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First International Trailer for Thai-Korean Horror Hit ‘The Medium’ (Exclusive)

The creepy brilliance of Thailand and South Korea’s horror movie traditions discover a not unusualplace vessel in The Medium, t

The brand new characteristic approximately Southeast Asian shamanism long gone insane. The movie is produced via way of means of Korea’s Na Hong-jin, the visionary auteur at the back of The Wailing, Yellow Sea and The Chaser, and it's miles directed via way of means of Thai horror maestro Banjong Pisanthanakun, great regarded across the world for his 2004 directorial debut Shutter, which become remade in a couple of languages. The Medium follows a documentary movie team tagging together with Nim (Sawanee Utoomma), a Thai shaman, as she travels to her ancestral hometown withinside the northeastern Isan location of Thailand. There, the crew encounters Ming (Narilya Gulmongkolpech), Nim’s niece, who indicates odd signs and symptoms that appear to indicate she has inherited the shaman’s gift. The crew makes a decision to comply with Mink, hoping to seize the shaman lineage passing among generations, however her weird conduct quickly will become an increasing number of extreme

The Medium premiered at South Korea’s 2021 Bucheon International Film Festival, winning the event’s best film award. It was released theatrically in South Korea in July, earning $7.3 million, the sixth biggest theatrical total in the country this year.

Horror fans will be assured to learn that the new film is based on an original story by Na, whose 2016 art-house horror stunner The Wailing, touched on some similar currents of shamanistic insanity.

The Medium is Na’s first effort as a producer. The film was co-produced by the director’s Seoul-based banner Northern Cross, along with Korean powerhouse Showbox and Thai hitmaker GDH 559.

Specialty steamer Shudder will release the film over its service in North America, the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand on Oct. 14 — and The Hollywood Reporter has this exclusive first look at the international trailer.

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