A mysterious radio signal prompts a troop of South Korean soldiers to set out in search of a missing patrol unit, only to find that the horrors of war aren't limited to the human realm in director Su-Chang Kong's tale of supernatural terror on the battlefield. As the Vietnam War rages, a South Korean army base begins receiving radio contact from a patrol unit that has been missing in action for nearly six months. With resources dwindling and the battle taking its toll on the fatigued troops, the determined but shell-shocked commanding officer leads his unit on a brave rescue mission to the source of the signal - a war-torn parcel of land known only as R-point that is seemingly devoid of human presence. But there is a presence there, and when it finally makes itself known to the weary soldiers, the one-time rescue mission quickly becomes a harrowing struggle for survival against a force more deadly than any war. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The Asian horror genre is quite different from Western horror. Asian horror tends to be more atmospheric and supernatural in nature, and paced slower, so if your looking for "jump out of your seat" horror, this might not be for you.
With that being said, I enjoyed this movie, although it does have its problems. The atmosphere and location were excellent-the first shot of the "resort" is incredible. The cast is well put together, although it is sometimes difficult to follow the subtitles: be prepared to rewind/pause at times to read the dialogue. It is interesting to watch how the men slowly begin to experience mental breakdowns and paranoia, and the suspense builds throughout the movie. One of the detractions of the film is the seemingly mandatory (in Asian horror) female ghost with long black hair, but I won't say much so as to not give away the plot of the film. Definitely a good pick if you enjoy and appreciate the Asian horror genre.
This was a pretty good movie. Shockingly the horror aspect came from the haunted environment and not a black haired, dead girl dressed in white - even though there was a black haired, dead girl dressed in white. The DTS surround sound created a good environment, despite the fact that many of the better moments occurred when there was dead silence. The Director's Commentary extra was actually worth listening to as you find out how extremely difficult, if not utterly miserable, it was to make this movie. Definitely recommended.