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3.5
424 Ratings

Bedevilled

김복남 살인사건의 전말

Directed by Jang Cheol-soo
South Korea, 2010
Horror

Synopsis

After witnessing a murder, a woman is forced to take a vacation on a small developed island where she had once visited to see her grandparents.

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Bedevilled Directed by Jang Cheol-soo

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  • Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Bedevilled

    After a series of unfortunate events, a woman is forced on a vacation to recover her wits. She travels to her childhood home on an island far from the bustling city of Seoul, where she reunites with a childhood friend, whose cries for help amidst unthinkable abuse have gone unheeded. A bit plodding, but hits a high note in its shocking finale. A chilling tale of shattered childhood dreams in a dark world gone wrong.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Bedevilled

    A Korean revenge film that creates a strong sense of 'What the $#%& did I just watch?' The first 10 minutes are ripped right out of "Drag Me to Hell" before the story ultimately settles in to become something like "The Wicker Man" meets "I Spit On Your Grave." There's honestly not much entertainment value to be had, but the filmmakers do effectively turn the island setting into an absurd, misogynistic nightmare.

  • Tyler Aikens's rating of the film Bedevilled

    This movie was absolutely insane! It starts off like a slow sob story, and then becomes basically Korean "I Spit On Your Grave"... but even MORE extreme! File this under "WTF?!"

  • This is Jake Kath's rating of the film Bedevilled

    I love slow burn thrillers/horror and this one stings all the way around! The movie's gender politics maybe loud and simplistic but that doesn't damper the cathartic bloodletting. I admire the audacity for modern horror/thriller to dive into sentimentality, especially when it echoes greek tragedy. Its a lot to take but if you can muster it, you'll go through some damn power!

  • Süleyman Karadeniz's rating of the film Bedevilled

    Güney Kore sinemasına ait izlediğim hepi topu 10 film vardır. Ancak, istisnasız hepsinde bir intikam hikayesi mevcuttu.Bana mı hep böyle denk geldi bilemiyorum ancak bu adamlarda gerçekten çok ilginç senaryolar var. Bu filmde de, sürekli rahatsız eden bir hava vardı. Yine de izlenmesi tavsiye olunur. Film olarak güzel, konu olarak çok rahatsız edici.

  • Ash's rating of the film Bedevilled

    a slow burning, extremely disturbing & depressing film from South Korea. I appreciated the strong female characters and emphasis placed on female friendship & love that served as a pleasant contrast from the vile misogyny the female characters faced throughout the film. This clear social commentary, particularly challenging white supremacist beauty standards, patriarchy & misogyny, was captivating.

  • antler's rating of the film Bedevilled

    Loved this movie! Movies about hillbillies are always entertaining and very sinister. It's not a movie about devils, it's more about human devils, revenge and self justice.

  • hastapura's rating of the film Bedevilled

    Loved the slow pace. Well-observed and builds its dread carefully, like classic folk horror. When the bloodletting starts, as it must in a Korean revenge joint, it got a bit overbearing. There's a great undercurrent of societal critique - the last shot puts a fine point on it in case you were asleep for the lecture - that boosts this above a typical rape-revenge.