Netflix Snaps Up Taiwanese Horror Film ‘Incantation’

by Thomas Tuna

The terrors are streaming in from overseas.

Incantation–described as the “scariest Taiwanese film ever”–will debut on Netflix July 8, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film–released in Taiwan in March–is already the top-grossing original Taiwanese horror film ever.

The horror flick–written, directed and produced by Kevin Ko–is inspired by the true story of a family of cult worshipers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and was shot in a mockumentary style interspersed with found footage. A critical and commercial success, the movie has received seven Taipei Film Award nominations–including Best Director and Best Actress.

Ko said it has “always been my dream to make films that travel around the world and are watched by every horror fan on Earth, keeping them awake at night.”

Janelle Ong of Netflix added that Incantation “has resonated strongly with Taiwanese audiences, and we are excited to share it with our members around the world. Asian horror has been very influential in shaping the genre and bringing it to new heights.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Incantation on Netflix.


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