'Guimoon: The Lightless Door' Is the Horror Movie You Need to See this Halloween

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Halloween simply wouldn't be Halloween without movies that go along with it. 'Guimoon: The Lightless Door' featuring Kim Kang Woo and Kim So Hye would be the best horror movie option to set the mood for Halloween. Catch the show tonight at 10PM on tvN Movies (Astro CH416 & Astro GO).
'Guimoon: The Lightless Door' tells the story of Do Jin (starring Kim Kang Woo), the shaman's son who grows up to become a director of psychic research institute. He goes to the training center to search the answers about his mother's death (who died while doing exorcism at the center). Meanwhile, 3 university students Hye-young (starring Kim So Hye), Tae Hoon and Won-Jae visit the abandoned training center to film a video for a contest - to win cash prize to fund their education. 
Check out what Kim Kang Woo said about the movie and the story behind the film. 

Q: Understand that ‘Guimoon: The Lightless Door’ was shot in a rundown building, did anything strange happen during the shooting? From your other interviews, you mentioned that the filming location was very cold – can you elaborate more on this please? 
Kim Kang Woo (KKW): I remember the weather to be freezing as the shooting was done in the middle of winter, under -20℃. As you know, the indoor should be warmer than outside, but when we were shooting GUIMOON: THE LIGHTLESS DOOR, the being inside the building was colder than outside. I followed the sun like a sunflower when I rested.

Q: Are you a fan of horror/ghost movies? Were there any regrets? Would you agree to star in another horror movie? 
KKW: Actually, I don’t enjoy horror movies. So participating this project was a big decision for me. I have never regretted shooting it and if there is an attractive afterward work, I am willing to do a horror movie again.

Q: What's your impression of working with Kim So-hye? 
KKW: As I know, Kim So-hye is an actress who hasn't shoot that many titles. Nevertheless, as I watched her immersed and expressing in the play that requires dramatic and intense emotions, I can tell that she's a real actress. Looking forward to her performances in the future. 

Q: What is your favorite behind-the-scenes moment from the film? 
KKW: Since it's a horror movie, there were many scenes that I should confront with ghosts, and each and every ghost was really horrifying especially in the dark. As a person who can’t watch horror movies well, it was terrifying and fun at the same time. But I think my emotional performances showed out better in that way. 

Q: How was filming ‘Guimoon: The Lightless Door’ different from filming other movies? 
KKW: There are no big differences with other films. But I had to maintain the whole tension since the story happens in one day, overnight. Also as Do-jin is a paranormal investigator who eradicates spirits and ghosts, I had to act both calm and nervous. So I tried to be balanced.

Q: How do you think this movie is different from other horror movies? 
KKW: GUIMOON is a horror movie that happens over one night, in one place. There are many other horror movies all over the world but GUIMOON has its specialty with this. It takes place in one place, the coexistence of present and the past and many ghosts appear in it. I'm sure it will be more tension since it happens overnight. 

Additionally, unlike other movies, GUIMOON features new technology 'Screen X'. When you watch you can feel like walking in one place with Do-jin and fight together with him more than in other horror movies. I think this is the most attractive point of this movie.

'Guimoon: The Lightless Door' Trailer:
Catch "Guimoon: The Lightless Door' tonight at 10PM on tvN Movies (Astro CH416 & Astro GO).

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