MeFi Horror Club: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
November 28, 2014 3:52 PM - Subscribe

The next pick for the MeFi Horror Club will be posted to Fanfare on Friday, December 5th. A Tale of Two Sisters (Hangul: 장화, 홍련; Janghwa, Hongryeon) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother.

A Tale of Two Sisters opened to very positive critical review and won Best Picture at the 2004 Fantasporto Film Festival. It is both the highest-grossing Korean horror film and the first to be screened in American theatres.

Unfortunately streaming options for this film are limited, but it is available on Veoh to view in its entirety.

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posted by Literaryhero (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome. Saw the US remake years ago, don't remember much (except for one thing vitally important thing), have been meaning to hit up the original for a while now.
posted by doctornecessiter at 8:21 PM on November 28, 2014

Oh! Well fortunately for you the Korean movie varies in several important ways, so dont read too much about it and ruin the ending before you watch it!

I actually havent seen it in years, so I am going to have to rewatch tonight. I am excited.
posted by Literaryhero at 9:10 PM on November 28, 2014

Oh, great. I thought the movie was really good when I first saw it, but I haven't gone back to re-watch it. I thought Kim's more recent film I Saw the Devil was pretty good too.
posted by whir at 9:42 PM on December 2, 2014

I haven't seen that one, but I will give it a look, whir.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:54 AM on December 5, 2014

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