Visit the filming locations of the #1 Netflix K-drama, Hellbound, in your next trip to South Korea and you might get close to the unearthly beings!
Hellbound is an online fantasy drama series available on Netflix. Yeon Sang-ho directed the series, which is based on a Manhwa or webtoon of the same name. The plot revolves around the supernatural Executors of Hell who judge people based on their evil deeds and send them to hell. As a result of their sudden appearance, the New Truth Movement, a new religion, became active. Although they believe in divine justice, this group has a sinister plan for the future of the Earth. Executions that happen in public by supernatural monsters on people trying to flee their foes – often on busy modern-day urban streets – are highly chilling.
If you are interested in the level of atmospheric tension surrounding the investigation launched against the New Truth Movement, or perhaps you were horrified by some of the brutal killings and wondered how they were made, then you have come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about the locations where the series “Hellbound” was filmed.
Filming Locations of Hellbound
South Korea offers several unique features. It is renowned for its highly-advanced technologies, hilly terrain, K-pop industry, and a series of subtropical islands. In the Netflix series, all episodes are filmed entirely in South Korea. The inaugural season’s production began in September 2020 and concluded on January 18, 2021. Would you like to know more about the filming? Please let us guide you.
Seoul, South Korea
Principal photography for the show ‘Hellbound’ takes place in Seoul, South Korea. Location scouts found an abandoned hospital in South Korea that turned into a hellish environment for the horror show. Characters in the film are often seen running for their lives in the metropolis streets where the film was shot. The capital city contains several beautiful and impressive religious buildings, like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and unique modern skyscrapers.
Seoul is not only the technological hub and economic powerhouse of South Korea, but it is also one of the top destinations for film and television productions.
Iksan, South Korea
While the show is not actually filmed in Iksan, this city was chosen as an alternative location for filming because it has many of the same features as Seoul. Iksan is known as “the City of Filming.” The city offers versatile locations that work well for both action and quiet scenes. A replica was built here to resemble a busy street. Other notable sites include Beomgye Plaza, Daejeon Expo Park, Sanseong Lake, and the Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Office.
Iksan is home to some beautiful natural landscapes that are just as important to film productions. Several reputable higher education institutions can be found in this region, including Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk National University, and Won Buddhism Graduate School. Iksan regularly hosts several festivals to honor its history and tradition dating back hundreds of years, including the 10,000,000 Chrysanthemum Festival, Iksan Jewelry Expo, Seodong Festival, and Stone Culture Festival. It is referred to as the “City of Jewels” because of its thriving jewelry industry. It is also home to the Iksan Jewelry Museum.
Hellbound Promotional Display @ Daejeon
South Korea has become a popular filming location because of its diverse landscape and high-quality service industry. The country has great relations with Hollywood and is often chosen as a filming location because it offers many diverse options for audiences. The country has six World Heritage Sites that attract travelers from all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit South Korea every year, with Seoul being the most popular city for visitors.
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