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Exclusive trailer: Korean chiller “SEIRE” reveals the terrors of parenthood

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | News


The Korean folk horror film will frighten American audiences next month.

Film Movement gave us the first look at its trailer for SEIRE, which arrives on VOD and digital platforms June 16. Written and directed by Park Kang, it stars Seo Hyun-woo, Ryu Abel and Shim Eun-woo. The synopsis: “In Korean folk traditions, ‘seire’ is the 21 days after a baby is born in which they’re uniquely vulnerable to bad luck, curses–even evil spirits. Many superstitions surround these first three weeks in a baby’s life, and new mother Hae-mi [Shim] carefully follows every one of them. Father Woo-jin [Seo] is reluctantly willing to play along, but when he attends an ex-girlfriend’s funeral, he unwittingly opens the door to dark supernatural dangers. Plagued by terrible nightmares, the skeptical Woo-jin gradually begins to understand the seire custom, as he is forced to unravel the mystery of what is haunting him and his family.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).