Reviews

  • Jan 12, 2012

    You know what's scarier that seeing the monster? Not seeing the monster! While films like Ringu and The Grudge deliver some good startles when the ghost shows up, it's the tension and suspense that truly scares like in the movies of old where you never knew what was around the corner of a dark hallway. Sorum delivers fear on a scale that you can't even register. Even if there was never any mention of ghosts, I think this film would still manage to haunt your soul. Without any kind of soundtrack or score and with the use of a great setting, fantastic characters and silence, Sorum makes you feel dread even when there's no reason to. You see, this might be a ghost story... or it might not. There might be something haunting the appartment building, or perhaps the only ghosts here are those found in the pasts of all the characters involved. It's been awhile since I've seen a film of this nature and while it does tend to play more like a drama than a horror film... it always managed to deliver on that icky feeling that makes for a good horror movie great. This film isn't for everybody, but if you open you mind, let yourself into this world and watch the "horror" unfold I think you may just enjoy the evil that is Sorum.

    You know what's scarier that seeing the monster? Not seeing the monster! While films like Ringu and The Grudge deliver some good startles when the ghost shows up, it's the tension and suspense that truly scares like in the movies of old where you never knew what was around the corner of a dark hallway. Sorum delivers fear on a scale that you can't even register. Even if there was never any mention of ghosts, I think this film would still manage to haunt your soul. Without any kind of soundtrack or score and with the use of a great setting, fantastic characters and silence, Sorum makes you feel dread even when there's no reason to. You see, this might be a ghost story... or it might not. There might be something haunting the appartment building, or perhaps the only ghosts here are those found in the pasts of all the characters involved. It's been awhile since I've seen a film of this nature and while it does tend to play more like a drama than a horror film... it always managed to deliver on that icky feeling that makes for a good horror movie great. This film isn't for everybody, but if you open you mind, let yourself into this world and watch the "horror" unfold I think you may just enjoy the evil that is Sorum.

  • Sep 06, 2007

    (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] This one gets a slight pass from me because I like Korean horror films. It is a typical example of the genre and there really isn't too much originality or special moments in the story but it is quite effective at what it is trying to accomplish, and it has some really good performances.

    (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] This one gets a slight pass from me because I like Korean horror films. It is a typical example of the genre and there really isn't too much originality or special moments in the story but it is quite effective at what it is trying to accomplish, and it has some really good performances.

  • May 28, 2005

    No offense to anyone here. I'm sure you guys have noticed too. Lately things are so listless...*sigh* Anywhoo...actual rating for the movie [b]Sorum[/b]: 7.5/10 I posted this from my Asian Extreme thread, but it seems like no one checks that out anymore. So for the sake of keeping this updated, I'll post it here too. [b][u]Sorum [/u][/b][i]2001/Korea Dir: Yoon Jong-chan[/i] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/tnieman/sorum_pic1.jpg[/img] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/tnieman/sorum_pic4.jpg[/img] 7.5/10 :fresh: [u]Summary:[/u] This is not a horror film. I have no clue why it was marketed as such ([url="http://cimg.163.com/movie/0108/22/sorum02.jpg"][color=white]here's the dvd cover[/color][/url]). The movie is about 1 hour and 53 minutes long, and the 'horror' happens 1 hour, 44 mins in. But it's a decent movie, very atmospheric and moving. Powerful performances and a few gut-wrenching scenes. [u]Shock Value: [/u]8/10 [u]Best Scene:[/u] When Yong-hyun comes home, and Sun-yeong is revealed behind him... [u]Worst Scene:[/u] The ending. It should have stayed as a straight drama.

    No offense to anyone here. I'm sure you guys have noticed too. Lately things are so listless...*sigh* Anywhoo...actual rating for the movie [b]Sorum[/b]: 7.5/10 I posted this from my Asian Extreme thread, but it seems like no one checks that out anymore. So for the sake of keeping this updated, I'll post it here too. [b][u]Sorum [/u][/b][i]2001/Korea Dir: Yoon Jong-chan[/i] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/tnieman/sorum_pic1.jpg[/img] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/tnieman/sorum_pic4.jpg[/img] 7.5/10 :fresh: [u]Summary:[/u] This is not a horror film. I have no clue why it was marketed as such ([url="http://cimg.163.com/movie/0108/22/sorum02.jpg"][color=white]here's the dvd cover[/color][/url]). The movie is about 1 hour and 53 minutes long, and the 'horror' happens 1 hour, 44 mins in. But it's a decent movie, very atmospheric and moving. Powerful performances and a few gut-wrenching scenes. [u]Shock Value: [/u]8/10 [u]Best Scene:[/u] When Yong-hyun comes home, and Sun-yeong is revealed behind him... [u]Worst Scene:[/u] The ending. It should have stayed as a straight drama.