Hwayi: A Monster Boy


  • Movie: Hwayi: A Monster Boy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Genres: Action, Thriller
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 2,977 users)
  • Ranked: #301
  • Popularity: #490
  • Watchers: 6,018

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Both of these movies have an extremely similar feel and mood to them; they're both depressing movies and moderately bloody (moderate in comparison to even more gruesome movies I mean, if you don't like the sight of blood at all don't watch either). Both revolve around children being raised as killers, but whom rebel against their "parents".

Kim Go Eun and Yeo Jin Goo are both excellent (as are the rest of the casts) but them being able to balance their roles as killers, yet still hold sympathy gets you emotional. They are both dark movies and in most ways predictable yet still thrilling. They mostly feel like the same movie to me, but genders reversed though Hwayi does have more of a deeper storyline.
Recommended by Shay
I guess I could say... Both of these movies try to ask the "Are monster born or made?" question.
Recommended by Ari_Lee
Both movie have same kind of concept. A boy is forced to became a monster. If Hwayi: A Monster Boy presents the story of a 'not-wanna-be-a-monster' boy, in Monster, the lead became a monster by his own choice. And in the end, both 'monster' boys end by murder their own family.
Recommended by Dia
Both quite dark and really well made.
I'm in love with these kind of movies that bring up the question of how monsters are made...
Either you're born that way or you are made one <3
If you've seen one of these movies then you'll probably like the other.
Recommended by Dollmac
Both movies have pappa bear killers who teach baby bear how to do their jobs(sort of, in guns and talk it is more like maknae). Both made me wonder about humanity and all that killing that happens. I loved the sort of killer they were, efficient. ... that makes me sound crazy...

Guns and Talk is more on the comedic side, but it is still a wonderful movie (Its also where I first fell for Won Bin). I love them both ^_^
Recommended by mobosies
Lots of messed up killing and killers, with a little bit of innocence mixed in. Only to find out in the end *SPOILER* they all love/d each other, in their own special ways.

Both gave me the same feelings, and are quite tragic. makes you wonder if you'll just accidentally be off'd if you stumble down the wrong road in korea ahaha
Recommended by mobosies
A 5-member gang, led by Seok Tae, kidnaps a baby boy named Hwa Yi and raises the baby like their own son. The baby boy is now 17 years old and has turned into a lethal killer. Taking part in his father's gang, Hwa Yi learns about his own past. Hwa Yi pulls out his gun to find out who he really is.
Recommended by Negin
Both movies have great action scenes, some psychological twists and brilliant actors and plot.
Recommended by Hasumi17