The Wailing

The Wailing

The Wailing

Horror mystery about a quite village suffering some sort of strange sickness that has the locals savagely kill each other seemingly out-of-the-blue. When the daughter of an investigating officer becomes infected, he has no choice but to ask the aid of a shaman.

2016Rating: R16, Violence, horror, sex scenes & offensive language156 minsSouth KoreaKorean and Japanese with English subtitles
HorrorMysteryWorld Cinema
Director:
Na Hong-jin ('The Yellow Sea', 'Chaser')
Writer:
Na Hong-jin
Cast:
Kwak Do-WonHwang Jung-MinChun Woo-Hee
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Goksung is easily one of the best horror movies this year

When a plague is slowly affecting the villagers of a certain town, a police officer is absorbed in the case as his personal life is pulled in especially with the involvement of his daughter. The movie had everything a horror movie should have, a competent story that pulls you right in. Tons of horrific images that will haunt you days after you’ve seen the...

5.0
Variety

Variety

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On the one hand, the film is a gripping whodunnit, exemplified by a scene of classic Hitchcockian suspense... At the same time it treads into supernatural territory through nightmarish dream sequences that feel unnervingly real.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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I was so invested with Jong-gu and his family that as the suspense, violence and worse ratcheted up, I was not merely scared, but heartbroken.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As dark and pessimistic as the rest of South Korean thrill-master Na Hong Jin’s work...

Variety

Variety

press

On the one hand, the film is a gripping whodunnit, exemplified by a scene of classic Hitchcockian suspense... At the same time it treads into supernatural territory through nightmarish dream sequences that feel unnervingly real.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

I was so invested with Jong-gu and his family that as the suspense, violence and worse ratcheted up, I was not merely scared, but heartbroken.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As dark and pessimistic as the rest of South Korean thrill-master Na Hong Jin’s work...

Goksung is easily one of the best horror movies this year

When a plague is slowly affecting the villagers of a certain town, a police officer is absorbed in the case as his personal life is pulled in especially with the involvement of his daughter. The movie had everything a horror movie should have, a competent story that pulls you right in. Tons of horrific images that will haunt you days after you’ve seen...

5.0