A Tale of Two Sisters
Two sisters return home from being in a mental institution to live with their father and awful stepmother.
This movie is just incredible. The interaction between the characters is some of the best I’ve seen, and the cinematography is gorgeous. A lot of work went into creating atmosphere that was all thrown out the window in the US remake The Uninvited (By changing the name, they hoped to fool people into not knowing it was a remake).
The movie mostly revolves around the two sisters, and they try to deal with their stepmother as well as a haunting within their house. It is complex and truly needs your full attention. It also is not built for the ADD crowd, so if you are expecting boo scares every other second, you will be sorely disappointed. This is a film that builds its eerie tension until finally releasing it at its brilliant climax.
This movie has something that is missing from many generic horror films released today, and that is that you actually care about the characters. You go on this journey with them and are heartbroken with the awful things that happen.
I don’t want to say too much because really, this movie needs to be experienced to get the full effect. It is a beautiful, tragic, and an overwhelmingly genuine production. If you have the patience and enjoy Asian cinema like Ringu, Whispering Corridors, and Dark Water, then you will love this.