Friday, October 12, 2007

A Tale of Two Sisters

a tale of two sistersA Tale of Two Sisters -- I admit that I'm a fan of Asian horror movies because I find them more interesting, creative and unique than their Western counterparts. One of the Asian horror movies that I enjoyed watching, aside from Ringu and Ju-on, is A Tale of Two Sisters.

A Tale of Two Sisters is basically a psychological horror movie that centers on...two sisters. You didn't see that coming, did you? Don't worry, I won't give spoilers. Just a brief note on what the movie is about.

The movie starts with the two sisters moving into their new home in the countryside where there father grew up. Their step-mother greeted them warmly (their mother just died) but the sisters dislike their new mother. The house started to resemble a prison for the girls because of the cold atmosphere brought by their step-mother. Soon, their step-mother changes horribly, and with her, the house changes too - giving way to sinister and horrific incidents that drive the sisters to the brink of insanity.

That's just something to minutely describe A Tale of Two Sisters. For one, it messed up my mind the first time I saw it. Secondly, it scared me...and I like getting scared. The picture above is kinda creepy, no? I don't really want to give away the climactic parts of the story, so you should just watch it. It might seem confusing at first, but by the time the movie ends, you'll see how it all fits in together.