Although I would probably verbally crucify an American horror movie that attempted to tackle this sort of insipid, uninspired premise, I’m actually pretty excited about the South Korean ghost story “White”. I understand the hypocrisy of it all, but feel free to reiterate the point if you feel the urge to do so. At any rate, it’s hard to go wrong with a motion picture that attempts to blend the world of South Korean pop music with supernatural tomfoolery. Even if you it’s the worst pile of excrement you’ve ever seen, you have to admire the filmmaker’s tenacity. Or not. It’s entirely up to you.
Here’s the full synopsis:
Girl group Pink Dolls, made up of the lead singers Jenny and A-rang, former backup dancer, Eun-ju and rapper, Shin-ji, are struggling to get their name out. In the new office the group’s agency moves into, Eun-ju finds an old videotape of an untitled music video. The song recorded on the video is dark and gloomy – but also mesmerizing. The group showcases the number and receives immensely positive feedback, their best ever. Excited, the Pink Dolls decide to release the number as their new single under the title “White” and begin a gruelling practice regimen. It’s at that time strange things start happening to each member. Main vocalist Jenny passes out during a practice session. Young A-rang becomes hostile towards her close friend Shin-ji and suffers a bad reaction to a cosmetic. Shin-ji becomes very competitive and jealous, and is injured during a photo shoot. Believing the series of suspicious incidents is related to the music video, Eun-ju looks into the mystery behind it. Soon, she too, falls victim to the curse.