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Death Bell (2008)
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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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Compared to the other actors that played the students, actress and K-pop singer Ham Eunjung was more relatively experienced in acting; she began her acting debut at the age of seven. Shortly after that, she as well as fellow actress and current Spica member Yang Jiwon became members of the K-pop group T-ara, but Yang Jiwon dropped out of the company before the debut. See more »

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Slasher that doesn't quite cut it
21 July 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is supposed to be a horror movie but it's not really scary. It has some suspense however which can make it worth watching and it's more like a gory slasher similar to "Scream" than a ghost story. Having said that I'm not excluding any ghostly presence in the movie. It's simply up to you to find out. The actors are good, at least the main characters but the rest is just average.

The big disappointment comes later in the movie when the director is trying to tie everything together. The script just fails to make a trustworthy impression and you are suddenly very aware that you are only watching a movie when the characters starts behaving in weird ways and doesn't act at all how you would expect them to in their current situation.

Unexpected events are good in horror movies but not in this case, where it's only confusing but like I said in the beginning, the suspense is there so it's not really a bad movie.


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