South Korea and East Asia are known as the masters of horror, as they portray this genre in a raw and dark way. Series like “Squid Game” and “We’re Dead” became a worldwide hit thanks to Netflix, but if you’re a lover of stories based on real events, this recommendation is for you.
October is approaching and with this the favorite time of terror for many. Organize a marathon with the movies and series to watch on Halloween. Do you know the case of the toad children? In South Korea they were known as “The Frog Boys” and it is considered one of the most mysterious and cruel crimes.
This unsolved case lasted 11 years and portrays the fatal fate of 13-year-old U Cheol-Won, 12-year-old Jo Ho Yeon, 11-year-old Kim Yeong Gyu, 9-year-old Kim Jong Sil, and 10-year-old Park Chan In. The incident took place on March 26, 1991 and there is a Korean movie based on these true events.
The case of the frog children, a true history of a Korean crime
The film that portrays the case of “The Frog Children”, follows the day they disappeared, because being a day off, they decided to go to the mountains to hunt frogs, hence they were called that. The plot follows their search and the mystery surrounding their death, because despite the fact that there were up to 300 policemen destined to find them, they were not found until 2002, almost 11 years later.
A first hypothesis pointed out that they died of hypothermia when they got lost, but their bodies were found with signs of violence, gun and hammer wounds, without clothes and with bullet casings near their remains. The children’s parents traveled all over Korea to find them.
However, to date, the case has not been closed because they have never found the person responsible for his death and they do not know exactly what happened, the film can be found on some free streaming sites.
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