With Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija, Danny Mora, Fernanda Romero, Rachel Ticotin
Written by Sebastian Gutierrez (based on the Pang brothers’ "Jian Gui")
Directed by David Moreau & Xavier Palud

This remake of the Pang bros.’ amazing super-natural Eastern horror-chiller "Jian Gui" has a blind violin player experiencing apparitions and disturbing visions after receiving a cornea transplant. Here Jessica Alba is the timid but courageous lead whose experiences become more and more threatening in nature as she starts to discover why this is happening to her.
A lot of the original’s flavour is captured, although it had such a unique touch and amazing mood, merely copying it scene-by-scene would be a futile exercise. Made by the folks who created the chilling Them, this version was an ambitious movie to tackle and they succeeded on many levels – if you haven’t seen the original it will be a very cool movie while those of us who’d experienced Jian Gui will unfortunately not be able to put its vivid impact out of our minds.
A few new scares are quite effective.

3 / C
- Paul Blom

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

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C: Once Should Suffice

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