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The Record (2001)

  Tags: Chae Young Kan, Eun Hye Park, Kim Jong Seok, korean, slasher, south korea, Sung Min Kang, the record

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Kim Jong Seok
94 minutes
Chae Young Kan, Eun Hye Park, Sung Min Kang

When I first read about this movie I thought it was going to be supernatural, like the dead student's ghost or something haunts them. I mean, you'd get the impression from the plot and the cover of the movie that, but I was actually way off. The damn movie turned out to basically be a Korean remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer. 10 minutes into the movie I realized that and boy was I pissed. I watched it all anyway.

The movie is interesting, but it's all already been done so many times in the US, so I was bored in parts, because it was just the same thing we've all already seen. I was amazed by the close similarities it holds to I Know. The teens kill the classmate on accident so they tell each other that no one will know and they try to cover it up. Apparently a year goes by and for some reason they start dying off one by one by a mysterious masked killer with an oversized red raincoat; sound familiar?

The movie had its moments and that's why I figured I'd give it a 5-rating. It's not THAT bad of a film, but the lack of originality really hits it hard here. The acting was okay and so was the directing. I thought it had some cool music though -- a nice mix of slight techno here and there. I think that's one of the only things I really enjoyed while watching this movie. The death scenes were nothing special. No good scares either; maybe an occasional pop-up. Oh well, I'll make sure to do more research before purchasing a movie next time.

Pretty much a Korean remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Had its moments, but wasn't anything special. Don't bother with this.

Posted on October 27, 2009 - 1:09am | FrighT MasteR