Welcome back again!
Just seven more days until the glorious day of Halloween!
Hope you and your little ghouls have your costumes ready, make-up patterns down pat, and plans in place. Don’t forget any safety plans, just in case.
Hopefully you all enjoyed yesterday’s psychological appetizer with “I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Ok” because today is the the Psychological-Thriller main course!
I give you the awesome!
Su-Mi returns home with her father and younger sister from mental therapy. After being greeted by their step-mother everything begins to tear at the seams, but what lies underneath has still yet to surface.
I love psychological-thrillers! I cannot get enough of the sub-genre, especially if the film in question is really good, and they keep you guessing instead of making everything easy to figure out. It is kind of like having a good puzzle but in movie form. I have seen “A Tale Of Two Sisters” multiple times, I know how everything ends, but for some reason each watch still feels like watching it for the first time. I just get so engrossed in it.
The subtle, non-dialog moments of the movie just add to its creepy atmosphere. Keeping you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what will happen next, or what unspeakable horror is revealed. It definitely has a bit of a relaxed but melancholy mood to it.
It isn’t the most gore-soaked film, but the implications there are some really disturbing realizations throughout the film. Especially what lies under the psychosis.
It is hard to pick or mention a favorite scene for this movie, because you don’t want to ruin the entire for those who haven’t seen it. Especially since there is a lot that could get revealed, completely deflating the experience of the film.
“A Tale Of Two Sisters” is definitely one of my favorite psychological-thriller films. There is just so much to this movie that each watch just becomes more and more awesome for me. There is still more that I pick out with each watch, which leaves me drained by the end of the experience.
For me it is like that line from Beetlejuice where Michael Keaton talks about watching “The Exorcist”. Except instead of funny it gets more awesome. If that is possible.
I would love to read the folktale that this movie is based off of. Just to see how creepy it is compared to this film.
Definitely avoid the wretched remake “The Uninvited”. That version shouldn’t be allowed near small animals.
Until tomorrow folks.