Comments on: 10 Best Korean Horror Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Gomushingirl http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100682 Gomushingirl Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:24:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100682 The Host was definitely intended to be slightly humorous and camp, and the subtext isn't xenophobic. Critical of the US military presence in Korea, yes, but that's not even close to the only group targeted by the film - several aspects of Korean society and culture were also held up for ridicule and criticism. The problem with The Host on this list is it isn't solely or even primarily intended as a horror film, but rather a genre-bending social criticism that happens to feature a monster. The Host was definitely intended to be slightly humorous and camp, and the subtext isn’t xenophobic. Critical of the US military presence in Korea, yes, but that’s not even close to the only group targeted by the film – several aspects of Korean society and culture were also held up for ridicule and criticism. The problem with The Host on this list is it isn’t solely or even primarily intended as a horror film, but rather a genre-bending social criticism that happens to feature a monster.

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By: Gomushin Girl http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100376 Gomushin Girl Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:29:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100376 . . . ? What an incredibly odd list. Several complete duds, a bunch of the so-so horror films that crowd the theaters every summer in SK, and a film that only just barely makes it into the genre. Where on earth is "Momento Mori" or "The Quiet Family"? What about "Tell Me Something"? Hell, why isn't "The Housemaid" on here? . . . ? What an incredibly odd list. Several complete duds, a bunch of the so-so horror films that crowd the theaters every summer in SK, and a film that only just barely makes it into the genre. Where on earth is “Momento Mori” or “The Quiet Family”? What about “Tell Me Something”? Hell, why isn’t “The Housemaid” on here?

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By: Gomushin Girl http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100377 Gomushin Girl Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:29:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100377 . . . ? What an incredibly odd list. Several complete duds, a bunch of the so-so horror films that crowd the theaters every summer in SK, and a film that only just barely makes it into the genre. Where on earth is "Momento Mori" or "The Quiet Family"? What about "Tell Me Something"? Hell, why isn't "The Housemaid" on here? . . . ? What an incredibly odd list. Several complete duds, a bunch of the so-so horror films that crowd the theaters every summer in SK, and a film that only just barely makes it into the genre. Where on earth is “Momento Mori” or “The Quiet Family”? What about “Tell Me Something”? Hell, why isn’t “The Housemaid” on here?

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By: Eoin Forbes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100370 Eoin Forbes Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:24:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100370 The Uninvited (2009) is the American remake of A Tale of Two Sisters. The Uninvited (2009) is the American remake of A Tale of Two Sisters.

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By: Eoin Forbes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100371 Eoin Forbes Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:24:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100371 The Uninvited (2009) is the American remake of A Tale of Two Sisters. The Uninvited (2009) is the American remake of A Tale of Two Sisters.

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By: Dan http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100340 Dan Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100340 The Host was not meant to be campy. I remember when it first came out here in South Korea. My friends were actually telling me it was a scary movie. Imagine my disappointment when I saw it. Besides, its subtext is xenophobic (long story, but it's about the presence of American armed forces in South Korea), which is something I can't condone. The Host was not meant to be campy. I remember when it first came out here in South Korea. My friends were actually telling me it was a scary movie. Imagine my disappointment when I saw it. Besides, its subtext is xenophobic (long story, but it’s about the presence of American armed forces in South Korea), which is something I can’t condone.

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By: Dan http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100341 Dan Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-100341 The Host was not meant to be campy. I remember when it first came out here in South Korea. My friends were actually telling me it was a scary movie. Imagine my disappointment when I saw it. Besides, its subtext is xenophobic (long story, but it's about the presence of American armed forces in South Korea), which is something I can't condone. The Host was not meant to be campy. I remember when it first came out here in South Korea. My friends were actually telling me it was a scary movie. Imagine my disappointment when I saw it. Besides, its subtext is xenophobic (long story, but it’s about the presence of American armed forces in South Korea), which is something I can’t condone.

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By: The top ten Korean horror movies – how many have you seen? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-95958 The top ten Korean horror movies – how many have you seen? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:57:57 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/10-best-korean-horror-films/#comment-95958 [...] Screen Junkies has published its list of the top ten Korean horror movies - can you guess which ones they are?  To be honest, the only one that I have seen is #2 on the list – The Host.  Screen Junkies describes the movie as: In this monster movie, one of the ten best Korean horror films, a monster created by toxic chemicals emerges from the river and goes on to attack in Seoul. It won eighteen awards, including the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror’s prize for Best International Film. [...] [...] Screen Junkies has published its list of the top ten Korean horror movies – can you guess which ones they are?  To be honest, the only one that I have seen is #2 on the list – The Host.  Screen Junkies describes the movie as: In this monster movie, one of the ten best Korean horror films, a monster created by toxic chemicals emerges from the river and goes on to attack in Seoul. It won eighteen awards, including the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror’s prize for Best International Film. [...]

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