Thursday, April 14, 2016

I Saw the Devil

Well after covering the Exorcist and The Omen, I Saw The Devil sounds like another film in the supernatural horror genre. Well the devil is in it, but that devil is a man. If one were to read a brief synopsis on the film they might think it is a simple revenge film, but it's anything but. The film follows a serial killer, and the man who wishes to punish that man for having killed his fiancée. This in itself never becomes a righteous cause, and this might be one of the most powerful films in terms of the emptiness of such a pursuit. The film certainly works as a horror film, all too brutally, but it is never so simple in its depiction of a fiend (brilliantly played by Choi Min-sik), and another man turned into a fiend in his attempt to find some sort of satisfaction. It's an unforgettable film as it takes you into hell without ever leaving earth.

1 comment:

Alex Marqués said...

An excellent thriller indeed, I don't think it has a particularly great script but the performances, the direction and the cinematography more than make up for it.