Spellbound (2011)

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Ever since she was young, Yoo Ri, has had the unnatural ability to see ghosts, and when they do appear, unexpected things occur to the people around her. Yoo Ri chooses to isolate herself from the outside world but is approached by a street magician named Jo Goo, who offers her a job in his show. One year passes, and Yoo Ri ends up playing a part in the magician’s horror-themed act, read morein which she plays a ghost in a closet. When eventually Yoo Ri opens up to Jo Goo about her tragic and lonely life, things start to change for the both of them.

  • Native title:

    오싹한 연애
  • Also Known as:

    Ossakhan Yeonae ; Chilling Romance ; Eerie Romance ;

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Oct 1, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Ok who can't love a movie featuring Lee Min Ki as the leading man?
I found this story to be uniquely original and took a Rom/Com to a whole new place and added in a good dose of humor into the mix as well. Lee Min Ki's performance is excellent as always showcasing both physical humor as well as touching emotional scenes he is the best character actor. I would call this read more a unique romance. I was prepared not to like this and found it a very touching story with both chills and thrills.
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Oct 24, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The story’s quite fresh. And I was really stunned at how this movie managed to incorporate various genres I never imagined would work out harmoniously. It’s surprisingly scarier than I thought it would be. Nonetheless one could still sleep peacefully despite the creepiness.

The romance was cute. And the chemistry was to die for. I really love how Son Ye Jin’s able to match up with her co-stars who are younger than read more her that I barely notice the age differences.

With a crazy set-up accompanied by compelling and quirky leads, this movie was able to tug my heart with just enough dosage of sweetness and pure wackiness at its best.
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To start of with they are both South Korean movies and are movies that are mixed with horror and romance.
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Both THE MASTER'S SUN, and SPELLBOUND are cute Romantic Comedies with spooky ghost activity.. Both have a leading lady that sees Dead People and a leading man that helps her to lead a more normal life.
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    Gyeouligago 16 days ago
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    nesrine Mar 18, 2015

    where do i watch this with eng sub !!!

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    bmore Feb 14, 2015

    Absolutely LOVED this. LMAO! Feeling so happy and light right now after watching this. It was so much fun. Son Ye Jin was gorgeous in this and MIn Ki hot as fire. I like when he does light comedy roles...he reminded me a lot of his character in Dal Ja in this one. His deadpan way of acting suits the dark quiet roles he can be so scary in, but when given well written comedy sarcasm, like this movie, he is quite good. And he OBVIOUSLY LOVES to kiss his leading ladies. Don't stop watching when the credits start rolling. There are a few more absolutely hysterical scenes that will have you on the floor! 9/10 for just making me happy and giving me a great day!

    I'm definitely watching this one again.!

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    KarolK Feb 2, 2015

    so refreshing and funny! totally love this!

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    Patketina Feb 1, 2015

    Hilarious movie!!! 10/10

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    Linda Nov 16, 2014

    Where do you watch this with English subtitle?

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    Nana8 Aug 28, 2014

    I loved this movie! Is definitely one of my favourites now haha

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    HealerWaifu Jul 11, 2014

    Cute movie :") Son ye jin is beautiful. <3

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    Apple_pear Jul 8, 2014

    Really really liked this movie it was really cute I recommend u watch it

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    ellie Jun 29, 2014

    This movie is so sweet and cheesy! I honestly love it! As an avid kdrama mini horror fan this was actually a bit scary but I just close my eyes for those parts. (It helps lol) I was going to rate it an 8.5 but ending is just so sweet I had to add a whole nother star! I recommend definitely if you are prepared for some pop ups that might be a little spooky!

    9.5/10 stars

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    justmepanda Jun 18, 2014

    What a cutie movie! My stomach hurts from laughing and cheeks hurt from being all smiley. It was too sweet to be scary :3

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    Seung225 Jun 11, 2014

    does anyone know where I can watch this movie?

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    heavenlene May 12, 2014

    I really enjoyed watching this rom-com horror flick! strongly recommended to those looking for a different kind of rom-com :P

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    Jocelyn Tesorero May 4, 2014

    how can i watch this full movie with english sub? can someone give me a link? someone please.....

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    thesilverbutterfly Apr 21, 2014

    This film was...okay. To be honest, it was underwhelming for me. Just average. Maybe because I was expecting something more, like regarding the truth about Yoo Ri's bestfriend for example. Some parts of the story weren't clarified. There were some funny moments though, like when she ripped his shirt when she got drunk and the end scene between the old guy friend of Jo Gu (sorry, don't know what his role was) and the ghost best friend. The "horror" is a lot like in Master's Sun i.e. not seriously scary. Overall, I'd give it a 5.5-6/10.

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      heavenlene May 12, 2014
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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 1, 2011
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 54 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 5,587 users)
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