PROJECT WOLF HUNTING is a new gory action-horror movie from South Korea (org. title: Neugdaesanyang). A 90s retro vibe that works perfectly. Think Raid meets Predator in an extremely gory and bloody way. Read our full Project Wolf Hunting movie review here!
PROJECT WOLF HUNTING is a new South Korean horror action movie that delivers extreme gore and so much blood. While I’m not a huge fan of gore for the sake of gore, it most definitely makes sense here.
Also, I grew up on the action movies of the 80s and 90s. And this movie definitely has an obvious retro 90s (or maybe even 80s) style action gore, but also due to the more serious elements. We’re talking about experimenting on prisoners of war in order to create superhuman soldiers.
Continue reading our Project Wolf Hunting (org. title: Neugdaesanyang) movie review below. Find it on Digital, Blu-ray™, and DVD from February 14, 2023.
A simple plot with many characters
In Project Wolf Hunting, we follow a group of dangerous criminals on a cargo ship. They’re being transported from the Philippines to their native South Korea where they are to serve their prison sentences. The South Korean government already tried getting prisoners into the countries via a normal airport.
When this gory action horror movie begins, we see the result of that plan. Let’s just say that having brutal murderers brought into the country very publicly is a dangerous move. Especially when those affected by their crimes are able to get close.
That’s why this second batch of brutal prisoners is being brought into the country via a secret mission. A seemingly normal cargo ship is loaded with an extra cargo of murderers, rapists, terrorists (many of them all three), and even more police officers to keep them in check during the two days it takes the cargo ship to arrive in South Korea.
Unfortunately, there’s yet another mission being carried out. A top secret mission underneath the prisoner transport.
2.5 tons of blood used
When I say this movie is extremely bloody, it’s quickly confirmed by the fact that the director has said a total of 2.5 tons of blood was used. Having watched it, I can easily imagine it required that much. Of course, we are talking limbs being torn off and everyone being violent in the goriest ways.
And yet, this movie does not glorify violence. There are lots of bad guys in this movie and showing bad guys being violent is hardly an attempt to glorify violence. Neither is showing someone trying to save the life of their colleagues by fighting back and defending themselves.
Unfortunately, the fight between police officers and prisoners is the least of anyone’s problems. The top secret mission has someone far more dangerous than everyone else combined. This beast of a man is the result of experiments that seek only to cause pain.
Well, mission accomplished because “Alpha” (who reminded me of the iconic James Bond villain “Jaws”) is all about violence and pain. It’s all he’s known since he was captured.
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The writer and director of Project Wolf Hunting is Kim Hong-seon. You may know some of his previous movies such as the 2012 action thriller Traffickers, the 2017 crime mystery The Chase, or the 2019 horror-thriller Metamorphosis.
What makes his latest movie work so well is the 90s retro vibe. Extreme violence and over-the-top blood spatter. The Raid levels of action meet a Terminator or Predator-style killer on a cargo ship.
Also, the cast includes a few familiar faces if you’ve watched some South Korean movies. There’s Gwi-hwa Choi (Train to Busan, The Wailing), Park Ho-San (The Call), Dong-il Sung (The Cursed), and Jang Young-Nam (Seobok).
If you’re a fan of South Korean movies and/or gory action-horror hybrid movies, then this Valentine’s Day release is perfect for a date night. Yes, really. Have fun with your desire to watch something crazy that does actually have a deeper message as well. Project Wolf Hunting (org. title: Neugdaesanyang) has a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes and manages not to feel too long.
Project Wolf Hunting is released by Well Go USA Entertainment on Digital, Blu-ray™, and DVD on February 14, 2023. From May 15 it will also be available on SCREAMBOX.
Director: Hongsun Kim
Writer: Hongsun Kim
Stars: Seo In-Guk, Dong-Yoon Jang, Jung So-Min, Gwi-hwa Choi, Dong-il Sung, Park Ho-San, Jang Young-Nam, Chang-Seok Ko, Lee Sung-wook, Ji Yoon Hong
While under heavily armed guard, the dangerous convicts aboard a cargo ship unite in a coordinated escape attempt that soon escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. But as the fugitives continue their brutal campaign of terror, they soon discover that not even the most vicious among them is safe from the horror they unknowingly unleashed from the darkness below deck.