Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Too Rough 2022

- Guns of Eden 2022

- The Big Shave 2022

- The Monk and the Samurai 2022

- Follower 2022

- Christmas Cruelty! 2013

- The Christmas Tapes 2022

- The Family Man 2022

- The Sleep Experiment 2022

- Bloodlines: The Jersey Devil Curse 2022

- Metayouu 2019

- The Curse of Jeffy 2022

- Intermate 2022

- Upon Arrival 2019

- All Jacked Up and Full of Worms 2022

- Like Father, Like Daughter 2022

- Night of the Tommy-knockers 2022

- The Castle 2022

- The Monster Inside Me 2022

- Trusted Hands 2022

- Another Christmas 2021

- All Eyes 2022

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Three 2022

- The Pay Day 2022

- EDYH 2022

- Deep Fear 2022

- Incredible But True 2022

- Blood-Red Ox 2021

- Home is Where I Lay 2022

- Terrifier 2 2022

- Sleep. Walk. Kill. 2022

- Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki 1992

- Kappa 2021

- Room Service 2022

- Catfish Christmas 2022

- Wicked Ones 2020

- Magnum Opus: The MOVie 2022

- Babezilla vs the Zombie WHorde 2022

- Moonchild 1994

- Bridge of the Doomed 2022

- The Guest Room 2021

- Dead Bride 2022

- The Area 51 Incident 2022

- The Killing Tree 2022

- Down and Out in Vampire Hills 2022

- Alien Outbreak 2020

- Silicon Docks 2022

- Reportage November 2022

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Kim Bok-nam Salinsageonui Jeonmal


South Korea 2010
produced by
Park Kuy-Young, Han Man-taek (executive), Hyun Jung (executive), Harry H.W. King (executive)
directed by Jang Cheol-so
starring Ji Sung-won, Seo Yeong-hie, Hwang Min-Ho, Je Min, Lee Ji-eun-i, Park Jeong-hak
written by Choi Gwan-young

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

ArsŤne Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan



Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Hae-won (Ji Sung-won), a selfish banker, needs a time-out after being made a witness in a rape case she wants to have nothing to do with. So she takes a trip back to the island she grew up with to hook up with her best friend from yesteryear, Bok-nam (Seo Yeong-hie). However, life on the island has taken a turn for the worse, it headcount is down to nine, and while all the women are cultivating the field like slaves, lorded over by the (female) village head who also makes the law, the two men enjoy the good life and are only asked to fix things from time to time.

It seems Bok-nam got the most rotten deal of them all: She was gangraped but forced to have her kid, a daughter, Yeon-hee, whom she now loves more than life. But she is suppressed by her husband Man-jong, who treats Bok-nam like dirt, invites hookers over to the island to have sex with them before her eyes, and he might have more than merely fatherly feelings for Yeon-hee. Bok-nam asks Hae-won to take her and Yeon-hee with her to the mainland, to Seoul, but Hae-won refuses using some rather lame excuses. In her desperation, Bok-nam calls a hooker of her husband's who actually tried to make friends with her despite everything, and the hooker actually comes to fetch her and Yeon-hee to take them to Seoul - but while Bok-nam wanted to escape in secret, someone must have alerted the whole village, and everybody wants to prevent Bok-nam from going, and in the fight that erupts, Man-jong kills Yeon-hee ... but when an official comes for an inquiry into the situation later on, everybody clams the girl died in an accident, and they even partly blame Bok-nam. And to put an end to her ambitions of individuality, she is forced to work all day the very next day - which is when Bok-nam erupts and kills everyone on the island in more and more violent ways. Only Hae-won somehow manages to escape - Hae-won who's at least as guilty as all the others, because she was a secret witness to the murder of Yeon-hee and she could have testified against the islanders - and her testimonial would have been more valid than all the others since she is not part of the island community ... she simply didn't help her friend out of selfishness.

Back on the mainland, Hae-won is arrested because she's found on a boat that is not hers and that shows traces of blood - but later that night, Bok-nam breaks into the precinct Hae-won is held at, kills everyone in sight and threatens Hae-won, who only eventually manages to kill her in self defense.

It's only now that Hae-won starts to realize everything that has been wrong about selfish ways, and finally she testifies in the rape case from the beginning of the movie, even if she almost gets killed for doing so ...


At times, Bedevilled is quite a suspenseful, violent and atmospheric film - but all of this polish and all of its shocking content can't really iron out the story's narrative shortcomings: the whole island-situation and especially Bok-nam's hardships are portrayed in a way too crude and blunt way to really work, Hae-won, one of the film's main characters, remains a rather empty shell throughout, character-wise, and especially her spiritual vindication at the end of the film comes across as heavy-handed as can be, and the whole story follows a gangrape case on Pitcairn Islands (you know, the islands from Mutiny on the Bounty) that was revealed back in 2004 a bit too closely and unimaginatively to really qualify as an original story. Also, the finale seems rather pulpy when compared to what has previously been built up, and the whole thing could have done with half an hour less running time (it takes almost two hours to tell not all that much of a story).

All that said, Bedevilled certainly has its moments, but it's by no means a perfect movie.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Bedevilled
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Bedevilled here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Bedevilled at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD