In an insurance company, Se-young, who has a power to see people's past and read their minds. Mr.Park, Se-Young's boss, assumes that she has some kind of special power, decides to test her ...
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A teenager is abducted and forced to tell the scariest tales she knows, leading to this anthology of four stories: a brother and sister are under siege while home alone; a killer escapes ... See full summary »
In this seventh installment of the Ju-on franchise, a school teacher visits the home of a boy who's been absent from school for a long period of time, unaware of the horrific tragedy which occurred in the boy's household many years ago.
In an insurance company, Se-young, who has a power to see people's past and read their minds. Mr.Park, Se-Young's boss, assumes that she has some kind of special power, decides to test her ability. At very late night, Mr. Park picks three doubtful cases. He asks Se-young to tell him what exactly happened and if she thinks the insurance company has paid them the right amount of money. Se-young, who senses some unknown fear wandering around him, tells the story of each case. Every time Se-young finishes each case, the dark aura gets darker and bigger and Se-young tries to Mr. Park about it. Would Mr. Park able to escape from unknown fear? Written by
Normally I am not overly keen on anthologies as there haven't been that many that has been overly impressive. But still, this is a South Korean horror anthology, so why not give a chance, even without having seen the first movie. Why? Well, simply because I had the opportunity.
The first segment, "The Cliff", was nicely filmed, although the story was really predictable. It was more of a drama than it was a horror experience. But I suppose that the supernatural twist to it and the amazingly ridiculous ending was enough to call it horror by the director's standard.
Moving on to the second segment, "The Pain of Death", again not scary. However, while it was initially a bit boring, the director managed to tie together all strings in a very fulfilling way, which made the ending quite good. But as for the scares, don't get your hopes up.
The third segment, "Escape", is way over-the-top and totally stands out from the previous two segments. But not really fitting to the anthology, again, it is nowhere near being even remotely scary. "Escape" was odd and bizarre in a way that it was the most entertaining of all segments.
It was actually the narrative story in between each segment which turned out to be the best of all the stories and also the most interesting.
All in all, "Horror Stories 2" was a less than mediocre horror experience in the South Korean horror genre.
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