THE CURSED: DEAD MAN’S PREY (2021) Reviews and overview of Korean zombie mystery

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The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey is a 2021 Korean horror film about a series of murders committed by ‘jaechaui’ (dead bodies that have risen).


Directed by Yong-wan Kim from a screenplay written by Sang-ho Yeon (Train to Busan), the Climax Studio-KeyEast-Studio Dragon co-production stars Ji-won Uhm, Ji-so Jung, Go Gyu-pil, Kim In-kwon, Hae-hyo Kwon, Seol Lee and Yun-a Oh.

The film is a feature that forms a link between the first season of the Korean TV series The Cursed and the second.

“The second half of the film, which reveals the story of redemption, is sharp enough to reveal the bare face of Korean society.” Cine21 [translated from Korean]

” …it is true that the film can be enjoyed without prior knowledge of the drama ‘How’, but it is also appropriate to point out that the connection between the two works does not give the main character an opportunity to easily immerse himself in it” Newsis [translated from Korean]

” …it is so obvious to us that a certain supporting character is going to be very, very, very crucial later in the story […] Nevertheless, the movie keeps engaging us as briskly rolling toward its expected climax, and the mast cast members are solid in their respective roles […] a well-made interseason episode which can entertain its target audiences as well as other audiences like me…” Seongyong’s Private Place

Release date:
The film was released in Korean theatres on July 28, 2021



Original title:
방법: 재차의 aka Bang-beop: Jaechaeui

Technical details:
109 minutes

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