Friday, 12 June 2015

[Media Preview] THE TUNNEL 2D 《隧道惊魂》 (NC16)

Korean horror film, THE TUNNEL 《隧道惊魂》, opens in Singapore theaters on 11 June, 2015!

Starring Korean up-and-coming popular stars, including Jung Yu-mi (Rooftop Prince), 
Yeon Woo-jin (When a Man Falls in Love) and Soung Jae-lim (Moon Embracing the Sun), 
Kpop girl group members Min Do Hee (Tiny-G) and Woo Hee (DalShabet).

SYNOPSIS : A group of friends are invited to the launch party of a luxurious resort in the mountains before it officially opens for business. The party takes place at the nearby abandoned coal mine that is being turned into an experience hall. Just when the party gets into full swing, a strange man barges in declaring that they will all get killed by the curse, scaring everyone away. They return to the resort to find the strange man watching them and end up killing him by accident. They decide to throw away the body in the coal mine, but get caught inside the dark tunnels facing the buried horrors within.

The story took place in a coal mine, located somewhere in the Gangwon Province, Korea. As the mining industry had drastically declined over years, the mine owner decided to transform the place into a holiday resort and the coal mine into an experience hall instead.

Before the resort is officially open, Ki-cheol (the son of the mine owner) drove his group of friends over to Hye-yeong's (Ki-cheol's younger sister) launch party in a huge dome-shaped space.

Image from Clover Films

Image from Clover Films

It was high at the launch party until an old man with a horrifying face shows up, asking everyone to leave the place or else they will be cursed, just like him. Expect gruesome scene here as the old man took out a knife and slit his own wrist in front of the crowd.

Even after the party is over, Ki-cheol and his group got disturbed by the appearance of the old man again and again. As confused as the members in the group, we (the viewers) are not told who exactly this old man was.

While trying to defend themselves from the old man sudden attack towards Yu-kyeong (Ki-cheol's girlfriend), one of the group's member unintentionally killed the old man in the woods. Eun-ju (Yu-kyeong's best friend) then oddly suggested to hide the dead in the abandoned coal mine - in the tunnel.

Image from Clover Films

Unexpectedly terrible incidents start to happen after realising that they are trapped inside the tunnel as the power for the elevator was down (someone deliberately cut off all the wires..). Thereafter, one by one died.. Is there really a dark curse or someone was behind all these? I shall leave the mystery for you to find out yourself!

There are some scenes which scares me (when someone suddenly appeared and is not just once) but the extend of scare is definitely not what viewers will expect to feel in a horror movie. More of a thriller than a horror film i would say. In my opinion, the horror level is about 1 out of 5.

A short movie with quite a number of questionable logic that doesn't really make sense to the viewers but since the actors and actresses were all good, we continued watching it till the end. :)

Image from Clover Films

Genre : Horror, Thriller
Director :  Park Gyu-tek
Cast : Jung Yu-mi, Yeon Woo-jin, Soung Jae-lim, Sung Si-yeon, Son Byong-ho
Running Time : 86 minutes
Country : South Korea
Language : In Korean with English subtitles

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