Synopsis: A policeman, Jong-Goo, investigates a spate of killings that occur in his small town coinciding with the appearance of a mysterious Japanese man.

Director: Na Hong-jin

Runtime: 156 minutes

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 7.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares:  4 (0 major, 4 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The Wailing is a South Korean horror/mystery film that doesn’t resort to cheap jump scares, rather a slow building unease as the events unfold.
One Star

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

34:10 – There is a loud noise from the roof of the house.

1:44:56 – A brief flash of a man’s bloodied mouth closing in on the camera may startle some viewers.

2:02:55 – There is a loud thud as a bird flies into a wall.

2:11:22 – There is a very short flashback to the Japanese man coming towards the screen.

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Wailing [more info].