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The Guard Post (2008)

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(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
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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 Won-Sang Park ... (as Won-sang Park)
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(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

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Genres:

Horror

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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

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,376,664
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Motis Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Massacre and madness in a remote border outpost
27 April 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A grisly yet derivative horror flick set on a border post between North and South Korea. THE GUARD POST turns out to be a very familiar journey in its depictions of the terrors, both real and imagined, that befall a group of soldiers living in an ultra-remote and dangerous locale. The film it most resembles is R-POINT, another Korean movie with a very similar background, and if it isn't quite as good as that film then at least it makes the effort.

THE GUARD POST offers a neat blend of psychological fear and in-your-face graphic horror. It opens with a massacre (wisely kept off-screen) and we subsequently follow the fortunes of a group of soldiers sent to investigate what happened. What exactly did happen won't really surprise anyone – the theme is extremely familiar these days in plenty of horror films – but it's handled in an efficient way that maximises the various scare scenes to strong effect. There's physical horror present in the film too, but rather than dwelling on it, it's presented in brief, jarring visions which add to the viewer's disorientation.

One flaw prevents THE GUARD POST from being a great film: the disjointed editing. The decision was made to tell both the back-story leading up to the massacre and the present, investigative story at the same time, with rapid-fire editing between the two time frames. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult for the viewer to tell whether what's going on is happening at present, or in the past. It doesn't help that only a few of the main characters are given any kind of depth, and trying to distinguish one huddle of soldiers from the next is a difficult process. If it wasn't for this, then THE GUARD POST could have been a truly great viewing experience; as it stands, it's something I enjoyed but wouldn't bother with a second time.


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