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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Jul 18, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
When I first read about this movie, I didn't quite get how romance, comedy and horror could work together. But if you watch this movie you'll see how it's possible, the genres are mixed really well!

I loved the chemistry between Sohn Ye-jin og Lee min ki, they were so cute! Moreover, the ghost in this movie was a bit scary, but the comedy! Omg!! -the comedy in this movie was good. read more I didn't think I would laugh, but most of time I spent pausing the movie because I was constantly laughing hard. Even in the serious scene there were some comedy and that worked just fine.

You won't waste a second, this movie is awesome!
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Mar 24, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Chilling is one of those movies that incorporate many genres. It has comedy, drama, horror, and romance. This may seem like a lot. You might, also, think that just because of that (and possibly previous experiences) the movie might be chaotic and just have a bunch of random scenes thrown in together and call it a day, but that is not the case. Everyone who took part in this movie did a read more great job. The scenes do not feel disconnected at all; they flow together and very nicely tell a story.

Story: It's not an original story, even the synopsis tells it so, but it was very enjoyable.

Acting/ Casting: Lee Minki, who I have recently seen in his cameo on the drama "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band", has captured my heart with his acting once again. He is truly a magnificent actor who just gives to his characters a life of their own. I have to mention that both characters he played have a very distinctive feel to them and I just want to see him in more and more things.

I had only seen Son Ye Jin in "Personal Taste", and although I did like the drama, I wasn't that impressed with her in that particular role. But she was just perfect as Yeo Ri. Both of them made the characters likable and believable and that just made me sympathize with them and the things which were happening to, and around, them.

They have really good chemistry together.

I also liked the supporting actors. The movie had a great cast all around.

Music: It felt like it belonged at all times and complemented the scenes nicely.

Rewatch: I will definitely re-watch this movie more than a few times.

Overall: The movie is almost two hours long, but it felt less than that because I was totally immersed in the movie (I did stop it once just to post on the discussion thread. But that had nothing to do with the movie and all with the subs I found). I think this a very well done movie.
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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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    NHK95 Mar 28, 2016

    comedy and horror in a movie. not that it can't be done, it's just a weird/interesting combination. guess i have to check it out.

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    Olga Firsova Mar 25, 2016

    I liked the film.
    I am fond of the two scenes shown during the credits.

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    mrwyoo Mar 8, 2016

    1% horror and 40% sad 59% fun. It was a good movie I think. But I lol really hard when mistaking a ghost for a Japanese woman XD HA.

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    Heenim382 Jan 31, 2016

    I gave this an 8 back in 2012; re-watched it now and changed it to a 10. This movie is seriously a masterpiece. Hiiiilarious.

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    coolcancerian Jan 22, 2016

    Aww such a cute movie ..totally enjoyed ..the lead actors were super good ..esp ending

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    leila Sep 5, 2015

    Hilarious. I love comedy horrors

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    fiflydramalover May 28, 2015

    Saw that a Running Man episode had the actors in this so I'd like to check it out heheh... and it has a good rating so why not?

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    MADEL May 28, 2015 - edited

    This movie is frustrating on so many levels. The incorporation between the horror, romance, and comedy made it difficult to establish a coherent effect. It was just all over the place to the point where each incorporated genre became too contrived (even some dialogues that attempted to be meta). Nonetheless, Lee Min Ki's acting is commendable at least as juxtaposed to Son Ye Jin's here.

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      Viande Jun 19, 2015 - edited

      Couldn't agree more. Waste of Lee Min Ki's acting and my time.

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    Gyeouligago May 7, 2015
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    NesrineTao Mar 18, 2015 - edited

    where do i watch this with eng sub !!!

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    bmore Feb 14, 2015 - edited

    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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    Eggychan Nov 16, 2014 - edited

    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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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 1, 2011
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 54 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 6,672 users)
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