Korean horror movies that are a must-watch for every horror fan

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The best Korean horror movies – The Silenced (2015)

The Silenced is a 2015 South Korean horror-thriller film directed by Lee Hae-young and starring Park Bo-young and Uhm Ji-won. The movie is set in the late 1930s in a girls’ boarding school, where a mysterious illness has broken out, causing several students to fall ill and die. The arrival of a new student, Ju-ran (Park Bo-young), coincides with the spread of the illness and strange events at the school.

Park Bo-young stars as Ju-ran, a new student who quickly becomes suspicious of the strange events happening at the school. Uhm Ji-won plays the strict headmistress of the school, who seems to have secrets of her own. Other cast members include Park So-dam, who plays a sickly student and Joo Bo-bi, who plays Ju-ran’s only friend.

The movie is set in 1938 during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Ju-ran, a young girl from Seoul, is sent to a remote boarding school in the countryside due to her poor health. The school is run by a strict headmistress who enforces harsh rules on the students, including mandatory silence during meal times.

Ju-ran quickly becomes suspicious of the strange events happening at the school, including the sudden illness and death of several students. She also notices that the headmistress is acting strangely and begins to investigate her suspicions.

As the mystery unfolds, Ju-ran discovers a dark secret about the school and its students. The school’s authorities are experimenting on the students, using them as test subjects for a mysterious medical treatment that has deadly side effects. Ju-ran is determined to uncover the truth and save herself and her friends from the horrors of the school.

The Silenced is a gripping and atmospheric horror-thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie’s setting in a remote boarding school during a tumultuous time in Korean history adds to the tension and sense of isolation. The cast delivers strong performances, with Park Bo-young shining in her role as the determined and resourceful Ju-ran.

The film’s exploration of themes such as abuse of power, human experimentation and the effects of war on civilians makes it more than just a typical horror movie. The Silenced is a haunting and thought-provoking film that will leave a lasting impression on viewers