Another day, another creepy South Korean thrilled. Based on the popular Internet comic by Taeho Yoon, director Kang Woo-seok’s “Moss” appears to be on-par with all the other thrillers streaming out of the country at the moment. Unfortunately, I’m not at all familiar with the original material, though you can download the e-book for free by clicking right here. It’s a fairly large file — roughly 64 megabytes — and may take a few minutes to load depending on the quality of your Internet connection. As soon as I can find some free time, I’m definitely going to check it out. From what I understand, it comes highly recommended from a number of reputable sources.
For the impatient, a plot synopsis courtesy of Film Smash:
RYU Mok-hyeong, a member of a small prayer house located in a remote mountain village, is well-respected for his leadership and gift of speech. In order to build a new prayer house Mok- hyeong leaves the mountains to build a new village with the help of his friend, Yong-duk. Many years pass and Mok-hyeong is discovered dead after sharing a bottle of rice wine with Yong-duk. Mok-hyeong’s good for nothing son, RYU Hae-guk, arrives from Seoul to attend his father’s funeral. Hae-guk soon realizes that the villagers are trying to hide something from him leading him to seek the help of PARK Min-uk, the public prosecutor responsible for his demotion to a local branch during his more reckless past. Hae-guk plans to conduct his father’s autopsy himself, but arrives at his father’s grave only to find his corpse missing. Hae-guk suspects that Yong-duk is responsible.
“Moss” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 7th. Be sure to check out the trailer below if you’ve got some time to kill. If not, well, watch it anyway.