Sunday, April 29

Whispering Corridors 5: A Blood Pledge Review

Asian Horror Movie Synopsis
Whispering Corridors 5: Blood Pledge is a story of 4 four girls who decide to die together. Out of the four, only one goes through with the pledge. Now, she is coming after them. Has she come to make sure that the remaining three stay true to their word or has the spirit come for a different reason?

Asian Horror Movie Review

*Warning: may contain spoilers*

A lot of people have been recommending this as a good Asian horror movie to watch. It has an interesting story but not a lot of the chills that I expected. If you are an avid fan of Asian horror movies, it is a classic film you should try to watch at least once.

What I liked about the movie is the camera shots. The slow sweeping shots followed by a quick zoom out helps establish the difference in moods, from serene to unsettling. One of my particular favourites in the film is the shot from the paper’s point of view. It was an interesting shot in that it somehow strengthens the notion that the blood pledge was taboo.

I was not too fond about how the characters were portrayed.  There were aspects to the movie that appeared a bit too far-fetched. As much as people would say that teenagers are more prone to emotional highs and lows because of hormonal changes, the idea of wanting people dead because of a school key is a bit extreme. Boys, yes but not a school key. The key does not open anything but is supposed to symbolize being at the top of the class. Then there are confusing aspects to the story. Yoo-jin wants to kill So-hee for stealing her man but not Un-joo who took her academic spot and thus, the rightful new owner of “the key”. So-hee dumps her best friend Un-joo to join another clique but tells her she wants to commit suicide. The ghost kills everyone that knows about the pact and a few other people but spares So-hee. She is one immensely lucky girl but she is one of the few protagonists that I cannot bring myself to root for.

Overall, I have seen scarier Asian horror movies than Whispering Corridors 5. The characters are not believable for me either. What I do like about this particular segment of the series is the creative use of shots and how they are used to set the mood of the film. Watch it for yourself and see if it is something you like.

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