There’s a rumoured witch in the office, the introvert who ruthlessly bullies her co-workers.
Park Ju-hui takes centre stage in Yoo Young-sun’s The Wicked, dramatic performances oozing tension and horror.
The finale is a climax worthy of Shyamalan. Yoo Young-sun perfectly manipulates every aspect, creating an unsettling film that never fully verges into X-rated horror.
Beautiful lighting and dark colours in most scenes create a lingering sense of tension throughout. An ambient soundtrack peaks and lulls, creating a film that relies more on suspense than gore or action, though you cant help feel some scenes are a bit empty.
An interesting Korean horror that pushes the limits, but feels too familiar. The lack of supernatural doesn’t matter when the tension carries the film.
CAST: Park Joo-Hee, Na Soo-Yoonm, Lee Mi-So, Shin Ye-Jin, Lee Ik-Joon
DIRECTOR: Yoo Young-Seon
WRITER: Yoo Young-Seon
SYNOPSIS: Saeyoung (Park) is a new employee who eventually stands against Leesun (Na), her stubborn team leader. Leesun is upset by Saeyoung’s behavior, but she soon learns about ominous stories about Saeyoung