Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DON'T CLICK (2012) movie review

Don't Click (2012) d. Kim, Tae-kyeong (South Korea)

They may have finally upgraded from VHS cassettes to thumb drives, but for nosy teens seeking cheap thrills, mysterious and inexplicable K-horror hauntings continue unabated. A sinister video file installs itself on a victim’s hard drive, mutating, morphing and evolving until it ultimately turns its malevolent gaze upon the subject him-or-herself.

As with any ghost story, there is a wrongful act that demands retribution and the scares play out pretty much as you’d expect them to, with long haired females and odd POV camera angles, with full blooded aural jump scares and shrieking histrionics to sweeten the deal. Is anyone still entertained/unnerved by this manner of digital terror 15 years after Ringu? It’s hard to imagine the demand still exists despite the unceasing supply provided.

--Aaron Christensen, HorrorHound Magazine

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