The director of Hellbound, Yeon Sang-ho, has explained to the audience the vital message behind the Hellbound Season 1 cliffhanger ending behind this horror-fantasy series on Netflix.
Hellbound has surpassed Squid Game in global popularity and rankings.
Hellbound is about monsters with supernatural abilities who serve decrees to random citizens, prophesizing the exact time of their death.
The live stream demonstration of Park Jeong-ja’s execution as prophesized confirmed the reality of these supernatural happenings and gave massive publicity to this event. Following this, a new religious cult, the New Truth Society, was established.
The members of this cult, the New Truth Society, claim to be the representatives of God, who serve death sentences to the sinners.
However, at the time of the ending of Hellbound Season 1, the power of these supernatural monsters is undermined by the fact that Park Jeong-ja is shown resurrected out of her own ashes.
Also, when a death decree is served to a newly born child, Duffy, who is incapable of sin, and when he survives the death blow by these monsters, the public gets skeptical of the New Truth Society’s authority.
What Does The Director Say About The Hellbound Season 1 Cliffhanger?
Director Yeon Sang-ho has explained the universality of the message behind the Hellbound Season 1 cliffhanger ending.
In an interview, Yeon Sang-ho has said that though the series is set in South Korea, the issues that it touches are universal in nature.
The series addresses the questions of all human beings, regardless of where they live. Universal issues like life and death, sin and its punishment, and the meaning of being a human, has made the global viewers relate to this series.
Speaking about the Hellbound Season 1 cliffhanger ending, Yeon Sang-ho said that the mystery behind these unbelievable events are best left unexplained, or this series would not fit under the genre of horror fantasy.
Hellbound shows the authority the cult-like groups in South Korea or elsewhere in the world that they try to have over the unsuspecting citizens. These religious fanatics exploit the deepest fears and biases of the people.
Expressing his satisfaction with working with Netflix, Yeon Sang-ho said that Netflix gave him more creative freedom than any other streaming platform.
Viewers can hope for the second season of Hellbound to get answers to some of the questions lingering in their minds.