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An isolated island? The military? A spooky urban legend? Check, check, and check. These are the key components in “23:59”, the atmospheric new horror film out of Singapore. Now a teaser trailer has hit the airwaves, and while it doesn’t give away a whole lot in the way of details, or really anything besides the sinister ambience, it does set up a definite tone and feel.
Here’s a synopsis:
A rumor had been circulating like wild fire amongst the soldiers. A mad woman living on the island had died at the exact hour of 23:59, and it is believed that her spirit had returned to haunt the soldiers at the exact same time.
One of the recruits, Tan, the introverted platoon outcast, is adamant that he will be the next victim of the mad woman’s spirit.
He tries to convince his buddy Jeremy that …the woman’s spirit has been visiting him every night. Jeremy laughs it off and claims that there are no such things as ghosts in this world. They only exist because of Tan’s overactive imagination.
However, during the 24 km road march for the platoon in the forest, Tan was found dead by the river, with his limbs contorted in a strange way and an expression of deep fear on his face.
Overwhelmed with guilt, Jeremy decides to investigate Tan’s death, convinced that it was not an accident as what the military officers believe.
Little does he know that the truth behind Tan’s death will unearth a terrible dark secret of the island and he will have to confront his deepest fears in order to find the truth.
“23:59” is set to open in October of this year. And while there isn’t much information to go on here, there is potential for this to be a creepy, chilling ghost story. I guess we’ll see as more details come out, but keep an eye out for this one. Here is the teaser from the official Facebook page.