17 Oct 2020 05:17:04
Because of my admiration of the film The Wailing below, I looked up for other works (hoping for another good horror film) from the same director, and decided to watch his first directorial debut, The Chaser.

It is more a decade old film, and it is actually loosely based on a real Korean serial killer. It is about a pimp who is looking for his girls that have been missing one by one. At first he thought the girls ran away from him, and because of that a mob is chasing him for money/loans he borrowed from them (I assumed, based on one single phone call scene). Then he found out that each girls were booked by the same guy (from the number the guy used to call him). So he set one of his girls as a bait (a single mom, and one of the main important bit of things to come later), and the "chase" begins.

As with most Korean films I have watched, gore is a norm, and it is as well with this film. There's a bit of political twist as well, where the police are hunting this killer as well, working together with the pimp. In between there's comical bits as well, and towards the final third, things are getting more serious, tense, and emotional and some heart.

Wow! A great thriller! It's pretty long but for me it is pretty good. It's not a horror film, so I would recommend this to Ed01 as well. There weren't any gunfights, car chase scenes, or explosions though. Just knives, fist fights, hammers, foot chase, and a lot of blood!

{Ed001's Note - I will take a look at that when I get a chance.}

1.) 25 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020 16:23:15
Haizan, if you loved chaser I highly recommend 'I saw the devil', I'd also recommend it for you as well ed001, it definitely has its horror elements but don't let that put you off as some of the martial arts scenes are stunning but extremely brutal.

{Ed001's Note - cheers wiggy I will look out for that mate.}

2.) 26 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020 12:12:06
I agree wiggy. I Saw The Devil is one of the most brutal revenge movie I've ever watched.