Friday, October 10, 2008

Frightful Friday Movie Review - A Tale of Two Sisters

We have my Grandmama to thank for suggesting the movie to kick off our spooktacular October movie reviews! "A Tale of Two Sisters" is one of the spookiest movies my mommy has ever watched.

"A Tale of Two Sisters" is a Korean horror film based on a traditional Korean fairy tale. Su-Mi and Su-Yeon return to their home after having been hospitalized in a mental hospital after the death of their mother. There they are greeted by their pretty and well-groomed stepmother, and it soon becomes apparent that there is no love lost. The sisters retreat to their room, unhappy with the tension in their home.

Soon strange things begin happening. Su-Yeon awakens frightened after seeing a ghostly hand reaching around her bedroom door. Su-Mi has nightmares of a woman crawling towards her and her sister on the bed. And throughout it all, the girls are discouraged by their stepmother to "bother" their father.

Su-Mi is left to care for her sister Su-Yeon, protecting her from the cruel barbs of their stepmother and comforting her as they both continue to feel more and more isolated and frightened. When the stepmother begins seeing frightening visions as well, she blames the girls, saying strange things have been happening ever since they returned home.

Has the girls' presence really awakened a lonely and vengful ghost in the house? Or are there even darker and more sinister reasons for the strange occurences? What does their stepmother have to do with all of this, and why does she continue to discourage them from speaking to their father?

This movie is much too disturbing for young kits, pups, or beans. While nothing graphically violent happens in the movie, the whole film is imbued with an eerieness that will give the viewer chills. My fur kept standing on end just because it was so creepy! However, I couldn't make myself stop watching it, and even I was surprised by the twist at the end. Let me tell you, it is a major feat to surprise this kitty! I give "A Tale of Two Sisters" two paws up and a spooked arched back for being such a well-done, psychological horror film.

24 meows:

Sweet Purrfections said...

Yech! Mom and I don't watch horror flicks! We'll pass on this one.

Motor Home Cats said...

Mom says that sounds very good, but she doesn't like horror films. They scare her and then we have to spend time comforting her.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

The Meezers or Billy said...

that sounds like the kind of movie our mommy would love!!!!

DANA!!! PLAY!!!! PLAYPLAYPLAY!!! ::wiggle dance:: - Billy SweetFeets

Tommy and Teaghan said...

It looks gross wif all dat blood. Fanks for da review tho. It might be somefin for da beans to watch near happy hallo-weenie nite.

Unknown said...

Dat one sounds spooky and kinda like M. Night Shyamalan story!

Anonymous said...

Momma said that she saw this movie and hand it in her hand once to rent, but at last thought put it back in favor of another.
We like foreign movies a lot here, it is good to see different things!

It certainly sounds like a watcher now (we love horror).
Thank you so much for your great review Tybalt! :)


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

We will have to check this one out one dark and stormy night. Sounds like a good one.

TabbyNormal said...

Speaking of two sisters, our mom is really mean we think. Her own sister gets really scared in horror films, while she thinks about how funny it must be to be an actor in them, and then she laughs while her sister tries to hide behind her.

Abby & Stygia

Anonymous said...

No! No! No! We do not do scairty movies ever!

Daisy said...

It looks perfect to watch on Halloween!

Team Tabby said...

Tall Son would like this, he's fond of scary and action movies.

Thank you so much for welcoming me to the Blogosphere! I am happy in my new home.

contented purrs,

Anonymous said...


Mom and I are scared cats! (Well OK I'm a scaredy cat and she's a scaredy bean!) We don't do horror!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

The Pm's scared already!!!

Sounds great!

We are a fan of foreign horror.

Purrs Shade and Goldie

Mickey's Musings said...

That does sound scary!!! Mom has not seen that movie,but maybe she might after reading your great review!!!!!
We aren't too crazy about violence,but we like a scare and suspense ;) We also like to scare Mom ,heehee
Purrs Mickey

The Island Cats said...

We don't know about that movie...looks purrty scarey...

Quill and Greyson said...

I think I'm too spooked to watch this one. Thanks for visiting me!

George the Pup said...

Oh Tybalt - that looks like one very scary movie, but you sure are a good reviewer!

Hi Dana!!! Thanks soooo much for the pawesome award, it made my day!

Mommy and I also wanted to say thank you so much for the thoughts about my Granddaddy. It' been difficult, but all the kind words have helped - thank you.

George and Mommy

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Tybalt, aren't you going to tell us what happened????????? SS doesn't have time for any movies, so we'll never know :(

Karen Jo said...

Oh, boy! Thanks for the review. I love psychological horror movies. I will definitely try to find this one.

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Oooohhh...thanks for the excellent movie review! We don't like skeery movies...mommy calls us skeerty cats.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that looks too scary for me.

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The Furry Kids said...

Good review! It makes mama want to watch it even though askeery movies make her too askeery. She can be pretty wimpy. hee hee