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  • High school is horror
  • by Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC) /  Jul 25, 2008
  • High school is horror

     

    Somewhat late and on its own, but August 7 will finally welcome a Korean horror film to the summer entertainment circuit. The title Gosa stands for midterms in Korean. The horror title will turn the figurative blood, sweat, and tears of exams into palpable blood, sweat, and tears on cinema screens.

     

    Summer horror films are traditionally the playground for new talent, and Gosa will mark the feature film debut of director Chang. He filmed television actress YOON Jeong-hui and female singer NAM Kyu-ri alongside veteran actor LEE Beom-soo (Mr. Gam’s Victory/Superstar Gamsayong), and young actor KIM Beom of the popular television drama Coffee Prince.

     

    Korean horror films are this summer mostly replaced with ambitious big budget projects. Gosa is the only Korean horror title lined-up in the running year’s summer.

     

    Directing brother’s JUNG Beom-sik, and JUNG Sik made their name internationally last year with festival favourite Epitaph (Gidam), and Family Ties’ (Gajeokui Tansaeng) renowned director KIM Tae-yong made the horror film Memento Mori (Yeogogwedam Doobeonjjae Iyagi) back in 1999.

     

    Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)

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