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Hometown of Legends adds to a horror-filled August
by | August 10, 2009 | 6 Comments

I have the feeling that the summer horror trend already has its winner in MBC’s drama Hon, but KBS’s Hometown of Legends is trying to catch up when it premieres today for its short (eight-episode) run this month. Here’s its newest poster, featuring new actress Lee Sae-na as a ghost.

The two dramas take pretty different approaches to the genre so I doubt they’ll be overstepping each other’s audiences — Hon is a modern psychological thriller, while Hometown tends to tell its folktales with an allegorical bent and features classic ghost-story characters like bloodsuckers, ghosts, and the gumiho.

Of the two, Hometown faces the more difficult obstacle by going up on Mondays and Tuesdays against established hit Queen Seon-deok. Hon, in comparison, is gaining ground on its Wednesday-Thursday competitor, Swallow the Sun, and may soon challenge it for the top spot; Partner has slipped further behind in third place. Given how strongly Seon-deok is performing, the Monday-Tuesday battle really is for second place; if Hometown scrapes ahead of poorly-performing Dream, it ought to be considered a success.

Hometown of Legends airs its first episode today, August 10.

Via Hankyung


6 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. nanaee

    Can’t wait to see more of Hometown of Legends… i love all the episode in the last HOL… hope all these new episodes are good too…. i am also following Hon as well…. feel like holloween already… 🙂

  2. Snikki

    Ooh, that image is a perfect wallpaper. I’d set it on my boyfriend’s desktop, put it to sleep, and wait for his reaction. *evil grin*

    edit: it’s not gonna work. his screen’s too big for it. image is too pixelated to scare anyone. 🙁

  3. Issa

    That pic scared the living daylights out of me..and its 12 midnight here O.O

  4. eunhye

    That picture scared the hell outta me! Omg.

  5. Jacq

    I will have to check it out!! The poster looks creepy and I’m such a sucker for horror movies!! Loving the summer filled with horrifying chills!!!

  6. Scarlet

    OK i chicken out…i am not much of a fan of horror movies…not even suspense…so i am afraid to check out the first ep…..

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