Battling an invasion of evil at a hospital for OCN’s Priest
I’m finding myself weirdly braver in my viewing choices recently, and if I can stomach Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, I just might be able to watch this. OCN’s Priest is preparing for its premiere this coming week, and has released some last minute clips and stills to give us a glimpse of what’s in store for us.
The first clip, which is really an extended highlight reel, shows Park Yong-woo (Life Tracker Lee Jae-goo) in a church when a boy bursts in to request help for his mother. Outside, a woman falls to the ground from a second-story window, possessed and looking positively terrifying in her white dress and with her red eyes. I’m glad that Park Yong-woo’s character looks as petrified as I do as he confronts the woman with Bible verses.
Elsewhere, a news anchor relays the details of a shocking crime, where a former priest-turned-counselor stabbed a young boy who was his client. As we get shots of Jung Yumi’s (Investigation Couple) doctor character trying to keep the boy alive, police finds the former priest covered in blood with a crucifix by his side looking like he’s in shock as well. Park Yong-woo goes to visit his former colleague in custody, who tells him that the boy has been possessed.
Aww yeah, are we going to have ourselves an exorcist Scooby gang?! Yeon Woo-jin’s (Nothing to Lose) young priest character is just one of several individuals Park Yong-woo gathers together to fight against the demonic. Sohn Jong-hak (Familiar Wife), Oh Yeon-ah (100 Days My Prince), and rookie actor Yoo Bi will play a detective, an art gallery owner, and an ambulance driver, respectively, who join our two priests in attempting to save the possessed.
Interestingly, much of the action seems to center around the one hospital where Jung Yumi works, and it seems that the boy at the beginning of the highlight reel sets off a chain of events that engulfs not only the patients but also the doctors at the hospital. From a doctor’s perspective, I can see why Jung Yumi looks pretty horrified at how the priests treat a child who’s supposed to be in her care. But I hope Jung Yumi gets over her disbelief fast, since it looks like she serves as a significant barrier to the priests and their team in saving her hospital from becoming one expansive nightmare.
The second clip is a much shorter one, and more like a snapshot of our three leads: Yeon Woo-jin’s character is described as the exorcist who seeks to protect his faith, Jung Yumi is the doctor who seeks to protect lives, and Park Yong-woo is the priest who seeks to protect everybody. Which sounds like a tall order given they’re fighting a whole hospital’s worth of demons and the possessed.
OCN’s Priest is set to premiere this coming Saturday, November 24.