To Be a Heartthrob in a Horror Movie

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Holographic viewing technology allowed audience members to enter a movie and personally experience it for themselves. Naturally, romance movies were the most popular and well-received, while nobody was interested in horror movies.

Su Min was the first of the viewers to experience a horror movie.

Later–

Malicious Spirit: I dare not scare or frighten my sweetheart…

Su Min: Actually, horror movies aren’t scary at all.

Audience: No, no, no, you are playing in a love movie! (Loudly)

The audience suddenly discovered that the recent rerelease of the horror movie was much better than the original. Furthermore, to everyone’s surprise, the ghost was very sweet…

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在恐怖片里当万人迷[快穿]
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Farid_san
New Farid_san rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: Completed
It's a baffling novel! While other reviewers mainly pointed out the cute or sweet or fluff romance between MC and ML, I could not find even a single reviewer who pointed out the dissatisfying side of this novel.

I'll write my opinion here so that new readers will not only see the review about how fluff the romance is, but also how there's something you might find dissatisfied about (by my point of view).

A lot of reviewers before me always saying that this novel is good, and it also has a... more>> high rating, so I expect something amazing from this one. But, even from the first arc I read (university horror) , i've already felt the story is a bit confusing. Forgive me and don't get me wrong, I was confused to the very basic setting of this novel! the basic idea of this novel!

To sum it up, the author want to present a new way how a world hopping story were played out, with the use of high-end technology, that is experiencing a movie with Virtual Reality. But, the author failed to build up or explain the very basic setting for this novel, abandoning the tiny detail about the basic setting and directly left and making up many horror story arcs instead.

While many people said, "just forget it, this is a novel after all", but I could not bring myself to ignore it. After all, with this being a novel then shouldnt the author has greater advantage to explain or describe more things, even unscientific become scientific as long as it was explained and senseful.

First, the world building here isn't well made, if I may say it's a mess. I mean, I know since it's a quick wear type the world building somehow will be left out. Also, since it's a horror thing then logic need to be damned. BUT, the case is this novel use a setting of a high-end science world, where the virtual reality technology in particular is an updated one! And yet, despite the setting there's no actual explanation as for how the thing regarding a person could experience a movie, interacting with the movie actor, and even changing the plot.

I don't need a complicated science-based explanation, even a futuristic fantasy will be accepted, at least there's some logic and would be more reasonable, or at least will be understandable by reader. SADLY, there's none!

It's confusing. I could understand if what the MC and other character experiencing is a virtual world where the actors/actresses are also man-made or virtual character. It's like you're playing MMORPG with character being NPC. But NO! the case is in this novel the actor and actresses were supposed to be a real life person, a real actor.

That's what makes me confused as hell! How could you interact with them??? Hasn't the movie already been shooted??? so how could MC interact with the movie characters? and even changing the plot? I dont understand at all! Even though it was with the help of VR, but HOW??? Were the movie being played LIVE? like you know, all the actors also used a VR, and so that's why MC able to interact. But then again, what about the other movie, there are so many people experiencing one movie, so that possibility actors played LIVE and could actively interact with audience personally will be crossed out, cause there are so many people and how could actors played LIVE with so many different situation among the audiences. SO, HOW EXACTLY?

Even the very basic setting as how the "experiencing movie-thing" in this novel worked out was not explained at all! I know that's just a tiny detail, but that is the basic, how could I enjoy the plot while being confused by the way these arcs being played out?

I would rather accept it if the world hopping thing was not a VR technology but instead just a supernatural phenomenon! In that case everything will be dumped to supernatural thing, and more reasonable. I would also accept it if instead of MC enter movie world, everything was just a pure Virtual Reality world. So there's no need for mentioning the fact that audiences could interact with characters played by real actor or actresses here.

Even more unrealistic was, when the first movie (1st ARC) MC completed, and then got re-released, people already clamoring, discussing the romance between MC and ML-ghost in the movie. Even saying it's sweet sugary. I was like, WTF??? The ML was supposed unable to be seen right? And other people was supposed unable to hear the ML's voice right? Then how could the person who watch the re-released movie saying there was a romance and it was sweet sugary??? THAT WAS WAAAY TOO EXAGGERATING! Even though they could see the shadow or could see the MC was conversing to a thin air, people would only think it was a bit weird, or at most people would feel warmhearted knowing there was a ghost who'd want to help the MC.

For opening the novel, the arc is disappointing!

As for the ending of the whole story, it is also disappointing and baffling.
Spoiler

The ML is actually the first person receiving VR technology to enter a movie world or something, and then somehow he was in coma, and his soul wandering out there, and met the MC in the past. Also, apparantly he has a super brain powers or whatever, he's also the one directing VR movies, while he's also a director in mental hospital (????).

CONFUSING RIGHT? YEAH! f*ckkk with those overpower identity of ML! I mean there's no actual sense between the connection of every ML's identity! I would rather accept it if the author just make it simple with ML's being the director of VR movies..... No need to has so many and complicated occupation!

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Under the pretext of "this is only novel so bear with it", the author just randomly dump a characterization on the ML and the world setting.....

While the basic setting disappoint me, the plot of every ARC also has so many plotholes! other reviewers were saying that many plotholes are understandable since those arcs are a cliche horror movie that even the MC ridiculed at. But then again, why didn't the author filled those plotholes outside the movie scene.... because after all, the reader still want to know a complete and fulfilled plot of the story.

Another thing is, while every arc has many plotholes, the way the author describe the scenes also lacking. I could confidently say that I'm good at immersing myself to a story, imagining, portraying the scene in the novel in my mind, the better an author write their story the more I could draw myself into the world they built. BUT, suprisingly I find it hard when I read the arc here. There are many scenes I find it baffling to portray, and sometimes I also could not get a clear spatial recognition in the background setting in the scenes of every arc.

Overall, I really can't help my dissatisfaction here. I was wondering if other people who rate this highly were actually having a filter in their eyes and mind, a filter where they could only get the lovey dovey thing between MC and ML... <<less
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Cian-Chan
Cian-Chan rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: Completed
This is my opinion on this novel and have nothing to do with the translation:

I love this novel! I actually hate horror a lot but since this is a BL novel, I decided to give it a try. I saw MC say in the synopsis that: "Actually, horror movies aren’t scary at all." and that he turned the horror movie into a love movie.

I actually read this novel when it was night, thinking that it's alright and it's not that scary at all but I was scared and my heart... more>> keeps beating so fast that I had to continue reading until the ending 'cause the end is supposed to be a happy ending (according to my reading experience). What's good about it is that it doesn't only mainly focus on the romance part of the story but also the horror parts of the "movies" he took part in. Although it doesn't exactly have too detailed descriptions on the gory parts but it made my imagination run wild. The plot is an intertwine of both horror and romance that I thought that I am starting to think that I have some masochist part of me because I was clearly scared so much but I still kept going. It makes me feel scared and feel sweet at the same time.

By the way, I recommend that when people read this, they must read the whole arc (a whole movie plot for the MC) at a time to have the best experience. If you keep stopping at every chapter, you might not experience the emotional roller coaster of the "movie" plot. And also, this review is my opinion. I easily get influenced by emotions so there are people who might not have the same experience as me. I had never watched horror movies and I easily get nightmares from horror movie trailers. If you are a person who don't get scared that easily in horror, you might find this boring. If you usually only watch horror movies and not horror novels, this might be a fresh experience for you and have your imagination work wonders in your mind. I don't know about the others but it might've been because I watch less horror movies or I read less horror novels (and mystery novels) but my mind run wild with this novel.

About their romance part, it might seem abrupt with ML seemingly fall for MC right away but that's the sweet part of it. It's like saying to a reader like me at the start that: "It's alright, ML is here. You don't have to worry about the horror. You have the protector here." Actually, I almost forgot the romance plot of this novel now but the horror parts of the novel is more vivid in my mind. It's like the horror movie plot parts are the main dish while the romance part is the dessert. The appetizer is the connection between MC and ML in real life and in the movie parts. <<less
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GoldenTiger0
GoldenTiger0
March 7, 2019
Status: Completed
In fact this novel is quite good.

The horror movies can be seen as a plot in which I feel that the first one had the least participation of MC.
Spoiler

I mean that although MC helped in search of clues, he had less paranormal activities. Only the staircase and the seventh floor. Less interaction with ghosts or monsters.

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All the arcs are still interesting.
Spoiler

1st Arc:- University Thriller

2nd Arc:- Desperate Island

3rd Arc:- Death Show

4th Arc:- Last Meal

5th Arc:- In the Prison

6th Arc:- Ghost Ship

7th Arc:- In My Surname

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About the big misconception that ML fell in love at first sight, it is totally wrong. Only when you reach the last arc (or the 3rd arc, if you noticed ML's dialogues), do you come to know that ML was a part of MC's past.

Arcs such as the Ghost Ship and Last Meal are very well written. Makes sense to me as well as that the MC has an important part in it (he interacts with ghosts or monsters and seems to take limelight of Protag in Ghost Ship). I'm very supportive of his cousin also. She clearly is a fan of ML-MC cp.
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YellowNoodle
YellowNoodle
May 21, 2019
Status: Completed
Oh my goodness I'm so soft for the ML.

When I first started reading this the immediate question is, "who is the ML" and "what's the relationship with the MC".

All questions are answered in due time but the ML knows the MC way back when.

... more>> This is such a fluffy gem and when you get to the end you realize all the arcs is just one big movie.

Character development is very good and the arcs are well written but some of the endings made me confused but I attributed that to the mtl.

As a horror fan, some of the arcs plots were good, especially the psychological ones. But I do wish it was a but more detailed byt eh, my personal opinion.

My favorite arc is probably the ghost ship because I just fell in love with the Mc's cousin and her prank on the ML.

Everything is extremely well written and the story flows nicely

11/10

Enjoi <<less
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Sceer
Sceer
July 20, 2019
Status: v1
I easily get scared watching horror movies so this made me feel scared and my heart was beating fast. But the dog food moments tho. Scary and sweet at the same time, what kind of horror movie is this?

One user said, "This horror movie is so good, it makes me believe in love again".

The translation is really well done. I'm looking forward to Arc 2 ^_^
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: Completed
New way to blend the real world and the quick wear/ world hopping genre. There's a nice mystery going on behind the scenes as he tries to figure out who Shen Su (MTL) is. On top of that the mysteries involved in each movie are entertaining (and sometimes gory; the author likes skinning people). In the prison one it mentions how some foreign prisons have stadiums and amusement parks attached and all I can say is not in my country. I've never heard of a prison like that. And the... more>> sudden insertion of a 2 chapter Halloween short story in the middle of the haunted cruise movie was jarring. The ending was satisfying. There wasn't a lot of smut but I have the feeling most Chinese novels will have the smut edited out now due to them cracking down internet webnovels and censoring the f**K out of them.

In some very small ways this reminds me of misplacement game, where the MC is playing a dating game while everyone else is stuck in a horror/ survival game but the scenario the same. Of course, this novel is different, but there are small similarities and if you haven't read it I do recommend, along with a crowd of evil spirits line up to confess, though both stories are ongoing at the moment. <<less
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LCC
LCC rated it
February 20, 2019
Status: c82
So, I'm not very good at writing reviews, but I gotta say, this story is... how to put it... well I can't seem to remember the exact word, but I do highly recommend it!
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Spoiler

You follow Su Min (says Su Shi in raws, but Su Min in summary, then again mtl isn't entirely accurate), who goes through several horror movies, as in experiencing them directly. In every movie, he would meet the ML, who appears as a ghost and the ML naturally helps him along the way, although I personally feel that he doesn't do much other than pulling him out of danger since it seems he can't interfere too much (?). Our MC does most of the work, solving the mystery in the plot of each movie. So far, he manages to reach a successful ending in each movie without dying. Not really descriptive on the gory parts and its not really scary by my standards since I've been getting dosed in dog food from the MC and ML. Even the audience in the novel thinks so too! There are moments that have made me nervous though and I find the plots of each movie interesting.

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Not sure if this counts as spoiler so I'll just put it in the box ^ <<less
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Hilyantomi
Hilyantomi
August 19, 2019
Status: Completed
The plot for each arc aka world is actually interesting and does make them into a real horror experience. I highly recommend this story for those who want a transmigration (well not really haha) and thriller story, not a danmei.
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periperi
periperi rated it
July 6, 2019
Status: Completed
This is a unique take on "transmigration" where the MC goes to a movie theatre and basically gets inserted into the story as a side character to experience the movie first hand. Technically doesn't sound feasible but well, it's just a story I suppose. Each arc is different and interesting and there's that overarching arc linking MC to ML. I don't consider this a horror story as it's not particularly scary but interesting nonetheless. I like the characters and even the movie characters in each arc. Though...

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Spoiler

I wanted to know MC's parents reaction to ML tbh. Too bad that part isn't covered. Also, what exactly happened between MC's roommate and his online friend?

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ylial
ylial rated it
April 2, 2019
Status: c59
I really love the first arc but I get annoyed eventually by the ML. The idea/concept of every arc is really good, I like the suspense it brings to me. I only get pissed every time the ML appears, it feels like the story is suddenly ruined. Seems the author suddenly remember that it is not only a horror but a danmei.. So to me it feels the MC-ML interaction is kinda off

Overall 4.5⭐
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Tully
Tully
May 19, 2019
Status: c9
One of the best horrow genres, surprisingly it is BL too.

So far we are at the first arc. I can't really critique it well unless I finish the first arc but so far the TL is doing a great job. The scenes are suspenseful and it gives you the chills that a horror genre should give. The interactions are quite comedic which is a nice touch, like a spring breeze. It helps diffuse the melancholic atmosphere. Moreover, you have to remember that MC is inside a "typical horror movie" so... more>> there are plotholes that even the MC points out. As a horror enthusiast, I'm looking forward how the author would tie the lose ends. <<less
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DanmeiAllTheWay
DanmeiAllTheWay
May 14, 2019
Status: c13
I've started reading this story at night and let me tell you, shiversss! Every sound I hear outside my room, scratches from the window made by the wind scares me! The translated chapters are enough to hook me right in to read this story and I'll be back later to review it more! Totally recommended tho...
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