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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
Sung Jin
Yi-seul Kang
Bum Kim
So-hie Kim
Jeong-hwan Kong
Hyun-Sang Kwon
Beom-su Lee ...
Chang-wook Hwang
Do-hyeoni Lee
Ban-ya Mun
Han Na-Yeon
Gyu-ri Nam ...
I-na
Shin-ae Yu ...
So-yeong Choi
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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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One of the highest grossing Korean horror films in history, earning a total of 1,636,149 admissions. See more »

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During the beginning of the credits, Jiwon's parents are seen eating ramen noodles and talking as if it is a normal occasion, with Hyeyoung's corpse in the fish tank full of water in the background. See more »

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Somewhat flawed but still highly enjoyable
20 August 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

A group of students at an elite school find that the series of mysterious disappearances are the result of a vengeful ghost intent on playing murderous games with the faculty as retribution for their behavior towards her and must race to solve the clues to stop the games from getting out of hand.

A pretty confusing entry overall, as there was some parts to this one that was really enjoyable and some parts that were really infuriating. From the atmosphere of the school and the sense of everyone being targeted, the sense of panic as the games started and how to deal with them, it's really good and of course, once the games start this one is just an absolute blast as they finally make people being placed in traps scary for once since it connects them with a series of questions to be solved in order to free them, their failure resulting in graphic deaths which are really fun and bloody. The part that's really hard to get around is the fact that the ghost isn't really all that active in the story and it's more about the solving of the questions rather than dealing with a ghost running around kidnapping and killing people, making its involvement more like an afterthought rather than the main focus, which is a shame since it's got a couple really good, creepy moments that are really enjoyable, but it's confusing storyline arch and a rather inane ability to announce on-screen someone's death we have just witnessed seconds earlier knock it down somewhat.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Language


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