While some people turned their backs on the Asian horror scene years ago, I still firmly believe there’s plenty of good stuff coming out of the region these days. South Korea churns out quality horror and thriller movies on a consistent basis, which is why I’ve had my eye on director Lee Hae-Young’s The Silenced (aka Gyeongseong School: Disappeared Girls) for some time.
The film also plays to my fascination with horror flicks set in schools, hospitals, and prisons. Something about those confined spaces just appeals to my sense of terror.
Unfamiliar with The Silenced? Check out this synopsis.
A sickly girl, Ju-ran, transfers to a new sanitarium boarding school to regain health. But she discovers that students are disappearing and notices abnormal changes happening to her body. She suspects the school for what’s happening and tries to discover what secret is hidden.
Although we don’t have a proper Stateside release date to share as of this writing, horror fanatics in South Korea can investigate The Silenced this June.