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Writers:
Byeong-ki Ahn
Brian O'Hara (script adaptation)
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Release Date:
29 July 2000 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
Everyone is going to die
Plot:
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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Nightmare in Seoul See more (21 total) »

Cast

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

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

Ji-tae Yu ... Hyun-jun

Jun-Sang Yu ... 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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Runtime:
97 min
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Nightmare in Seoul, 20 January 2002
Author: Watuma from Toronto, Canada

This South Korean thriller can't claim much originality in its basic story. A group of young adults are linked by a guilty secret from their college days. They start being haunted by visions of someone who was killed accidentally several years before, and begin dying violently themselves. The idea dates back to at least 1980 (PROM NIGHT), and more recently formed the basis for I SAW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. But writer-director An Byung-ki, evidently familiar with Italian gialli, maintains interest by giving the plot a quite convoluted structure plus several bizarre twists and turns as the film progresses. The influence of Dario Argento is specially noticeable. Mr. An also invests the story with enough ambiguity that, until the last scene, we're not sure whether the vengeful ghost seen by the characters is for real or simply a projection of their guilt.

The young cast generally furnish convincing and underplayed performances. Particularly noteworthy are Kim Kyu-ri as a psychology major and Ha Ji-won as the film's enigmatic nemesis. The picture's mood of unease is greatly enhanced by imaginative lighting, smoothly gliding camerawork, sharp editing, and a varied but never intrusive score. KAWEE successfully continues South Korea's recent emergence as a new force in the psychological horror film sub-genre.

Westerners can catch this movie on VCD or DVD under the titles NIGHTMARE and HORROR GAME MOVIE. It's highly recommended.

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