The trailer is scary enough on its own, but when you take into account the credentials attached to those behind this Korean/Thai horror hit, then The Medium jumps to the top of the must-see list when it hits Shudder this October 14th.
Produced by by Korea’s Na Hong-jin, the director behind 2016’s slow burn exercise in terror, The Wailing, and directed by Thailand’s Banjong Pisanthanakun, who’s best known for his 2004 directorial debut Shutter, The Medium won the Best Film award at the 2021 Bucheon International Film Festival, and is the sixth largest grossing film in the country for 2021.
You can check out The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive international trailer for The Medium here, or you can watch a version of the same thing in the trailer below….
The synopsis (via The Hollywood Reporter) reads “The Medium follows a documentary film crew tagging along with Nim (Sawanee Utoomma), a Thai shaman, as she travels to her ancestral homeland in the northeastern Isan region of Thailand. There, the team encounters Ming (Narilya Gulmongkolpech), Nim’s niece, who shows strange symptoms that seem to suggest she has inherited the shaman’s gift. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing between generations, but her bizarre behavior soon becomes increasingly extreme.
The Medium streams on Shudder from October 14th.