THE MEDIUM (2021) Reviews of a Thai-Korean possession pic – now with trailer

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The Medium is a Thai-Korean horror film about possession and a shaman’s inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. What seems to be possessing a family member might not be the goddess they make it out to be…

Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun (Pee Mak; Alone; The ABCs of Death ‘N is for Nuptials’ segment; 4BIA aka Phobia; Shutter) from a screenplay co-written with producer Na Hong-jin (The Wailing; The Chaser).

The GDH 559-Showbox Entertainment-Northern Cross co-production stars Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sawanee Utoomma, Sirani Yankittikan, Yasaka Chaisorn, Boonsong Nakphoo, Arunee Wattana and Thanutphon Boonsang.


“The Medium is another of Na Hong-Jin’s superbly staged slow-build genre pieces about the struggles and lives of the underclass. It is well directed by Bangjong Pisanthanakun, for sure, but Na Hong-Jin’s imprint is unmistakable and will of course be the main drawer for horror fans, especially after his masterwork, The Wailing.” Cinevue

“The first-person documentary approach does inevitably suffer from lapses in logic and irresolvable coverage and editing issues – they plague even the best examples of this particular style of film – but for much of its running time, The Medium takes us on an effective and unsettling journey into the dark unknown.” South China Morning Post


The film had its world premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on July 10, 2021.


Cast and characters:

Narilya Gulmongkolpech … Mink
Sawanee Utoomma … Nim
Sirani Yankittikan … Noi
Yasaka Chaisorn … Manit
Boonsong Nakphoo … Santi
Arunee Wattana … Pang
Thanutphon Boonsang … Lisa
Pakapol Srirongmuang … Producer
Akkaradech Rattanawong … Pong

Alternate titles:

Rangjong – South Korea
Rang Zong – Thailand
Rang Song – working title

Technical details:

131 minutes


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