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Byeong-ki Ahn
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Release Date:
29 July 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Everyone is going to die
Seven friends will die one by one for protecting a terrible secret. Can a vengeful spirit be stopped? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Korean teen horror film in the mould of Scream and "I know what you did last summer" See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order)
Gyu-ri Kim ... Hye-jin

Ji-won Ha ... Eun-ju
Jeong-yun Choi ... Seon-ae

Ji-tae Yu ... Hyun-jun

Joon-sang Yoo ... Jeong-ok
Jun Jeong ... Se-hun
Hye-yeong Jo ... Mi-ryeong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-jin Jang

Directed by
Byeong-ki Ahn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Byeong-ki Ahn 
Brian O'Hara  script adaptation

Produced by
Hyeong-wook Goh .... producer
Seung Bum Kim .... executive producer
Stanley Kim .... producer
Min-ho Lee .... producer
Seong-jim Mun .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tae-beom Lee 
Cinematography by
Seok-hyeon Lee 
Film Editing by
Yong-soo Kim 
Production Design by
Seong-weon Jo 
Sound Department
Young-kon Kim .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Seongho Jang .... visual effects supervisor: Mofac Studio

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gawi" - South Korea (original title)
"Gawi: The Nightmare" - Philippines (English title)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Korean teen horror film in the mould of Scream and "I know what you did last summer", 2 May 2006
Author: Joe from United Kingdom

Asian cinema has been on a roll in recent years, rewriting the rules of the horror genre in particular. "Gawi" though seems to turn the clock back and returns favours to the American teen horror market. The film centres round a group of friends reminiscing at first about the suicide of an old acquaintance, and then when each begins to be picked off grizzly one at a time, they start to fear what they can't see blaming it on her revengeful return.

The film basically combines together influences from Scream, "I know what you did last summer" and adds the now obligatory "loner female with long black hair and a troublesome background" from the Asian markets (someone please now give this a rest!). The shocks are never really scary and the acting can be quite lame.

Confusing at first, you will get the hang of it, and the last 20 mins are quite interesting as the film gently twists. Regardless it is not a good film, and very unoriginal. Not by any means the worst, but simply a poor straight-to-video effort in my opinion.

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