Yeogo Goedam (1998, KOR) C-105m. ** D: Park Ki-hyeong. Starring Choi Se-yeon (=Choi Kang-hie), Kim Gyu-ri, Kim Min-jung, Kim Roe-ha. Korean ghost story about the spirit of a girl who is said to haunt the premises. Former student Choi, who has now becomes a teacher, is fascinated by this legend, until a colleague commits suicide. Poor pace takes all the potential out of this chiller. It's still remarkable for kick-starting the horror craze in Korea, much like RINGU (1998) did for Japan. Some style to be found in death scenes. Followed by several sequels. Also known as WHISPERING CORRIDORS.

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