Line up of this summer's horror movies

연합뉴스 / 2022-06-21 16:30:07
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▲ This photo, provided by THE Pictures, show “Le Calendrier." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by THE Pictures, show “Le Calendrier." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by D Station, shows the poster for "Cube." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Universal Pictures, show a scene from "Nope." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Pan Cinema, shows the poster for "Men." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) --With the revival of the movie theaters, horror films have returned. Movies that will appeal to the fans are waiting for this summer, including the remake of "Cube" and a new movie directed by Jordan Peele. The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), a “genre film festival,” will also be held offline, giving more choice.

◇ A Christmas Present becomes a curse… “Le Calendrier”

“Le Calendrier,” directed by the Belgian actor and director, Patrick Ridgemont, opens the horror season. The movie, which will be released on June 23 uses the Advent calendar as a horror material that Europeans exchange as gifts while waiting for the birth of Jesus.

Former dancer Eva (Eugenie Derouand) works for an insurance company after being paralyzed from the lower body in a car accident. The story begins when her one and only friend, Sophie (Honorine Magnier), presents an Advent calendar that she bought from Germany.

There are a few rules to this calendar, where one gift is pulled out at midnight every day until Christmas Eve. If one breaks the rule, the person will die. At first, the stocks began to hit the jackpot every time they ate the candy that came as a gift, those who bullied Eva began to suffer, and she was also now able to walk.

However, when the principle is broken, the fantasy begins to turn into horror. In a situation where someone has to pay the price for one person a day, now a demon, not an angel, comes to visit Eva. Opening the calendar every night begins to terrify her. After her days of euphoria, Eva tries to break the calendar's curse.

If one is a trained maniac, the fear effects may not be terrifying. However, creative ideas including using traditional materials like a Korean lucky bag, and Eva's story surrounding the curse of the calendar stands out.

◇ “Cube” remade after 25 years, Jordan Peele's new movie “Nope”

Even after “Le Calendrier,” a formidable horror story awaits the audience.

A Japanese remake of the secret escape horror legend “Cube” (1997) will be released on July 13. Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu, the original author Vincenzo Natali participated in the planning process.

The original “Cube” shocked the audience with a new sense of fear that combined claustrophobia, various murder traps, and mathematical devices. It is a work that is like a pioneer in establishing closed-room horror as a sub-genre after the “Saw” series. However, the sequels, “Cube 2-Hypercube” and “Cube Zero,” which were produced without the participation of director Vincenzo Natali, received only bad reviews.

“Nope,” which will be released on August 17, is a new work by director Jordan Peele, who became a master of horror at once with his debut film “Get Out” (2017). “Get Out,” which tells the story of a black man who got invited to his white girlfriend's house, raised the topic of racial issues beyond fear with a sophisticated setting and a mysterious atmosphere. On Rotten Tomatoes, a film critic site, it ranks second on the list of horror films of all time, after Alfred Hitchcock's “Psycho” (1960).

Not much is known about the new “Nope” other than the fact that it is a mystery starring the Korean-American actor Steven Yeun and Daniel Kaluuya of “Get Out.” In North America, the release date is set for 22nd July, so the Korean audience will be able to see the general reaction of the audience first.

◇ Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival is back after 3 years

If you are a horror movie fan, you will be happy to know that the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), will be held normally for the first time in three years. This year's film festival, which will be held from July 7 to 17, chose horror films as the opening and closing films.

The opening film, “Men” depicts the horror of Harper (Jessie Buckley), who leaves for a village in England after the death of her husband, being chased by something unknown. It is the work of A24, a production company that has recently emerged as a horror masterpiece in Hollywood by releasing “Hereditary” (2018) and “Lamb” (2020). The film festival said, "It is strange and original more than any other work.”

The closing film, “New Normal,” is directed by Jung Bum-shik, who has been focusing on horror movies since “Epitaph” (2007). The film festival explained that it is a suspense film that weaves the identity of danger and fear hidden in our daily life after the pandemic. Both the opening and closing films will be officially released in the second half of the year.




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