Wailing (2016)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 84

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AKA: Gok-seong; The Strangers
Directed by: Hong-jin Na
Starring: Do-won Kwak (Jong-goo), Hwan-hee Kim (Hyo-jin), Jun Kunimura (Japanese Man), Jung-min Hwang (Shaman), So-yeon Jang (Wife), Woo-hee Chun (Woman in white), Jin Heo (Mother-in-law)
Country: South Korea, Asian Cinema
Language: Korean (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:36:04
Genres: Horror, Family, Gruesome, Satanism, Detective-Mystery, Scars

Plot – Spoilers:
Jong-goo is a police sergeant who lives with his daughter, wife and mother-in-law in a small South Korean village. A dedicated family man, Jong-goo receives a call one morning about a double-murder. On reaching the murder site, the police find the killer in a trance and covered with strange sores. The murders were brutal and there is evidence of dark rituals and worship involved.

Over the next few days, more strange sightings and horrific murders occur, and the previously-detached Jong-goo is drawn deeper into the investigation when his daughter starts behaving strangely.

The Wailing is a horror movie that prefers to keep its plot vague but provides enough biblical references for those familiar with the book to draw their own conclusions.

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TheJudge
TheJudge
January 30, 2020 12:35 am

Truly a masterpiece in terms of horror. The ending can not be explained in words. You must watch it to understand what I mean. I give it a full rating of 10/10

Chloe and Kazu
Chloe and Kazu
February 2, 2020 11:03 am

This shit was pretty confusing even at the end, kinda chill tbh 6/10

dno
dno
July 27, 2020 1:46 pm

too long and boring 4/10

nataly
nataly
August 31, 2020 7:47 am

It was honestly a really good horror film, it was slow i will admit but it was wonderfully done. Definitely worth a watch.

sunny
sunny
September 6, 2020 11:56 pm

really good film… slow… and i like the devil portrait

sara
sara
October 9, 2020 9:26 am

wonderful!!!! got chills and almost cried at the end

nigr0sis
nigr0sis
October 31, 2020 5:15 am

This was good shit, I remember watching this at Fantasia

spitonbaby
spitonbaby
February 1, 2021 5:11 pm

was using firefox to watch this movie and the intro was stuck the audio is running perfectly same goes to when i use google chrome where its just a black screen with good audio
is it just my mac ?

Nightmarica
Nightmarica
February 14, 2021 11:18 pm

Very cool film. Give it a chance.

Alice
Alice
March 19, 2021 6:35 am

Here’s an unpopular opinion. This movie is slow, long and boring.., it continues to languish till the end, really loud [email protected] characters, I kept on adjusting the screen brightness and squinting my eyes to make out “what the fucks are going on” in the constant, deliberate, dark lighting… the twists are a total cop-out… Wasted my time watching this and the only consolation is that, I can now form an honest opinion about it.

Mr Adyss
Mr Adyss
June 13, 2021 1:41 am

Too much plot twist..so who acctually did it..??

Tavares
Tavares
November 23, 2021 7:00 am

wtf is wrong with those people? they cant even keep stand up or walk

gogoggadgetbitch
gogoggadgetbitch
December 20, 2021 4:22 pm

Eh the poor acting really threw me off… I couldn’t take those lil korean people seriously, Man no wonder these guys never win any wars…. or produce any good athletes… they can do math i guess.. anyway people praise this movie a bit too much for whats it worth.

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
October 9, 2022 10:49 am

A fantastic horror film imo. Seen it a few times now, and still find myself telling him to stay until the third cock crow. A film that takes the time to develop its characters, so you have an emotional investment into the family making for a serious but sad pay off. 4.5 / 5 hair pins.

LOL
LOL
October 9, 2022 10:52 am

What is this some Koreans Ching Chongs worship Satan LOL