Fantasia 2019: The Wrath

The Wrath (2018) 1h 34min | Horror, Mystery | 8 November 2018 (South Korea) Summary: 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.
Countries: South KoreaLanguages: Korean

A wealthy Korean family is tormented by a vengeful spirit in The Wrath. The heirs of the family of Madame Shin are being killed off on their wedding way by the vengeful spirit of a woman. Ok-bun is a young beggar, who is married off to Shin’s youngest son, in a last-ditch effort to break the curse. However, the son ends up dead as well, though not before impregnating Ok-bun, which makes her the newest target of the spirit haunting the premises.

The Wrath is a film that is a South Korean period drama that happens to also be a horror story. While the horror elements of the film are well executed, the story of the film does end up dragging quite a bit. Ultimately, I would say that The Wrath is a fine period horror story, but not one I would fully recommend.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).