The recruits of a small Polynesian training camp spend their nights frightening each other with terror tales of the spirits that supposedly lived on the island, but as they will soon discover through the deaths of several of their friends, the stories are true! Writer/Director Gilbert Chan breaks into the international Horror scene with the eerie and atmospheric 23:59, which takes its name and ghostly legends from Polynesian folklore. 23:59 assembles a talented group of young actors to play the unfortunate troops in the haunted platoon, with Henley Hii providing a strong lead as the crowd skeptic, Jeremy. It is only through the deaths of his fellow classmates and a few ghastly revelations of his own that Jeremy is able to confront the spirits and put them at ease. Chan offers an even blend of shock and terror through his startling imagery, but leans towards more traditional scares that are built on the deepening mood that surrounds his characters. 23:59 holds a certain appeal for fans of the similarly-themed DORM, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, and WHISPERING CORRIDORS.
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