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College student Hee Jin returns home when her 14-year-old sister So Jin goes missing. Her mother, a fanatic churchgoer, resorts to prayer and refuses to work with the lazy police to find So Jin. Meanwhile, a neighbor commits suicide and leaves a will for So Jin, Hee Jin hears rumors that her sister had been possessed. The whereabouts of So Jin becomes increasingly elusive and the dead neighbor begins appearing in Hee Jin's dreams. (Source: Hancinema) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Score: 6.9 (scored by 287 users)
  • Ranked: #9485
  • Popularity: #8902
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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5 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2016
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Overall 5.0
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Music 4.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
I really like horror movies; I don't know why, but I do.
But what I don't like, is a horror film with little to no real plot.

While this movie did seem interesting at first, it became very boring very quickly. The problem of this movie, was that there were too many plot holes and no real explainable plot. It was all sort of muddled and confusing.

People died without explanation as to why they were the target, the film relied on jump scares for the main element of horror and there's no real explanation as to why possession became possible in the first place.

I don't mind if a movie leaves a few loose ends for the person watching to determine and make up their own idea (like at the very last rooftop scene) but when in every corner there's an unanswered question, you start to become more frustrated with the situation than the characters of the movie.

Unless there is some symbolism I don't understand because the differing cultures of Korea and America, this film was very random and just not a very worthwhile watch in my opinion.

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2 people found this review helpful
Dec 11, 2021
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Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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It was the mother, really!

With a background in Religious Studies, mythology and knowledge of shamanism, atheism (and many other ism's) I found this movie fascinating and intriguing.

Religiosity can be a strength for many people, but religious fanaticism usually is detrimental to all socio-economic classes, especially the poor!

Over-religiosity can lead to fanatics like David Koresh, Jim Jones and even a mother like Hee Jin's, briliantly played by Kim Bo Yun.

Religious fanaticism can lead to conditions such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and even worse, such as the disassociation of those close to the practitioners, such as Hee JIn's younger sister, Kang So Jin (Shim Eun Kyung), whose every scene except for the very last one (with mother dead) showed her mother's overbearing impact on her life. It can even lead to residual problems to others, such as Hee Jin's cough at college, which stopped after her mother's death.

Hee Jin's mother, in my opinion, had already crossed the fine line between 'believer' and 'Satan's henchman'.

I admit it was slow at times, but part of that was necessary to set up the interaction of opposing forces in the movie.

The movie started working on the question, "What is faith" to the participants, although it gave up before it go to any conclusion (and it wasn't long enough to come to any definite conclusion as well!). It should have been, possibly, a series instead looking at such topics more thoroughly.

The other reviewer complained about the film being slow at times; I agree, but this movie wasn't so much about action horror, as it was about a continuous philosophical horror which will let down some viewers.

A complaint about the "murders without reason" is answered later on in the film; the tenants of the apartment build from admiring, then fearing, and ultimately condemning Kang So Jin, as she is manipulated by her zealous mother. Enter the shamanass and the tenants find out how powerful, and dangerous, Kang So Jin' mother is!

I admire the use of black and white to make the apartments and complex itself fit the eerie atmosphere of the film during most paranormal scenes. The main and support staff also work well together to create a film that should become a classic in the future.

The director used every inch of film to build on the film's atmosphere (the furnace room lit only by a cell phone light) and did an excellent job. Without so much of a "Gotcha" moment of fright, this movie seems to keep you rather in constant suspense, which I thought the director did a good job.

I could write another 7-8 pages on this movie, but you probably wouldn't stay here that long!

Suffice to say, come here every Halloween or more often and be prepared to be glued to the edge of your seat, rather than being occasionally scared out of it!

I down-voted it due to unanswered questions at the end but really felt it deserved a better score

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  • Movie: Possessed
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.9 (scored by 287 users)
  • Ranked: #9485
  • Popularity: #8902
  • Watchers: 888

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