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[VIDEO NEWS] The real reason why you shouldn’t go to “Gonjiam”

Apr 20,2018
1) One of the seven freakiest places in the world chosen by CNN.

2) “He’s climbing.” “He’s in!”

3) “Let’s go inside, too.”

4) “It looked like [the tourist] cut his leg badly on the barbed wire.”

5) “The [local] residents had to get up in the middle of the night to call an ambulance.” -A vendor around the closed school

6) “Anyway, there’s too many cases like this.”

7) “We’re going to film Gonjiam II.” - Tourists visiting the closed school

8) “Should we just enter from behind?”

9) “Many are coming after that happened.” - A night shift custodian at the closed school

10) “We are getting a lot more [tourists] after [the movie] ‘Gonjiam.’” - Night shift custodian at the closed school

11) With the success of the movie, the filming site, a closed school in Busan, became a horror destination in Korea.

12) “Who’s there?” - A day shift custodian at the closed school

13) A weekday around 10 p.m.

14) “Let’s just get caught once and run.”

15) “I’ll be drawing attention, and you guys can come in through the fence.”

16) “See this? They broke it from the inside.” - Day shift custodian at the closed school

17) “Like this. See here? They damaged the iron door.”

18) “These were all broken by people.”

19) “I saw the movie and thought I had to come see the place.”

20) “[When we came here before,] it was after midnight, so we just went over the front walls.”

21) “Yesterday, there were 15 of them coming in a taxi.”

22) “Sometimes I feel intimidated by them.”

23) “They come during the day to plan”

24) “and enter by that route at night.”

25) “[One of them] asked me to go inside together, and that he’ll give me one million won ($937).”

26) “It was 2:30 in the morning. I said, ‘do you want to get arrested with me?’ and he laughed.”

27) “Last night, they said they were coming from Onyang[, South Chungcheong].”

28) “They begged me to let them inside.”

29) “I said that no one gets in. Not from Onyang, not even from Seoul.”
30) “A lot of people climb from there.”

31) This is the situation of the filming site in Busan.

32) What is it like around Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, that became the motif for the movie?

33) *Around the actual Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital

34) Gates are locked

35) “10 CCTVs around. We will report to the police.”

36) New barbed wires

37) “Hey, get out. It’s a private estate.” - A resident of Gonjiam

38) “Just come down.”

39) “They changed it all. There weren’t any barbed wires before.”

40) “Sure there’s a lot. Lots of tourists.”

41) The building is privately owned.

42) Those who enter could be charged with trespassing, burglary and property damage.

43) There’s a reason why you shouldn’t be there.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Kim Hwa-jeong, Ahn Na-young
Produced by An Ji-hye, Lee Dae-hong
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo