We’re a week and some change out from the hallowed month of October, so here’s the five films I’ll be reviewing for the month of Halloween:
Lily C.A.T. (1987)
The Deep Sleep Capsules, technology that has allowed man to reach out to the stars. These chambers slow the aging process by 95%. A 20-year trip passes, and the traveler has only aged 1 year. It definitely has its advantages, but after you’ve been on a few trips, it sure gets very lonely.
Right now, however, that’s not the big issue. The year is 2264. The Syncam Corporation has sent the Saldes and its crew of 13 (and 1 cat) out into deep space to explore the potential of a newfound planet 20 years away. Soon after they awaken from their stasis, however, things are happening one after another. First, the crew learns that two of the crew are not who they claim to be. Then, one by one, crewmembers die suddenly. Then, the ship begins to turn against them. And as if it couldn’t get any worse, they find another mess on their hands and it is ugly.
What was supposed to be a simple exploratory mission has become a struggle for survival in the depths of space. 20 years from home, they’re all alone and no one can hear them scream.
Hide and Never Seek (2016)
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
BJ Yagwang (Ryu Deok-Hwan) and PD Park (Jo Bok-Rae) broadcast a live stream themed around horror on AfreecaTV. They look for more provocative and fearful material for their program. One day, they receive a video which contains a female high school student disappearing. In the video, right before she disappears, the female school student was calling a ghost and playing hide-and-(go-)seek alone. While broadcasting live on AfreecaTV, BJ Yagwang goes to the abandoned building where the female school student went missing.
After surviving a terrifying car wreck that killed her best friend, Mi-ju, a brilliant cellist, longs for a peaceful and stable life as a music teacher at a local college. But when horrifying memories of the accident begin to surface, her tranquil life quickly becomes a nightmare. A supernatural evil seeks revenge against her and her family, and until she knows the reason why, no one is safe.
The Wicked (2014)
Se-young is the new girl in the office, and a fast target for her bullying supervisor, Lee-sun. With Lee-sun’s harassment becoming a regular occurrence, Se-young finally snaps back with a threat one day. In this threat, however, Lee-sun senses a darker promise beyond the woman simply standing up for herself. Digging into Se-young’s past, Lee-sun uncovers a sinister history of retribution, with misfortune befalling anyone who’s ever crossed Se-Young’s path. What wickedness could this woman really be hiding?
Dark Water (2002)
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.