Netflix’s ‘Parasyte: The Grey’ earns global acclaim and a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

International media outlets are singing praises for director Yeon Sang Ho‘s latest work, ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘.

The original comic ‘Parasyte‘ is a thrilling narrative about mysterious parasitic creatures that descend upon Earth, invade human brains, take over their bodies, and prey on other humans. ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘ is a spin-off that retains the original setting but introduces new characters, all set against the backdrop of Korea.

The story unfolds as parasitic creatures take control of human bodies. The cast includes Jeon So Ni, who portrays a mutant with only part of his body controlled by a Parasyte, Koo Kyohwan, who plays Seol Kang Woo, a fierce gang member who assists him, and Lee Jung Hyun, who takes on the role of Choi Jun Kyung, the leader of The Grey team that embarks on a Parasyte eradication mission.

MovieWeb, on April 13th, acknowledged that the underappreciated sub-genre of body horror, which intentionally showcases grotesque alterations of the human body, has yet to fully penetrate the mainstream. However, it lauded ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘ for its exceptional portrayal of body horror.

The review continued, stating that the film, which uses the grotesque faces of aliens to deliver breathtaking action and horror, pushes the boundaries of body horror.

Moreover, it highlighted that ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘, in particular, discards some of the characteristics of comics and animations to make the plot more emotional and less horrifying, delivering top-notch body horror. It expressed hope that more movies and TV programs will follow in the footsteps of ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘, showering it with high praise.

On the global movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Parasyte: The Grey‘ boasts an impressive freshness index of 100%.

With the worldwide acclaim, anticipation for Season 2 is also mounting. Director Yeon Sang Ho recently hinted at plans for Season 2 in a media interview.



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