A Fangirl’s Movie Review: The 8th Night

Evil has been released and attempts to take over the world in this exciting possession movie. The only thing between Evil and its goals is a Monk in training (Nam De Reum) and a retired Monk (Kim To Hae). Is this your next weekend movie? Come check out this spoiler-free review and find out.

SYNOPSIS:

With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millennia-old spirit that’s possessing humans and unleashing hell on Earth. (IMDb)

THE PLOT

There were a few times, especially in the first thirty minutes, that I felt a little lost with the plot. I can happily say that this was fixed as the story continued. All of the questions I had at the beginning were eventually answered, and I found this whole story to be well written.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

I appreciated that they portrayed the possessed people as creepy without resorting to gore. So often, in possession dramas and movies, the grosser scares, the better. Instead, the director stayed with telling the story and used the creepy stuff in moderation, which actually made it more effective, in my opinion. While there was a bit more blood in the film’s climax, if you are looking for something that is scary light, then this is the perfect movie.

CHARACTER OBSERVATIONS

This is a movie where all the roles were very well performed. I have to admit that Nam Da Reum is really what elevated it to the next level for me. He is such a talented actor and fits the role of an idealistic monk so perfectly.

OVERALL REACTION

This movie was a lot better than I was expecting, so I left the film feeling happy. It isn’t going to win any awards for being the best movie ever, but I do recommend it for anyone wanting something a bit spooky to watch. I give it a solid 7.5/10.

Til our next movie adventure,

Kmuse

Dramas with a Side of Kimchi

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