The Horror Game Movie (aka: Nightmare)
Product DescriptionOriginal title: Kawi
Starring: Yoo Ji-Tae, Kim Kyu-Ri, Chung Joon, Yu Jun-Sang, Choi Jeong-Yun
Director: An Byeong-Ki
Studio: Premier Entertainment
Rating: 18 +
About this DVD
The best way to describe THE HORROR GAME MOVIE is as an artfully executed remake of "I Know What You Did Last Summer." The comparison is not really fair though as it implies that this superior horror film owes something to its predecessor. Another telling difference is that 'Kawi' is scary, while its Hollywood counterpart is not. Ghost stories told around the campfire are an essential part of any summer and this story is well told. The eerie music, with its sudden rushes of percussion, bass and shrill treble sounds are spine t ngling. The sudden appearances of ghosts, perfectly timed with suspense-generating music and sounds are utterly bone chilling.
As with "I Know What You Did Last Summer," the plot centers on an accidental death, involving the death of a fellow frat student. The students are all members of a university fraternity called "A Few Good Man," the grammatical error of the singular for "man" apparently missed during film editing. The thrills and chills begin in the morgue, where we see a man stitching the eyelids of the deceased shut. No sooner is the work done than the eyelids spring open, straining on the stitches until they break. Of course no horror film would be complete without pathetic fallacy relentlessly haunting us in thunder, lightening and in rain, but this film includes other unnatural phenomena. While traditional Hollywood fair offers ghosts who pass through walls, doors and even moving subways, this multimedia ghost penetrates paintings, photographs, videotapes, and even recorded messages. If people returning from the dead was not frightening enough, this zombie appears to be able to materialize anywhere, swimming pools, photos, faxes, recorded messages, etc. With that kind of necromancy, it's clear that nothing can exorcise the spirit, not even a stake through the heart. In one scene, a Korean shaman or mudang, proves powerless in this endeavor. Far from succeeding in exorcizing the ghost, it is he who is dispatched to the devil when an invisible hand seizes her by the throat and pro eeds to snuff the life out of her.
After she studied Psycology at university, Hye-jin is preparing for an entrance examination for a graduate school. One day, Seon-ae, her college friend, visits her house. Her sudden show-up makes Hye-jin very embarrassed because she did not contact her since she emigrated to abroad. Her appearance is greatly changed. She trembles for fear and tells Hye-jin that somebody seems to chase her. At the school, they were members of a club "A Few Good Men". However, when she meets seven people of the club "A Few Good Men" (they were envied by other students because they were specially chosen few good-looking people), Hye-jin feels they have been hiding the story about the suicide of a member in the past. No one of the members dared tell her about it. At last, they are being killed one by one. Hye-jin is just wondering who the killer is. If she cannot find out the suicide-related secret, she may not be able to escape from the death.
|Audio Format:||Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamporphic)|
|Special Features:||Cast, Synopsis, Images Gallery, Making Film, Music Video "Break Down", Critics Commentary, Theatrical Trailers (3), TV Spots|