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WATCH: Lee Do Hyun, Kim Go Eun face evil spirits in new Korean film 'Exhuma'

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Feb 13, 2024 1:22 pm

Attention, thriller movie buffs! There is a new addition to your list as Exhuma, a new South Korean supernatural thriller film, is coming into cinemas next month. 

Exhuma follows the story of a wealthy family from Los Angeles who experience supernatural incidents. They ask for help from young, talented shamans, Hwa Rim (Kim Go Eun) and Bong-gil (Lee Do Hyun), to protect their baby.

While doing the paranormal inspection, Hwa-rim detects a sinister presence of their forefather haunting the family, known as a "Grave's Calling," making her ask for assistance from a geomancer Sang-deok played by Oldboy's Choi Min-Sik and the undertaker Yeong-geun, portrayed by Confidential Assignment star Yoo Hae-jin.

Exhuma's official movie poster

The two dig up the grave and appease the ancestor. However, their nightmare begins with what they initially believed to be a relief when a wicked power is released in the grave, which is eventually known to be a suspicious place in a rural village in Korea.

Exhuma is directed by Jang Jae Hyun, who also directed hit South Korean thriller films, including The Priests (2015) and Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019).

Aside from this film, Do Hyun is well known for his Korean drama series, including The Glory (2022), The Good Bad Mother (2023), 18 Again (2020), Youth of May (2021), and Hotel del Luna (2019), among others.

Meanwhile, Go Eun starred in the hit K-drama series Goblin (2016), The King Eternal Monarch (2020,) Yumi's Cells (2021), Cheese in the Trap (2016), and many more.

Exhuma will have its world premiere on Feb. 16 as part of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. It will be released theatrically on Feb. 22 in South Korea.

In the Philippines, it will premiere on March 20.

Watch the trailer below.