Director Park Jung-Woo’s Horror/Thriller Deranged is Headed to the States

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Good news for South Korean cinema fans living in the United States: Director Park Jung-Woo’s horror/thriller “Deranged” will get an opportunity to terrorize moviegoers in a theatrical setting later this year. The flick is headed to a number of different markets, so if you find that the film is playing near you, definitely check it out. Not only will you support South Korean cinema, you’ll also let distributors know there’s definitely interest out there for this sort of experience. Then, perhaps, these flicks will make it into my neck of the woods. That would be nice.

If you need a synopsis, I happen to have one right here:

Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in public safety and spends most of his time moaning about the stock market. The discovery of a series of floating, gruesomely skeletal bodies around the country sparks hysteria. The police commissioner is disturbed to see CCTV footage of people jumping into water as if they were possessed, and drowning themselves. Time passes and hundreds of similar cases are reported, leaving officials stumped as to the cause of the deaths. The government declares a national emergency. Jae-pil joins the massive investigation and meets the mayor of a small town who claims he witnessed several men in work uniforms dumping infected dogs into the streams and realizes that there is a conspiracy behind the outbreak. Meanwhile, Jae-hyuk’s wife and children are showing the same symptoms as the victims, leading to a frantic search for medicine. Through Jae-pil he learns of a warehouse containing a potential cure in thousands and thousands of doses and heads there with no idea of what he’s heading into.

Those of you who live in the following cities should consider yourselves lucky. Assuming you’re into horror/thrillers from South Korea, of course. Otherwise, you probably don’t feel one way or the other about it. I don’t blame you. “Deranged” opens on July 27th, 2012. Be sure to check out the trailer after perusing the list of participating theaters.

Los Angeles – CGV Cinemas
San Jose – AMC Cupertino
Seattle – AMC Alderwood
Dallas – AMC Grapevine Mills
Chicago – AMC Showplace Niles
Atlanta – AMC Colonial
D.C. – AMC Hoffman
Philadelphia – AMC 309
New York – AMC Ridgefield Park
New York – AMC Bay Terrace
Vancouver – Cineplex
Toronto – AMC Yonge & Dundas
Honolulu – Consolidated Pearlridge.

Via : 24 Frames Per Second

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

    Sweet.