LSJTD: A Record of Sweet Murder (2014)
Once a month, Kelly dares Jessica to watch a film surrounding the monthly theme. These challenges are meant to scare, or unsettle, Jessica, and broaden her horror horizons.
This month we are going back to our spooky horror roots, but instead of choosing an old scary movie, I initially went with The Visit (2015). I wanted to SCARE Jess this month. BUT, Jess has already seen it! It was my first LSJTD fail. My follow up choice was still in the found footage realm as that is something that gives both of us the wiggins so I went with the very underrated and excellent, A Record of Sweet Murder (2014). This more disturbing than scary with a hint of cosmic horror so I think she will enjoy it! Good Luck!
I was engaged with this film from the very moment it started. I really enjoyed it despite how dark its themes were and the places it went. At times I didn't know who I wanted to see survive - our serial killer Sanjgoon trying to bring back a loved one back to life through the sacrifice of many lives, or, the Japanese couple who turn out to be just as depraved themselves. It deals with a theme of religious fanaticism that I tend to find very disturbing, but then I was not expecting how A Record of Sweet Murder would end. Was it God or another cosmic entity? Who knows! Ultimately, I am glad I was introduced to this Japanese-South Korean found footage film and I would recommend it to others.