The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA   |    |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.


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20 November 2016 | mote99
Another terrific film from South Korea...
Here's another terrific film from South Korea. If you enjoy South Korean cinema, or just plain good cinema, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy "The Wailing." It was directed by the same filmmaker who made "The Chaser."

Part thriller, part horror movie, the story involves ghosts, possession, a strange illness, and lots of wailing. ;-) There's also some eccentric humour in it, but this is not a comedy film. I think it would make a good film for viewing during the Halloween season, because there are some creepy scenes in it.

My only warning here: one scene involves animal sacrifice. So if you're a bit squeamish about stuff like that, you might want to fast forward through that sequence. But that scene isn't overly graphic and it doesn't last too long.

Anyway, thumbs up from me. South Korea is pumping out a lot of great movies these days.

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Release Date:

3 June 2016


Korean, Japanese

Country of Origin

South Korea, USA

Filming Locations

South Korea

Box Office


$6,420,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,892 22 May 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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