The Wailing

The Wailing

Directed by Na Hong Jin

In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

A foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason.

Cast: Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, Kunimura Jun, Chun Woo Hee

Member Reviews

Second viewing. Things I don't understand: 1) If the shaman and the devil were in on it together, why did the shaman's ritual appear to hurt and weaken the devil? (Oh wait, is that what was meant by the shaman saying, "The rat fell into the trap?" Was the rat the ghost woman? Was it the lead? So confused. Was the shaman working to benefit the devil without the devil's knowledge?) 2) What sin did the father commit? His reaction is, essentially, that that makes no sense and...I agree. Now, all that said, I do hope for answers to these questions but I also seriously don't need them. I'm utterly won over by this film, it's so exciting. So much to learn from it. Also goes to show you no sub-genre is ever truly dead. I never would have believed a possession film in 2016 could be so original and shocking. Christ, it's just a masterpiece!

molokodark
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6 hours ago

Great, Fantastical movie. The movie contains an amazing plot with an amazing cast of characters that pull you in, as well as an incredible build up to the horrors that make this movie one of a kind.

Machinecity
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4 days ago

Great, Fantastical movie. The movie contains an amazing plot with an amazing cast of characters that pull you in, as well as an incredible build up to the horrors that make this movie one of a kind.

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4 days ago

Great, Fantastical movie. The movie contains an amazing plot with an amazing cast of characters that pull you in, as well as an incredible build up to the horrors that make this movie one of a kind

Machinecity
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4 days ago

Great, Fantastical movie. The movie contains an amazing plot with an amazing cast of characters that pull you in, as well as an incredible build up to the horrors that make this movie one of a kind.

Machinecity
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