(Photo by Well GO USA/courtesy Everett Collection)The Best Korean Horror MoviesEver since the Asian horror remake boom of the 2000s, which saw American remakes of homegrown movies like A Tale of Two Sisters and Into the Mirror, Korea has leveraged the spotlight by releasing acclaimed takes on zombies (Train to Busan), vampires, (Thirst), eco-terrors (The Host) and more. We ve gathered every Korean horror movie with 60% or more on the Tomatometer and ranked them in our guide to the best Korean horror movies.
(Photo by Parisa Taghizadeh / Focus Features)How is Thomasin McKenzie’s performance?“Enchanting.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“She is so delightful and versatile that there doesn’t appear to be anything that she can’t do.” Nicholas Barber, IndieWire“Thomasin McKenzie absolutely brings it all as the main lead…stretching a whole new set of acting muscles here.” Ben Rolph, Discussing Film“McKenzie makes the most of this full blown starring role, well out of whack with what we have seen her do to date, and brings it home.” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily“[Her] performance rivals and maybe exceeds Natalie Portman’s in Black Swan (similar notes of vulnerability and steel are required).” David Katz, The Film Stage“Never one to let an underwritten character thwart her best efforts, [her] sweetly open, porous, persistently worry-etched features couldn’t be more ideally suited to Eloise’s ingenuous, new-in-town outlook.” Guy Lodge, Variety“Somehow underused despite being in every scene” Jessica Kiang, The PlaylistWhat about Anya Taylor-Joy?“Magnificent…Taylor-Joy is perfect for her role. She oozes charisma and star quality.” Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)“Earthy and ethereal.” Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)“Taylor-Joy steals her scenes — as she tends to — and she supercharges the movie with an ethereal out-of-time-ness that’s borderline ghostly.” Philip de Semlyen, Time Out“Anya Taylor-Joy gets to sizzle and smolder in the way that has made her one of the most exciting rising stars in the business.” Marshall Shaffer, Slashfilm“[She is] cleverly underused in screen time.” David Katz, The Film Stage“Anya Taylor-Joy, a brilliant actress and notable clothes person, is dazzling.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.comIs this also a proper posthumous showcase for Dame Diana Rigg?“Last Night in Soho makes for a genuinely fitting epitaph for Rigg, who died after the shoot wrapped. It’s a proper showcase for her talents.” Philip de Semlyen, Time Out“This is most definitely a plum swan song for the ’60s icon.” David Jenkins, Little White Lies“She is as commanding and mischievous here as she ever was…what a superb final role for her.” Nicholas Barber, IndieWire“[She] socks it home for what sadly is her final screen appearance. She’s terrific” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily