The Red Shoes (Bunhong Shin) Reviews
It showed promise, but never became more than an OK horror film.
Also, it was mildly off-putting that the titular "Red shoes" were a bright pink.... maybe just me?
This is one to watch with friends. Good script, well directed, with several convincing actresses - but not a 'chick flick' either.
worth watching for sure unless you hate horror movies... this will creep you out and the sound effects are very eerie.
The main actress is superb and a welcome relief from the same old, half-assed flitting about the silver screen that Hollywood has been fond of giving us in recent years.
Yes, the story does drag at times & gets a bit convoluted, but I had no problem keeping interested from start to finish. The scares are believable and some are completely unexpected - traits that many horror flicks lack.
Now that the market isn't being flooded with J-horror and other Asian spook flicks I can view without being so cynical. You've seen the story countless times (not to mention the white faces), but most of imagery is really creepy, as is score. The charaters are well drawn out and the film doesn't shy away from a well deserved 'R' rating (gallons of blood). I'll take a Koreon horror film over Japanese horror flick any day.
Some good acting and direction and one of the most insane fantasy scene i have ever viewed. But the crap story that can be confusing to so many viewers makes it hard to watch.
So my grade is just skip it or watch if you love this cinema.