A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin in The Mimic, as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human.
Directed By: Jung Huh
Written By: Jung Huh
Starring: Jin Heo, Jun Hyeok Lee, Hyuk-kwon Park (Min-ho), Rin-Ah Shin, and Jung-ah Yum (Hee-yeon)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, & Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes
Korean: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
This Blu-ray does not have any Special Features
I give The Mimic Blu-ray a B+.
The Mimic is a Korean Horror film that is based on the myth of the “Tiger of Mt. Jang”. It is a ghost that can mimic the sounds of humans.
I really enjoyed this Blu-ray as Asian Horror is one of my favorite genres (and it’s not because I’m half Korean). I like a good old fashion ghost story at times and I also like seeing things out of the ordinary. There was one thing in particular that stood out to me about this film. When the mother invites the little girl that she saw in the woods earlier into her home, The director focused the camera on the little girl’s foot entering the home. It goes with the saying, “Evil can only be invited into your home”. That one little detail added so much to the film.
I also like the myth this movie is behind. I didn’t see it as a ghost but more like a demon. But what was crazy is that it could lure you in by mimicking the voices of your loved ones, friends, co-workers, etc. It preyed on your weakness. In this case, the mother’s son had been missing. You knew the little girl was a ghost but at the same time, her innocence kept you on your toes. You didn’t know whether to trust her or look the other way.