SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) -- The anticipated mystery-thriller film "House of the Disappeared," scheduled to hit theaters April 6, has revealed a teaser called "The X-file of Priest Choi."
The clip features Kang Mi-hee, portrayed by Kim Yun-jin, fresh out of jail after serving a 25-year bid for killing her husband and son, revisiting the house of the grisly crime.
Only Priest Choi (Ok Taec-yeon) believes her innocence after finding three clues during his private investigation.
At first, she testifies to Choi that there was someone else in the house and saw the unknown take her son after, presumably, killing her husband. Choi deems the presence of intruders a possibility.
Secondly, during a personal investigation into the house, Choi happens to hear some disturbing sounds of footsteps and laughter coming from an unidentified person, alongside a series of paranormal events taking place, such as a door opening by itself.
At last, the occupants of nearby homes keep saying there's something strange going on in the house, something diabolic, calling it "haunted." Putting it all together, Choi comes to the conclusion that Kang didn't commit the crime but was set up.
Characterized as a hybrid of a crime procedural and supernatural horror film, "House of the Disappeared" captures the attention of Korean thrill-seekers. The chiller coming out in the middle of the spring marks Kim's return to thrillers since "The Neighbor" in 2012 following the 2007 domestic hit "Seven Days," not to mention the global breakout TV series "Lost" that aired from 2004 to 2010 worldwide.
Highly regarded as the "Horror Queen," her performance in the upcoming spooker, in tandem with idol singer Ok playing Priest Choi who pokes his beak in Kang's case, leaves no margin of doubt about her talent.
Armed with blood-curdling suspense with a labyrinthine plot enveloping 3-D characters, which are crafted to appear utterly new to the audience, "House of the Disappeared" is gearing up for its popcorn-spilling premiere.