|release date||September 27 2005|
|starring||Yun-ah Song, Hyeon-jun Shin, Seung-wook Ki|
SynopsisIn Face, police – hot on the trail of a serial killer who burns away the flesh of his victims with acid leaving only the bones behind – turn to Hyun-min (Shin Hyeon-jun, Hi! Dharma 2), a former forensic sculptor adept in reconstructing faces by examining and interpreting skulls. With the bones of one of the victim’s in his house, Hyun-min's daughter begins to hear loud screams in the night and experience disturbing visions of a distraught, long-haired woman in a white robe … a woman she may know. As he races against time to find the answers before the visions overtake his frail daughter, the deadly truth behind them reveals a sinister conspiracy that threatens everyone involved.
The influx of Asian horror films into our midst may seem to be a herald for the future of world cinema, but with the major Hollywood studios thrusting their greedy hands into every eastern auteur they can get a hold of and forcing them to churn out garbage like Ring 2, the idea of a cross-cultural burnout could be a very real threat. With that threat in mind, the future of any genre is always left to the mercy of its fans, and as the great mantra goes, quality is always preferable to quantity. One studio truly excels at quality products for the discerning Asian cult horror fan, and that studio is Tartan Films. …Read More