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Death Bell (2008)
"Gosa" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  6 August 2008 (South Korea)
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Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

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Credited cast:
In-sook Choi
Da-Geon ...
Yoon Soo-Jin
Eun-jeong Ham ...
Kim Ji-Won
Sung Jin ...
Bak Woo-Ram
Yi-seul Kang
Bum Kim ...
Kang Hyun
So-hie Kim
Jeong-hwan Kong ...
Lee Chi-Young
Hyun-Sang Kwon ...
Jae Wook
Beom-su Lee ...
Chang-wook Hwang
Do-hyeoni Lee
Ban-ya Mun ...
Gimg Yeong-Jin
Gyu-ri Nam ...
I-na Kang
Yeo-eun Son
Jiwon Yang ...
Min Hye-Young
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At an exclusive high school in Seoul, examination marks matter and so do parents' social status. To prepare for a visit from students from England, two popular teachers, Mr. Kim and Ms. Choi, gather top pupils for a Saturday study session. Things go awry: one by one, students disappear, dying in grisly ways, sometimes in view of the others via closed circuit TV. A voice on the P.A. system warns of death if anyone tries to leave. The voice also asks questions, and Mr. Kim leads the students in trying to solve them, hoping to save a student. Will the ordeal come to an end, and is the cause rational or supernatural? What's the pattern? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The directorial debut of Chang, a former MV director. See more »

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Lack of common sense and logic
22 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing how this movie did so well in Korean box office, I thought it would be pretty good. It's not really a horror flick, but sort of works like the "Saw" movies except not the victims but the students that still hasn't been kidnapped yet has to solve the puzzles in order to save there classmate. My guess is that there wasn't many Korean horror movies released during that year, and since Asians tends to crave horror flicks it did so well. Although the premise is pretty well done, none of the characters seem to stand out much and you just don't care who lives and who dies. None of them were believable and the character decisions don't make sense sometimes, there just isn't any logic. Plus everything about this movie seems to be rushed, especially the ending, the twist also wasn't that shocking or original. But what annoyed me the most was the cliché, it's safe to be in one area but a person can take it anymore or goes off to investigate when the person they leave behind is the one that really needs help, which tends to get annoying since it gets used way too much in this. Although I ain't really looking forward to the sequel to this, I hope it's better than this although sequels tend to suck.

5.3/10


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