The Criterion Collection
When Japanese film studio Toho saw the success of the American shark movie Jaws, they asked screenwriter Nobuhiko Obayashi to come up with something similar.
What he came back with was House, a film quite unlike Jaws, or any other film for that matter. Continue reading
On the grounds of an all-girl art school (apparently, such things exist in South Korea), is a flight of stone steps carved into a hill. There are 28 steps; but there is a rumor that if you count them aloud as you ascend, you will find a 29th, upon which you can ask a fox to grant you a wish. Continue reading
We return, once more, to the sordid world of South Korean all-girl high schools that we first explored in Whispering Corridors. This one, like the previous film, deals with the horrific results of peer pressure and a love betrayed. Continue reading
The Jookran High School for Girls is not a pleasant place. The kids are regularly beaten and derided, and sexual harassment advances towards the girls is met with nothing more than disapproving glares from those who should stop it. Luckily, there’s a protective ghost roaming the halls who’s ready to do something. Continue reading