Okay… first of all, in need to stop some confusion, this movie was shown in Korea August last year. However, it only reach our region like… last month. The best part, the name was somehow altered. The word “ghost” was added in front of the beautiful word, “cinderella”.
Don’t ask me why, maybe they worry kids would roll on the floor asking their parents to bring them watch cinderella. So to avoid confusion.. an ugly/scary looking font type is picked to put the ghost word. Which in other words.. it’s more known as Ghost Cinderella to all the people in Malaysia. So, if you really want to google or find out more about this movie, I think typing Ghost Cinderella won’t really lead you to much info.
Now… the second confusion to actually clear, this movie isn’t exectly a ghost movie despite the addition word. Well.. I don’t know how to classify it. It’s a bit (and I mean just a bit) scary while most of the part is actually very melodramatic. So don’t get that panic! Right, so this isn’t the movie that will give you the result of the girl sitting next to you jump up and hug you so tight that you couldn’t breath (unless she finds reason to get close to you).
So, how melodramatic is melodramatic eh? Okay, let’s start. Hyun Su (Shin Se-kyeong) is an art student. Being such a beautiful girl, she get lots of attention from her friends. Well, even Hyun Su’s mum, Yoon Hee (Do Ji-Won) gets the equal attention and popularity among Hyun Su’s friends. Why? She is a well-known plastic surgeon and all Hyun Su’s friends are dying to get advice and some even consulted her mum to do plastic surgery for them.
Hyun Su and her mother are more like siblings. Their ideal mother-daughter relationship can really make everyone so jealous, including of course me :). Things started to go wrong when one of Hyun Su’s close friend undergo a plastic surgery perform by Yoon Hee.
During the plastic surgery, something weird happen. Hyun Su’s friend saw some weird vision which haunt her later on. No nothing went wrong during the surgery. Everything went perfectly fine. She turned out like a beautiful swan and have been the talk of the students. Other students can’t help but to notice she is different from what she used to be. Prettier that is.
Tragic starts to happen when she hears weird whispering sounds and starts to have imaginations that her face got cut open. It was to this terrible stage that she refuse to see anyone, hide in her room.. so scared to see anyone. She keeps hearing this weird whisper saying that’s not her face. She ended up commiting suicide. Hyun Su got so disturbed over the incident.
Hyun Su’s happy life starts to go downhill when she accidently stumble down to the forbidden basement. A place where Yoon Hee would never want Hyun Su to get near. When Yoon Hee wasn’t paying attention, Hyun Su sneak in out of curiosity only to find a picture of her when she was young. She was totally angry with her mother as her mother told her all her childhood pictures were gone when their previous house got burnt down.
Hyun Su then went to meet up his father to find out the truth. Of course the truth was a shocking one. Hyun Su’s father told her that she is not their daughter and the real Hyun Su died many years ago. There was this incident when Yoon Hee brings Hyun Su along to pass a parcel to his husband. She left Hyun Su in the car thinking it would be a quick drop by. Yoon Hee got a shock of her life when she saw her husband having an affair with one of his colleagues.
In the midst of pulling, crying, running, screaming and explaining, they forgot all about Hyun Su. When Yoon Hee decides to run to the car and leave, the car overheated and exploded right in front of her. Hyun Su was sent to the hospital with a critical condition. Her face was terribly burnt.
One day while praying for Hyun Su to get well, Yoon Hee saw this lost little girl. The little girl kept calling Yoon Hee “mama” and that totally mend her wounding heart. Hence Yoon Hee brought her home and took care of her.
The story of course just didn’t end there as the juicy part is about to be revealed. Guilty for not taking good care of Hyun Su, Yoon Hee perform a surgery and tranfer the little girl’s face over to Hyun Su. The little girl was then locked at the basement where Yoon Hee would go and visit her secretly everyday. The little girl would always look up the small window and wanted to play with Hyun Su, go to school together. When the little girl finally knew Hyun Su’s face was actually hers, she was so upset and angry. What upset her most is how Yoon Hee never allow her to go out and see the world and breaking her promise of getting her a new face. The little girl then commited suicide.
So yes, well.. there isn’t much scare.. I wouldn’t say there weren’t any ghost element. But right, I like how the story flows on so well. Lots of bloody scene which will obviously make you think twice before doing plastic surgery. Trust me, the way she explains the procedure of doing a nose job… makes me wonder how some people is so brave when it comes to making decision like that.
Very nicely done but some scenes does look kinda dull. But what can I say, I like this type of movie. Not trying too hard to scare you with white image popping here and there. Instead let the emotions and true facts gives the scary feeling.
Cinderella was last modified: April 3rd, 2017 by velverse