Making a classic film tends to be one of the motivations of most directors. Sometimes it happens by accident, sometimes it’s incredibly obvious that the film was made to win Oscars. In the horror genre, films aren’t so much remembered for the scares once decades have gone by, but for what kind of story they tell, and how well they tell it. Horror film classics tend to be thoughtful pieces on the human psyche, like Psycho, or tell engaging and suspenseful narratives, like Rosemary’s Baby. But do all horror movie classics hold up to this standard?
Let’s check out one such film, the Korean horror classic Janghwa, Hongryeon or A Tale of Two Sisters.