Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead

Detective K Secret of the Living DeadProfile

  • Movie: Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (English title) / Detective K: Secret of the Bloodsucking Demon (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Joseon Myungtamjung: Heubhyeolgwimaui Bimil
  • Hangul: 조선명탐정: 흡혈괴마의 비밀
  • Director: Kim Suk-Yoon
  • Writer: Kim Tak-Hwan (novel), Lee Nam-Kyu
  • Producer: Ahn Mong-Sik, Lee Sun-Mi
  • Cinematographer: Kang Nam-Chul
  • Release Date: February 8, 2018
  • Runtime: 120 min.
  • Genre: Adventure / Comedy
  • Distributor: Showbox
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Kim Min (Kim Myung-Min) suspects vampires exist in Joseon and seeks information. One day, he is requested to investigate a serial murder case on Kanghwa Island. There, bodies are found that are burned to death. On the island, Kim Min and his partner Seo-Pil (Oh Dal-Su) run into a beautiful woman (Kim Ji-Won) with incredible strength. Kim Min believes she may be involved in the case. The woman tells Kim Min that she has lost her memory and doesn’t even know her own name. Kim Min needing her strength, asks her to help him investigate the murder cases. With a clue left behind on a dead body, they try to figure out who is the next target.


  1. Based on the novel “Banggakbon Salinsagun” by Kim Tak-Hwan (published July, 2003 by Golden Bough).
  2. Related titles:
    1. Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow | Joseon Myungtamjung : Gakshituku Ggotui Biil (2011)
    2. Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island | Joseon Myungtamjung : Nobui Ddal (2015)
    3. Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead | Joseon Myungtamjung: Heubhyeolgwimaui Bimil (2018)


Additional Cast Members:

  • Park Geun-Hyung – Kim Shin
  • Woo Hyeon – Mr. Bang
  • Yoon Sang-Hoon – Kim Shin (young)
  • Jang Yool – Choi Jae-Kyung
  • Ahn Nae-Sang – Bang Hyo-In
  • Nam Sung-Jin – King
  • Jung Jin-Gak – First Vice Premier
  • Bae Yong-Geun – District Magistrate
  • Kim Mi-Ran – store woman 2
  • Kim Gun – circus kid


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