Hotel Lake

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    I. Introduction

    Hotel Lake (Also known as Lingering) is a 2020 South Korean horror debut film directed by Yoon Eun-Kyoung, & starring - Lee Se-yeong, Park Ji-Young, Park So-yi, Seo Yeong-ju, Jeon Su-ji & more. It tells a story about a young woman who has to confront paranormal manifestations. It was premiered in South Korea on April 29, 2020.

    II. Synopsis

    Seeking support as the guardian of her younger brother, Yoo-mi returns to a small hotel run by a family friend. As bizarre incidents creep up in her mother’s old room, Yoo-mi has to unravel the supernatural mystery and discover the truth before it’s too late.

    III. Cast

    Pic Name Character
    Lee Se Young Yoo Mi
    Park Ji Young Kyung Sun
    Park Hyo Joo Lee Ye Rin
    Park So Yi Yoon Ji Yoo

    IV. Trailers

    V. Reception

    William Schwartz of HanCinema has reviewed Hotel Lake as - All of this is compellingly frightening- just not in the way we tend to think of horror movies as being scary. This even as director Yoon Eun-kyung convincingly scatters suitably frightening setpieces amidst a dark brooding atmosphere. Hotel Lake is more gorgeous than it is scary, its apparent refinement an effective if perhaps too convincing mask for the deeper issues it explores. Asian Movie Pulse has stated - Despite not being generally bad altogether, “Lingering” tends to run through so many of the same formulaic tropes and setups that whatever good is developed here is washed away by that repetitiveness. Viewers new to Asian horror cinema or not completely turned off by this will find the film far more enjoyable while more seasoned viewers will be somewhat turned off by the formula as a whole even with the overall high watchability present.

    It has currenly held the scores of 4.9 on IMDB &, 6.5 on Mydramalist.