Ki-Hyung Park (Whispering Corridors) directs this baffling story about a happy family who adopts a child. Then things start to get weird: The kid spends his days outside under a dead acacia tree, which oddly comes back to life. Meanwhile, bad things start to happen to the family and the house. Bad kid, right?
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To be honest, I can't see what the hubbub's all about. Ultimately this is a garden-variety ghost story -- in this case, a girls' school with a strict headmaster and a murderous spirit who may be offing folks. As usual, the rising body count and inexplicable blood stains on the wall don't convince anyone to take a vacation, but you may want to after trying to dissect the twists and turns mixed in with the movie's running psychobabble commentary. Technically, the film is average at best, with random shot selection and awkward editing. And I've seen more than a few of these scenes in other films, verbatim.
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