The Wailing

The Wailing

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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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Reviews & comments

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.

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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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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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
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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.

0
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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0

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
0