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After the mysterious death of her niece and other three teenagers on the same hour and with the symptoms of heart attack, the journalist Sun-ju decides to investigate their last moments. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eun-Kyung Shin Eun-Kyung Shin ... Sun-ju
Seung-Hyun Lee Seung-Hyun Lee ... (as Seung-hyeon Lee)
Jin-young Jung ... Choi Yeol (as Jin-yeong Jeong)
Chang-wan Kim
Doona Bae ... Park Eun-Suh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ggoch-ji Kim Ggoch-ji Kim
Namhee Kwon Namhee Kwon ... Sang-Mi's Mother
Yeon-su Yu Yeon-su Yu ... (as Yeon-Su Yu)
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After the mysterious death of her niece and other three teenagers on the same hour and with the symptoms of heart attack, the journalist Sun-ju decides to investigate their last moments. She discloses that the four friends had just watched a videotape exactly one week before their death in a resort. She travels to the place and finds the deadly video and after watching the weird footage, her telephone rings. When she takes a picture of herself, she sees her image blurred the same way that happened with the teenagers. She makes a copy of the cursed tape to her acquaintance, the skeptical coroner Choi Yeol. Together they seek for a hint, and find that it was taped thorough telekinesis by Eun-suh, a psychic girl that had disappeared years ago. When Sun-ju's little daughter watches the movie, Sun-ju has a stronger reason to unravel the mystery to save her daughter and her own lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

South Korea

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Release Date:

12 June 1999 (South Korea) See more »

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The Ring Virus See more »

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Unofficial sequel to Ringu (1998). See more »

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Sun-ju: You have given birth to something haven't you?
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Psychological horror masterpiece
22 July 2003 | by Danny_G13See all my reviews

The problem with modern horror is that instead of genuinely scaring the viewer, Hollywood seems to have decided that fog and gore is enough. Well this effort from Japan (Which was made in 1998 btw) shows how utterly magnificent and scary a movie can be with the most minimalist budget. It's based on the idea of a disturbing video, which seems to be having strange effects on those who view it. Indeed, 4 of those who watch it die a week later. Coincidence?

To be honest, I really don't want to give any more plot away as this is the sort of story, like Sixth Sense, that frankly one should see knowing as little about as possible.

It is genuinely chilling throughout, and uses suggestion and psychological manipulation to achieve the terror. A known trick with moviemakers and games makers (To a lesser extent) is that it is not what the viewer sees that terrifies them, it's what they can't see. It's what they imagine and believe is happening which can so effectively scare them.

And this movie does that outstandingly well.

A word of warning; just when you think it's over and the chills have stopped, think again. The ending is the epitome of fear, and if you're not tempted to cover your eyes you're a braver man than I.


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