A Korean masterpiece, like all the Korean hits crammed into an eight-hour series. The protagonist loses absolutely everything in one day, his dream job, his girlfriend, he gets kicked out of his apartment, and he loses all his money due to a bad investment, so he's so mentally down that he decides to jump off a block of flats, only to meet the grim reaper in purgatory and she gives him a punishment for coming to her before she came to him. As punishment, he'll experience death through thirteen more lives via reincarnation, where he gains the knowledge and abilities of the person in question, and it's usually someone who's just out for the kill. An excellent and original premise that immediately draws the viewer in, and thanks to the impressive script, there is really something to look forward to. In each episode the protagonist usually experiences two different characters, so the entertainment is taken care of. I liked that each new role is better than the previous one and everything is beautifully intertwined. There are gangsters, serial killers, a school bully, a cop, a prisoner and lots more. It's packed with decent twists and turns, great acting, great action and great pacing. There's also emotional drama and romance – we get an incredible load of genres that will leave everyone satisfied. The whole thing is also very thought-provoking and I enjoyed all the death rules. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, which doesn't bring any action, it’s purely in the drama genre and that didn't completely satisfy me, but everything before that is some of the best I've seen this year. Must See affair for all!! 9/10.
This year's first horror swallow, and it earns 4 stars. Out of Darkness was one of the dark horses of this year and while it is not a big hit that will be remembered, it stands reliably in the category of an adventurous dark survival horror film. I have to praise the excellent technical aspect and cinematography, the scenery is very nice and it doesn't look cheap, which is always a big plus. I appreciate the fact they speak an indigenous language, which adds to the authenticity. The atmosphere is also good, the fear of the unknown works well, and the music is probably the best element of the film, because the sound engineer does a masterful job here, with the musical score enhancing the atmosphere of every suspenseful twofold. There is also a bit of gore and the actual reveal of the "predator" might piss some people off, but for me it was an interesting twist and I didn't mind it. Considering that Stone Age horror is a rarity and nothing better has come out of the horror genre this year, 4 stars is absolutely spot on.
Anyone can be a hero! An unexpected gem from South Korea on their popular topic of bullying in schools, and it's awesome in every way. The main character is played by the likable Shin Hye-sun, he plays a former boxer that starts working as a substitute teacher at a school run by the bastard Lee Joon-young, who has big connections (his mother is a lawyer, his father sponsors the school), so he totally gets away with everything and nobody can do anything about him, really a first class scumbag! Fortunately the main character is no pushover and decides to take action, but outside of school and wearing a cat mask. Word of a new cat vigilante begins to spread around town! It has great pacing, good fights, enjoyable characters and the actual finale in the ring has a great atmosphere, great choreography (awesome slow motion sequences) and surprisingly there was even a goosebump moment with some drive. Fortunately, the inclusion of comedy is only very marginal. I liked it. 75%.
Rok 2024 teda nezačal nejlépe. Je tu konec jedné velké Éry. Z ničeho nic začal nečekaný boj mezi mnou a Goliášem a Goliáš vyhrál. To vyústilo k faktu, že se Facebook rozhodl odebrat naší milovanou hororovou stránku Horror N3rds, na které jsem pracoval s Rollmanem 10 let, dosáhla 11 tisíc fanoušků, byly tam roky dřiny i fanouškovského zápalu a troufám si říct, že patřila k nejlepším hororovým stránkám na celém Facebooku v ČR/SK ( Ikdyž jsem svým hodnocením občas některé štval :D ), ale tomu je teď bohužel konec. Stál jsem si za názorem, že za to nikdy nechci žádné finanční ohodnocení ani placené reklamy, dělal jsem to pro sebe a pro lidi zdarma ve svém volném čase, ale ani to nestačí facebooku na slitování. Někdo z Lionsgate nás nahlásil za porušení autorských práv ( podotýkám, že šlo o trailer k filmu Boy Kills the World, který jsem nahrával tak půl roku zpět!! ( po menším investigativním pátrání jsem zjistil, že 3 dny zpátky k tomu filmu Lionsgate zakoupil práva a ten stejný den odebrali stránku. Náhoda? Osud?Karma? a facebook teda nekompromisně bez žádného slitování zakročil smrtící ranou. Jsem v šoku. Zůstala už jen skupina Hororová komunita by EvilPhoEniX.