Whispering Corridors details
|Starring:||Yong Soo Park, Kang-hie Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jeong Kim|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Nov 2005|
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Scream if you want to go faster...By adiw from Leicestershire , 05 Dec 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]The first in a series of horror movies from Korea which are connected by the high school theme. Hugely popular in its homeland, 'Whispering Corridors' has also been billed as the film that started the Asian horror boom.
Released in the same year as 'Ringu', 'Whispering Corridors' is certainly far less creepy than its more successful sibling. It just doesn't come across as that kind of movie. Thankfully, for the most part, it also avoids most of the horror conventions which have become somewhat cliched over the last few years.
There's plenty of good stuff here, as a human drama it touches on issues that youngsters can relate too. The feeling of isolation, desperation and the need to fit in. Taken as a horror movie though Whispering corridors falls at every hurdle.
You can't blame over familiarity here, the fact remains that this first chapter of this very popular franchise lacks any real thrills, any decent chills and takes an eternity to get where its going.
Not without its merits but Momento Mori and The Wishing Stairs are certainly superior movies. Whispering corridors needs to make itself heard if its going to prove as popular as anything Hideo Nakata has to offer.
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Boring and disjointedBy a customer from Portsmouth, UK , 12 Jan 2011I am quite a fan of Asian horror but this was very amateur in it's production and made very little sense. I would not recommend it.
girls just wanna have funBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 10 Nov 2010In a girl school teachers commit suicide and it is up to girls themselves to sort things out at the risk of ending up dead themselves. Men are largely despicable and women are evil. Teenage nightmare truly exposed.
Leader of the PackBy a customer from Norwich , 15 Feb 2010Great spooky film with an interesting ghost story to boot. Atmospheric,slowly rolling out to a creepy conclusion. May not find anything new to add if you've seen many of the film's followers/imitations but this one really kicked it off and thankfully no american remake.
Brilliant!By blackgal (211 reviews) from Worksop , 12 Feb 2010This is excellent and well worth watching. It is very eerie and spooky. I totally recommend this film.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008After first seeing the trailer, I thought this would be as good as Phone or Into the Mirror but after watching this, I felt cheated and quite annoyed...
The premise sounded particularly gripping; a series of grisly murders is occuring at an all-girls school, which the administration's trying to cover up as suicides. A former student, who has returned as a teacher, finds something familiar about the deaths, and launches her own investigation into the events. She soon discovers that something far more sinister than simple murder is taking place...but all-in-all, it's pretty tame and relatively boring.
The cast are believable in their roles and the setting's reasonably sinister but the direction's unimpressive and you'll be glad to reach the end in this sub-standard and dull horror.
Watch it if you dare!!!