A waiter dressed as a zombie scares shoppers at a bar in Seoul on Monday.
Young other people are turning to frighteningvideos and other supernatural thrills to whilst away the sweltering summer nights, regularly in lieu of vacations they can not afford.
Gwangmyeong town south of Seoul has been running a haunted-house theme park since 2014. It saw 720,000 traffictill July this year, up around 40 %in comparison tothe similarlengthultimate year.
"We've observeda selectedbuild up in the selection offriends in their 20s and 30s who are holidaying at home, in all probabilityon account of the slow economy", a theme park staffer said.
A level play about a haunted area that has been appearing in Seoul since last year draws the easiestvariety of visitors in the summer months. More than 5,000 individuals watched the play in July, up 20 percent on-year, and maximum were in their 20s.
Restaurants and bars also are capitalizing at the trend. One bar in Seokyo-dong in northwestern Seoul dims its lighting at evening and dresses waiters up as zombies. It has grow to be so popular that buyersmust wait in line from 6 p.m.
A eating place in Yeoksam-dong in southern Seoul decorated its walls with skulls and other bloody embellishes and serves beverages in intravenous fluid bottles. Owner Choi Min-joon (28) said, "It's a restaurant for the ones thatexperience a excellent scare. We get around 500 to six hundredusersan afternoon in the summer, up more than 30 percent as compared to other months".
Tours of haunted homes and derelict faculties are also popular, and they repeatedlycirculation accounts of bone-chilling encounters online.
There are five to 6 online clubs that recruit of us for those tours. One 28-year-old student who went on one of them in the southern port urban of Pohang said, "I sought after to expertise fear, and visits to haunted houses do notfeenumerous money".