The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon)

The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon) Korea (2011) Dir. Byun Seung-Wook If you follow me on social media or note the occasional comments on this site, you’ll know I am a dog owner of a pug named Penny. So, you’ll forgive me if I concur with the theme of this Korean horror which … Continue reading The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon)

#Alive (#Saraitda)

#Alive (#Saraitda) Korea (2020) Dir. Cho Il-hyung The zombie genre appears to be one that has little room for development beyond the premise of infected people eating the uninfected, whilst those who can, try to survive. Leave it to the Koreans, who came rather late to the zombie party, to find a way to bring … Continue reading #Alive (#Saraitda)

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri) Korea (2019) Dir. Kim Ji-Hye Ask anybody for the secrets of successful marriage and the answer will vary, but one constant - which is probably also applicable for many relationships - is of course the physical aspect. However, it is this that can also ruin a marriage, especially if one - … Continue reading Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

Always (O-jik geu-dae-man)

Always (O-jik geu-dae-man) Korean (2011) Dir. Song Il-gon It’s been said by those who know that you can find love when you least expect it or are not specifically looking for it - that is if you can see it coming. Not everybody has that specific ability however but that won’t stop love from finding … Continue reading Always (O-jik geu-dae-man)

Peninsula

Peninsula Korea (2020) Dir. Yeon Sang-ho In life, people make decisions that have far-reaching effects, not just for themselves, but for others too. However, many of these decisions are made in the heat of the moment where time to weigh up the pros and cons isn’t an option, and they are worse ones we have … Continue reading Peninsula

Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak)

Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Dong-eun Where would be without our mothers? We rely on them for food, run to them when hurt or scared, run from them when we are naughty, are quite often take them for granted, and miss them when they are not there. But whilst 50% of the population … Continue reading Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak)

After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo)

After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo) Korea (2017) Dir. Kim Ui-Seok Bullying and teen suicides seems to be a popular theme for Korean filmmakers over the last few years, implying this is becoming a handy “go to” topic to draw the punters in, or more worryingly, that this is still such a huge problem in … Continue reading After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo)

Zombie For Sale

Zombie For Sale (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – July 6th No, this isn’t an ingenious new method of avoiding certain death - and rebirth - at the hands of the flesh eating undead by offloading them onto someone else for a profit, but a … Continue reading Zombie For Sale

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon)

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon) Korea (2018) Dir. Kim Yong-Hwa Not a sequel but a continuation of the first Along With The Gods outing, as denoted by the fact both were filmed in one go, which must have been very tiring for the returning cast. So, if you’ve … Continue reading Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon)

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol)

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol) Korea (2017) Dir. Kim Yong-Hwa We all have ideas about what happens after we die, with the most prominent theories driven by religious concepts of the afterlife. For many, the simple idea of heaven and hell is a popular one but there are even … Continue reading Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol)