The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021)

This documentary follows the actions of Yoo Young-Cheol, a serial killer who first announced the existence of psychopaths in Korea in 2004.

In less than a year from 2003 to 2004, Yoo Yeong-Cheol killed a total of 20 people, including wealthy elderly people from all over Seoul, their families, and young women such as business trip massage therapists. He is still remembered as a brutal serial killer in his organic way.

Unlike the existing TV report programs based on Yoo Young-Cheol, which focused on the reenactment of the crime technique of “The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Kore” or the retrospective of a profiler, the interviews of all involved in the case were conducted extensively and densely, and through their upbringing, the incident was conducted three-dimensionally reconstructed.

The person in charge of the investigation of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, who was in charge of the case at the time, the front-line detectives in the jurisdiction, a member of the forensics class who was sent to the scene and heard the stories of the crime scene and the victims’ bodies, and Kwon Il-Yong, who directly interviewed the prosecutor and the lawyer in charge, and Yoo Young-Cheol. The stories told from different perspectives by profilers such as Lee Su-Jeong and Bae Sang-hoon, as well as the bereaved family are put together like a puzzle and clearly show everything about the Yoo Young-Cheol incident.

Director Rob Sixsmith, who is called a veteran of the American TV documentary series, will direct the film, and it is noted that his gaze, approach, and content will be different from the content related to Yoo Young-Cheol produced in Korea.

The serial killer Yoo Young-Cheol case. In order to prevent the same incident, the documentary series “The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea” is a documentary series that contains the struggles of those who tried to reveal everything about the incident, such as the reason and whereabouts, and the painful traces left in the lives of those involved in the incident, as well as the repercussions that it threw into society.


  • Special: The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea
  • Native Title: 레인코트 킬러: 유영철을 추격하다
  • Also Known As: Leinkoteu Killeo: Yuyeongcheoleul Chugyeoghada, Reinkoteu Killeo: Yu Yeong Cheoleul Chugyeoghada, Raincoat Killer: Chase Yu Young Chul
  • Genres: Historical, Mystery, Crime, Documentary
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 3
  • Airs: Oct 22, 2021
  • Airs On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix