“He’s Not Getting Even – He’s Just Getting Started.”

That’s the tagline for the 2010 South Korean thriller I Saw The Devil, which is one of the most intense revenge thrillers you will ever experience.


When his pregnant fiancée becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

I saw the devil film

This is an incredibly INTENSE cat-and-mouse thriller that shows how one man’s obsession with punishing a serial killer can come back to haunt him…


Min-sik Choi stars as the serial killer – you may know him from Oldboy – and when the young cop captures this serial killer – on his own, outside the law – the tables are turned:

“I will kill you when you are in the most pain. When you’re in the most pain, shivering out of fear, then I will kill you. That’s a real revenge. A real complete revenge.”


Korean director Kim Ji-woon first garnered a reputation for the thriller A Tale of Two Sisters and the spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad, the Weird. For this film, he puts it all on the line as he looks at the evil inside all of us.

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The Korea Media Rating Board forced Kim to re-cut the film for its theatrical release, objecting to its violent content. Otherwise, the film would have gotten a “Restricted” rating in South Korea, preventing any sort of release in theaters or on home video.

Rolling Stone magazine put I Saw the Devil in the top 20 of “the scariest movies you’ve never seen” – here is the trailer: