I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil ★★★★

All of the Korean horror films I've seen so far (not many, admittedly) have had one thing in common: the horror, while often very gory and disgusting as one may expect, isn't the main draw of the movie in and of itself. That is, it isn't really about making the viewer scared. These movies tend to have an emotion in mind, like sadness or regret, and it uses horror as a tool to draw that emotion out of you. Obviously this isn't unique to Korean horror, but I find that they tend to do this exceptionally well, and I Saw the Devil is a great example. It's kinda long but it doesn't feel like it at all, it's engaging all the way through and I thoroughly recommend it.