MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,780 this week

Arang (2006)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 926 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 28 critic

A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Arang" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Arang (2006)

Arang (2006) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arang.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong
Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyeong-tak Shin
Memento Mori (1999)
Horror | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.

Directors: Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeh-jin Park, Yeong-jin Lee
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Buried grudges have disasterous consequences for a class reunion in this unapologetically bloody film from Korean director Dae-wung Lim.

Director: Dae-wung Lim
Stars: Seong-won Jang, Eung-soo Kim, Yeong-seon Kim
Nightmare (2000)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Seven friends will die one by one for protecting a terrible secret. Can a vengeful spirit be stopped?

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Ji-won Ha, Jeong-yun Choi
Phone (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Min-young moves onto the fifth floor of a new studio apartment with her six-year-old daughter, Joo-hee. She's concerned when her downstairs neighbor, HAN Chang-soo, says that he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Jung-min Kim
Stars: Ye-won Jang, Young-joon Kim, Jong-hyeok Lee
The Locker (2004)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Kei Horie
Stars: Asami Mizukawa, Shûji Kashiwabara, Chisato Morishita
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Pang Chun
Stars: Race Wong, Rosanne Wong, Anson Leung
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young couple reawaken the spirit of a famous old Thai legend.

Director: Mark Duffield
Stars: Pataratida Pacharawirapong, Siwat Chotchaicharin, Porntip Papanai
Love Ghost (2001)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Teenager Midori's family moves back to the city where she lived as a child and is relieved to discover that her old friend Ryusuke still lives there. Her terrifying nightmares begin ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyuki Shibuya
Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Mao Asami, Risa Gotô
Premonition (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While stopped at a roadside phone boot for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five years ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta
Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita
Apt. (2006)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Se-jin, a young woman who lives in an old apartment in a Seoul suburb, amuses herself by observing the windows of the apartments on the other side. One day, she notices that the lights of ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: So-young Ko, Seong-jin Kang, Hie-jin Jang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
So-yeong Choo
Won-joong Jung
Hae-in Kim
Dong-Wook Lee ...
Hyun-ki
Jong-su Lee ...
Dong-min
Yun-ah Song ...
So-young
Edit

Storyline

A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a suspension, and Lee, a new transfer from forensics. Min has nightmares: a sexual assault that haunts her. She and Lee work well together, but soon two more deaths occur - each mysteriously poisoned, both friends of the ex-con. A fourth friend, a newly married doctor, is a suspect. But what has all this to do with the salt storehouse, a death ten years ago, and a missing girl? Can Min and Lee get to the bottom of it, or is the supernatural beyond a cop's reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 June 2006 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Haunted Village  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This movie deserves a much higher rating
10 July 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I read about "Arang" I thought it was a thriller about two cops catching some serial killer. To my surprise it turns out to be horror movie. OK,I must admit that it is not entirely original in using a Asian long haired girl as a ghost. To be fair it remains creepy. Even if I have seen it a dozen times earlier in other Asian horror flicks. The long black hair,the scary eyes,the pale face. Can you honestly say that such a sight doesn't get to you. As long as all the other elements of the movie go into another direction thus creating a different kind of experience I don't see the harm in using this ghost. Most of the movie is quite fast paced and very slick. The thing I liked about this movie was the fact that they play around with the different genres. At one hand it seems to be a horror movie and on the other hand the supernatural elements easily can be dismissed when some evidence is given to explain the audience that what we have seen did not happen. It does require some imagination and you have to be forgiving in order to accept all of this. Not being sure if the ghost is real or not is part of the fun. The twists and turns make sure of it that we keep guessing until the end. Quite a lot of scares and tricks may have been borrowed from other movies. But in combination with some clever plot twists and good acting "Arang" does offer an original and fun viewing experience!


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Legend of Arang mstreet1
'Shutter' did it better greenie4242
subs? iwantsonyT200
Someone needs to call M. Night Shyamalan... Incera369
Discuss Arang (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?