Revenant (2023) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

[ominous music]
[theme music]
[rain pattering]
[ominous music]
[thunder rumbling]
[thunder rumbling]
[door rattles]
[homeowner] Is that you, Gangmo?
[thunder rumbling]
[door slams]
[ominous music]
[thunder rumbles]
[breathing shakily]
- [thunder rumbles]
- [gasps]
[rain pattering]
[breathing heavily]
[thunder rumbling]
[exhales sharply]
[tense music]
What happened?
What went wrong?
It can't be
[knocks on door]
[knocks on door]
[knocks on door]
[knocks on door]
[ominous music]
[knocks on door]
[homeowner] Gangmo, open the door!
It's outside.
It keeps following me.
I'm scared to death.
Hurry up and open the door!
[banging on door]
[ominous music]
Are you there?
[banging on door]
[thunder rumbles]
[ominous music]
[door creaks open]
- [thunder rumbles]
- [gasps]
[ominous music]
[thunder rumbles]
[music fades]
[thunder rumbles]
- opened the door.
- [thunder rumbling]
[ominous music]
[suspenseful music]
[homeowner] Are you all right, Gangmo?
[ominous music]
[sobbing continues]
[thunder rumbling]
[sobbing softly]
[breathing heavily]
[exhales sharply]
[music intensifies]
[thunder rumbling]
[music fades]
[passerby 1] Yes, sir.
[passerby 2]
Should I just quit and run a business?
[passerby 3] What time is this week's
meeting with the buyer again?
[passerby 4]
I splurged on one over the weekend.
[passerby 5] Again? Stop spending so much.
[indistinct background chattering]
[passerby 6]
The weather's so nice, I want to resign.
[bystander 1] Hello?
Oh, yes. This is the customer
heading to Sihyun-dong, right?
Yes, I'm almost there.
[pensive music]
[passerby 7]
Come on, let's have another drink.
[passerby 8]
Let's eat something delicious.
[passerby 9] I really want to quit my job.
[passerby 10]
I'm getting a bonus this month.
[passerby 11] What do you want to eat?
[indistinct background chattering]
[passerby 12]
I want to take a break for three days.
[passerby 13] I'll see you later.
[pensive music]
[indistinct background chatter]
[pensive music]
[music fades]
[ominous music]
[breathes shakily]
[music intensifies]
[music stops]
[bystander 2] There's an invisible hand
behind suicide cases.
There's a regulation
for "death by intimidation" in Article 322
of the early Joseon Dynasty legal book Daemyeongryuljikhae.
Enough with the ancient history lessons.
Are you showing off
that you're a folklore professor?
It's an expensive lecture, so listen up.
"Death by intimidation"
was a law made for those
who were threatened and persecuted
and took their lives when the feeling
of injustice became too much to bear.
It took revenge
on those who caused their death.
They thought there was an invisible hand,
a real culprit behind suicide cases.
So a lot of people killed themselves
over injustices now and in the past.
I get that.
So can you stop coming here?
Nothing changes even if you sit here
like a madman all the time.
You know that.
[eerie music]
It's starting again.
[breathes heavily]
[eerie music]
[eerie music]
[bystander breathes nervously]
[music intensifies]
[music stops]
[tense music]
[car horn honks]
[driver 1] Hey! Are you out of your mind?
[tires screech]
[professor groans]
[horns honking]
[driver 2] Are you crazy?
What do you think you're doing?
[bystander 3 yelps]
What are you doing?
[bystander 3] There's a weird guy here.
[driver 3] Hey, mister. Mister!
My gosh. What are you doing?
[suspenseful music]
No, no!
[professor] No, don't!
[people screaming]
- [passerby 1] Oh, my.
- [passerby 2] What do we do?
- [passerby 3] What do we do?
- [passerby 4] Someone call 911!
[passerby 5] I think someone just jumped.
I'll call you back.
Hello, 911?
I'm on Seogang Bridge
and someone just jumped off.
Yes, please hurry.
[people clamoring]
[dramatic music]
[breathes heavily]
[music fades]
[breathing heavily]
[pensive music]
[breathing heavily]
- [phone vibrates]
- [gasps]
[relative] Sanyeong,
they caught the voice phishing offenders
who stole our money!
- [siren wailing]
- [Sanyeong panting]
[relative] Over here, Sanyeong!
[Sanyeong pants]
What's wrong with everyone?
You said they caught the culprits.
We can't get it back.
[breathes heavily]
What do you mean?
Our money.
They already used up all of our money.
[relative sobbing]
What are we going to do, Sanyeong?
What do we do?
[somber music]
[sobbing continues]
[siren wailing]
[crowd clamoring]
- [victim 1] You terrible people!
- [victim 2] How could you do this?
That money was all that I had!
[relative] Hey, you thief!
Give me back my money, you thief!
[reporter] Do you have anything to say
to the victims?
[victim 3] Please, return
the money to me. I beg you!
You thief! My money
- Oh, my.
- Are you alright?
[relative] Sanyeong!
[Sanyeong] Do you have any idea
what I did to earn all that money?
[crowd clamoring]
Hey, you punk!
[music stops]
[pensive music]
[professor sighs]
[Gangmo] If I die,
please help my daughter.
Her name is Gu Sanyeong.
[motorcycle approaching]
[relative shrieks]
Gosh, that little
[dog barking]
How could you send
all the money we saved
without checking first?
What are you going to do
about the increased deposit?
How could I not send it
when they said you were kidnapped?
You're all I have.
You didn't answer my calls, so--
I told you, I was working!
[breathes heavily]
My gosh, don't yell. My heart is racing.
[breathing heavily]
Did you
take your medicine?
Let's go inside.
Eat up.
I don't deserve to eat.
Just eat.
You need to eat something
so you can take your medicine.
[blows air]
[Sanyeong sighs]
Should I
start working part-time jobs again?
Just stay home and rest
instead of stressing out about working.
I'll take care of the money
one way or another.
You're looking down on me
for not being a good worker, aren't you?
Who says I'm looking down on you?
I see it in your eyes right now.
You're looking down on me.
I'm not looking down on you, it's just
Mom, don't you remember
paying hundreds of thousands of won
for the refrigerator you broke
while working at that convenience store?
That was just one time.
It wasn't one time.
Two years ago,
while working at a BBQ restaurant,
you spilled kimchi stew onto
a customer's ten-million-won designer bag.
It was soybean paste stew.
[utensil clanks]
[Sanyeong] Mom.
Although we didn't live a stable life,
we've lived and are living a good life.
Let's continue living a good life.
I'll work really hard,
so you just need to stay by my side
without doing anything.
Still, you're working this hard.
As your mother, how could I--
Stop it!
I love you.
Mom, I really love you,
so please just take care of your health.
Your health matters the most to me.
I'm healthy and I love--
- [phone ringing]
- My gosh, that scared me.
- [gasps]
- Is that the landlady?
[ringing continues]
No, it's not.
[phone ringing]
[ringing stops]
Yes, go ahead.
[Sanyeong's mom mutters]
Okay, I understand.
- [sighs]
- [phone beeps]
Who was it?
You need to go somewhere with me today.
Today? Right now?
I have to go chauffeur.
It's somewhere we need to be. Hurry up.
[Sanyeong] Right now?
Are you really not going
to tell me where we're going?
Do you remember your dad?
"The stepmother
and her son paid for their sins,
and the ghost of the two sisters,
Janghwa and Hongryeon,
let go of their resentment
and left for heaven."
Is that all? That was the end?
Do you want to know something?
The events in The Story of Janghwa
and Hongryeon happened in real life.
During the reign of King Hyojong
in the Joseon Dynasty,
a man named Jeon Dongheul
wrote about what he experienced
while he was an officer in Cheolsan.
[Gangmo chuckles]
So as I've said before,
ghosts are actually real.
[dramatic music]
I don't remember him well.
He passed away when I was young.
But why are you suddenly bringing up Dad?
You never liked talking about him.
Your dad didn't die then.
- What?
- [Sanyeong's mom] He didn't die.
We divorced when you were five years old.
- [bus alarm beeps]
- [Sanyeong's mom] We're here.
Mom, are you okay?
Are you not feeling well?
Is it because of the voice phishing case?
passed away in a hit-and-run accident
on his way to work early in the morning.
[Sanyeong] Right?
Can you please say something?
I made that up
because you kept asking.
What about the memorial services
we held for him all this time?
You kept asking to hold one for him,
so we just had one on some random day.
[Sanyeong scoffs]
What about the sea
we scattered his ashes at?
The place with the good ganjang gejang.
Was that a lie too?
[Sanyeong] Stop for a second.
So you told me Dad was dead
even though he was alive and well
this whole time?
[Sanyeong] Why?
Why did you tell me such a lie?
Because I never planned to see him again.
Then why are you
telling me all of this now?
Your dad is now actually dead.
You're his daughter, so you should
at least say goodbye one last time.
[somber music]
[Sanyeong's mom breathes deeply]
[music fades]
She's your grandmother. Say hello.
We'll be on our way now.
I have something to say to Sanyeong.
What is it about?
Can I talk to you alone for a moment?
No, we have nothing more to discuss.
- It was Gangmo's last wish.
- Still, no.
He killed himself
without seeing his daughter's face again.
Are you really going to be like this
until the very end?
[crickets chirping]
[Gangmo's mother]
Have you been well?
Are you healthy?
I'm glad.
What did my dad do for a living?
Your mom didn't even tell you that?
She said he was an office worker, but
[Gangmo's mother]
I see
He was a folklore professor.
what happened to him to make him do that?
What is this?
It belonged to your dad.
He left a will saying
he wanted you to have it.
[ominous music]
[Gangmo's mother] Take it.
[music intensifies]
[Sanyeong gasps]
[ghostly voice] She took it.
[breathing shakily]
[pensive music]
[eerie music]
[music stops]
What is that?
It's something Dad wanted me to have.
What's wrong with you?
[Sanyeong grunts]
Don't touch anything from this house.
It belonged to Dad--
Since when did you care
about having a dad?
Mom, what's wrong with you?
It's absurd that you deceived me
with your ridiculous lies.
I can't even take a keepsake
from a dead dad I never got to see?
[dramatic music]
Stop it, Sanyeong.
Stop what?
I don't know if you completely forgot
about Dad,
but he remembered us.
- He remembered me.
- What do you know?
I didn't talk about any of it
because I despised all of it.
I hate even the thought
of your dad and this house.
[Sanyeong's mom]
I should have come here by myself.
I shouldn't have told you any of this.
I didn't tell you
because I knew you'd be like this.
- Mom.
- It's my fault. I shouldn't have told you.
- It's my fault.
- Mom.
[breathing heavily]
I understand, so stop it. I won't take it.
I don't have to take it.
Let's go now.
[breathes shakily]
[music fades]
[eerie music]
[music intensifies]
[music stops]
- Excuse me.
- Yes?
Do you know me?
[Sanyeong's mom] Gu Sanyeong,
the last bus is about to arrive.
Is your name Gu Sanyeong?
Are you Professor Gu Gangmo's daughter?
Yes, I am but
What about it?
[eerie music]
[Sanyeong's mom]
We're going to miss the bus!
[Sanyeong exhales]
I don't know who you are,
but I really have to go now.
I'm sorry.
Wait, I
[suspenseful music]
[music fades]
Thank you for coming.
It's nice to meet you.
My name is Yeom Haesang,
and I study folklore like Professor Gu.
If it's all right with you,
may I ask you a few questions?
Professor Gu Gangmo
suddenly retired 15 years ago.
What had he been up to since then?
[Haesang] What happened?
I have so much more to ask.
Why did Professor Gu
How did he pass away?
What was your relationship with Gangmo?
- Sorry?
- Why did you come here?
I don't think you're here
to mourn Gangmo's death.
Please leave.
[ominous music]
[tense music]
[music stops]
why did you get divorced?
[Sanyeong's mom sighs]
Can you at least tell me
what happened between you two?
I told you to stop talking about your dad.
He stopped existing a long time ago.
Let's keep it that way from now on.
[landlady knocking on door]
Gyeongmun, it's me!
[knocking continues]
[dog barking]
- What is it?
- Your phone.
[Gyeongmun] What about it?
She left. Come quickly.
[Gyeongmun] Come on.
[reporter on TV] There's a prerequisite.
There's a prerequisite
for reopening a lawsuit.
After that period, you can't reopen
a lawsuit even if you want to.
Also, if you're filing a lawsuit,
it means it's something
you can't talk out. You file a lawsuit.
In certain cases,
an administrative trial is necessary
[phone vibrates]
I'm Yeom Haesang,
a professor at Jeyoung University.
Please contact me.
[reporter on TV]
talking about administrative trials
and administrative appeals.
A courthouse determines
the outcome of a lawsuit.
However, an administrative trial
[eerie music]
[suspenseful music]
[stranger's voice]
Hey, it's that despicable jerk.
[voice phishing offender] Hello?
Hey, I got released today.
Of course.
With or without sufficient evidence,
all you need is money
to make things happen.
The cops didn't follow you, right?
I made sure to check before making a move.
All right, collect the rest of the money
and come to my studio.
- Okay.
-When you get here
[static continues]
Hey, can you hear me?
- [associate in hoarse voice] The door.
- What?
Open the door.
[voice phishing offender]
Did you come here?
I thought you said
you were at your studio.
-Open the door.
- Well, you know the passcode.
[associate's voice distorts]
Open the door!
[breathes shakily]
[ominous music]
Who the heck are you?
[breathing heavily over phone]
Is that really you?
[loud voice]
I said, open the door!
What's going on?
[music stops]
[voice phishing offender] What?
Darn it.
[suspenseful music]
Who are you?
[stranger] You opened the door.
[eerie music]
[music stops]
[breathes heavily]
My gosh, I must be out of my mind.
[groans loudly]
[Sanyeong] I'm late.
What is this?
- [phone ringing]
- Darn, that scared me.
First King Go, Cheontong,
Second King Mu, Inan,
Third King Mun, Daeheung,
Tenth King Seon, Geonheung.
First Go Cheontong, Second Mu Inan
[Sanyeong sighs]
- [muttering]
- [phone vibrates]
Balhae Dynasty's
What is this?
I'm Yeom Haesang,
a professor at Jeyoung University.
Please contact me.
Why do I keep getting this?
Is it a new type of voice phishing?
It's just a few stones.
How can this be a cultural asset?
Is it really from the Joseon Dynasty?
There's no other artifact around here,
so it's highly unlikely.
But an expert should be here soon.
Please wait a little longer.
Oh, that must be him.
- [Sanyeong] Food delivery!
- It's the food delivery.
- [worker] Over here!
- Yes, on my way!
[door closes]
You're that guy from before, right?
- Why haven't you contacted me?
- What?
I sent you several texts.
Why have you still not contacted me?
You're Professor Yeom Haesang
from Jeyoung University?
How did you get my number?
[official] Professor, over here.
I guess we were destined to meet again
even though it may be ill-fated.
What is he saying?
I asked you how you got my number.
Wait one moment, please.
There's something we need to talk about.
He leaves after saying his piece without
answering other people's questions.
[worker] Aren't you going
to give me my lunch?
I'm coming right now!
This is Yeom Haesang,
an expert on cultural assets
and a professor from Jeyoung University's
Department of Folklore.
Thank you for coming.
Please take a look at that.
Gosh, we don't have time for this.
How could that rock be a cultural asset?
It's not a rock but a cornerstone.
It differs in size from one that belongs
to a palace or a luxurious hanok.
It was made from mountain stone,
so it looks to be from a thatched house
belonging to the lower class.
Is it from the Joseon Dynasty?
So what? Should we stop construction
just because of this?
No, you can continue
after we get a photo of it.
The cornerstone is crude
and the base was built carelessly.
It has no value as a cultural asset.
That's good.
[landlore sighs]
However, it would be best to hold
a rite before anything.
- A rite?
- Here he goes again.
[official] Professor, if that's all,
you should go now.
The foul-smelling black soil over there
used to be an outhouse.
The Kitchen Goddess, who is in charge
of the furnace, is good-natured,
but the Outhouse Goddess is different.
She is a scary ghost
with a violent personality.
That can't be the reason
why you're telling us
to hold a rite, right?
[pensive music]
If you don't want to hold a rite,
at least act in a pious manner.
They've watched over this land
for hundreds of years.
- [landlore] What is he talking about?
- [official] Well
Let's talk.
[landlore] We have to hold a rite
before resuming construction?
- [official] He's a very unique person--
- [landlore] Why would he say that?
Fine, let's talk.
You're a folklore professor?
- Yes.
- Do all folklore professors
do this kind of thing?
We do this, give lectures,
and work on research as well.
You knew my father, right?
Then why did you come to the funeral?
[eerie music]
It's gotten bigger.
Bigger? What got bigger?
[Haesang] People around you will die.
[suspenseful music]
What did you say?
People you don't like
or you wish would disappear will die.
Evil spirits are said to grow
by fulfilling a person's desires.
Excuse me, but I have no idea
what you're talking about.
An evil spirit
has latched onto you.
An evil spirit?
[pensive music]
- Are you talking about a ghost?
- Yes.
What is this? Is this a new type of fraud?
It's not a new type of fraud.
I don't have any money for an exorcism
so find someone else.
And I don't know how you got my number,
but don't contact me again
if you're going to say stuff like this.
Unless if it's to call a chauffeur.
[Haesang] Let's do that,
chauffeur service to any location.
A long-distance drive
would be better, right?
Why on earth are you doing this?
Yangpyeong or Paju, which is better?
[music fades]
I pick Paju.
I'll start driving.
[music control beeps]
[ritual instrumental music playing]
It's the Deureonggaengi rhythm, used in
the Village Ritual of the East Coast.
A what?
Besides this rhythm,
there is Deongdeogungi, Dongsalpuli,
Gosam, and Jasam as well.
This rhythm is mainly played
by an instrumental ensemble.
Do you have any other music
you listen to when you're feeling normal?
I do.
[ritual instrumental music playing]
This is used during
the Purification Ritual of Jindo,
which is also known
as a "Soul Saving Ritual."
[ritual leader] May you be purified!
I'll start driving.
[ritual instrumental music
continues playing]
But really, why are you doing this?
Do you have so much money
that you just want to splurge?
I see them.
See what?
[ritual instrumental music playing]
Paju or not, this is too much.
[Sanyeong] I'm stopping the car.
I'll be on my way now.
Of course, not all of them are bad ghosts.
We have the ghosts of ancestors
who protect us
and pitiful ghosts
who have lost their way.
[Haesang] They appear
because they have something left to say.
the one latched onto you is different.
It's a very dangerous ghost.
Just consider
the two-kilometer drive here a freebie.
I need to know why
and when it possessed you.
Have you recently gone
to a place with bad energy
or touched an ominous object?
- It can be an old object.
- Excuse me,
I don't believe in ghosts
nor do I have the time to.
[Haesang] Take a good look in the mirror.
You'll see something different than usual.
[pensive music]
[door opens]
[music stops]
[passerby] Ms. Gu Sanyeong?
Who are you?
met before, right?
[Sanyeong] I feel like we've met before.
We're from the Seoul Metropolitan
Violent Crimes Investigation Unit.
[drink pouring]
Why did the police come looking for us?
How should I know?
Do you recognize this person?
[Sanyeong] This person
Mom, this is the voice phishing
offender, right?
- [gasps]
- [phone clangs]
That's right, he's that jerk
I mean What about him?
Did he commit fraud again?
He's dead.
He's dead?
Ms. Gu Sanyeong,
where were you
on January 2nd, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.?
[suspenseful music]
What? January 2nd?
What was I doing then?
I don't recall what I did.
It's the morning after we came back
from your dad's funeral.
She stayed up late that night studying
and fell asleep in her room, at home.
Yes, that's right.
I was home that morning.
What's this about?
[Gyeongmun] Did something happen?
[suspenseful music]
It's nothing.
Thank you for your cooperation.
All right then.
Wait. What?
[Haesang] People around you will die.
People you don't like
or you wish would disappear will die.
Evil spirits are said to grow
by fulfilling a person's desires.
[Haesang] Take a good look in the mirror.
You'll see something different than usual.
[pensive music]
- [gasps]
- [music stops]
My dark circles have gotten worse.
[mirror thuds]
Let's go back to studying.
[pensive music]
I got all the CCTV footage
around Ms. Gu Sanyeong's house,
and her statement holds.
There's footage of her
leaving her house around 9 a.m.
[mouse clicks]
[clears throat]
See? He just committed suicide.
It doesn't make any sense.
How could a single woman stage the suicide
of a sturdy man in his thirties?
[Hongsae] The CCTV footage shows him
walking around by himself too.
[suspenseful music]
- [machine whirring]
- [breathing heavily]
[bystander 5 yelps]
[music intensifies]
[suspenseful music]
Never again
[music intensifies]
[breathes heavily]
A money-hungry voice phishing offender
withdrew tens of millions of won
from his bank account
as well as a cash advance from an ATM
and threw it all off a rooftop
before committing suicide.
Doesn't that seem weird to you?
We're not here
to investigate weird things.
We investigate with physical evidence.
What about the fingerprints then?
Gu Sanyeong's fingerprints
are all over the deceased's
credit card, bag,
and the railing of the rooftop
where he committed suicide.
And look.
[Munchun] Why are there bruises
on both of his wrists?
It's as if someone
was holding them real tight.
- Sir, that hurts.
- Sorry.
By the way, why are you
so interested in cases like this?
I heard that there are
a lot of mysterious cold case files
in your desk drawer.
don't know what my first case was,
do you?
No, what was it?
[breathes deeply]
Let's investigate this a little more.
Something about it bothers me.
[pensive music]
[Munchun] Looks like everyone went home.
You should go too.
My gosh.
This is really driving me crazy.
I mean Why?
Why did I have to be partners with him?
My performance evaluation is doomed.
[pensive music]
[Munchun] Thank you.
My gosh, did alcohol do something to you?
Why do you keep drinking it
when you don't get drunk?
Why did a busy person like you
ask to meet me?
You should go home and rest
whenever you have the chance.
See, I knew you would do this.
You forgot this year too.
[Munchun] Gosh.
You should at least
remember your own birthday.
- Socks again?
- Your feet need to be comfortable
in order to live a comfortable life.
You have plenty of everything else.
- [chuckles]
- [drink pouring]
[bottle thuds]
- About Professor Gu Gangmo--
- [mutters]
[Munchun] That's enough,
you've already mentioned him enough.
I met his daughter.
I saw that the same evil spirit
was with her.
[suspenseful music]
The same one that killed my mother.
I finally found the evil spirit
that I spent decades looking for.
[Munchun inhales sharply]
Professor Yeom,
just pretend you didn't see anything.
Live a normal life,
pretending not to see them.
You have a lot of money, right?
Spend that money
and settle down with a woman you love.
You still don't believe me, do you?
I believe you.
[pensive music]
Current forensic techniques
have improved tremendously.
There are CCTVs and dashcams everywhere,
so the arrest rate is almost 100%.
there are still cases
that are hard to solve
even with scientific evidence.
For example, a murder behind closed doors
that is impossible to prove,
a passenger who disappeared
in the middle of the highway,
and the sudden disappearance
of loved ones.
I start to believe you
when I see cases like this.
[Munchun] I start to wonder
if ghosts actually exist.
I'm supposed to catch people,
not ghosts.
[music stops]
[pensive music]
[inhales sharply]
It's the same for your mother's case.
I'll make sure I find out
who killed your mother
and why before I die.
I'll do it myself,
so live a normal life, Professor Yeom.
[broker] Have you eaten, sir?
[tenant] Yes.
[broker] I apologize
for disturbing you late at night.
The young lady is looking for a house,
but she works
a part-time job during the day.
You must be working very hard.
- Yes.
- [broker] Take a good look around.
This house may be old,
but it's very sturdy.
It's spacious too.
There's a storage unit outside
for miscellaneous items as well.
[broker] What do you think?
How much did you say it was?
A security deposit of four million won
and 350,000 won monthly.
You won't find
a house this cheap anywhere else in Seoul.
Can we do 300,000 won monthly?
It looks really worn out.
All right.
I'll put in a good word
since you look like you work very hard.
- [both chuckle]
- Thank you.
[homeseeker] What is that?
Did you hear that?
What sound?
- I didn't hear anything.
- But just now
Goodness, it's already time
for me to close the store.
Let's hurry up and go.
It's cold when the sun goes down, right?
[eerie music]
[music stops]
Yes, I'm going up the alley now.
Didn't you say
it was across from Myunghoon's?
[homeseeker] Right in front
- Ggu!
- Bbaekse!
I found you!
[both giggling]
I moved here ages ago.
What took you so long?
I've had to take care
of many complicated things.
Here, a present.
You shouldn't have.
It's an expensive brand of tissue.
- Where is it?
- [Semi] Hey, in here.
Come on in.
But what do you mean, there's a ghost?
[Semi sighs]
- A ghost of a little girl?
- [Semi] Yes.
The corner store lady asked if I was okay.
She used to hear a little girl crying
in this house whenever it was nighttime.
A little girl must have lived here.
The previous tenants
only had a son in middle school.
Is it ghost season? Everyone is talking
about ghosts wherever I go.
Hey, it's not a joke. I'm being serious.
I hear people whispering
and mumbling every night
and footsteps too.
It's sad enough that I don't have money,
but do I really have to live
in a haunted house?
- [loud thud]
- [gasps]
[Semi] See?
The light does that every time
the door closes upstairs.
The lightbulb is broken.
Hurry up and change it.
- Hey, you
- I'll change it for you. 20,000 won.
- Hey!
- [exclaims]
Make sure you frequently check
the location-sharing app.
If I haven't moved from my house,
it means a ghost took me,
so make sure to come to save me.
All right, don't worry.
Let's eat.
Let's eat.
- Try it.
- Thank you for the meal.
No way.
So the dad you thought was dead was alive
but then he died?
Hey, you should go and get that keepsake.
You don't know what it's worth.
You said he had a nice house.
So does that mean you get the house
when your grandmother passes away?
Hey! Don't say such a ridiculous thing.
Is it?
I still don't understand.
Why did your mother get divorced?
He was from a rich family
and was a university professor.
What was the problem?
I don't know.
I'm tired. Let's sleep.
[Sanyeong grunts]
[ominous music]
[eerie music]
[music stops]
[ominous music]
[music intensifies]
[music fades]
[both screaming]
Hey, call the police!
[Semi] Okay!
- [Sanyeong] Report it!
- [Semi] Where are you going?
- [Sanyeong] We have to catch them!
- [Semi] Are you crazy?
Hey, get over here, you punks!
[tense music]
[tense music]
Darn it!
[music stops]
She stopped chasing us.
What's going on? It's the wrong house!
They said it was that house!
Darn it.
This must be where he used to live.
Hey, you said you asked people
from his previous school.
Darn it! We're going to be mistaken
for hidden camera offenders.
They said it was that house.
Let's go back for now.
Also, you can't tell anyone
about what happened today.
[teenager] Hurry up and go.
- Let's go.
- Hurry up.
[breathing heavily]
[phone vibrates]
[ominous music]
[child crying]
Why do you keep prank-calling me?
[exhales sharply]
- [phone beeps]
- [breathing shakily]
[ominous music]
It's true.
[Sanyeong] We were sleeping
and four hands came through the window.
It's true.
Do you have a physical description?
Did you see their faces?
I didn't see their faces,
but they looked like middle schoolers.
One of them was wearing a blue hat.
[Sanyeong] And
Is there anything besides that?
I don't remember that well.
I was only thinking about catching them.
Is there really no way to catch them?
A ghost, my foot.
Forget ghosts. You'll have to move
because of these hidden camera offenders.
- But I don't have the money to move.
- [yawns]
Hey, Sanyeong.
What is that?
[ominous music]
Are you okay?
[ominous music]
Is he dead?
[Semi screams]
I think he's actually dead!
[Semi shrieking]
My gosh.
Sanyeong, what do we do?
[tense music]
[Munchun] You were on your way back
from reporting it to the police?
What time was that exactly?
[suspenseful music]
An evil spirit has latched onto you.
People you don't like
or you wish would disappear will die.
Evil spirits are said to grow
by fulfilling a person's desires.
He's dead.
The one latched onto you is different.
It's a very dangerous ghost.
are actually real.
[breathes shakily]
If historiography mainly focuses
on the history of palaces
and the ruling class,
folklore focuses on the lives and culture
of our actual ancestors
and the people outside of the palace.
We study what kinds of food we ate,
what games we enjoyed,
what we believed in,
and what we feared.
[eerie music]
Some people call them old stories
told by grandmothers and ignore them
while others say
it's already a dead academic field.
[Haesang] However, in a few hundred years,
someone will study our generation.
I have a question, Professor!
- Yes?
- Can you
really see ghosts?
[pensive music]
"Ghosts don't exist, and it's all a lie."
Is that what you want to hear?
But there are ghosts.
I can see ghosts
in this lecture room as well.
[music intensifies]
Over there.
- [student 1] What is that?
- [student 2] Oh, my heart
- [student 3] Why is she there?
- [student 2] She scared me.
- [student 1] Ghosts.
- [student 2] Ghosts.
Stop it.
- [student 1] That professor is weird.
- [student 2] Stop.
[student 1]
He sees ghosts, it's really unsettling.
I guess I'm not the only one
who thinks you're crazy.
[student 2] Come on, get up. Let's go.
[Haesang] Excuse me.
- [student 1] Yes?
- I'm not crazy.
Yes, of course.
[student 1] He really must be crazy.
[student 2] I told you to be quiet.
Hurry up and go.
- Neither you nor they believe what I say.
- [elevator dings]
[elevator door opens]
[elevator door closes]
[ominous music]
What's going on?
Did someone get on?
It's better if you don't know.
[eerie music]
You don't have to make things creepy
just because I came to find you.
[elevator dings]
- [screams]
- [gasps]
[Sanyeong breathing heavily]
She's human.
[breathing heavily]
[Haesang] Have a seat.
Did something happen?
About what you said before.
You said people could die
because of me.
[Sanyeong] Can you tell me more about it?
You said you didn't believe in ghosts.
I don't.
I don't believe in them, but
Never mind.
Tell me.
[pensive music]
Tell me what happened.
Two people
around me died.
The voice phishing offender
who took all of our money
and a young kid.
But it's the same size as before.
It's the same size.
You said two people died?
Can I see photos of them?
Why do you want their photos?
[Sanyeong] His name was Kim Jinwook.
He attended a nearby middle school.
It's this way.
One moment, please.
[suspenseful music]
[Haesang] Let's go.
That's him.
You said he fell down a flight of stairs?
He didn't simply die from falling.
A ghost did this.
So are you saying this is because of me?
No, it's a different ghost.
There's another ghost like this?
Many different things exist
in this world alongside us.
As numerous as the beliefs or fears
that each person has.
[music stops]
[tense music]
Hey, you guys!
[Sanyeong] Hey!
- [music fades]
- [panting]
What's wrong with you?
You guys are
the hidden camera offenders, right?
What are you talking about?
Jung Heetae and Gil Sunghyun
from Boksun Middle School.
I'll report you guys
to the police if you keep lying.
You guys were with him
the night he died, right?
No, we weren't.
What do you mean, "no"?
I saw you guys with my own two eyes.
We went our separate ways
after you chased us.
We really don't know how Jinwook died.
[Sanyeong] But it was you guys.
What about the other kid? Where is he?
[Heetae] Other kid?
Who are you talking about?
There were four of you.
What was it,
the hand with "4237" on it?
The one with the numbers on his hand.
Where is he?
[ominous music]
[Sunghyun] How do you know that?
I know because I saw it
when you guys
took photos with your cell phones.
We really don't know anything.
[Sanyeong] Hey, come back!
We have to catch them!
A ghost has latched onto them too.
[suspenseful music]
Does that mean they might die too?
It doesn't make sense to go back now.
You said they might die.
I'll take care of things from now on.
You should go home.
How are you going to take care of things?
I'm not sure yet.
Every ghost is different.
After I figure out
what kind of ghost it is,
[Haesang] I'll have to think of something.
[car alarm beeps]
Do you mean what you said?
That kid dying
has nothing to do with me, right?
No, it doesn't.
[tense music]
Excuse me.
[music stops]
You said it was a ghost, right?
What do you do if it really turns out
to be an actual ghost?
Do I throw salt or green onions at it?
You listen to them and learn their names
and the reason why they're still here.
How can I listen to what they say
if I can't see them?
- Also, be careful around doors.
- Doors?
The worlds inside
and outside a door are different.
[Haesang] Doors are the passageways
that connect those worlds.
If someone knocks
on the outside of a door,
make sure you know who they are
before you open it.
[breathes deeply]
[pensive music]
[Sanyeong] Hey, excuse me.
- Can I ask you something?
- [students] Sure.
Do you happen to know Gil Sunghyun
or Jung Heetae from your school?
[Munchun] Why did you ask to meet
on the coldest day?
These are the documents about Kim Jinwook,
the student who died on the stairs.
Don't come to the station like last time
and get called a crazy person, okay?
If you're looking
into things like this, just tell me.
Was the deceased kid
a perpetrator of school violence?
- Hurry up.
- It's so cold.
[Munchun] Apparently, he took a transfer
student to the rooftop and bullied him.
In the end, the victim
fell from the rooftop ledge and died.
- [student 1] Oh, my gosh.
- [student 2] Hey, what's going on?
- [student 3] What happened?
- [student 4] Hey, move.
- [student 5] What's going on?
- [student 6] Oh, gosh.
[Munchun sniffles]
Let's go someplace warm, there's a--
Thank you.
Where are you going now?
I need to meet the family
of the deceased kid, Jung Hyunwoo.
He must have become a vengeful ghost.
Please don't talk about ghosts
while you're there, okay?
- [breathing heavily]
- [phone vibrating]
[breathing shakily]
House 1-4?
House 1-4?
Please save me. I'm sorry.
It was my fault.
[Sanyeong] What are you doing?
I'm sorry for taking a picture
of your guys' room.
[Sunghyun] I'll tell the police too.
I'm really sorry,
so please save me.
Hey, get up.
What are you saying?
Did someone say they would kill you?
You said you saw Hyunwoo,
who died.
You said you saw his hand
with "4237" on it.
He's dead?
That kid?
[ominous music]
[doorbell rings]
[knocking on door]
Is anyone there?
[suspenseful music]
[knocking on door]
Is anyone there?
[doorbell rings]
Where is the cell phone?
Over there, on the bed.
I keep getting calls
from Hyunwoo, who is dead.
Are you sure Hyunwoo is dead?
What does he say
when he calls?
A little girl cries
without saying anything.
[suspenseful music]
Excuse me. May I speak with you?
The people living in Unit 101
[keys beeping]
[door opens]
[eerie music]
The door.
[Haesang] The worlds inside
and outside a door are different.
Doors are the passageways
that connect those worlds.
[music intensifies]
[keys beeping]
[lock alarm beeps]
[music stops]
[child crying]
[intense music]
[ominous music]
[music intensifies]
[closing theme music]
[Sanyeong] The dead kid used to talk about
a younger sibling.
[Haesang] Not for you.
The evil spirit is still possessing you.
No. There's no such thing as ghosts.
[Hongsae] You think Gu Sanyeong
is the culprit?
It's the same for these cases.
[Munchun] There were red bruises
on the victim's wrists.
There have been
similar cases for a long time now.
[Haesang] Has Ms. Sanyeong
touched anything ominous recently?
Are you perhaps
referring to the red hair accessory?
A red hair accessory?
[Sanyeong] "The shadow with flowing hair
indulges humans in their desires
and grows in size."
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