Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells... See full summary »
Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells her that 12 years earlier a prisoner transport vehicle caused a traffic accident wherein all the prisoners involved died - and some of the corpses disappeared. Since then, a murder has occurred near the tollgate on February 29th, every four years. Soon, odd events become increasingly frequent, usually involving a doppelganger of Ji-yeon. When Jong-sook is killed on the fateful February 29th, Ji-yeon - with the help of two detectives - starts looking into matters herself. Written by
Don't expect something like "Ju on" or "The ring". It may appear similar but the approach is different from those movies. There is this Urban legend where the scares are build on. But look closely at the source and the main character and you will know something is off. There are two twists at the ending which will motivate you to watch the movie again! I think that for the avid horror fan there is not enough gore and action. The pace is a bit on the slow side. It would have made more impact if the movie had a faster pace and if there had been more murders. I understand that this movie is more about the atmosphere. The cinematography and location(the toll booth in the middle of nowhere) provide an ambiance which is creepy enough. In combination with the slow pace and the urban legend concerning 29 February you will be drawn in the movie. The main character is likable and not annoying. Even when you suspect something is wrong with her you will care for her. This is key for the two twists at the ending. I give this movie 6.8 points out of 10!
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