5.9/10
1,625
10 user 27 critic

The Guard Post (2008)

GP506 (original title)
(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »

Director:

Su-chang Kong

Writer:

Su-chang Kong
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ho-jin Chun ... Sergeant Major Noh Seong-Gyu
Hyun-jae Cho Hyun-jae Cho ... 1st Lieutenant Yoo Jeong-Woo
Young-hoon Lee Young-hoon Lee ... Corporal Kang Jin-Won
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-woong Cho ... (as Jin-woong Jo)
Kyoo-Hwan Choi Kyoo-Hwan Choi
Byeong-Cheol Do Byeong-Cheol Do
Byeong-cheol Kim Byeong-cheol Kim
Sung-bum Kim Sung-bum Kim
Seong-hwan Koo Seong-hwan Koo
Cheol-hee Lee Cheol-hee Lee
Jeong-heon Lee Jeong-heon Lee
Jae-won Moon Jae-won Moon
Jae-hwan No Jae-hwan No
Hyeong-jae Park Hyeong-jae Park
Won-Sang Park ... (as Won-sang Park)
Learn more

More Like This 

R-Point (2004)
Action | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

Director: Su-chang Kong
Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Sun-kyun Lee
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

Director: Sung-ho Kim
Stars: Ji-Tae Yoo, Myung-Min Kim, Hye-na Kim
The Bunker (2001)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Germany, 1944. The forests of the Ardennes. A platoon of battle weary German soldiers, forced into confusion and retreat by advancing Allied forces, take refuge in an isolated Siegfried Line bunker.

Director: Rob Green
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrew Tiernan, Christopher Fairbank
Black House (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums.

Director: Terra Shin
Stars: Su-han Choi, Jung-min Hwang, In-gi Jeong
Premonition (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta
Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita
Moss (2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Hae-il Park, Joon-Sang Yoo
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Director: Pil-sung Yim
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ji-Tae Yoo, Kyeong-ik Kim
Deathwatch (2002)
Drama | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett
Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey
Arang (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
Stars: So-yeong Choo, Won-joong Jung, Hae-in Kim
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

25 years ago, Mi-Hee was an ordinary housewife, married to Chul-Joong with a son. Suddenly, her husband died and her son went missing. This all took place at their house. Mi-Hee was ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-wung Lim
Stars: Do-bin Baek, Jae-yoon Jo, Park Jun-Myun
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lieutenant Cho, a cop on the edge, is mourning the recent death of his mother, while under investigation for graft. On top of that, he is suddenly put in charge of a seemingly impenetrable mystery.

Director: Yun-hyeon Jang
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ha Shim, Hang-Seon Jang
The Piper (2015)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae
Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Rebecca Davis
Edit

Storyline

(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious corpses and body parts strewn all throughout the post. Amidst the macabre scene they discover one survivor with a bloody ax in his hand, but soon he falls into a coma, leaving more questions unanswered. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Very effective, beautifully photographed, slow-burn War / Horror film... Rewatchability: Low...Blu-ray: Stunning A:10 V:10
1 October 2015 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

I really dig this 'Genre' of Horror films where there is a military 'Outpost' or 'Bunker' somewhere, and something is amiss...

Immediately I was frigg'n blown away by just the sheer look of the film. The Blu-ray was SO damn sharp and dimensional, that I fully expected the soldiers to walk right out into my living room at any time! It was absolutely LOVELY to look at. And the Dark Blue tones and lighting were done very well.

One thing though... and you will likely be able to tell this by some of the other reviewers' Summaries here. This is a VERY SLOW-building, suspenseful Horror film. Those who prefer a lot of fast action or continuous mayhem will likely find it pretty slow and boring. BUT... if you don't mind, or like me, actually really enjoy the slow-burn type of Horror films, you will probably like it.

Another real strong element in this film is that it is such a DAMN Mystery. There were several places along the story where I'm thinking, 'What the hell just happened?' Or, there are places where you almost swear that they show multiple flash-backs, but the same scenes are somehow different, GREATLY adding to the sense of Mystery and Suspense. Without giving anything away, I THINK that at the end the audience pretty much knows WHAT the primary 'Cause' of everything was. But, to me it was a little confusing at times as to exactly WHO was doing WHAT? Especially with the multiple flashbacks.

Ultimately, I felt that the film was paced very well, with a nice, slow-burn building of Suspense and Terror as to what the hell was going on. The primary actor was very good too, and I think that 'Through' his eyes, the audience really feels and experiences what is going on in a more visceral way.

I won't give away what it is that is behind what's happening, but I will say that it was a little bit different of an approach than many of the other similar films of it's type. I personally probably prefer the 'Other' approach more so, just for my preference and taste, but even though this one came from another angle, I still felt that there was a good, strong sense of Mystery, particularly, and I felt that the director and actors did an excellent job!

I would say that if you are familiar with movies like this, and IF you don't mind a bit of a slow-burn to your Horror films, then you likely will find this well made, Dark and Mysterious Korean Horror movie entertaining...


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guard Post See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,376,664
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Motis Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed