Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend’s young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some investigating and discovers that of the people before her who had the same number, almost all of them died suddenly under unusual circumstances. As Yeong-ju’s behavior becomes increasingly alarming, Ji-won digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the number’s first owner, a high school girl named Jin-hie.

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2003

New York Asian Film Festival, 2003

Tokyo International Film Festival, 2002

Udine Far East Film Festival, 2003 

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, 2002

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2003

One of the most iconic Korean horror movie

“Ring meets South Korea’s cell-obsessed culture in Phone, a neat psycho thriller that will resonate equally with those who love and hate the warbling little handsets.”



“Korean director Byoung-ki Ahn takes technophobia to horrifying levels in Phone.”

“Once you’ve seen Phone, the Moonlight Sonata ringtone will never sound the same again.”


Ahn Byeong-Gi
2008 | South Korea | Horror, Mystery | 100'