|release date||July 25 2006|
|studio||Tartan Asia Exreme|
|starring||Ho-bin Jeong, Da-an Park|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisMi-ju, played by the beautiful Sung Hyun-Ah, is a brilliant cellist who craves peace and stability after surviving a car crash, which killed her best friend. Haunted by terrifying memories of the accident, she decides to forgo a professional career in music, in favor of teaching college students and her daughter how to play. Unfortunately, things begin to go terribly wrong. One of her students attacks her, her sister in-law becomes dangerously obsessed with her fiancée, and the new housekeeper is scaring her to death. Further, there is something very ominous and portentous about the music coming out of her daughter’s cello.
Asian Horror is a tough genre to wrap your head around. For some, the rather non-linear setups are too taxing, for others, the repetitiveness of the storylines easily jades the casual viewer. What I enjoy about the J-horror set is something that many other gorehounds might find dull. I am always intrigued by the structure of the films in question. More often than not, these movies are long on story and short on action. But when the action comes, it comes at a furious pace, often leaving the viewer on the edge of their seat. Cello is exactly this type of film, but even more so. In the 90-minute running time, a full 70 minutes are given over to establishing the backstory of the piece before the full-blown terror begins. But I promise you, if you hang in there, the final revelation is absolutely worth the wait. …Read More