Exhuma

critic Reviews

, 86% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    Jae-hyun Jang combines introspective cultural and historical themes with creepy, gory, and atmospheric horror thrills in an exciting way. It’s fun horror with a lot on its mind.
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    Anton BitelSight & Sound
    It makes up for its paucity of scares through the multiple layers of weirdness that it excavates, as one (burial) plot leads to another and as legacy, whether genetic or national, has unseen depths.
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    Chris JoyceMovies and Munchies (YouTube)
    The inclusion of rituals and ceremonies with historical influences craft a tangible world the story exists in… not necessarily adding undeniable plausibility, but certainly introducing disturbing situations steeped in beliefs and tradition.
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    Dan ScullyScullyVision
    One of the most terrifying filmgoing experiences of recent memory.
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    The journey moves viewers from the ghostly to the monstrous with meaning and history behind the horror, and while there are thought-provoking elements at play here there’s also a desire to deliver big, creepy, gory, beautiful thrills.
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    Alan FrenchSunshine State Cineplex
    While much of Exhuma relies on a cultural understanding of its imagery, the frights and design help this one get over the hump.
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    Molly HeneryThe Blogging Banshee
    Exhuma is a masterpiece of South Korean folk horror brimming with supernatural terror and a gripping emotional core.
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    Chris SawinBounding Into Comics
    Bloody memorable sequences aside, Exhuma is worth the watch but would have benefitted from more efficient pacing and a little less emphasis on being so hungry after dealing with the dead for a living.
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    Joe LipsettQueer.Horror.Movies.
    Exhuma is an enthralling, unique exploration of intergenerational curses, national history, and spectral hauntings. It’s another strong international title that horror audiences should seek out.
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    Kristian M. LinFort Worth Weekly
    Kim Go-eun easily carries the dramatic load and Choi Min-sik gives his role a grizzled, weary authority. Maybe the best thing that Exhuma does is afford a view of a fascinating part of K-culture that even Americans steeped in it might not be aware of.
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