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Three films by Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk are now on Netflix

After the series’ record breaking success – Netflix is adding three of the South Korean director’s previous projects to its site: Silenced, Miss Granny, and The Fortress

ICYMI, South Korean horrorshow Squid Game has taken the world by storm – quickly rising to become Netflix’s most streamed show of all time with over 110 million views on the platform since its September premiere. Now, Netflix has released three new South Korean films on its site – all directed by the hit series’ creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk.

“Before bringing the visually astounding and socially relevant Squid Game to life, Hwang Dong-hyuk directed several acclaimed South Korean feature films,” Netflix wrote on Twitter. “And now, three of those movies are available on Netflix.”

The line-up includes 2011 crime-drama Silenced which follows a teacher – played by Squid Game’s Gong Yoo – who uncovers abuse at a school for hearing impaired children; 2014 comedy-drama Miss Granny, which tells the story of an elderly woman who magically regains her youth; and 2017 historical drama The Fortress, which stars Squid Game’s Kim Yoon-seok and Lee Byung-hun.

For now, only Silenced and Miss Granny have hit UK Netflix, however, all three films are available to stream now in the US. 

Besides this Halloween’s explosion of green tracksuit ‘Player 456’ costumes – the show’s leading actor Ho Yeon Jung (who plays character Sae-byeok) has propelled into stardom – growing from 400,000 to over 23 million followers on Instagram and joining Louis Vuitton as a global ambassador for an upcoming series of special projects.

Meanwhile, on October 20, tens of thousands of workers took to South Korea’s streets dressed as the show’s black-masked guards in demand of better working conditions. Elsewhere, the creators of a Squid Game-inspired ‘play to earn’ cryptocurrency scam made off with $3.38m (£2.48m) after buyers were found unable to convert the tokens to real world currency. 

Abu Dhabi also recently hosted a real life Squid Game – luckily – sans the killings and the multi-million dollar cash prize.