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South Korea’s ultraviolent “THE WITCH: SUBVERSION” coming to the U.S.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Written and directed by the scriptwriter of I SAW THE DEVIL, the blood-spattered fantasy/thriller will arrive in America in March; read on for the details, art and trailer.

Park Hoon-jung’s THE WITCH: SUBVERSION (a.k.a. THE WITCH: PART 1—THE SUBVERSION) will be released on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD March 10 by Well Go USA. It stars Kim Da-mi (in a performance that won multiple awards at international festivals), Choi Woo-shik (PARASITE, TRAIN TO BUSAN), Cho Min-soon, Choi Jung-woo, Oh Min-hee and Ko Min-shi. The synopsis: “10 years ago, Ja-yoon escaped from a secret government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident. An old couple finds her alone near death in the woods and takes her in even though she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. She grows up to be a bright high school student [Kim] and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family. But as soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life and Ja-yoon falls into turmoil as her seemingly ordinary life turns upside down in a blink of an eye…”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.