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Dead Friend (2004)
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A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

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Cast

Credited cast:
HaNeul Kim ...
Min Ji-won
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Su-in
Hye-bin Jeon ...
Eun-seo (as Bin)
Yi Shin ...
Mi-kyeong
Hie-ju Jeon ...
Yu-jeong
Yun-ji Lee ...
Eun-jeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Choi ...
Su-in's mum
Ju-bong Gi ...
Detective
Hae-suk Kim ...
Ji-won's mum
...
(as Grina Park)
Jin Ryu ...
Park Jun-ho
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The teenager Min Ji-won is suffering from amnesia and being haunted by weird visions. When she meets her former high school friend Oh Yu-jeong, she receives a picture of her high school group of friends: Kim Eun-seo, who had recently died; Shin Mi-kyeong, who is in the hospital and Eun-jeong. Ji-won questions who took the picture, and when she visits her former friends, she recalls Han Su-in, a girl that was badly treated and humiliated by their group, disclosing her past and the fate of Su-in and finding a scary hidden truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't remember... Take it to your grave.

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18 June 2004 (South Korea)  »

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Best Korean Horror Film I've seen
26 June 2004 | by (Seoul, S. Korea) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, the best Korean Horror movie I've seen so far. This movie is creepy, has nice effects, and actually has a story which is understandable and doesn't have a deranged theme. I mean, you don't have some whining ghost who was cheated by her boyfriend or a schizophrenic girl having fits. This movie has a ghost whom I can actually sympathize with.

Like other Asian horror films, this film is more creepy than scary. The atmosphere makes you tense. The sound effects and the theme of water is enough to give you the creeps. And the acting, though not top-notch, is enough to satisfy you.

I admit, this isn't the MOST scariest film you'll ever find. But it IS the best Korean Horror film I've seen so far. Better than Phone(I hated the ending; pretty twisted and pathetic) and Janghwa Hongryun: A Tale of Two Sisters (I still don't get that movie -_-), at least.

Pretty enjoyable. **** out of *****


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