THE WRATH (2018) Reviews and overview

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The Wrath is a 2018 South Korean supernatural horror feature film set during the Joseon era about a household haunted by an evil spirit. Directed by Young-sun Yoo from a screenplay written by Park Chae-bum, the movie stars Hong-il ChoiYoung hee Seo and Na-Eun Son. The original Korean title is 여곡성 aka Yeo-gok-seong.

The movie is a remake of Cry of a Woman aka Yeo-gok-seong (1986).

In the household of Lee Gyeong-jin, a high-ranking official of Joseon Kingdom, three sons die from an unidentified horror. A woman pregnant with a child of the third son soon learns of the evil spirit that haunts the house…

” …The Wrath manages to feature plenty of stellar elements that make for a truly enjoyable and engaging effort. Give this one a watch if you’re a fan of these supernatural efforts or a fan of Asian style ghost films in general…” Asian Movie Pulse

“Whilst the premise is not exactly original, what makes it such an effective genre film is the attention to detail of the period drama and the unnerving forest setting. It’s cleverly filmed using a variety of techniques which draw the viewer in before unleashing the terror. The Wrath is a superior historical supernatural horror.” Backstreet Mafia

The Wrath even borrows from Jane Eyre, but when it does, it gives it a 180-degree spin. Yoo throws dozens of gothic and K-horror conventions into the cauldron to simmer, but since he clearly respects the genres, they all work together rather well. Affectionately recommended for fans of lurid historical horror…” J.B. Spins

The Wrath was released in South Korea by Smile Entertainment on November 8, 2018. It was picked up and streamed by Shudder.

Cast and characters:
Seo Young-hee … Lady Shin
Son Na-eun … Ok-bun
Park Min-ji … Wol-ah
Lee Tae-ri
Son Sung-yoon … Kyung-ran
Lee Jae-ah … Young-sook
Choi Hong-il
Kim Hee-sang

Technical details:
1 hour 34 minutes

Principal photography began on December 20, 2017, and wrapped up in early 2018.

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