Black House (film)

Black House (Korean: 검은 집) is a 2007 South Korean horror film directed by Shin Tae-ra,[2] that is based on the popular Japanese novel of the same title (called Kuroi Ie) by Yusuke Kishi. A Japanese film adaptation of the novel was releleased in 1999. The story centers on an insurance investigator that suspects a family murdered their son to receive his insurance policy.

Black House
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Korean theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationGeom-eun jip
McCune–ReischauerKŏm-ŭn jib
Directed byShin Tae-ra
Produced byKim Bong-seo
Choi Joon-hwan
Yoo Il-han
Written byLee Yeong-jong
Ahn Jae-hoon
Kim Seong-ho
Based onThe Black House
by Yusuke Kishi
StarringHwang Jung-min
Yoo Sun
Kang Shin-il
Music byChoi Seung-hyun
CinematographyChoi Joo-yeong
Edited byNam Na-yeong
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21)
Running time
104 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box office$9.5 million[1]


During his first day as an insurance investigator, Jeon Joon-oh, receives a phone call from a lady enquiring if a life insurance policy could be collected if someone commits suicide. A few days later Joon-oh is asked to personally come to the home of an insurance policy holder.

When Joon-oh arrives at their home he is greeted by a grim man. They talk for a little while, before the father asks the insurance agent to go into their son's room and have a talk with him. When the insurance agent opens the son's door he finds the boy hanging from a noose, dead from an apparent suicide.

The father then shows up at Joon-oh's office and asks for the money pertaining to his son's life insurance policy. Joon-oh is suspicious of the man and tells him he has to wait until the coroner's report comes in. The man becomes furious and then leaves. The father returns the next day and the next day and the next day. Finally Joon-oh's boss decides to pay the man his son's life insurance policy. Joon-oh's life doesn't return to normal and in fact descends further downward because of a stalker that may well be the insurance policy holder that they just paid off.


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  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Black House Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ "The Black House". Newtype USA. 7 (2) p. 62. February 2008. ISSN 1541-4817.

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