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A month ago, we scared ourselves silly just watching the trailer for Korean horror film The Wailing. The second trailer was even scarier. Now we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, in which the main character, a cranky police officer, is seen puzzling with a co-worker over a sinister mystery that’s just starting to infect their small community.

It literally takes place on a dark and stormy night, but this scene is very much a classic “calm before the storm” moment. Here’s the official description of the film:

In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals — suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin’s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed THE YELLOW SEA and THE CHASER (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea, where fans are already making return viewings to catch new clues and debate what’s sure to be the most talked-about ending of 2016.


Check out the clip and then visit The Wailing’s website to learn more, including a list of theaters where it’s now playing.