Under the Knife – South Korea/Sweden, 2018

‘Killer plastic surgery. The new face of horror.’

Under the Knife is a 2018 South Korean-Swedish horror feature film written and directed by Josh Hoffman. The Bloated Cat Productions-Penguin Films production stars Jin-geun Kim, Jyeong-ah Kim and Rydia Kim.


Beverly (Jyeong-ah Kim) travels from New York to South Korea to get plastic surgery on her nose, but ends up unknowingly getting a computerised implant from surgeon Doctor P (Jin-geun Kim) who maniacally turns his patients into beautiful killing machines…

Cast and characters:

  • Jin-geun Kim … Doctor P
  • Jyeong-ah Kim … Beverly
  • Rydia Kim … Bo-mi
  • Matt Pavlovich … Cosmo
  • In-hwa Lee … Ji-won
  • Jae-won Seo … Businessman
  • Hong-jun Choi … Man on Roof
  • Mi-hee Son … Woman on Roof
  • Justine Kim … Woman in Kitchen #1
  • Eun-sun Jung … Woman in Kitchen #2
  • Joey Mercadante … Infomercial Host
  • Truck Carlson … Infomercial Test Patient
  • Norihiko Takesue … Sushi Chef

Filming locations:

  • Busan and Seoul, South Korea
  • Hitakatsu, Japan
  • New York City, New York, USA


The trailer below was posted on YouTube on 8 September 2013. The filmmakers Facebook page celebrates completion of the movie on 10 January 2018!

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