The Wailing
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The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing
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A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Original Title:곡성
Release Date:May 12, 2016
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Genres:Horror, Mystery
Production Company:Fox International Productions, Fox Video Korea
Production Countries:South Korea
Director:Na Hong-jin
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Plot Keywords:sex, small town, exorcism, investigation, daughter, police, possession, murder, priest, curse, korea, shaman, zombie, demon, rural, shrine, ghost, gluttony, korean, divination
  • very few movies have shaken me from deep inside
    July 11, 2016
    This will be the first review i'm writing, Because i'm enthralled by this piece of art. Gokseong is directed by Hong-jin Na who previously have made very fine movies like yellow sea and chaser. But the setting of this movie is different from those movies, It kind of felt like Memories of Murder in darker tone. This is the story of a village, where people are suffering from a mysterious diseases which seems like some kind of virus and this ends up killing them, and in the middle of somewhere a Japanese stranger seems to be involved in this. Now, i'm not going to say more than that about the story , and i suggest you to not watch the trailer which doesn't do justice to the movie and stay away from any possible spoiler. It is one of the best horror movies i have seen in long time, it doesn't have jump scares. But what this movie does, it slowly grows on you, you will be confused, conflicted, disgusted while watching this. Somewhere you will make a choice, a perspective to the way things are going and possibly will be wrong. So i strongly suggest you to watch this movie if possible in a secluded environment and if possible alone. P.S.- It has the what i think is the best exorcism scene shown in any movie.