In an isolated small town, a determined cop investigates a string of unexplained deaths, as well as his daughter’s own mysterious affliction. Are they caused by a foreigner who’s suddenly entered the community — or something far more sinister that will require some supernatural countermeasures to defeat?
That’s the premise of The Wailing (a.k.a. Goksung), the latest from South Korean director Na Hong-jin, who earned excellent notices for his first two thrillers, The Chaser and The Yellow Sea. And if the creepy, breathlessly-paced trailer for The Wailing is any indication, he’s poised for a stateside breakthrough once the film hits U.S. theatres on May 27.