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KOREA'S FRESH APPROACH

Steven Davies Posted: 18 March, 2003 at 09:57 AM GMT
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KOREA'S FRESH APPROACH

Just as teen hack-n-slash fodder slowly dissipated from American theaters, overseas distributors and filmmakers who tried to cash in on the success of 'Scream' with their own slasher clones are only now beginning to feel left out in the cold by their own audiences. Even our foreign neighbours are growing tired of the stale teen horror formula.

After realizing that the 'Scream' wave has come and gone, Korean filmmakers are gearing up to launch an onslaught of fresh, original horror to amp up box office sales. Director Ahn Byunk-ki's 'Pon' ('Phone') proved to distributors that Korean horror films didn't need an all-teen cast to scare the shit out of audiences so now filmmakers are dredging up tight, effective works for production.

Eight new horror pics will begin principal photography and see release later this year including 'Table for Four,' which concerns a man who begins to see the ghosts of children visiting him at the dinner table, and 'R-Point,' a film that follows a bunch of war vets to cursed land where they mysteriously lost a comrade in battle. Other films in this latest wave of horror are 'Into the Mirror,' 'Destruction,' 'South Pole Diary,' and 'High School Legends'.

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