The Wailing Trailer & Clips


The Wailing (also know as Gokseong) full movie is released on Jun 03, 2016. Watch The Wailing online - the Korean Drama movie from South Korea , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $49,851,770. The Wailing is directed by Na Hong-jin and created by Na Hong-jin with Kwak Do-won and Hwang Jung-min. The Wailing is available online on Hulu and Viki.

In the small village Goksung in South Korea, police officer Jong-Goo investigates bizarre murders caused by a mysterious disease. His partner relays gossip that a Japanese stranger, who lives in a secluded house in the mountains, would be an evil spirit responsible for the illness. Jong-Goo decides to visit the stranger along with his partner and a young priest who speaks Japanese. They find an altar with a goat head, pictures on the walls of the infected people that died, and an attacking guard dog that prevents their departure until the stranger arrives. Jong-Goo finds one shoe of his beloved daughter, Hyo-jin, in the house of the stranger, and soon she becomes sick. His mother-in-law summons the shaman Il-gwang to save her granddaughter while a mysterious woman tells Jong-Goo that the stranger is responsible. Who might be the demon that is bringing sickness to Goksung?

As know as:

Gokseong, Goksung, The Strangers, Lament, 哭聲

Release Date:

May 20, 2016

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 04, 2016


South Korea, United States


Korean, Japanese

Stream Service:

Well Go USA

Production Companies:

20th Century Fox, Fox International Production, Ivanhoe Pictures

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



From acclaimed director Na Hong-jin


Elissa Suh
The Wailing is worth every second of its 156 minute run time.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 13, 2020
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
The Blue Lenses
The Wailing's is a world where histories, identities, cultures, realities and generic codes and conventions collapse in spectacular, unforgettable style.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 25, 2018
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
Very crazy, very Korean, very long: 156 minutes of murder, diabolism, exorcism and things that go bump by day and night.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 27, 2016

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