Strangers From Hell Review (With Ending Explained)

This psychological thriller will not only play with your mind but also will scare you.

If you love to watch content that plays with your mind or has a plot twist, you need to watch Strangers From Hell Kdrama right now.

If you are confused about whether to watch the Strangers From Hell drama, then get ready to read this Strangers From Hell review.

Korean Dramas are addicting. Once you start to watch them, it will be hard for you to stop watching them. Yes! Kdramas are worth watching. But why?

The reasons for Kdrama addiction are – interesting plot, fantastic characters & cast, best romance, different culture & a lot of comedy moments. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

Kdramas are not only popular for romance, but there are numerous horror & thriller dramas that will keep you hook till the end. Many of them are filled with plot twists.

Strangers From Hell Review

Strangers From Hell (a.k.a. Hell is Other People) is a Korean drama of 10 episodes aired from August 31, 2019 to October 6, 2019, on the OCN channel in Korea. Now, it is available worldwide to watch on Netflix.

Strangers From Hell review

The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name by Kim Yong Ki. This drama can be put into psychological thriller or dark thriller.

Summary –

Jong Woo moves to Seoul after his college friend, Jae Ho offers him a job. He stumbles upon a cheap hostel while searching for a place to live. To save money, he starts to live in that hostel only to find that his neighbours are strange.

Main Characters

Im Shi Wan as Yoon Jong Woo - Strangers From Hell
Im Shi Wan as Yoon Jong Woo

Im Shi Wan plays the role of “Yoon Jong Woo“, the main character of the drama. He began to live in a cheap hostel named Eden Gosiwon & began to witness strange events around him.

Lee Dong Wook as Seo Moon Jo - Strangers From Hell
Lee Dong Wook as Seo Moon Jo

Lee Dong Wook plays the role of “Seo Moon Jo” who is a resident of the hostel & a dentist too. He is one of the person who starts to disturb Jong Woo along with the other residents.

Lee Jung Eun as Eom Bok Soon - Strangers From Hell
Lee Jung Eun as Eom Bok Soon

Lee Jung Eun plays the role of “Eom Bok Soon” who is the owner of the hostel. You will literally hate her character as she is annoying. You will get to know who she really is.

Other residents of Strangers From Hell

Other residents include Byun Deuk Jong, Byun Deuk Soo, who are twin brothers & are creepy, their laugh will scare you. Hong Nam Bok, who always stays in his room & keeps watching p*rn.

Why You Should Watch?

There’s no reason to not watch this drama. The drama plays with your mind. At first, you will not understand what is happening, why it is happening until the end. The end will make sense.

The drama comes in the genre – horror, psychological thriller & mystery. This means the drama is fully packed with mystery. The last episode is filled with bloody killings & the twist.

The scary background music, the suspenseful atmosphere that is created is quite good. There are some scenes that are terrifying but are a part of the drama.

The way the characters are shown, their behaviour, what causes Jong Woo to build up his angry nature, how the story goes forward, things revealing one-by-one is fantastic.

A still from Strangers From Hell

We get to know about Jong Woo’s character in between. You can see in some scenes it shown that he is beating someone to death but then comes back to reality. This shows he has anger issues.

The way Lee Dong Wook has played the character Moon Jo is appreciable. His behaviour literally tells that he is a psychopath. All the other characters also played their role perfectly.

Ending Explained

If you haven’t watched the drama yet, don’t read this. Major Spoiler!!

In the last episode, we get to see the final showdown. It is shown that the residents are killed one-by-one. The truth is Jong Woo kills them but he doesn’t remember.

Strangers From Hell Ending

Moon Jo made (in fact crafted) Jong Woo a killer. He kept meeting with him, saying strange things to him, watching him everytime to build up a new identity same as that of Moon Jo. That’s why Moon Jo says that he is the best creation he has made so far.

Jong Woo’s girlfriend sees that he is talking to himself, but Jong Woo thinks he is talking to Moon Jo. This means that Jong Woo was hallucinating the death of Moon Jo.


Here are some questions answered that you may ask.

Is the Strangers From Hell worth watching?

Definitely Yes! It is highly recommended to watch the drama if you are into psychological thriller genre. The drama will play with your mind till the end.

Where can I watch the Strangers From Hell drama?

You can watch the drama on Netflix. If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, you can still watch it on free streaming sites.

Is Stranger From Hell family-friendly?

No, the drama is filled with a lot of disturbing scenes that include murders & killings. There is a resident who keeps watching p*rn in his room.

How long are the episodes?

All the episodes’ duration is about 60 mins. There is a total of 10 episodes.



Strangers From Hell

Strangers From Hell is one of the best psychological thriller drama to watch. It will keep you hooked onto it till the end.





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Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

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