Reviews Tagged with K-Horror

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

Every family has its dark secrets.
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A Tale of Two Sisters - Fairytales have never been this Grimm

A Tale of Two Sisters (or Janghwa, Hongryeon which translates as Rose Flower, Red Lotus) is a South Korean chiller which, although typical of a lot of supernatural Korean horror, is a superbly crafted story with an almost fairytale-like undertone and a disturbing and unexpected twist . Directed by Ji-Woon Kim (who's only other notable horror that I... Click to read more "A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)"

Hansel and Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel) (2007)

Don't go, we'll be good.
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Hansel and Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel)

Korean director Pil-Sung Yim's Hansel and Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel) is an incongruent mixture of horror and fantasy with dramatic fluctuations between the two genres. The relationship between this 2007 story and the Grimm 1812 story of the same name is very loose and it is more appropriate to say that the fairy tale motivated and inspired the ch... Click to read more "Hansel and Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel)"

Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (2003)

15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance.
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Oldboy - 15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance

Second in Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy is the intense and emotional excursion through the imprisonment of Oh Dae-su (Min-sik Choi) in Oldboy. The movie depicts an intricately complex vengeance plot that carefully reveals it's intricacies as the movie progresses, circumspectly explaining the reasons for Oh Dae-su's seemingly harsh treatment at... Click to read more "Oldboy (Oldeuboi)"

R-Point (Arpointeu) (2004)

Su-chang Kong's supernatural war horror.
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R-Point - Su-chang Kong's Supernatural War Horror

R-Point is a supernatural horror movie from South Korea set in Vietnam War surroundings (and filmed in Cambodia). As is common in K-Horror the movie is much darker than its Japanese counterparts and, although the movie is quite low on gore and the scares are quite subtle, the overall eeriness of the whole experience is quite intense. The movie star... Click to read more "R-Point (Arpointeu)"

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (2005)

Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...
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Lady Vengeance - Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...

Chan-wook Park's third and final (obviously) part of the Vengeance Trilogy is Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi), sometimes known as just Lady Vengeance and always known as Chinjeolhan geumjassi. Once again we are presented with a cold, calculated and complex revenge scheme intricately planned over a length of time that would make ... Click to read more "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi)"

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) (2002)

Revenge was never this sweet.
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - Revenge was never this sweet.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) is the first instalment of Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy (followed by Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). It is a complex tale of various intertwined vengeful exploits and the strongest yet perhaps the least accessible of the trilogy. The audience isn't spoonfed the plot and it is likely to... Click to read more "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot)"

Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine (2000)

Rebuilt robotically for revenge.
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Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine - Rebuilt Robotically for Revenge

From the extended two sets of opening credits at the beginning of Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine (also known as Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine in Daehakroh or more commonly known as Daehakno-yeseo maechoon-hadaka tomaksalhae danghan yeogosaeng ajik Daehakno-ye Issda) it is apparent that this is not going to be a run of the mill So... Click to read more "Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine"

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