SUDDENLY IN THE DARK (Limited Edition)

SUDDENLY IN THE DARK (Limited Edition)
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Directed by: Young Nam Ko
Country: Korea, 1981
Color / 1.85:1 widescreen
Language: Korean with optional English subtitles
Running Time: 100 minutes + Extras
Other titles: Gipeun bam gabjagi
Region: All

A woman's idyllic middle-class life is disrupted when her husband brings home a beautiful young orphan to be their maid. At first she welcomes the pretty girl, in fact seems oddly fixated on her, but soon comes to suspect the girl of having an affair with her husband. At the same time odd, unexplained incidents – most involving the maid's mysterious wooden doll – began to make her question her own sanity. Soon it all spirals out of control as the film climaxes in a fever pitch of sexual jealousy, murder, and supernatural vengeance, all set to a pounding synth score.

Almost completely unknown outside of its home country, SUDDENLY IN THE DARK is one of the best examples of pre-millennial K-horror. It was made at a time when censorship law were being liberalized, igniting a boom in both horror and erotic films. Elements of both are present here, directed with bizarre flair by Go Yeong-nam in a style often compared to the wilder Italian films of the '70s and '80s.

Mondo Macabro is proud to present this classic of Korean horror on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world. Our presentation has been restored from the best available elements from the Korean Film Archive, and features brand new extras produced exclusively for this release.

Special Features:

  • Interview with producer David Suh (12 minutes)
  • Interview with critic Kim Bong-seok on the history of Korean horror films (21 minutes)
  • Korean VHS Cover Art Gallery (5 minutes)
  • Brand new cover art by Naomi Butterfield
  • Mondo Macabro previews


Il-bong Yun, Yeong-ae Kim, Ki-seon Lee, Hye-ri Han.

Product CodeMDO169

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