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No Room for Reason in `Doll Master'

2004/07/29 | 179 views | Permalink | Source

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By Kim Tae-jong
Staff Reporter

The new local film "Inhyongsa (Doll Master)" takes the horror movie genre and mixes it with whodunits and a dose of sadness. The unusual combination of these ingredients, though, comes a bit short of serving up a delicious new dish for horror movie lovers.

The movie is set in a creepy doll museum in an isolated area. The museum's director (Chun Ho-jin) invites five people and asks to make life-like dolls resembling them.

At first, the visitors _ a sculptor, a professional model, a doll collector, a photographer and a high school student _ seem to be strangers with nothing in common, but later find out there's a connection between them.

They also start developing a strange feeling that the dolls in the museum have a life of their own, and their suspicions are later confirmed as the guests are killed one by one.

Different from other recent local horror films, which mostly involve high school students, "Doll Master" features ball-jointed dolls as the main fear factor to jolt the audience out of their seats.

The dolls are technically well made with many human qualities, whether they're out to take revenge on humans or fighting to protect their human counterparts.

However, unlike traditional mystery stories, the movie doesn't leave much time for the audience to mull over the reason for the murders, as there is little time in between each killing. Instead, "Doll Maker" depends on longwinded explanations by characters at ill-timed moments.

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