Wailing (2016)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 15

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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.

10 thoughts on “Wailing (2016)

  • January 30, 2020 at 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

    • September 10, 2020 at 11:52 am

      That was really an awesome experience !
      Totally agree but I don’t have understand the end, the woman in white, was she good or evil ? That’s the question ?

  • February 2, 2020 at 11:03 am

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

  • July 27, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    too long and boring 4/10

    • October 9, 2020 at 3:28 am

      You’re just too dumb to understand subtle matter, idiot

  • August 31, 2020 at 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.

  • September 6, 2020 at 11:56 pm

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

  • October 9, 2020 at 9:26 am

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

    • November 5, 2020 at 5:51 am

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

  • October 31, 2020 at 5:15 am

    This was good shit, I remember watching this at Fantasia

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