Number 5 on the Countdown to Halloween
Movie Review by Siobahn Harris
Korean horror never lets me down. I wanted to find something really interesting for this spot on the countdown, so I thought finding a Korean horror movie would work. I was right. Killer Toon is the perfect addition to the Ubiquitous Horror family.
After the brutal death a woman in an office building, police are left scratching their heads. What looks to be a suicide, is a bit more violent than normal. However, it’s her prints on the murder weapon, she was alone in the office, and CCTV shows that no one came in or out of the building all night.
Detective Ki-cheol Lee (Ki-joon Uhm) was given the case, but doesn’t want it because it seems too small. However, when they discover a horror comic on the dead woman’s computer that shows images that are too similar to the crime scene, Detective Lee shows more interest. He looks into the comic and finds out that it was created by a young artist, Ji-yun Kang (Si-young Lee). He browses her other stories and notices that they are all pretty bloody. But they soon find out that her artwork isn’t the only thing connecting her to the victim, she was also Ji-yun’s publisher.
Soon, Detective Lee and his partner, Young-su Kim (Hyun Woo) are able to connect more deaths to her twisted comics. Ji-yun insist that she has nothing to do with the deaths, but they place her under arrest after finding her at one of the crime scenes. Unfortunately, having her in custody may not stop the bloodshed that’s already been drawn.
Please watch this movie! Like I said many times before, I love Korean horror movies because they just do it right. In this one, the deaths are brutal, the visuals are awesome, and the story is amazing.
I have to say, who ever drew the artwork for this movie, killed it… yeah, I went there. It was awesome. And the way the movie transitioned from the real situations to the comic was cool, it was like I was watching Creepshow.
Killer Toon has an awesome plot. They did a great job telling the story or I should say stories. But what I loved, as always, was that I didn’t see the end coming. I love when a movie can throw me off! No one wants a predictable story, especially in a horror movie.
I can’t say yes enough. Killer Toon kept me guessing, kept the blood flowing, and the kills were all creative. This one will make you think about everything you’ve done in life, and everyone you’ve wronged. With that in mind, it builds that fear off of the fact that anyone could end up in a Ji-yun comic. If you do watch this one, please let me know what you thought!