of them seem to be haunting schools?

Summer is the season for horror. Among many Korean ways to beat the heat, a favorite method is to break out in a cold sweat by scaring oneself silly. As a result, many horror movies are released in the summer and horror specials are broadcast on TV.

So why are long-haired girls in white hanbok the stars of summer horror? Let’s take a look…”

(by Suzy Chung, via Chilled to the bone: Korean ghosts and urban legends | The Korea Blog)

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