Friday Night Film - THIRST

Image for this story

With Park Chan-wook’s noir-tinged thriller Decision to Leave hitting UK cinemas this weekend, we champion his brilliantly twisted vampire-romance THIRST for this week’s Friday Night Film. 
Not initially recognised with the same distinguished acclaim as Park’s much-loved Vengeance trilogy from the same decade, Thirst is a more poetic and melancholic experience while still featuring all the creative visual flair, grotesque violence and wicked humour we’ve come to expect from Park’s oeuvre.
This blood-soaked tragedy is both an erotic and morbid tale that centers on the repressed sexual desires of priest-turned-vampire Sang Hyun (Song Kang-ho) and his insatiable love for Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin) that ultimately descends into a rampage of bloodlust and depravity.

Watch on Shudder

Subscribe to our FRIDAY NIGHT FILM newsletter

Read this story on our website here