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People Turn To Monsters In Terrifying New Korean Horror Series On Netflix

People Turn To Monsters In Terrifying New Korean Horror Series On Netflix

Sweet Home is an adaptation of a cartoon and looks seriously intense

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time for a terrifying new series about the human race turning into uncontrollable beasts and devouring each other.

The hotly-anticipated Sweet Home comes from Korean director Lee Eung-Bok (Descendants of the Sun), and is very much not in the festive spirit.

The series is based on the webtoon comic series of the same name, and is set in a version of Earth that has been struck down by a deadly virus - far-fetched, I know - that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.

The official Netflix synopsis says: "As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive - and to hold on to their humanity."

The trailer for the grim horror has landed and gives viewers a glimpse of what lies in store when it is released on 18 December.

It starts off with a young man who appears to be on the edge, quite literally, standing on the roof of an apartment complex.

Fans of the series have praised the likeness of the monsters.

A woman then buzzes through on his intercom, and he sees that she has a bloody nose.

We then see flashes of monsters roaming through the streets as a state of emergency is introduced - with people warned of the symptoms to look out for if they believe they may have contracted the mysterious disease.

All in all, it looks pretty horrific, and not to be watched alone.

But while some film adaptations can leave a little to be desired, fans of the original seem very pleased with what they've seen so far.

Writing on Twitter, one user said: "Netflix brings a ton of international horror to the table and so much of it is dropped with very little fanfare. But holy s*** if this trailer is any indication, you're going to want Korean series Sweet Home on your radar. Resident Evil-type monster insanity, dialed up to 11!!"

Another excited fan said: "Tearing up every time I think about how sweet home is being produced into a Netflix original with people who worked on Stranger Things and Marvel.

"And now Netflix is investing millions on it and my favorite characters are being played by really great actors and the sweet home teasers are being played in huge digital billboards in Korea makes me feel so (smiley face)."

"I finished reading sweet home last night and I very much enjoyed it! despite it being my first webtoon, I was immediately hooked for every chapter was intense. I can't wait to watch the Netflix adaptation!!" commented a third.

While another fan of the series chimed in: "My favourite thriller webtoon Sweet Home will be in Netflix series!!! Must watch !! the monster looks pretty accurate."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: korea, Christmas, World News, Film, Entertainment, Horror, Netflix