4 user 10 critic

Ghastly (2011)

Gisaengryung (original title)
After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.


Ko Seok-jin


Kim Yoo-ra


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Eun-jeong Han Eun-jeong Han ... Sunny
Hyomin ... Yoo-rin
Hyung-Suk Lee Hyung-Suk Lee ... Bin
Min-woo No ... Detective Cheol-Woong
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie
Death Bell (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

Director: Hong-Seung Yoon
Stars: In-sook Choi, Da-Geon, Hahm Eun-Jung
Seoul Station (2016)
Animation | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Franciska Friede, Joon Lee
Silk (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading ... See full summary »

Director: Chao-Bin Su
Stars: Chen Chang, Yôsuke Eguchi, Kar Yan Lam
Finding Eden (2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The earth is dying, and those still alive must fight to survive within the wake of unrivaled disasters.

Director: Rodney Luis Aquino
Stars: Michael Campion, Joseph Gatt, Tom Proctor
A Child's Play (Video 1995)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Mexico City is experiencing a series of child killings, and Lalo may be next if the killer knows of the connection Lalo has in possibly solving these crimes.

Director: Leopoldo Laborde
Stars: Francisco Rey, Alain Rangel, Angélica Consuegra
Voice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While training after hours in her high-school, the aspiring singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes. Her ghost is invisible and trapped in the school, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Equan Choi
Stars: Ye-ryeon Cha, Ji-ae Jeon, Ok-bin Kim
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara
Cinderella (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The daughter of a plastic surgeon experiences strange events that seem to be connected her childhood.

Director: Man-dae Bong
Stars: Ah-yung Ahn, Gyu-ryun Ahn, Ji-won Do
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young boy and a movie theatre bond over their love of cinema during the trying times of 1950's Turkey.

Directors: Tunç Basaran, Memduh Ün
Stars: Kadir Inanir, Batuhan Levent, Cemre Duru
Snake's Fang (1990)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Reza, the veteran worker of a print house whose sight is adversely affected because of his job, loses his mother. Finding the gloom reigning over the home beyond bearing, he departs to ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Faramarz Sadighi, Golchehre Sajadieh, Ahmad Najafi
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Krystof Hanzlík
Stars: Martin Havelka, Jirí Jelínek, Tereza Kasparová


Bin is the survivor of a horrific murder, and while the police try to find the killer he is given into the care of his Aunt and Uncle. They move in with him in his house, which his Aunt, Seo-Ni, and her younger sister begin to have nightmares of Bin killing them. Seo-Ni soon learns that her house is cursed as well as the true circumstances of her in-laws death, of whom she was told died in a car accident. In the meantime, Bin is acting strangely and his classmates are beginning to disappear. Seo-Ni begins to suspect Bin is not the innocent child she hopes he is, especially after finding some disturbing items in his room. Her investigation leads her to a the answer to the terrible secret haunting Bin's house, and presents her with an awful choice to make in order to vanquish a vengeful spirit. Written by Wabousse

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »

User Reviews

Hugely entertaining ghost effort
27 February 2017 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Having survived a brutal murder, a traumatized boy is sent to live with his aunt and uncle who find that his weird behavior is only the start of their troubles when it becomes evident that a supernatural force is acting upon them and try to find the cause of his problems.

This was quite the enjoyable offering. One of the finest points here is the fact that it features quite the impressive atmosphere to be found here that brings about a lot of rather chilling moments. from the opening moments showing the ghostly figure over the mother's body, there's a great unsettling nature throughout here that really makes for a strong chilling mystery that gets played out as the family slowly comes under attack by the different forces. The dreams of being attacked by the ghostly figure, the strange bumping noises deep into the night or the various hallucinations that result after encounters with him all manage to come off with a really atmospheric feel. Coupled alongside the switchover in the second half to more of a series of ghostly hauntings that come from a series of rather impressive setups including the woman's' freak-out in the hospital or the series of vicious stabbing hallucinations of her husband in the bedroom where everyone keeps getting more and more vicious in intensity finally ending with the startling shot of the ghostly woman between her legs in a truly chilling moment. Given that the whole affair is tied together between the ghost protecting him and the haunting in the house that eventually gets revealed by the police officers investigating the original deaths, their frequency makes for a much more pronounced sense of shock to come from these scenes with the continuous circumstances building up and the family drama being played out exceptionally well in allowing the film to build in some solid scares as well as some rather fun action moments. That ramps up the film considerably in the final half with the full reveal of his backstory and how it ties into the failed exorcism attempt as well as the hot-water attack and the stalking ambush through the house that's quite shocking and fun with it's brutality while also setting the stage for a rather shocking revelation at the end which comes across pretty nicely in terms of being a nice twist and getting the final brawl down in the basement that ends this one on a high note. Coupled with the nicely graphic and brutal kills, there's a lot to like here over it's few rather small flaws. The biggest issue here is the fact that there's not much of a real motive for what's going on here as the film doesn't really explain anything about why the kids' possessed or even what's causing it. There's evidence to suggest he did it before to others but yet it readily suggests that this is due to his presence in the house so the earlier attacks are thus confusing and everything is a jumbled mess of confusing motives. Likewise, there's little reason why this one waits so long to get the exorcism out if they knew all along so it's placement so near the end is a rather curious one overall. Still, there's not much to this one that doesn't work.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Language and violence-against- animals.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]


South Korea



Release Date:

4 August 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghastly See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.

Recently Viewed