88 FILMS PRESENTS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE CONTEMPORARY KOREAN WAVE WITH THE OUTRAGEOUS SERIAL KILLER THRILLER GIFTED!

In the tradition of OLDBOY, I SAW THE DEVIL and CHASER comes one of South Korea’s most mesmerising stories of madness and mania that is not for a squeamish – do not say you were not warned…! Things may well be cooling down in the Korean peninsula of late – what with the once-isolated Pyongyang making overtures to Seoul in the name of peace, partnership and k-pop – but there is little doubting that the tension between North and South has led to some of greatest cinematic achievements of recent years. Indeed, the South Korean wave, with its stories of battle-scarred testosterone, living-for-the-moment madness, all-too-fragile psyches and behind-the-doors delirium, has long pointed to an image of shattered innocence and a nation concerned with the future. Never is this clearer than with 2014’s acclaimed and intense shocker GIFTED…

Directed by Jai-hong Juhn (ONE STEP), this indie gut-churner tells of a man with serious psycho- sexual repression who, after being laid off from his job, lets his innermost feelings explode and goes on a rampage of bloodlust and body parts! Featuring the tense and carefully presented psychological horror that made such classics as HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986) and SEVEN (1995) so timeless, but offering a unique South Korean spin on a well-worn formula, GIFTED is not easily forgotten after the end credits roll. Following in the footsteps of the 88 Films release of SEA FOG, this is the label’s second effort in bringing UK audiences the bloodiest and best of genre- nightmares from the land of Cass beer and Kimchi. Sure to startle and disturb the average viewer’s sleep, GIFTED is a tale of terror that will prove unmissable to any self-respected follower of scary movies… Unleashed on May 28th, in an international HD premiere, GIFTED is shipping NOW for anyone who dares to pre-order this magnificent screen massacre from 88’s online shop @ https://88-films.myshopify.com/products/gifted