While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

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Ki-hyeong Park
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Kang-hee Choi ... Yoon Jae-yi (as Se-yeon Choi)
Gyu-ri Kim Gyu-ri Kim ... Lim Ji-oh
Min-Jung Kim
Roe-ha Kim ... Math teacher
Yu-seok Kim Yu-seok Kim ... Art teacher
Mi-yeon Lee ... Heo Eun-young
Yong-nyeo Lee ... Park Gi-suk
Jin-hee Park ... Park So-young
Yong-soo Park Yong-soo Park ... Oh Kwang-gu
Yi Shin Yi Shin
Yeon-su Yu Yeon-su Yu ... P.E. Teacher
Ji-hye Yun ... Kim Jung-sook
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While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies and Mrs. Park is attacked and killed by a ghost. On the next morning, the teenager Jae-yi Yoon waits for her friend Ji-oh Lim, who has the ability to call the spirits, and they begin a close friendship. The abusive and aggressive Mr. Oh, a.k.a. Mad Dog, is the substitute of Mrs. Park and prohibits Ji-oh to paint and compares the performances of the pretty So-young Park and the weird Jung-sook Kim, raising a barrier between the two former friends. Miss Hur misses her former friend Jin-ju, who committed suicide, and while trying to contact her, she discloses a dark secret about the past of her friend and Mrs. Park. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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First installment of the "Whispering Corridors" film series. It was followed by four in-name-only sequels. See more »

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Followed by Wishing Stairs (2003) See more »

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B-. Must try harder.
13 February 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The malevolent ghost of a teenage suicide victim haunts the corridors of a Korean school, murderously attacking members of staff. New teacher Eun-young Hur (Mi-yeon Lee) investigates, eventually discovering the shocking truth behind one pupil's mysterious past.

Spooky Korean ghost story Whispering Corridors was released the same year as Hideo Nakata's Ringu, but unlike its Japanese counterpart, it failed to become an international hit and never received the dubious honour of a Hollywood remake. To be honest, I find it easy to understand why: it's extremely slow moving and not very scary.

That's not to say that there is nothing to like about the film: there's loads of lovely cinematography, quality acting, a haunting soundtrack, a nice array of easy-on-the-eye Korean cuties, and the story explores several interesting themes, including loss of friendship, coping with loneliness, and abuse of power. But with very little to set the spine a-tingling, I still cannot not help but feel a little disappointed—after all, this is supposed to be a horror film, isn't it?

5.5/10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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30 May 1998 (South Korea) See more »

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Whispering Corridors See more »

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