“The Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea” Review: Remembering the hunt and arrest of a serial killer in Seoul

Netflix defends its actual crime train with The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea. A three-part series of brutal murders that confused Seoul police in early 2000 and terrified the public. While eventually catching the serial killer, the investigation highlighted the shortcomings and limitations of Korean law enforcement agencies.

Aerial photo of Seoul, South Korea at night:

A man spoke behind his back. “I haven’t gotten that scene out of my head in a long time. The scene of the victims is dissected about how they will suffer. That’s very difficult. It’s still difficult.”

Police officers interviewed on The Raincoat Killer are now older and, in some cases, retired. Still, the brutality of the 2003 and 2004 killings in Seoul, South Korea. It remains as frustrating as law enforcement efforts to find who was responsible.

The riots began in October 2003 with the triple murder of a grandmother, son and daughter-in-law. At a house in the affluent Gugi-dong neighbourhood of Seoul. But shortly before the police found a motive. The murder was linked to a similar case in Sinsa-dong. All the victims were rich, old, and attacked with blunt objects. And then there are more killings.

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Most of New Killer Breed, the first episode of Raincoat. It is drawn from interviews with the authorities present there. Including forensic scientist Kim Hee Sook. The retired police chief Kang in Cheol, and forensic scientist Kuon Il Yong. He became the first law enforcement officer. Is an expert who uses advanced behavioural analysis techniques in profiling crime in Korea.

And with killings continuing with little progress or being carried out by the police.

The weaknesses embedded in Korea’s law enforcement system are obstacles to investigations. Into murders of this kind, unprecedented scale and complexity. The slicker killer is also linked to the precarious state of Korean society.

At the turn of the century when the economy collapsed before recovering loans. That heavily benefited the rich but also removed the safety net for the whole general public. And from this “deep abyss,” a serial killer emerges.

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When the story best matches the horrific fear described by law enforcement officers interviewed. As the crime scene being infiltrated. The words and thoughts of the killer himself, Yoo Young-Chul, are heard. “I am silent on the outside, but inside I am rumbling.

I did it to kill society. Even in history, when society was in chaos, there were riots where people took matters into their own hands. I want lightning to burn everything and storms to devour everything. Because of this madness, I feel a strong urge to destroy and hurt people like crazy.

Yu, whom authorities say he takes pride in the media frenzy surrounding his murder. In the title of the first episode of Raincoat, someone out of the convention. , Jealousy, robbery, passion – but something more significant and eviler and at the same time limitless.

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As one of the interviewees does put it, “The crimes that take place in advanced capitalist countries like the United States, Japan or Europe finally started in Korea. Many criminal psychologists refer to it as a “crime indiscriminately”. This also includes serial murders.

First of all, all of you, true crime fans. Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea fits in with a series of Netflix docs. That cover the horrible case of a fine-toothed comb. With the added wrinkle of observing Korean society.