In an isolated small town, a decided cop investigates a string of unexplained deaths, as well as his daughter's own mysterious pain. Are they caused by means of a foreigner who's all of sudden entered the neighborhood—or whatever thing way more sinister so one can require some supernatural countermeasures to defeat?
That's the premise of The Wailing (a.ok.a. Goksung), the newest from South Korean director Na Hong-jin, who earned stunning 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 as soon as the film hits U.S. theaters on may also 27.