A magician meets an eccentric girl and offers her to work together in his magic show. It is only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and develops a feeling towards her despite her own problems.


In-ho Hwang


In-ho Hwang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Son Ye-jin ... Kang Yeo-Ri
Lee Min-ki ... Ma Jo-Goo
Cheol-min Park ... Pil-Dong
Hyun-sook Kim ... Min-Jung
Mi-do Lee Mi-do Lee ... Yoo-Jin
Seung-eon Hwang ... Lee Joo-hee
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Magic Show Producer
Soo-ji Kim Soo-ji Kim ... Magic Show Audience
So-hee Kim So-hee Kim ... Yeo-ri's mother
Ah-reum Cha Ah-reum Cha ... Yeo-ri's sister
Mi-nam Jeong ... Ma Seong-nam / man on blind date
Yun-Hwan Shin Yun-Hwan Shin ... Ghost boy
Sang-Cheol Han Sang-Cheol Han ... Ghost boy's dad
Hye-Sook Kim Hye-Sook Kim ... Black clothed woman
Seong-hoon Sin Seong-hoon Sin ... Paramedic (as Dong-hoon Shin)


Jo-Goo is a magician who is seeking new ways to improve his magic show. When he meets a weird girl in one of his shows, he finds a new idea and offers her to work together. It's only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and gets involved in her problem - ghosts problem. Soon he develops a feeling towards her and finds out that he doesn't care about her problems if only he could be with her. Written by Immanuel A.

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14 April 2012 | by superhardrockerSee all my reviews

Original and interesting. Like L HH said, this film is one of a kind. However, there are so many stops, "Chilling Romance" never takes off and loses momentum.

This film makes a brave attempt to mash difficult genres. The end result is a dish that is hard to swallow, but somewhat edible. I was not satisfied with "Chilling Romance," because the story was not engaging and progressed roughly. I want to blame someone whether it's the director, editor, screenwriter, or all three.

The multi-talented actress Son Ye Jin saved this film from disaster. Always surprising her fans with new and unique roles.

All in all, if you want try something new, give "Chilling Romance" a try.

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Release Date:

1 December 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Spellbound See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


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1.85 : 1
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