By Danteveli 0 Comments
Like @patrickklepek I have my October horror movies tradition. This year since I'm living in China and my girlfriend is Korean I have decided to stick mostly to Asian movies.
Day one is behind me and I have decided to check out R-Point - Korean flick from 2004 with troops as the heroes.
Action is set during Vietnam War and small squad of soldiers sent to search for soldiers that have disappeared 6months ago but have recently sent rescue request. 9 soldiers are sent to the non-conflict area known as the R-Point. Mission goes on pretty well until they notice a rock covered by Chinese characters telling that the area was place of tragic massacre and on the lake filled with bodies somebody decided to build the temple. Now anyone with blood on their hands will never leave the area. At that point people are getting more nervous and their trigger fingers are getting really itchy. The pressure goes up as the days pass and weir things occur. Are they loosing mind or is it work of some kind of curse, demon or ghost?
I have to say that the atmosphere of this one is pretty cool. We can observe soldiers loosing it and seeing as exposure to strange things and bad luck can make you go crazy. Its lacking a bit on the story side and it could be developed better in that area. There is just a mention of other troops stationing there and we can only assume their stories. There is not much blood or gore but it has that eerie climate.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this one and its vibe similar to Deathwatch and the Bunker but with more oriental setting it makes it more interesting. I have to say it did not disappoint and it was refreshing to not get some crazy twist at the end and keeping action to minimum was good idea on the director (and writer).