Review of "A Record of Sweet Murder” by The Headless Critic
A Record of Sweet Murder – 2014
Production by: Nikkatsu, ZOA Films
Distribution by: Unearthed Films
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Yesterday journalist Soyeon (Kkobbi Kim) was contacted by a man named Sangjoon Park (Je-wook Yeon) who broke out of a psychiatric institute where he was being held for killing eighteen people. Sangjoon claims he’s not only killed the eighteen people he was held captive for but an additional seven that no one knows about. He believes that if he kills twice more his dead friend and all twenty-seven people that he’s killed will be resurrected. At least that’s what the voices in his head are telling him. Along with her Cameraman (Kôji Shiraishi), Soyeon steps into the apartment of a madman. The insanity that follow are a record of sweet murder.
Unearthed Films has unearthed found footage that’s brutally realistic. A hostage situation in an apartment in South Korea goes terribly wrong leading to rape and murder. The blood left on the apartment room floor and the tortured souls that night, have their story told by the cameraman who documented this grave act of violence. Cameraman Kôji Shiraishi unintentionally directs death.
Even through a language barrier a few performances give away the unreality of this found footage film through unrealistic portrayals of violence. Make no mistake about it though, this is still a very brutal to watch and not for the faint of heart. Released in South Korea a few years ago, this record of sweet murder finally makes it to the U.S. Gore and torture porn fans alike should enjoy the latest film unearthed by Unearthed Films. While not an original made by the production company this South Korean import fits right in to their film catalog. If you’re not a fan of torture movies, Kôji Shiraishi’s bloodbath strikes deep to the heart with a realistic story that’s more effective through violence.
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3 out of 5 Headless Critics
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