The Cursed

2021 [KOREAN]

Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71% · 128 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 804 804


Top cast

Ji-won Uhm as Im Jin Hee
Ji-so Jung as Baek So Jin
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1006.62 MB
Korean 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
Seeds 25
2.02 GB
Korean 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
Seeds 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 4 / 10

Not my cup of tea...

I had never heard about "Bangbeob: Jaechaui" (aka "The Cursed") prior to sitting down to watch it. But with it being a South Korean horror movie, of course I needed no persuasion, as I am a big fan of both Asian cinema and horror cinema. So it really didn't matter that I had never heard about the movie, and thus didn't know what I was in for.

Writers Yeon Sang-Ho and Yong-Wan Kim put together a script that sort of fell short of entertaining me. I have to admit that since I didn't understand the whole thing with the infection or curse and the crumbling corpses, then the movie just made little sense. And that made sitting through nearly two hours of this quite an ordeal.

The acting performances in the movie were good, and the actors and actresses on the cast list definitely helped to make the movie all the more watchable.

Ultimately, then "Bangbeob: Jaechaui" was not my cup of tea, and thus I wasn't particularly entertained, and finding it difficult to sit and watch it, having to feign interest in the storyline. But hey, not everything is bound to have an appeal on every viewer, and director Yong-Wan Kim failed to capture my interest here.

Visually then the movie was actually adequate. It wasn't a movie that was heavily reliant on special effects. But the CGI effects that were utilized were fair.

Now, I am sure that there is an audience out there for a supernatural thriller like "Bangbeob: Jaechaui", because it definitely wasn't a horror movie.

My rating of "Bangbeob: Jaechaui" lands on a generous four out of ten stars.

Reviewed by nlaurentiu 7 / 10

That's good

I really liked the story! I appreciate the sincer effects. It's quite well structured. I like the characters, the narrative thread. It's nice to see it and relaxed!

Reviewed by systemactor 10 / 10


The story is sound, and the performances - as so often with S Korean productions - are absolutely impeccable, It moves along at such a pace, when it ends. You are like "Has 109 minutes gone already?" But the thing that sets this apart, and far above, any other film. Is the "chase" scene. I won't say more about it, but for the fact that there was little CGI in it, and yet the stunts and cinematography were beyond belief. A solid 10/10.

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