Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Chaser

 (2008)****1/2

Joong-ho, a pimp and former cop is losing his girls. As more and more go missing he digs into it and sees that they all have a final unnamed client in common. He hunts the guy down and hands him over to the cops but when the cops release him due to lack of evidence Joong-ho goes on a rogue mission to take the guy down.


Can't believe I never heard of this one before. It's a fast-paced wild ride from beginning to end. The killer admits to killing the girls and also admits that the last one is alive but is completely uncooperative. The acting is sublime, the subject matter is tense. This film was reflective of a very controversial case involving a brutal serial killer in Korea which sparked a huge debate about martial law, if your interested you can read about it here

5 comments:

JPX said...

Wow, what an interesting find! I have been very lazy this year about ferreting out good foreign horror - I'm glad that you've been making so many discoveries!

Octopunk said...

Yeah, nice one. This reminds me of Oldboy, because in that flick you find out a lot of the big answers earlier than you thought but there's still a lot more to go.

Octopunk said...

Btw woke up without a fever for the first time since Saturday but I'm still coughing like a bastard. Caught up on some comments just now, down to Crystal's double Black Lagoon review. And Landshark, I addressed a comment you made on Cat's Crawling Eye review, but you'll have to go read it.

AC said...

Can't believe all your great finds this year Catfreeek.

Welcome back to the land of the living, Octopunk!

DCD said...

This sounds really good! I'm just going to have to remember all your good finds this year and make a list for next year!