A major cat movie. A cute white cat called Silky turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl. And Silky is not the only cat in this Korean ghost story. There’s a pet-grooming parlour full of cats and dogs. There are also a couple of sad scenes at an animal shelter where the cats are neglected, and sometimes have to be put down.
The heroine, So-yeun, works at the pet-grooming parlour, where it’s apparently the fashion to tint cats’ facial fur with coloured dye, though So-yeun, to her credit, doesn’t approve of this. When Silky’s owner dies in mysterious circumstances, So-yeun ends up having to look after the white cat. Can she solve the mystery of the little girl ghost? And overcome her claustrophobia? And come to terms with her father’s mental illness? The poor girl has quite a lot on her plate.
At least three other characters die in mysterious circumstances, but none of them are nice to cats, so it’s hard to feel sorry for them.
It’s not hard to frighten me, so I’m normally a bit nervous about watching ghost stories on my own after dark. But this one didn’t scare me at all.
The cats were entertaining, though. Cats always are.
The very first frame of the end credits (see below) assures us “No cats were harmed during the making of this film.” Which is a relief, since there were several that appeared to be mistreated, neglected or dead.