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Dead Friend (2004)

Ryeong (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 18 June 2004 (South Korea)
A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director:

Tae-kyeong Kim

Writer:

Tae-kyeong Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ha-neul Kim ... Min Ji-won (as HaNeul Kim)
Sang-mi Nam ... Su-in
Hye-bin Jeon ... Eun-seo (as Bin)
Yi Shin Yi Shin ... Mi-kyeong
Hie-ju Jeon Hie-ju Jeon ... Yu-jeong
Yun-ji Lee ... Eun-jeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Choi Ran Choi ... Su-in's mum
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Detective
Hae-sook Kim ... Ji-won's mum (as Hae-suk Kim)
Greena Park ... (as Grina Park)
Jin Ryu Jin Ryu ... Park Jun-ho
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Storyline

The teenager Min Ji-won is suffering from amnesia and being haunted by weird visions. When she meets her former high school friend Oh Yu-jeong, she receives a picture of her high school group of friends: Kim Eun-seo, who had recently died; Shin Mi-kyeong, who is in the hospital and Eun-jeong. Ji-won questions who took the picture, and when she visits her former friends, she recalls Han Su-in, a girl that was badly treated and humiliated by their group, disclosing her past and the fate of Su-in and finding a scary hidden truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Don't remember... Take it to your grave.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,161
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Popcorn Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not bad for Korean horror but nothing new
18 August 2005 | by tenderluvherSee all my reviews

As far as Korean horror goes, it's not too bad, better than most out there. I only rate it behind A Tale of Two Sisters, which was more original with better cinematography and more defined characters. ATOTS was more a horror/suspensethriller though, while Ryeong is definitely dealing with the supernatural idea. Don't expect to be scared sh_tless or anything though. There's nothing really new here. A definite Ring rip with a little bit of Dark Water mixed in. Movie producers must really move beyond the long hair covering face wet female ghost idea. It's getting pretty played out. Seen one, seen them all. The production is good though with a story that's somewhat intriguing, keeping you guessing about what's going on until the finale. The end I was actually little surprised but the idea has been used before, an influence I believe from ATOTS and such where there's the revelation. Overall worth watching but it won't leave you sleeping with the lights on.


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