By MICHAEL GINGOLD
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.”