Based on true events and long-circulating urban legend in Taiwan. Wei is nowhere to be found one day before his grandma returns from her own strange missing incident. Wei's girlfriend desperately searches for his whereabouts and finds that it is the horrifying mystery of the little girl in red that has followed and haunted them all along.
Cast & Credits
The story is well told in a rather long script through a series of flashbacks, that's fine, because it explains why the girl in red chose their victims.
If there is one thing that Jian Shi-geng's script did right, it is in establishing the relations between Wei and his grandmother as well as between Wei and Yi-chun with attention and detail. The climax established in the depths of a dense forest is both frightening and sincere, as Yi-chun resolves to save Wei from the claws of the mountain demon who takes the form of the "little red girl" is the great highlight.
Cheng Wei-hao, who makes his film debut, largely manages to maintain a tense and uncomfortable atmosphere throughout the film, but what persists is the sense of dread he builds with the squeaking of a door, the whisper of the Wind and the voice of a girl, which demonstrates a great work of sound and soundtrack.
Overall to be fair, it owes its audience a couple of loose ends, and the CGI heavy climax borders on the exaggeration, but in general, for the horror genre is a scary atmospheric case that carries a pervasive omnipresence. At no time do you feel that the emotions are fake or convenient, nor does it lose your emotional hook along the way, so if you are looking for an authentic Thai movie without minding all the technical components "" The Tag-Along " Is the ideal choice.
The music was good. The acting was descent. Being a lover of supernatural horror there was no gore or blood. The general premise was interesting: first Aunt Shui goes missing. Returns. Grandma goes missing. Returns. Boyfriend goes missing. Next is the search in the mountains to see what is going on/the source.
What I didn't like:
I thought that the reason behind the disappearances was very weak. It isn't the legend but more like how they incorporated it into the storyline. There is no real reason for why this family would be targeted. It seemed completely random. If there was an explanation worked in, then I would consider it a better plot. But because they did not address that, it felt weak to me.
Would I recommend?
Yes, for people who are looking for a light horror (light because the ending is happy; no one dies).