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A new trailer for the upcoming horror-comedy-drama The Wailing has just been released online. We caught the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it went do really rather well.

The Wailing revolves around a series of illnesses that have broken out in a remote village in Gokseong county in the south of South Korea. These strange illnesses, which see their victims contract a vicious skin condition, coupled with some really rather strange, violent behaviour, have only arrived after a stranger has entered town. It is now up to local police detective Jong-goo (Do Won Kwak) to investigate the outbreak, and after speaking with a mysterious young woman named Moo-myung, discovers that the illnesses may have more than a coincidental connection to the newcomer. As the investigation continues, Jong-goo’s only daughter suddenly contracts the disease, and he brings in local shaman Il-gwan (Jeong-min Hwang) to exorcise the demons in order to protect her while at the same time, also attempting unravel the truth behind the killer infection on the loose.

Our review said the following: The visuals, score and editing are top-notch, and the make-up effects will rival any American production. Its set design is wonderful, from the rain-soaked mountain scenes to the dingy, blood-filled interiors. Like south Korea’s other big film here in Cannes this festival, The Handmaiden, a film which we also looked upon favourably, the visuals as a whole are an absolute feast.

It is really rather good. Read our full review at the end of the link above, and check out the new trailer below. The Wailing opens in the U.S. this weekend. It is currently awaiting a U.K. street date.