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If you get impatient with some of the Asian horror conventions (an insistence on cheesy effects when CGI would be better, unresolved major plot elements) then this might be more your speed. The body count is as high, and as bloodily graphic, as a Hollywood horror flick, and while there are weaknesses in the story--I'm still not sure what the housekeeper was doing there--the ending isn't a baffling existential statement. It's not as nuanced as a movie like A Tale of Two Sisters, but it doesn't require cliff notes to understand, either.
For me the film itself lacks the suspense and horror that I really look forward too in this genre. Having written this, I will write that "Cello" is better than many films that have been released in recent years from Korea--yet that is not saying much, as so many are so similar. Yes, they are much better than most of the horror films here in the States, but one keeps hoping that they will make a breakout with some really captivating and scary films that will capture the world with the same unique quality that their dramas, and suspense films have been able to do. Moreover, the talent in both the acting, and the directing is definitely there. Yet, by continuing to churn out the same formulaic horror films at a rapid rate, they are going to suffer the same fate that American horror films now find themselves in: Stale and turgid.
"Cello" is not that bad of a film. If anything it is watchable. I would just like something a little bit more than "well it was worth a watch." Anyway, the films narrative is more like a drama, with very little to non-existent horror.Read more ›
Okay..Okay.. so its the same old revenge story by freaky black haired chick. I know.
But lets take a look at what this movie offers.
First off, no holds barred, original and graphic kills.
I mean come on..when was the last time a whole family got killed off.
Beautiful set pieces and air of unrelenting menace surround this flick.
This ghost is out for revenge..not just the come through the TV and poop scare ya to death kind. I'm talking about the whole enchalada. The last time I've seen a ghost this pissed off it was..hell I can't remember the last time I saw a ghost that pissed off.
A nice twist of events..and no I'm not talking about the ending.
I mean the part where we really see who was to blame for all of the mayhem.
So genre fans..not just Japanese Horror Genre Fans either..rejoice. Here is a ghost story to wrap your bed sheet around.
Okay, none of my reviews would be complete without a little negativity.
At times, the movie did feel as if it were a little been there..done that.Especially with the ghost being so Ringuish like. The final scene was not as explorative or explained as it should have been. I mean, give us a break..we just sat through 2 or more hours of watching this womens family get killed off in hellish ways and now it ends on a made for TV movie instant replay.
Do not let these qualms stop you from watching this movie.It is
a non stop spooky ride and one you will be glad that you got off sane and sound when its over.
Just a hint..If your daughter all of a sudden grows real attached to a Cello..Ship that sucker to Bangkok. The Cello, I mean not your daughter.
Overall I enjoyed watching it and was pleased that I rented it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not sure what I though of it. It's ur basic revenge ghost horror movie basically. A woman beginings to get haunted it is explained that it was her ex best friend who died in a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Coco
This Edition has a beauty image and sound like HD, the movie is very interesting and i liked it very muchPublished 12 months ago by Aldo Reyes Valdebenito
The story was ehhh, wasn't that pulled into it. There's not much for me to say about this, horror was ok. I'd still kind of recommend it since everybody is different.Published on February 21, 2014 by Michael
An amazing movie, worth it for all who have video collection, a good video material for people who love horror movies.Published on July 6, 2013 by Carlos
I like the story premises, just not the fact that the characters speak a foreign language. If you purchase this movie, please be prepared to read, which is a good thing. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The movie arrived in good condition and played flawlessly. This is avery good Horror movie from the Tartan Asian extreme collection. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Dwight Delarge
Cello is your basic korean ghost story. However it offers a very specific type of scare for its audience. I personally found the film to be far more depressing than frightening. Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Verrücktheit Reviews
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