148. Memories of Murder (The Hwaseong Serial Murders)| South Korea

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This week we explore the second case in our Blockbuster series. Before Academy Award winning film Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho made Memories of Murder, inspired by the 1986-1991 Hwaseong Serial Murders. The film was released in 2003, with the hope of keeping the unsolved case alive. More than 30 years after the first murder, DNA evidence pointed to a man who was already in prison, serving a life sentence for killing his sister-in-law.

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Memories of Murder


Most Notorious Case in Korean History: Hwaseong Serial Killer

How Similar is ‘Memories of Murder’ to the actual ‘Hwaseong Serial Murders’?





He spent 20 years in prison for murder. Then someone else confessed to the same crime.

Parasite’ director Boon Joon Ho on his Cannes winner, a thriller rooted in class conflict

Man confessed to being one of South Korea’s most notorious killers says he’s surprised he wasn’t caught sooner

The reality of ‘Memories of Murder’ revealed after 33 years

Cheongju sister-in-law murder case

Self-confessed killer finally takes the stand

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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