In 1979, 42 patients at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital killed themselves and the hospital director went missing. Rumors and strange stories about the now abandoned Gonjiam Mental Hospital abound. An internet broadcaster and 6 other people decide to enter the abandoned hospital to experience unbridled fear. They begin to stream live video from inside the hospital. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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I tend to not like supernatural stories that much, as I find that people can be far scarier than ghosts. This story managed to balance a line with the aspect of a haunted place and not feeling so focused on this abstract supernatural being. It was a haunting. Not a martian or a big bad wolf. The movie also played with timing, which I appreciated. In typical horror flicks, you have a 1-2 reaction with something popping up. There were points in this where the image held and so if you closed your eyes for a second and opened them expecting it to be done, you'd be wrong. Even at points when there was looking away and back again, it didn't follow a 1-2-bang punch. You kept thinking this would be the time, and so when it finally was, it was like being grabbed by the throat.
The music was just right to get an eerie feel and add that essence of "this sounds sweet and playful while also sounding ominous and like I may lose my head." The acting was solid, and while the story is not original, it was done in a way that didn't feel like I was watching the exact same movie with different actors. What really shows that the images held up for themselves is that the subtitles were less than perfect, and yet the aspect of terror was still projected.
Horror movies are incredibly subjective, but this one definitely had me covering my eyes for a minute and is something I would rewatch with a friend.
However with this one, it's different.
The story line is quite familiar. Youtubers goes to a scary place to film & ___ happens. Same with here. But what makes this movie different, is that it get on your nerves, in a good way.
I paused, so many times while watching, that I lost count. Not a lot of jumpcase, but a whole scene where you can see how its happening. That what makes it more scary.
The way the story flows, specially the way the film is directed, it just sets it apart from the rest. Applause to the director.
The cast was perfect. I loved how they acted. All of them are good actors, so expected nothing less.
The music is low & it stretched, taking the whole scene with it. It wasn't over done, something that happens way too much in horror movies now days.
100% going to rewatch this. Probably not alone. With a friend - who haven't seen it- at night.
Please do give this a try if you love horror. It's an amazing movie!