Suddenly in the Dark of Night – the latest in the Women on Screen series

Continuing the Women on Screen series at the KCC, a psychological thriller from 1981:

Suddenly in the Dark of Night

suddenly_at_midnight_korean_horror_1981깊은밤 갑자기 (1981)
Dir: Go Yeong-nam
Cast: Kim Young-ae, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Gi-seon
Running Time: 99 min (ENG Subs)
7pm, 18 July 2013
Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Admission is free, but booking is required via the KCC website

Synopsis

Kang Yu-jin is a leading specialist in the biological field. While collecting butterflies, he finds a rare breed and brings it home. His wife Sun-hi is glad to have her husband for the night and the next day sees a strange wooden doll amongst her husband’s films and begins to feel strange. Returning from a trip to the country side, he brings home Mi-ok, the daughter of a shaman priestess. Sun-hi finds the same doll in Mi-ok’s clothes and begins to get suspicious and finally deranged. She goes mad one day and tries to get rid of Mi-ok and accidentally causes Mi-ok to fall to her death. But from then on, Sun-hi is tormented by visions of the wooden doll attacking her.

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