Do not mistake The Mimic as an effort to combat fake news. Although a horror film that condemns the Sean Spicers and Mocha Usons of the world sounds really awesome, what we have here is at least half-interesting. A Korean family is plagued by an entity that mimics each other’s voices compelling them to horrific ends.
Here’s the full synopsis (via Star Cinema).
Hee-yeon moves to her hometown near Mt. Jang, wishing her mother-in-law remembers how she lost Hee-yeon’s longing son, Jun-suh. One day, near a cave at Mt. Jang, Hee-yeon meets a girl in tatter and reminds of Jun-suh. Feeling sympathy, Hee-yeon decides to spare a bed until she finds the girl’s parents. Gradually, the girl mimics Hee-yeon’s daughter, Jun-hee’s name, voice, and look; eventually, calling Hee-yeon, mom. As the girl enters the house, strange things begin to happen to a family and at last, the mother-in-law who suffered from auditory hallucination disappears to the cave with the legend about a mysterious creature. Will Hee-yeon find her son? Will this family find happiness again?
The Mimic the work of acclaimed filmmaker Huh Jung (Hide and Seek), who opened the film in South Korea to its record-breaking one-million ticket sales. The film opens today, September 13th, across all SM Cinemas in the Philippines.