The first teaser trailer for the Korean horror film The Mimic has just come out. The creature feature stars Yum Jung-ah (A Tale of Two Sisters), Park Hyuk-kwon and Shin Rin-ah, and is directed by Huh Jung (Hide and Seek).
The movie is about a family affected by the unknown titular creature that mimics human voice to enchant people. Yum Jung-ah plays Hee-yeon, a mother who has lost her child. She comes across a young girl in the forest, and takes her in. Soon, the girl starts to mimic Hee-yeon’s lost child, other strange things begin happening around them, and it looks like the film is creeping towards a potentially tragic finale.
The story has been inspired by the South Korean urban legend of the Jangsan Tiger, or Jangsanbum, named for the Jangsan Mountain near Busan. The man-eating creature with sharp teeth and beautiful white fur is believed to move swiftly through mountains and lure people by making a sound resembling a woman’s wail.
The trailer looks suitably creepy, and will hopefully keep the good run going for Huh Jung, whose debut feature film, 2013’s thriller Hide and Seek, became a surprise hit and was also made into a Chinese film of the same name.
The film is produced by Contents Panda and New Entertainment World, and is expected to be released in August 2017.