The first movie was titled THE SHRINE. It was about a news reporter who decides to find a story so she takes her boyfriend and a co-worker on a trip to a foreign country to find a missing young man. There are a lot of scenes where the dialogue is not in English, and since I watched this on a streaming service, I was disappointed that there were entire scenes I couldn't understand. Maybe the director was trying to make it so the audience had to rely on the fear created by the characters, but there wasn't any. Mostly the movie revolves around demonic possession and religion. Of course, the way in which people are possessed wasn't described or expanded, and neither was the reason for this town to be built around a shrine that possesses people. The ends was disappointing, the beginning was boring and the middle was uninteresting.
The second movie was the remake of OLDBOY. I can honestly say I liked the original better. Josh Brolin was not a great actor in this movie (I preferred him in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) and the story just didn't draw me in like the original movie did. I don't know if it was the acting or the fact that there was way too much going on that just took my focus away from what was going on. I didn't care for the way the remake began, and I didn't care for the main character, or what happened to him later.
I wouldn't recommend either of these movies, especially not to anyone who enjoys the horror or thriller genre. Neither movie held my interest. The fact that neither movie held my interest really made me sad too, I had been looking forward to the remake of OLDBOY since it came out and I am sorry this was (in my eyes) wasn't good.