THE GHOST STATION is a new Korean horror movie with a classic ghost story. It almost feels more like a Japanese movie in ways. Even the runtime is just 80 minutes. Read our full The Ghost Station movie review here!

THE GHOST STATION is a new horror movie from South Korea (org. title: Ogsuyeog gwisin). A very classic ghost story with a mystery at the heart of it. The runtime is only 80 minutes which makes it feel decidedly un-Korean.

The fact that Hiroshi Takahashi is a writer of the screenplay surely has a lot to do with this.

Usually, South Korean movies are character-driven and very often over two hours in runtime. This movie is fast-paced to a fault, but I can’t say the story is bad. However, I will say that the ending was very powerful and definitive. Something I am certain many viewers will love.

Continue reading our The Ghost Station movie review below. Find it on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD from December 19, 2023.

From webtoon to horror movie

The story in this South Korean horror movie comes from a webtoon, but it’s clearly also perfect for a feature film.

In The Ghost Station, we meet a young reporter who keeps getting into trouble. She works at a news website that is more of a gossip website with clickbait headlines. While her articles tend to be popular, the topics she covers land her in hot water.

The young reporter was covering an accident at a train station where someone died. She interviews a witness who later appears to have been dead when she interviewed him. Again, she lands in trouble with her boss.

The Ghost Station (2022) – Review | Korean Horror Movie

However, when the story goes viral, she’s given a bit more working room. Especially as more mysterious deaths keep happening, and she continues to have the best sources. It’s all connected to the train station and all will be revealed in the end.

The ending of The Ghost Station is absolutely awesome. In fact, it’s almost better than parts of the movie. It’s very definitive and extremely satisfying. I can imagine this will appeal to a lot of the people who watch this South Korean horror movie.

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The director of The Ghost Station (org. title: Ogsuyeog gwisin) is Jeong Yong-ki (The Doll Master) and comes from screenwriters Lee So-young (Robot Sound) and Takashi Hiroshi (The Ring, The Ring 2).

Especially the involvement of the latter is obvious via the inclusion of a “well” and how it’s shown. If you’ve watched any version of Ringu or The Ring, this well will immediately feel familiar. The story is different, but there’s a touch of familiarity to it still.


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The Ghost Station is an adaption of the Korean webtoon “Oksu Station Ghost” by author Horang. It could quite easily have been two hours in runtime as some of it feels forced. However, it does work as a tight and fast-paced ghost horror movie.

The movie enjoyed its world premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in July 2022. It has since been released in many Asian countries and played at various film festivals all over the world. Now Well Go USA Entertainment is releasing the movie in the US.

The Ghost Station will be on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 19, 2023.


Director: Yong-ki Jeong
Writers: Horang, Yong-ki Jeong, Soyoung Lee
Cast: Bo-ra Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, Shin So-yul


After a young reporter covers a suspicious accident, she learns from police that her source was supposedly already dead at the time of their interview. As more mysterious deaths occur, she and her partner dig deeper into the case and come face to face with a horrifying truth.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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