A bit about me. I like to go to Big Lots and sort through their DVD/Blu-Ray bin and see what kind of movies I can pick up for cheap. I managed to pick up Train to Busan for like $1.88 and have picked up a bunch of other movies. Most of the time, I haven't seen the movie before but blind-buying cheap movies is always fun. Sometimes you get shit, sometimes you find a hidden gem. The Booth is the latter.
The Booth is a movie about a Deejay hosting his radio show in a haunted radio booth. That's all I want to say. If a Japanese movie about a ghost in a radio booth sounds interesting to you, you're already checking this bad boy out.
The most interesting thing about The Booth is it was directed by the guy who made Fish Story, which is a film I absolutely adore. Like Fish Story, The Booth offers a lot of surrealism making you wonder what is really happening and what the main character might be imagining. The opening five minutes really drew me into this movie and is extremely chilling.
The movie is rather short, but I don't think every movie needs to be two hours long. Sometimes shorter movies are just enough. I really just wanted to use this opportunity to bring attention to a foreign movie that I consider a hidden gem.