Another twisted yoga horror movie has been added to the South Korean roster of oddly dark and seriously freaky yoga themed films. Earlier this year they dropped the visually disturbing “Yoga” created by Yoon Jae-yeon, and it has received some pretty decent reviews.
“Yoga” is the story of a successful young woman who visits a mysterious yoga retreat after being told to do so by a friend. Upon arrival she and the other new arrivals are told that only one of the newbies will achieve the ultimate level of immortal beauty. The girls are given five very specific rules and if any of these rules are broken, there will be a horrifying price to pay.
The rules are:
1. do not eat
2. do not take showers within 1 hour of the yoga class
3. do not look into mirrors
4. do not leave the building
5. do not call anyone
The rules are simple, but the temptation to break rules is inherent in all of us. I thought this film was a perfect find for the upcoming spook-tastic holiday. If you are looking for an insanely haunting yoga film to share with friends and love subtitles, you have found it here. Enjoy, and remember not all rules were meant to be broken.