Watch: Korean horror
The Piper looks terrifying.
By Luke Ryan Baldock -
Jul 13, 2015
The Pied Piper of Hamelin was one of those very unsettling stories
we were told as children for no understandable reason. The real message seems
to be aimed at grown-ups about paying their debts. Yet it was always the
children who suffered.
The upcoming Korean
horror The Piper takes the classic
story, which is just begging for the horror treatment, and moves the action to
post-war Korea. A piper and his son arrive in an isolated village, where his
magical pipe is soon used to rid the town of rats, but of course the village
refuse to pay and thus begins a tale of revenge.
Seung Ryong as the titular piper and Lee
Sung Min as the town elder, this is the debut feature from Kim
Gwang Tae as
director. The visuals look fantastic, with a great splattering of genuine
horror and bizarre fantasy.