Psychopaths, by definition, are those characterized by an “egocentric and antisocial personality — marked by a lack of remorse for one’s actions, an absence of empathy for others, and often criminal tendencies”. And in many thriller K-Dramas, actors have had to step out of their comfort-zones and put their acting skills to the test by portraying these villain-type characters. Here are 6 scariest psychopaths from K-Dramas who are so creepy they will haunt you in your dreams!
1. Lee Dong Wook in Hell Is Other People (2019)
Actor Lee Dong Wook took on the role of the psychopathic dentist Seo Moon Jo in his 2019 series Hell Is Other People. His portrayal of the creepy murderer became too creepy that the viewers felt uncomfortable watching the show!
2. Kim Jae Wook in Voice (2017)
Actor Kim Jae Wook took on the role of the hopeless psychopath Mo Tae Goo in his 2017 series Voice. While the character Mo Tae Goo was an unforgivably horrifying murderer, Kim Jae Wook was throned one of the “Sexiest Villains” of K-Drama history, thanks to this show.
3. Choi Tae Joon in Missing 9 (2017)
Actor Choi Tae Joon took on the role of the unstoppable serial killer Choi Tae Ho in his 2017 series Missing 9. As Choi Tae Ho, Choi Tae Joon really kept the viewers on the edges of their seats as he kept “killing off” his co-stars’ characters while stranded on an island with them.
4. Namgoong Min in A Girl Who Sees Smells (2015)
Actor Namgoong Min took on the role of the psychopathic chef Kwon Jae Hee in his 2015 series A Girl Who Sees Smells. His chilling interpretation of this role eventually led to his second and possibly more psychopathic role of Nam Gyu Man in Remember.
5. Shin Sung Rok in My Love From The Star (2013)
Actor Shin Sung Rok took on the role of the sociopathic killer Lee Jae Kyung in his 2013 series My Love From The Star. The producers who watched him on site for the shoot eventually revealed in interviews that his smile became creepier with each episode.
6. Lee Hong Nae in The Uncanny Counter (2020)
Actor Lee Hong Nae captured the souls of many as the role of a human possessed by an evil spirit in The Uncanny Counter. His characteristic duality from smiling one moment to fierce, merciless killer a second later left a lasting impression in viewers heads.