"Naraka 19" is based on a popular teenage thriller fiction by Choi Tsun about a mobile phone game called Naraka 19 - The 19th of Hell. In this terrifying story, the nightmare begins for Rain, who is living in a dorm with her three best friends - Eva, Mandy and Violet. Rain notices that Eva is always sending text messages late at night, and seems to be addicted to her phone. One day, Rain receives a text message from Eva with the message "Help me" and later finds Eva dead in a gruesome manner. However, Eva's mobile phone keeps receiving the mysterious messages and Rain discovers that one of them says "Game Over". Whoever receives this text message would then turn up dead. What game are they playing and who would be the next victim? (Grand Brilliance Sdn. Bhd.)
It’s a sad thing when you need to recycle the Pang Brothers’ Re-Cycle, for that one to begin with wasn’t much more than impressive CGI vistas and little in the way of story.
Naraka 19, apparently titled so to make us think it’s one of those high-schooler oriented Japanese horror flicks, admittedly has more atmosphere to it than Re-Cycle did, but its visuals don’t come close and in...