15+ Asian Movies Challenge
41. White: The Melody of the Curse
Country: South Korea
Directed by: Kim Gok&Kim Sun
Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White" - a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations.
The four members of "Pink Dolls" include Eun-Joo (Ham Eun-Jung), a former breakdancer, Jenny (Jin Se-Yeon), a singer insecure with hitting high notes, A-Rang (Choi Ah-Ra), a singer addicted to plastic surgery, and Shin-Ji (May Doni Kim) who can't sing, but is good at rapping. As the group becomes more and more popular, jealousy and competitiveness increases as all the girls tries to become the lead singer. But, when a member becomes the lead singer that person falls victim to a horrible accident, one by one. Eun-Joo then realizes that the song "White" is cursed and she attempts to reveal the secret.
In the light of current T-ara's controversy, film about competitiveness and bullying inside an idol band is even more horrifying.
From the beginning till the end the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat, and some scenes can make you scream from frighten.
I wasn't expect such a good movie with idol singer - Eun-jung (from T-ara!) - as main lead but she did a great job.
I really like the idea of giving the ghost long white hair instead of black; it's always something fresh:)
There were many negative comments about this movie: I can agree that White doesn't add anything new to horror genre but it's interesting to see horror meets kpop plot, and watch a movie about deadly...pop song:)
You can watch it on youtube with eng sub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc2faKims_A