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Friday, 25 September 2015

The Wig (2005)

A South Korean horror that doesn’t do much that we haven’t seen before with regards the horror aspect. In contrast to that, it succeeds in creating an atmosphere of mournful rejection and frustration for the two sisters at its core. One of them has a terminal illness; her short time left should help bring the siblings closer together, but sinister happenings may prevent that.
The tentative movement and absence of balance in the girls’ lives feels like it leaves a dangerous gap, an opening for a quiet violence to move in and take up residence. The horror tries to accentuate that notion but mostly ends up confusing things, and consequently the more interesting story of hidden truths and strained relationships is compromised.

2½ living memories out of 5

1 comment:

cuckoo said...

This just makes me want to create an Asian horror film called 'The Undies', where creepy folk crawl out of undies.