Korean Cinema

The Host – 괴물 | 2006 | Dir. Bong Joong-Ho 

When a young girl is snatched away from her father by a horrifying giant monster that emerges from the River Han to wreak havoc on Seoul, her entire family sets out to locate the beast and bring their little girl back home to safety – READ THE FULL REVIEW

I Saw The Devil – 악마를 보았다 | 2010 | Dir. Kim Jee-Woon

On a freezing, snowy night, a young woman, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun, is brutally murdered by a psychopath. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun decides to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Memories of Murder – 살인의 추억 | 2003 | Dir. Bong Joong-Ho

South Korea in 1986 under the military dictatorship: Two rural cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murders. Their rude measures become more desperate with each new corpse found – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Train To Busan – 부산행 | 2016 | Dir. Yeon Sang-Ho

Train To Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes – READ THE FULL REVIEW

The Wailing – 곡성 | 2016 | Dir. Na Hong-Jin

The arrival of a mysterious stranger in a quiet rural village causes suspicion amongst the villagers- but as they begin killing each other for no apparent reason, that suspicion turns to panic. When the daughter of the investigating officer falls under the same savage spell, he calls in a shaman to assist in finding the culprit – READ THE FULL REVIEW