Directed By: Kim Joo-hwan

Written By: Kim Joo-hwan

Release Date: 31 July 2019

Genres:  Horror, Action, Thriller


  • Park Seo-Joon
  • Woo Do-hwan
  • Ahn Sung-ki
  • Choi Woo-shik
  • Park Ji-hyun
  • RAIN
  • Eun hyung Jo
  • Lee Chan-yoo
  • Bae Hyun-sung
  • Kyu-Hwan Kim
  • Sim Hee-Seob
  • Cho Tae-gwan
  • Ryu Kyung-soo
  • Seo Jung-Yeon
  • Cha Si-won
  • Park Ji-Yeol
  • Lee Seung-Joon
  • Lee Seung-hee
  • Choi Hong-il
  • Park Jae-hong
  • Jung Ji-hoon
  • Lucia Lobosvilla
  • Sarah Roache
  • Anairis Quiñones
  • Brianna Roberts
  • Melissa Sternenberg
  • Steve Phelan
  • Onya Ibekwe
  • Joshua Passmore
  • Rita Kurtz
  • Reggie Luck
  • Grace Caroline
  • Rena Takeda
  • Herb Dean
  • Rima Matsuda

Soundtrack: Koo Ja-wan

Starring By:

  • Park Seo-joon as Yong-hoo
  • Ahn Sung-ki as Father Ahn
  • Woo Do-hwan as Ji-shin
  • Park Ji-hyun as Soo-jin
  • Jung Ji-hoon [ko] as Ho-seok
  • Sim Hee-seop as Father Kim
  • Lee Seol as Seol (cameo)
  • Seo Jeong-Yeon as Soo-jin’s Mother
  • Jo Eun-hyung as Hong-jin
  • Park Jin-Joo as a Chinese restaurant delivery woman (cameo)
  • Choi Woo-Shik as Father Choi (cameo)
  • Kim Si-Eun as Nun Theresa (cameo)
  • Lee Seung-hee as Possessed Man (cameo)
  • Kim Seon-min as Angela
  • Jung Eui-soon as Veronica
  • Kim Bum-soo as Bum-soo
  • Lee Chan-yoo as Yong-hoo (young)
  • Ryu Kyung-soo as Doctor
  • Rena Takeda as Michelle
  • Eihi Shiina as Kim So-yeon
  • Rima Matsuda as Yuri
  • Grace Fulton as Ayano SasakiEihi Shiina

Country of origin: South Korea

Languages: Korean

Distributed By: Lotte entertainment. 

Runtime: 129 minutes.


Kim Joo-hwan is the writer and director of the 2019 South Korean action horror movie The Divine Fury. Park Seo-Joon, Ahn Sung-ki, and Woo Do-hwan are its main actors. The release day for the movie was July 31, 2019.
In this film, Yong-hu (Seo-Joon Park), an atheist professional athlete, confronts his father-related concerns by conversing in Latin with Father Ahn (Sung-ki Ahn) and helping him cast out demons. I agree, hypothetical reader, “The Divine Fury” sounds entertaining, especially given that in the movie, exorcised demons frequently catch fire.


Another dramatic fight scene features a scaly demon-man. And a lot of pointless narrative padding, uninteresting asides, tiresome backstories, etc. In cinema, Yong-story hu’s is virtually never as absurd as it is in print.

Joo-hwan Kim, the writer, and director, constantly declares his intention to treat Yong-hu and his spiritual crisis seriously, but Kim usually falls short of providing enough convincing details to justify the excessive attention he applies to this primarily conventional post-“The Exorcist” horror film.

The divineFuer

Since his father, Officer Park (Seung-Joon Lee), was assassinated by the “Dark Bishop,” the same demon that Park pursues throughout “The Divine Fury,” and that, in the present day, controls stick figure adversary Ji-sin, Yong-hu is simply another nice guy trying to get free of a heavy personal albatross (Do-hwan Woo).

Possessed Catholic

However, Father Ahn, a priest who speaks the most regrettable expository dialogue in the movie, sees doubt, which Yong-hu perceives as a weakness, as a strength. At least he avoids having to say “I possessed the guy who killed your father,” which one unfortunate actress, playing a possessed Catholic, is forced to say in the movie.

Divine Fury

I detest leaving a movie with a concept as lofty as “The Divine Fury” wondering why I don’t comprehend its characters any better or why Kim opted to focus so much on his heroes’ motivations when he could have used them as reliable clotheslines to hang a few effective scare/action scenes.

What kind of wine does Father Ahn drink, and how far did his apple fall from his father’s tree, are two questions that Kim’s film didn’t adequately address, but it did leave me with. The truth is out there, just like religion and a number of other terrible horror films.