A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister Su-yeon come home to their father’s large, but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened and their step-mother, Eun-joo greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that’s nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around. Su-mi unpacks her bags in her old room only to find her desk and closet full of someone else’s stuff. Su-yeong hears step foots outside her bedroom door and then sees a creepy, ghost-white hand opening the door – but there’s no one there. Meanwhile, Eun-joo goes from pre-hysterical to cruel. Then things get really weird: A ghostly young woman is hiding under a kitchen cabinet; a terrifying ghoul visits So-mu’s bedroom. Then dad tells a disbelieving Su-mi that Su-yeon has been dead for months. If that’s true, what’s in that big bag Eun-joo is beating with a poker, that thing that’s leaving a blood trail? This film is rightly classic in the lexicon of genuinely creepy gothic horror, and launched the career of Korean gun director, Kim Jee Woon. Re-made in the USA and re-titled: “The Uninvited” and released in 2009.