"Beverly travels to South Korea to get plastic surgery, but ends up unknowingly getting a computerized implant from a surgeon who maniacally turns his patients into beautiful killing machines."
So reads the synopsis of Under the Knife, a new Korean-Swedish co-produced horror. Written and produced by Josh Hoffman and starring Kim Jyeong-ah and Kim Jin-geun, who previously appeared in the K-horrors Acacia (2003) and Voices (2007), the movie was filmed on location in South Korea, Japan and the United States.
Given the mass prevalence of plastic surgery in Korean society and the potential for body horror when anyone ends up in an operating theater, the theme is a ripe fit for K-horror. Under the Knife follows in the footsteps of previous plastic surgery-themed K-horrors Cinderella (2006) and last year's Doctor. Special effects are being handled in Sweden by J. Pingo Lindstrom and the film will be released on all media in 2014.
Check out the trailer below!