I am back again with another list of 5 new South Korean movies I believe should be on your radar. I hope you enjoy.
This list of 5 new South Korean movies is a nice blend of different genres, so hopefully, there is something for everyone. It really looks like we could have some great titles on the way soon. And for those of you that enjoy the trailers, I have embedded them all for your convenience.
Sabaha is a new South Korean horror movie from Jae-Hyun Jang, the director of 2015’s supernatural horror, The Priests and more recently, The House Of The Disappeared.
Again, Jae-Hyun Jang delves into the horror genre, he has proved himself to be quite the name in the sub-genre, so I am looking forward to seeing what Sabaha has to offer. Some people even think this could be a contender to give The Wailing a run for its money.
THE WITCH: PART 1 – SUBVERSION
This new South Korean action movie focuses on a teenage high school student with amnesia. She tries to piece together and learn what happened to her before she was found and adopted by an elderly couple. When she starts to remember her past she realises that she’s an unstoppable killing machine. Her new-found super-human abilities have made her a target by the corporation that created her.
The trailer looks so damn good and the reviews have been equally impressive. I remember this playing at last year’s Fantasia International Film Festival but somehow it managed to slip past me.
Another reason for us to get excited about this film is that it is directed and written by Hoon-Jung Park, writer of Choi Min-Sik classics, I Saw The Devil and New World. I bet I have your attention now!.
Enjoy the trailer.
THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE
I posted the trailer for this new South Korean zombie flick on the Moviehooker FB a couple of days ago. We have a lot of South Korean zombie action coming our way in 2019. I plan to write a detailed article on all upcoming Korean zombie flicks in the next week or so.
The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale is South Korea’s first Zomedy (I think). It looks absolutely bonkers as you’d expect from an Asian comedy horror. In the trailer, it promises..with hashtags: #THE-ACTION #QUITE-THE-ACTION #ROMANCE #SPLASH-OF-ROMANCE.
Judging from the trailer I think we can expect a mix of American zomedies, Zombieland and Warm Bodies. I think this could be a lot of fun.
Enjoy the trailer.
With 2016’s assassin hit The Villainess, I knew it wouldn’t be long until South Korea offered us something more daring. While The Villainess did offer up some bone-crunching brutality, No Mercy just seems more barbaric and raw.
No Mercy (not to be confused with 2010 South Korean movie of the same name) looks like a ruthless and brutal revenge movie not for the faint of heart. The story of one girl and her sledgehammer smashing her way through a crime syndicate until she finds who kidnapped her sister.
Check out the trailer below. This is certainly one lady you would not like to fuck with. Enjoy.
That’s it for this movie list. I hope I’ve hooked you up with some fine future viewing!. As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker