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Seven friends will die one by one for protecting a terrible secret. Can a vengeful spirit be stopped?

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Byeong-ki Ahn

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Byeong-ki Ahn, Brian O'Hara (script adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Gyu-ri Kim Gyu-ri Kim ... Hye-jin
Ji-won Ha ... Eun-ju
Jeong-yun Choi ... Seon-ae
Ji-tae Yu ... Hyun-jun
Joon-Sang Yoo ... Jeong-ok
Jun Jeong ... Se-hun
Hye-yeong Jo Hye-yeong Jo ... Mi-ryeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-jin Jang Su-jin Jang
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Hye-jin's homecoming should have been a joyous occasion. She was especially happy to see her childhood friend again, the shy Eun-ju. However, when a secret is revealed, harsh words are exchanged. These words deeply affect Eun-ju and,in the next scene, we see her plummeting from a 30-story building. In a flashback provided by Seon-ae, we learn that the ghost of Eun-ju is hunting down all of Hye-jin's friends and killing them. Is this possible or is a more worldly force at work? What is this mysterious tape that everyone is asking about? Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 July 2000 (South Korea) See more »

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Could have been so much better
19 April 2007 | by janguSee all my reviews

I'm afraid that I didn't like this movie very much. Apart from a few saving graces, it's nothing to write home about.

J-horror has boomed for the last five-six years but the films themselves have on more than one account been repetitive and carbon copies of a previous success. This is one of them.

Basically this is a supernatural slasher movie. The beginning is promising with chilling scenes from a morgue where a dead girl has her eyes graphically sewn together, but soon after opens them. However, after that, it's quickly downhill for this flick.

To be kind I will start with the things I like about "Gawi". On the plus side, the visuals are gaudy and the movie looks great for it's type. For those who like their horror movies gory there are a few nicely executed (no pun intended) murder scenes. We also get a few good suspense sequences/set-pieces.

However, there are quite a few drawbacks also...

First of all, and my major complaint about this movie, is that the plot skips and jumps forwards and backwards in time with an alarming intensity. Usually that's not a problem for me, but here, where the students look exactly the same no matter what age they are, I was confused on more than one occasion.

The performances are okay I guess (a little hard to tell when you don't know the language), but seem a little stiff. And for a horror movie, I don't think it was scary enough. For a while I was quite bored actually.

Being a fan of giallo movies, I was expecting quite a lot from "Nightmare", but unfortunately I was quite disappointed.


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