Saturday, August 1, 2009
How fitting to come across a New York Times article on a Korean vampire flick as I sit in Seoul. Director Park Chan-wook, best known for the much lauded Oldboy, has released a new vampire film, Thirst. It tells the tale of a priest who turns bloodsucker after a botched transfusion. Read more for Chan-wook's discussion of the concept of vampirism as "inherently part of a Western culture," and his aesthetic approach to blood.