With 12 reviews published, the horror series ‘Hell Prophecy‘ (Hellbound) won impressive 100% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series is run by Yeon Sang-ho, even director of the acclaimed ‘zombie invasion‘.
The general consensus is that the production brings an excellent adaptation, with an intriguing, brutal and addictive story.
We separate the excerpts from the main criticisms:
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“’Hell’s Prophecy’ is like a cross between Clive Barker, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the iconic Japanese horror ‘Ring: The Call’.” (Daily Telegraph (UK))
“All in all, ‘Prophecy of Hell’ is an intriguing, albeit shaky, series with a solid premise.” (Bloody Disgusting)
“Director Yeon Sang-ho has created a sinister detective drama that uses supernatural elements to explore grandiose concepts about death and sin.” (Digital Spy)
“The pace of the series may be a little slow at first, but the narrative progresses into an interesting mix of detective drama, violent horror and social critiques about humanity’s failures such as mortality, sin, justice and the influence of the media.” (The Age)[display-posts orderby="rand"]
“It’s hard to take your eyes off ‘Hell’s Prophecy’ as the concept is original and addictive.” (Ready Steady Out)
“The series shows not only the strength of a well-made adaptation, but also the strength of Korean productions.” (Geek Community)
Remember that the first season is now available on Netflix!
Based on Korean webtoon ‘Hell‘, the plot follows the struggle for survival amidst chaos when a group of supernatural beings begin to appear and condemn people to hell. Soon, a new religious group interprets their appearance as the divine will.