|release date||March 31 2006|
|starring||Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisSet in Seoul, the film follows Sun Jae (Kim Hye Soo, also in "Three: Memories") who, after catching her husband with another woman, moves into a decrepit old apartment building along with her young daughter, Tae Soo. Struggling to settle into this new life, Sun Jae comes across a strange pair of red shoes whilst on the subway, and decides to take them home. Unfortunately, the shoes turn out to be cursed, and exerts a sinister power over all those who come into contact with them, leading to expected deaths and disaster. Eventually, with Tae Soo's life hanging in the balance, Sun Jae and new interior designer boyfriend Cheol (Kim Sung Soo) desperately try to unravel the mystery of the shoes before it's too late.
During the last few years, Americans have been cinematically inundated with the J-horror movement. After the rousing success of The Grudge, Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon, swamping the pop culture marketplace with original Asian horror films on DVD (The Eye, directed by the Pang Brothers, technically from Bangkok via Hong Kong, arguably initiated American interest in the subgenre; unfortunately, The Messengers may represent the demise of their respective American careers), and subsequent pompous American theatrical bastardizations like The Grudge series and Dark Water. With the recent success of The Host, culturally repressed South Korea, suddenly a cinematic upstart, has decided it wants a piece of the pasty-faced pie, and along with the admirable work of Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, 3 Extremes), several new Korean horror films have recently arrived on DVD, although some leave an unpleasant J-horror aftertaste. …Read More