I love most of the Korean horror movies I see, though I’m often left afterwards wondering what the hell I just watched. SVAHA: THE SIXTH FINGER is no exception, best described as religious horror, but centering on Buddhism.
In this story, Pastor Park, a Christian clergyman, has made a name and notorious reputation for himself by exposing fringe religious groups as cults. When he sets his sights on the Deer Mount cult, he gets more than he bargained for, ending up pulled into a supernatural duel between a god and the demon who opposes him.
I can’t say anything more about the plot, other than to tease by saying it has one hell of a twist. Thankfully, my gal Chris Marrs watched it with me and could explain to my linear brain what was going on at the end.
The film is moody, creepy, surprisingly humorous at times, and tells a great story based on Buddhism. Engaging and fun. You can catch it on Netflix.