This brilliant South Korean horror movie tells the story Jong-Goo, a police officer from a small village who investigates a series of brutal murders and illness cases that may or may not be linked to the arrival of a mysterious Japanese traveler. When his daughter becomes sick as well, Jong-Goo begins a frenetic race against the clock, as he tries to figure out what is going on in the village in order to save her.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hong-jin Na, “The Wailing” (also known as “Gokseong”, its original title) is an insanely weird and creative film that, unlike other Korean creations like “Parasite”, is not well known by Western audiences. The atypical storytelling and mystery is extremely engaging and will leave you at the edge of your seat. The acting is great, the writing is fantastic, and the dark and gloomy noir atmosphere will send chills down your spine when you realize what this movie is really about.