A Korean Horror Film Series @ SIFF Film Center

Zombies, specters, costumes, and films 🎥 🇰🇷

📸: “Train to Busan” | Sang-Ho Yeon | SIFF

📅 Sunday, October 8th – Monday, October 30th
📍 Virtual and in-person at SIFF Film Center: 305 Harrison St, Seattle
📞 (206) 464-5830
🎟 Class Pass including all classes and screenings: $100 Regular | $75 SIFF Member
🎟 Individual Talks: $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 SIFF Member

A train filled to the brim with zombies. A domestic horror featuring a housemaid. A ghost tale about two sisters. A foreigner who brings a wave of gruesome deaths.

If any of that sounds at all bewitching, then pull up to this Halloweentime film series at SIFF. For October, SIFF will jump into the gory, terror-filled world of Korean horror films—and no language or previous knowledge is required to enjoy these movies and chats. The four-week screening and film talk series will explore four famous South Korean films: Kim Jee-woon’s A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Kim Ki-young’s The Housemaid (1960), Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing (2016), and Sang-Ho Yeon’s Train to Busan (2016)

The day after screenings, which happen on Sundays, Seattle-based film programmer and researcher Hannah Baek will dig into the week’s discussion, whether it’s about zombies and disease or ghosts and specters, and how each movie illuminates a sociopolitical undercurrent in Korean culture. There are supplemental (but not mandatory) films for each discussion, and SIFF encourages attendees to don costumes that fit each week’s theme. 

Series Schedule
October 8th – Screening – A Tale of Two Sisters
October 9th – Film Talk – Week 1: Ghosts & Specters

October 15th – Screening – The Housemaid
October 16th – Film Talk – Week 2: Succubi & Killers

October 22nd – Screening – The Wailing
October 23rd – Film Talk – Week 3: Foreign Devils & Monsters

October 29th – Screening – Train to Busan
October 30th – Film Talk – Week 4: Zombies & Viruses


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Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.